Republicad announced the appointment of marketing industry executive Jeannette Xenodakis as media director.

The Hispanic Public Relations Association, Los Angeles chapter (HPRA-LA) is accepting applications for the 2018 Scholarship Program.

Advertisers can build more transparent, partner like relationships with their media agencies by taking four steps.

Republica announced the promotions of Michael DeJesus and Federico Giraldo to creative directors. In their expanded roles, DeJesus and Giraldo will report to Chief Creative Officer (CCO) Milton Lebron and help lead the agency’s award-winning creative team.

Miami-based independent marketing communications firm CCOM Group announced the rebranding of its business to represent the fluent and ‘always-on’ nature of today’s culture and the agency’s relentless effort to help clients authentically navigate this new and evolved space.

Republica commemorates a decade of trust and partnership with Sedano’s Supermarkets, one of America’s leading independent grocers, and the largest Hispanic retailer in the country.

This week at Hispanicize in Miami, Richard Edelman President & Chief Executive Office  presented “The State of Trust Among Hispanics”.

Republica announced the promotion of Ana Echenique to the role of director, communications. In her new post, Echenique will lead all aspects of the agency’s communications practice, including public relations strategy, influencer engagement, and media relations.

Natalie Boden, Founder & President of BODEN has been selected to the ColorComm, Inc. Board. ColorComm, Inc. is a company focused on advancing the visibility and accomplishments of women of color in communications.

Republica took home top honors at the American Advertising Federation’s American Advertising Awards Miami. The Miami-headquartered agency was recognized for its work for clients Toyota Motor North America, Sedano’s Supermarkets, The Tank Brewing Co., Plasencia Cigars, and pro bono client, Amigos For Kids. The event was held at Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District.

Burson-Marsteller announced Jonathan Stern has joined the company as Managing Director and Market Leader of the firm’s Miami office, which serves the Florida market and is a key component of the firm’s Latin America business. 

The top types of brand-unsafe content that marketers said they or their brands had been exposed to were disasters/tragedies (39%), divisive politics (39%) and fake news (39%). However, almost one-third also said their content had appeared too closely to that of a competitor, underscoring how broad a definition respondents had about unsafe content.

The recent outcry about headline speakers at CES ignited another round of debate and discussion about our industry's diversity/gender equality issues. Yes, it would have been better had there been a more diverse slate of CES presenters. And all conference and event planners — including the ANA — need to ensure that we practice what we preach. I know we don't always get it right, so we need to do a better job to create agendas inspired by a diverse slate of speakers.  By Bob Liodice, CEO, ANA

Republica announced today that it has been selected as the global strategic agency for Azamara Club Cruises, a ​subsidiary ​of ​Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. As part of the assignment, Republica will lead myriad initiatives encompassing strategy, creative, media, digital, and social for the project launching Azamara’s new ship, the Azamara Pursuit.

Burson-Marsteller and TSE Consulting, have published their second annual "Olympic Sports Social Media Ranking," which analyses the social media footprint of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its 40 International Sports Federations.

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