Ornelas & Associates announced that it has been awarded virtually all of Nissan North America's regional-level advertising business targeting the Hispanic market nationwide.

The Internet is the telephone, television, game console, and radio wrapped up in one for most teenagers and that means it has become a major "player" in many American families. Teens go online to chat with their friends, kill boredom, see the wider world, and follow the latest trends.

The San Jose Group announced that Michelle L. Tucker joined the agency as director of Public Relations. Tucker will utilize her public relations and minority marketing experience to help SJG's clients realize more effective integrated marketing campaigns.

La Agencia de Orcí & Asociados continues its rapid expansion by promoting two leading talents, Sofia Escamilla and Jorge Herrera.

Jack Myers, chief economist for Myers Reports, Inc., announced new research suggesting that the economic slump in the media industry may have bottomed out, although a recovery remains 18 months away.

The American Legacy Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids will extend its ad campaign this week that criticizes Philip Morris for telling the government of the Czech Republic that smoking-related deaths have a "positive" impact on the nation's budget.

Fernando Ruiz, corporate director of Insurance and Risk Management and assistant treasurer of The Dow Chemical Company has been elected vice president and treasurer of the company, effective August 1, 2001.

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. To help children maintain healthy weight, parents may be keeping sight of what's on their kids' plate, but they often overlook what's filling their glasses.

Environics Communications, Inc., a full-service and multicultural PR firm, announced its continued U.S. expansion with the opening of a new office in Washington, D.C.

El Sitio, Inc. and Ibero American Media Partners II Ltd. (IAMP) announced that they have agreed upon amended terms for their previously announced merger agreement to create Claxson Interactive Group Inc.

vCustomer Corporation, a provider of customer care solutions to English speaking customers in North America and Europe, and Hispanic Teleservices Corporation (HTC), a provider of outsourced customer support for the Hispanic market, announced a strategic partnership to promote their contact center

A new study of tech-savvy consumers in 19 cities around the world provides a candid global portrait of digital living in 2001 and beyond, and reveals some surprising insights into how people are adapting technology to their everyday lives.

Ciclon, the first energy drink tailor-made for Hispanics, has selected Anthony Baradat Iglesias Advertising & Public Relations at its agency of record to launch in Miami and New York, and subsequently in other U.S. Hispanic markets.

Mexico's qualifying series to the prestigious Copa Libertadores de América soccer tournament returns to the U.S. with the continued support and title sponsorship of Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Jupiter Media Metrix reports that 74 percent of businesses will spend more money on customer relationship management (CRM) infrastructure in 2001 than they did in 2000—with a majority committing to increasing their spending by as much as 25 percent to 50 percent.