An industry-wide initiative, led by the trade group AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing, is working with leading measurement data providers including Nielsen, IRI, Comscore and others to assess and recalibrate their Hispanic sampling representation and measurement methodologies. By improving these key metrics, marketers will be able to more accurately measure Hispanic audiences across screens, estimate their purchases and evaluate Hispanic ROI regardless of language or media.

The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) reveals the winners of the 2016 National ¡Bravo! Awards held at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City.

Each year, Circulo Creativo rounds up the who’s who in U.S. Hispanic advertising to host the USH Idea Awards. Together, the industry’s top creatives award the best pieces, and from them also select an elite top 5 best ideas of the year. For 2016, the show also introduced the Agency of the Year title.

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) today announced the formation of a new, wide ranging alliance designed to create a powerful, unified voice for the advancement of multicultural marketing.

Expósito-Ulla, chairman/CEO of d expósito & Partners, spoke last night at the black-tie ceremony dinner, during the 10th Annual ADCOLOR® Conference and Awards in which the prestigious organization fulfilled once again its mission of “highlighting and honoring the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT professionals and diversity and inclusion champions in the creative industries.”

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