Ivonne Cunarro, Executive Director and CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), announced the NAHP's support for legislation introduced last week that aims to protect Spanish-language and other minority media from potential monopolies, like the proposed merger of Univision

C.O.D has promoted Julio Rodriguez to Account Director. Along with overseeing all day-to-day activities on the agency’s Volkswagen of America and SunTrust accounts, Julio is an integral resource in developing C.O.D’s unique approach to what is now called New Generation Latinos.

Nereyda Lago has been appointed Media Director for BVK/Meka in Miami. She will be overseeing all the media planning and buying for the general and U.S. Hispanic markets. In addition, Ms. Lago will also be responsible for tracking and maintaining client budgets and media reconciliation.

Paco Olavarrieta and Javier Escobedo announced the launch of their New York-based advertising agency OLE focused on the U.S. Hispanic market.

Castells & Asociados Advertising helped create a new Hispanic "Back-to-School" advertising campaign for Mervyn's, a Target Corporation company.

Old Navy announced that it has hired Hispanic marketing communications agency The Vidal Partnership to develop a Hispanic-targeted television campaign this holiday season.

RadioShack Corporation and the Xtreme Team, a family of star Major League Soccer players from across the country, today announced the launch of the 2003 RadioShack Xtreme Soccer Fan Contest.

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has opened a call for entries for its annual Multicultural Excellence Awards. The Awards, now in its third year, recognize ANA member companies that have produced outstanding multicultural advertising campaigns during the past year.

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking thousands of Hispanics who are business owners or self- employed to set aside a few minutes to participate in an important survey that is part of the 2002 Economic Census.

Fleet Bank announced the creation of a new scholarship program for Hispanic students pursuing careers in filmmaking and the arts. The Fleet Future Filmmaker Award will be developed in conjunction with the organizers of the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF).

Ford Motor Company today announced that it has named Francisco "Cisco" Codina vice president, Ford Customer Service Division, effective immediately.

There are two buzzwords that recently appear to be gaining steam and working themselves to the forefront of all presentations and discussions. One I am sure you have heard over and over as of late, the second is still a little more obscure but is starting to gain momentum just the same.

Edward L. Romero, a former U.S. ambassador to Spain, was appointed to the Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) board of directors. His appointment is effective July 23.

In joint statements released from the Latin Recording Academy and the Celia Cruz Foundation, it was announced that Heineken USA's Green Ribbon initiative will be a top priority among the charitable efforts for this year's 4th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.