Hispanicize 2017, the 8th annual Latino trendsetters and newsmakers event for digital creators, journalists, marketers, music artists and filmmakers, is moving to downtown Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis, April 3-6, 2017.

Since 2001, the ANA has made it an annual tradition to honor marketers and agencies that produce outstanding multicultural advertising campaigns with the ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards. Each year we hear that the quality of the advertising gets better and better! A true testament to the work that goes into creating extraordinary, and quite often, emotional ads that make a brand memorable. One of the most impactful ads I’ve seen is “#HowWeFamily” by Johnson & Johnson - the 2015 Grand Prize Winner of the Total Market category! I recently caught up with Vivian Nasamu-Odior (pictured), Brand Manager of Communications OTC Pain Brands at Johnson & Johnson, who worked on this wonderful representation of Total Market to find out what the impact of winning the award has had on J&J.  By Janine Martella, Director of Committees and Conferences at the ANA

AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing will honor agency pioneer Ernest Bromley with the Caballero Award and Ceril Shagrin, executive vice president of Audience Measurement Innovation and Analytics for Univision

2016 is a big year for AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing – not only is the organization celebrating its 20th anniversary but it is putting on the most anticipated multicultural marketing conference of the year. AHAA 20/20: The Future in Focus, taking place at the Nobu Eden Roc Resort in Miami on April 18-20, acknowledges the tremendous growth of the past two decades but also lasers in on how exponential changes in technology and demographics are shaping the U.S. marketing landscape to today and tomorrow. AHAA has jam-packed the most buzzed about topics, such as demographic disruption, social native content, digital fraud, programmatic and ad blocking, into a powerful, three-day agenda.

Top U.S. and Latin American digital influencers converge at the 2016 Annual Conference, AHAA 20/20: The Future in Focus. AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing confirmed three high ranking digital influencers to sit on a panel at the 2016 conference taking place at the Nobu Eden Roc Resort in Miami on April 20. These digital superstars include Luis Balaguer, founder and CEO of LatinWe, who shares the stage with other panelists focusing on the art of influencer marketing and how brands can achieve the most organic results through these partnerships.

Key members of the team behind FOX’s runaway hit series EMPIRE will appear at NAB Show next month in Las Vegas.

Former Katz Executive Bob McCurdy is now running his own company called Uppingthevolume.com. On Wednesday, at the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference, McCurdy presented new data on the power of radio.

Phillip Gabbard spent years in radio selling the product. Today he works at inMEDIAto Media Consultants & TuVisionCanal.com and spends millions of dollars a year on radio. He believes in radio and says he can easily provide his clients with measurable results from his radio buys.

At Radio Ink’s Hispanic Radio Conference, Tuesday, on a panel about how to target that highly influential millennial generation, Garcia said not only should managers not be afraid to put millennials in important positions in their radio station, they should also embrace digital. We asked Garcia to tell us about his successes with digital. 

Jose Dante Para is the CEO of Prospero Latino. He’s a Democratic strategist and was a senior advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. As the opening keynote speaker at the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference, Tuesday, Para told attendees political candidates need to use radio and, he said, the R.O.I. candidates get from radio is huge.

Radio Ink announced the winners of the 2016 Medallas de Cortez Awards. The awards are named in honor of Raoul Cortez, who founded KCOR, the first Spanish-language station in the United States, in 1946.

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is introducing the new Multicultural TV & Video Conference, taking place Wednesday, April 20 in Las Vegas during the 2016 NAB Show.

AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced that State Farm is the winner of the 2016 AHAA Marketer of the Year Award. It joins a prestigious short list of elite brands that have received the award, including McDonald's, Toyota, and Walmart. Leif Roll, marketing vice president at State Farm, will accept this award during the 2016 AHAA Annual Conference on Wednesday, April 20 at the Nobu Eden Roc Resort in Miami.

One of the most influential Latino filmmakers is joining a powerful roster of CMOs, authors, entertainers, media executives and researchers who are at the forefront of change and innovation in their industries. AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing is excited to announce its latest keynote speaker at its Annual Conference at the Nobu Eden Roc in Miami: Roberto Orci, the billion-dollar filmmaker behind some of the decade’s biggest films including Mission: Impossible III, Eagle Eye, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Cowboys and Aliens and the Star Trek films.

Branded content, ad blocking, digital advertising fraud, programmatic, total market and digital disruption are just some of the ever-evolving realities that are forcing marketers, media, agencies and the entire marketing ecosystem to explore a new future together.  These topics and more fill the jam-packed agenda of AHAA's 2016 Annual Conference held April 18-20 in Miami.