No matter your brand, your client or your industry, everyone is looking to get noticed. In order to make this happen, it’s important to have a solid PR strategy in place. The world of PR is drastically changing, and in order to get in the spotlight you need to be innovative and forward-thinking. Companies and their PR agencies have become increasingly savvy in an attempt to stay relevant and to increase brand awareness. Catching the attention of the masses is not always as simple as just distributing a press release.  By Alejandra Londoño / Vice President of International Expansion at Juan Valdez

Under the new partnership, Havas FORMULATIN will be launching a multi-faceted program that looks to improve the brand’s awareness and penetration among this important demographic. The program will include media relations, community events and consumer and influencer engagement.

República announced that it was selected by PR News as one of the “Top Places to Work in PR.”

It's a common debate for businesses: Who should be responsible for corporate social media activities?

The HPRA National ¡Bravo! Awards are the most prestigious awards in Hispanic communications recognizing the industry’s finest campaigns across several categories including: automotive, technology, sports, digital, non-profit and integrated marketing communications, among others.  Winners included:  Balsera Communications, Cohn & Wolfe, Conill, d expósito & Partners, Havas FORMULATIN, Havas PR North America, SWAY PR and Telemundo.

Uber chose Newlink Communications to work collaboratively in its communication strategy for the Latin America region.

Edelman revealed the results from its ninth annual entertainment study, which found that when it comes to creating entertaining content, consumers equally trust content creators, distributors and brands (72 percent trust traditional cable networks; 73 percent trust traditional broadcast networks; 74 percent trust online video streaming platforms; 75 percent trust companies whose products they buy).

Mike Fernandez, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Cargill was selected as the first-ever recipient of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) National Pioneer of the Year Award. He will be recognized amongst colleagues during the 2015 HPRA National BRAVO Awards ceremony on October 8, 2015 at The New York Palace Hotel.

Miami based Schwartz Media Strategies has named Katherine Doble as Director of Digital Media and Branding. 

A few lucky brands and agencies own a place in popular culture forever because of their ability to find that one big idea. But that era is gone and the effort to get it back creates frustration between clients and agencies.

Santa Cruz Communications has been selected by TELEMUNDO as the agency or record for the first edition of the “Latin American Music Awards,” the Latin version of the renowned “American Music Awards” (AMAs).

Michael Farmer, who has been consulting for advertising agencies for 25 years, sees the industry trapped between “fee-cutting clients and profit-hungry owners.” Its woeful state, he believes, can only be reversed by intrepid agency CEOs overturning the current agency culture by tracking workloads to better negotiate fees, repositioning their raison d’être from “big ideas” to “results,” and instilling a strong sense of accountability throughout their organizations.

Independent boutique agency, LatinSphere, headquartered in Long Beach, CA, will officially close at the end of August 2015 after 14 years of providing advertising and experiential marketing services, focused on, but not limited to, the Hispanic market.

Burson-Marsteller has selected Miami Dade College's (MDC) School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT) as its partner to complement the capabilities of its Florida-based team by tapping SEDT’s extensive film production, radio and TV broadcasting, audio, graphic and Web design, photography and animation resources.

Edelman announced Carlos Correcha-Price as general manager of its Miami office, effective immediately.

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