Integrated communications firm Elasticity today unveiled Elasticity Multicultural, a new practice group led by Alejandro “Alex” Duplan.

The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) voted to elect Yvonne Lorie—founder ReFresh PR and 2013 HPRA PRemio PR Achievement Award recipient— president of the 2017 National Board of Directors. Lorie served as president-elect of HPRA in 2016, after joining the national board in 2014 where she served as Secretary and then VP of Programming.

Cortés will be the Senior Vice President of Strategy Development and identify new business leads, and foster relationships to create a pipeline of potential opportunities including multicultural engagement and account management.

John Gallegos, Founder and CEO of independent creative agency Grupo Gallegos, announced the launch of a new communications group named UNITED COLLECTIVE.

Prior to Reina Rebelde’s official launch, Chic Influence had a significant role in developing the brand’s messaging and values, but with the official AOR duties, the agency will lead the strategy and execution of all communications efforts across traditional media, digital media and social media

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) announced that Rosemary Mercedes has been promoted to executive vice president and chief communications officer, effective immediately. Mercedes, who has been serving as interim head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations since August 2016, will continue to be based in New York and will report to Randy Falco, president and Chief Executive Officer of UCI.

Burson-Marsteller announced that Mike Fernandez has been named U.S. CEO, effective immediately. Fernandez succeeds Michael Law who becomes Worldwide Executive Vice President, also effective immediately. Both Fernandez and Law will report to Worldwide President Kevin Bell.

Iveliesse Malavé, former Vice President of Consumer and Entertainment Public Relations at Univision Communications Inc., launched The CC Shop

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc. / LMMiami.com

  • Last week I elaborated on the awkward way some people offer me money to plug their faux-news, products &/or services in my weekly op-ed.
  • I repeat: there are other legit ways to promote your wares properly, possibly with much better results & ROI than clumsy make-believe journalism.
  • Just call me and we’ll discuss.
  • As you can imagine, I also receive tons of press releases all the time.
  • Lots and lots.
  • In the majority of cases, said PR efforts are shotgun approaches blasted wholesale to every single publication in America and beyond.
  • No news new there.
  • Most go utterly ignored.

Ask any journalist, and you’ll find out just how overfilled their inboxes have become in the past decade. In fact, we asked about 1,300 writers, editors, and contributors for some specific numbers. This is what we found.

Allied first launched its multicultural practice with Allied Hispanic, then expanded to African-American audiences with Allied Moxy, and now adds LGBTQ marketing to its service portfolio with Allied Pride.  

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc / LMMiami.com

  • “In the future, marketing will be like sex: only losers will pay for it.”
  • The line is not mine.
  • It was coined by the great adman Jon Bond.
  • It is a bit vulgar, yes.

Santa Cruz Communications (SCC) is celebrating 15 years providing communication services at national, regional and local levels to a wide variety of industries

Burson Latino, Burson-Marsteller’s team dedicated to helping clients connect and engage with U.S. Hispanic population, has partnered with TINT, a social media marketing platform that connects brands and fans, to create www.latinovoicesandvotes.com, a bilingual social hub for Latino-focused news, content and online conversations in the last 100 hours of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Mosaico PR has been selected to launch eHarmony Español, eHarmony’s Spanish-language dating website for the U.S. Hispanic market.

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