Hispanic public relations veteran John Echeveste of VPE Public Relations was recently recognized by Cal State University Fullerton for his 30-year record of service to the public relations profession.

Multi-talented actor, director, writer, musician and producer Jose Ferrer's life and accomplishments were commemorated on a First-Class Forever stamp by the U.S. Postal Service as part of its Distinguished Americans stamp series.

Porter Novelli announced that Sonia Sroka, senior vice president, director of Hispanic marketing, has been named a top corporate social responsibility (CSR) executive for 2012 by PR News, a leading public relations industry publication.

Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study is national research report investigating the effects of Girl Scouting on its alumnae population of women. DOWNLOAD Report Here.

In support of Hispanic communities, Girl Scouts of the USA announced a three-year, $900,000 contribution from MetLife Foundation to establish the MetLife Foundation Hispanic Leadership Fund.

In honor of the Girl Scouts of the USA’s centennial celebration, Vme, America’s Spanish TV alternative, has partnered with the long-standing organization to kickoff a yearlong initiative to support their ‘ToGetHerThere (Juntos Por Ella)’ campaign, the largest advocacy and fundraising movement ded

Political observers regularly draw parallels between political communications and consumer marketing. Whether it’s increasing use of social media, data mining or breakthrough creative style, political campaigns and consumer ad campaigns are always watching each other — looking for the next great idea. By: Randy Falco / CEO - Univision Communications for Politico

Rosa Alonso who has been involved in several Hispanic focused internet start-ups will be awarded the the Columbia University Alumni Medal for "the many important and helpful contributions over the years that have enriched the University and faculty, student, and alumni life on our campus". Felicidades, Rosa!

I never sleep better than during the holidays that now seem a faded distant memory. The new year has brought with it the reality of potentially great political change on the horizon, and with all the political rhetoric a reawakening to the disturbing truth of how Hispanics are viewed by many other Americans in this country. By Joe Castro - Zubi Advertising - Courtesy of Zubination

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To aid parents of diverse backgrounds navigate the fun, yet challenging responsibility of raising multicultural children ages 7-12, Latino marketing and PR expert Cristy Clavijo-Kish has joined forces with business partners to launch a new resource blog and media company, Los Tweens & Teens (www.LosTweens.com).

W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) released a new report, “Cultures of Giving: Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy by and for Communities of Color” with support from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. This new report shows how the face of philanthropy is changing rapidly to become as ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse as our country’s population, with some of the most significant growth stemming from identity-based philanthropy—a growing movement to spark philanthropic giving from a community on behalf of a community, where “community” is defined by race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

The 63rd Advertising Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies & Gala Dinner will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at New York's historic Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

Chosen by the Hall of Fame’s distinguished Council of Judges, this year’s “magnificent seven” who will be inducted.

Walton|Isaacson (WI) executive executive Rochelle Newman-Carrasco won Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Telemundo Media announced it will launch "Mujer de Hoy – Superate!" (Women of Today- Excel!), a pro-social multiplatform initiative in partnership with LATINA Style designed to empower Latinas by providing them with information to help enrich their lives.

Arbitron Inc. has recognized Beatriz R. Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer and former Chief Marketing Officer for the North American Division of The Coca-Cola Company, as its 2011 Arbitron Multicultural Marketing Honoree.