When I first heard about the joint venture between ABC and Univision my reaction was one of positive intrigue. Here were two major media companies about to go after the ever-burgeoning bicultural, bilingual Latino. And I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the new network would be in English. But when I heard the new [...]
Last month I attended one of the best parties in L.A. No, I’m not talking about the Oscars. I’m talking about the Brisk Bodega-Star Wars Cantina party, presented by Brisk Tea. Now ostensibly the party was intended to present and offer party-goers samples of Brisk Tea. But by partnering up with LucasFilm, Brisk was able [...]
I’m still not sure why Ad Age felt compelled to give a voice to hate. I mean, how else do you explain their decision to invite a bona fide prophet of hate to their upcoming “Media Evolved” conference? Glenn Beck may be doing something interesting in media (according to Ad Age) but he’s still a [...]
TV can do a lot of great things for brands but it can also make you impotent–and I can assure you that I did not intend to spell “important.” And that is what one is led to conclude after reading some of the reports coming out of last week’s beer distributors’ convention in Las Vegas. [...]
HBO is doing it right. The channel that brings you “Boardwalk Empire,” and brought you “Entourage,” is once again bringing you “How to Make it in America.” Season Two debuted last night. Why make so much noise? This isn’t HBO Latino we’re talking about. It’s the main HBO channel and three of the six [...]
It’s September 29…generally believed to be the birth date of the Grand Poobah of Spanish literature, Don Miguel de Cervantes. Happy 464th! Vamos Sancho!
After seeing Carlos Mencia’s show in Las Vegas on September 16th (Mexican Independence Day), I don’t expect him to get an invitation from Don Francisco. The hilarious and often controversial Latino comedian commented on a plethora of topics in his show, and he was his usual equal-opportunity offender. He didn’t even spare Spanish-language TV. In [...]
No, Conde Nast chief S.I. Newhouse isn’t starting Spanish-language versions of Vanity Fair or GQ, but his editors at both of these two prominent Conde Nast titles have graced their very important September covers with Latinos. Vanity Fair features Jennifer Lopez and GQ features Mark Sanchez. I can’t recall the last time this happened. Kudos [...]
While much of the marketing and media world–Spanish-language and English-language–still struggles with blatinos, the comic strip world keeps making big splashes. Hmmm, maybe it’s because companies like Marvel Comics employ Hispanics. Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso is himself bicultural—Mexican father, English mother. The future is now. Meet Miles Morales, the new Spiderman…. http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2011/08/03/meet-new-latino-spiderman-miles-morales/?test=faces Que viva Miles!
Those who know me well know that I enjoy celebrating the interaction of cultures. So last night was a remarkable one and it was all due to the nation’s oldest black fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha. I recall attending an AdColor awards banquet a few years ago, and hearing soft murmurs on how this organization [...]