The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) announced the winners of its Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA). Presented in conjunction with the Annual NAMIC Conference, the competition recognizes excellence in marketing efforts designed to attract and retain culturally diverse audiences and customers among African American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ and other market segments.

More than 30 companies were named as finalists in 12 separate categories. Grand prize winners in each category will be announced at a ceremony during the ANA’s 18th Annual Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, October 9–11 in Los Angeles. There also will be a “Best in Show” award which will be presented to the best of the grand prize winners across all 12 categories.

Maria Cardona, principal at Dewey Square Group and founder of Latinovations has been selected by the national board of directors of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) to receive the organization’s coveted Pioneer of the Year Award.

Rather than offering new insights into the depth and magnitude of the transparency issue and offering positive suggestions on how the problem could be resolved, the 4A’s chose to dismiss the recommendations, and essentially called for a preservation of the status quo.

La Cumbre, a Latino community organization in Rochester, New York, is encouraging all Latino artists in the Upstate New York region to register for La Cumbre’s Latino Artist and Arts Organization Directory, a “go to” resource for the area. 

AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced Isaac Mizrahi, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Alma, as its chair-elect. As chair elect, he will work closely with current chair Linda Lane Gonzalez, to lead the organization in developing and advancing AHAA’s strategic plan.

Hispanicize 2017, the 8th annual Latino trendsetters and newsmakers event for digital creators, journalists, marketers, music artists and filmmakers, is moving to downtown Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis, April 3-6, 2017.

The board of directors of NALAC - The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures announced that its Executive Director, María López De León, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, and Deputy Director, Adriana Gallego, has been named Chief Operating Officer.

Hill will have served in this role for nine years, successfully modernizing the 4A's operations, providing guidance to the agency community on transformative issues and passionately advocating for gender and diversity initiatives throughout the industry. 

In September 2012, Lizette Williams (pictured), multicultural marketing leader, North America started her multicultural marketing journey at Kimberly-Clark Corporation and has been on quite the ride ever since. Not long after joining Kimberly-Clark, Lizette attended her first ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference and then in 2015 co-hosted it! That year the Kimberly-Clark team was the ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards Grand Prize winner in the Radio and People with Disabilities categories. They were also recognized as the best of the best with the “Best in Show” award!  I recently caught up with Lizette who had this to say about being a Multicultural Excellence Award winner.  By Janine Martella, director of committees and conferences at ANA

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will add materials and advertising artifacts from AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing’s 2000 VOTO Campaign.

One of the most influential Latino filmmakers is joining a powerful roster of CMOs, authors, entertainers, media executives and researchers who are at the forefront of change and innovation in their industries. AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing is excited to announce its latest keynote speaker at its Annual Conference at the Nobu Eden Roc in Miami: Roberto Orci, the billion-dollar filmmaker behind some of the decade’s biggest films including Mission: Impossible III, Eagle Eye, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Cowboys and Aliens and the Star Trek films.

AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced the creation of a Hispanic Digital Media Committee (HDMC) to serve as a think-tank for new emerging data and a valuable resource for advertisers and advertising agency communities.

The Circulo Creativo has decided to move their creative competition to later in the year, meaning the awards show will no longer coincide with the AHAA conference but will take place in the fall. Additional details about the fall event are not now available.

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