Círculo Creativo has announced that entries to the 7th USH Idea Awards are now open. Agencies will have until October 29th to submit creative pieces to the festival.

Category winners in the 18th annual Association of National Advertisers’ Multicultural Excellence Awards competition were announced today, and will be honored in November for their industry-leading multicultural advertising campaigns

The television and film industries have begun to recognize the value and appeal of Hispanic television, but executives speaking at the Hispanic TV Summit say that there needs to be a greater Hispanic presence both in front of and behind the camera.

With the vast number of entertainment choices available to all consumers, getting the Hispanic community to pay for content specifically targeted to their community must connect personally with them, according to a panel session at last Thursday's Hispanic TV Summit.

Independent networks navigating the increasingly fragmented TV market need to differentiate themselves beyond just better pricing and more choice to be successful, they also need to take a stand, Fuse TV CEO Michael Schwimmer told a packed audience at the Multichannel News/B&C Hispanic TV Summit last Thursday.

Digital may be the rage, but a panel of Hispanic network execs say TV still has impact.  Courtesy of Broadcasting & Cable / Multichannel News

With the focus of most programmers on the myriad over-the-top methods to attract younger viewers, Spanish-language networks are increasingly depending on old-fashioned linear channels for survival, according to a panel at the Hispanic TV Summit.  Courtesy of Broadcastoing & Cable / Multichannel News

Hispanic-targeted mixed martial arts franchise Combate Americas has reached a sponsorship deal with Monster Energy Drink, the two companies announced Wednesday.  Courtesy of Broadcasting & Cable / Multichannel News

The 16th annual Hispanic TV Summit kick-off with a primer on incorporating Hispanic-influenced cultural realities into brand advertising today. She backed up her message by showing five cool commercials, only two of which were from her agency.

The Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (CMC) announced its 2019 Annual Conference will take place at the Statler Dallas Hotel on June 11-12, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. As part of its commitment to boost local presence and expand its audience, the CMC has held its conferences in key markets including Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles, where markets with significant Hispanic population continue to rise.

Recently, I was flying home from the Conference for Women, where I had been invited to speak. I was carefully holding a copy of the conference program on my lap — my mom likes to save them, and I wanted to be a good son and bring her back an unwrinkled copy. The guy sitting next to me on the airplane noticed it and asked me about the conference. I told him it’s a series of nonprofits across the country that run conferences for women from all industries to talk about leadership, fairness, and success. He then surprised me by saying, “I’m all for equality, but I’m not sure what good a conference will do.” Done with the conversation, he put on his headphones, content in his cynicism as I stewed, trying to come up with the best, albeit incredibly delayed, response.

The Cannes Festival of Advertising, where Lions come from, may not have jumped the shark yet, but it’s headed that way. That’s important not just because the Lions are the Oscars of advertising, but because the festival itself is a mirror of our industry. This year’s look in the mirror gave a rather unflattering reflection. What happened?

HMG, the parent company of Hispanicize Events, announced that Cristy Clavijo-Kish and Katherine Johnson-Gunn have been named to lead the Hispanicize Events management team and are responsible for the planning and execution of all Hispanicize events. 

The Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Market (CMC) announced today that Sprint is the winner of the 2018 CMC Marketer of the Year Award. Sprint joins a prestigious short list of elite brands that have received the award, including Ford, McDonald’s, State Farm, Toyota, and Walmart. Alberto Lorente, multicultural marketing director for Sprint, will accept the award and discuss the wireless carrier’s commitment to the Hispanic and multicultural market at CMC’s 2018 Annual Conference. The session will take place on Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 a.m. at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

Top leaders and elite marketing executives rely on the Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (CMC) to deliver new and compelling multicultural research to help inform their creative strategy and marketing campaigns. The 2018 CMC Annual Conference, taking place at the Loews Hotel in Los Angeles from June 4-6, will provide marketers with the latest CMC, Magna Global and Nielsen research to help inform their marketing campaigns and ensure culture is at the heart of every strategy.

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