The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York Chapter announced the 2015 Executive Board elected by its members. Maria Amor, vice president at FORMULATIN, will lead the organization as President, after having served as the organization’s Secretary in 2014. For the second consecutive year, Federico Mejer, partner at CommongroundMGS, and Veronica Potes, manager of network partners and client solutions at E!, will fill the Vice President roles. Maria J. Ramirez, director at FORMULATIN will make her board debut as Secretary, while former committee member Julie Mendez, senior director at Tractenberg & Co, will take on Treasury duties.

MGSCOMM won the 2014 PR News’ PR Agency Elite Award in the category of “Integrated Communications” for the agency’s work on behalf of the Hispanic Milk Protein campaign, The Breakfast Project’s El Super Desayuno. 

República was recognized by the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) and presented with a 2014 National ¡BRAVO! Award, singling out the agency’s initiative for client Goya Foods, “Goya’s World of Flavor,” as the best “Integrated Marketing Campaign of the Year.”

The one hundred top PR companies have been named by for the month of October 2014.

With increased demand from existing and new clients for Hispanic programming, Alison Brod has brought Adriana Lopez on board as Director of Multicultural Relations.

Las Vegas based Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media announced the addition of Marilyn Valenzuela.

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) announced its call for entries for the 2014 National ¡BRAVO! Awards.

Traditional journalism has been significantly impacted by the growing number of Americans who turn to social media to source, share and engage with news.

A new comprehensive study of U.S. online news users by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Edelman Berland shows that relevancy (90%) is the top factor in sparking interest in in-feed sponsored content, yet it also clearly demonstrates that the public’s feelings about the advertiser itself determines the success of this type of native advertising. Criteria such as brand familiarity and trust (81%), as well as subject matter expertise (82%), were identified as critical in driving news reading consumers’ interest in sponsored content.

Havas PR North America formalizes Havas Conexiones, an agency within an agency that helps brands connect with Hispanics with offices in California, New York and Texas.

The so called “American Exceptionalism” is still alive and well. The United States continues to live to the beat of its own and unique drumbeat. The belief in the “American Dream” and its meritocracy continues to be strong. Millions of people around the world still desperately want to come to “the land of opportunity,” the country that continuously advocates and supports democracy, freedom and liberty around the world.  By Carlos G Giron

In a fast changing world with high expectations and top performers; learning can’t be about sitting in a class room nodding off at PowerPoint presentations. It’s got to be actionable in the long term. It’s got to produce impactful outcomes for clients as well as your own business. And it’s got to be fun.

The study exposes the changes in both marketing and PR professionals’ worlds. In PR, it reveals a move towards digital and social media. In marketing, a struggle to grasp digital media technologies emerging in their space. Along with these notable shifts, it also shines light onto common myths upheld within the industries.

FleishmanHillard unveiled the 2014 results of its global Authenticity Gap study, which explores the gap between what consumers experience when engaging with companies and what they expect of them. The agency developed the insights to help companies understand the behaviors consumers most associate with authentic companies – and where organizations should make changes to improve their reputation.

McDonald’s USA has selected MIami based Boden PR as its national Public Relations Hispanic AOR.  The account was previously handled by VPE PR