President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), New York Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, announces the convening of their Fourth National Summit on November 16th -19th, 2006 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced the addition of Ron Estrada to its national office as the Vice President of Marketing.

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and its publisher, The Pohly Company, will debut its newly revamped member magazine, The Advertiser, on October 5, 2006, at the ANA’s Annual Masters of Marketing Conference in Orlando, FL.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced the winners of the prestigious Mosaic Awards, which honor companies that are at the forefront of multicultural advertising. The number of entries for the 2006 awards increased dramatically, with 25 percent more compared to last year.

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has selected Antonio Arocho, Esq. as the new HNBA Executive Director. Arocho will be based in Washington, D.C., and direct operations for the HNBA.

A number of popular Latino actors were honored at the 21st Annual Imagen Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hosted by Lorenzo Lamas, sixteen awards were presented in categories including film and television, plus The Imagen Foundation presented five additional awards including Creative Achievement, Lifetime Achievement, President’s Award, the Norman Lear Award, and the Foundation’s first National Leadership Award. The Imagen Awards were established in 1985 to encourage and recognize the positive portrayal of Latinos in all media and to increase Latino representation at all levels of the entertainment industry.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the IAB Hispanic Committee announced the addition of a separate category for the MIXX Awards focused specifically on Interactive advertising targeted towards the Hispanic community. The addition of this new category is part of an ongoing effort by IAB's Hispanic Committee to further educate advertisers and agencies on the marketing benefits and value of using Interactive to reach the Hispanic community.

Broadband Everywhere announced the formation of the Hispanic Entrepreneurs Task Force, a group of 20 Hispanic small business leaders that will advise BE coalition members and lawmakers on the importance of public policies that ensure that broadband and video technologies are deployed quickly and

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Board of Directors announced the selection of Carlos F. Orta as its president and CEO.

The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) announced the transition of leadership to new Chairman Carl Kravetz, chairman/chief strategic officer of cruz/kravetz:IDEAS and the election of Chair-Elect Jackie Bird, president/CEO of winglatino. The AHAA Board of Directors created and approved a new board seat, Vice Chair, to ensure continuity in the association leadership and Jose López-Varela, vice president/managing director of abecé was elected to the position.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), its Board of Directors, the USHCC Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC) officially kick-off the USHCC's 27th National Convention and Business Expo, and announce an important partnership with Comcast.

The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) announced a call for entries for the José Martí Awards which recognize excellence in publishing.

The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) announces that Romina Bongiovanni, western region manager at Edelman Diversity Solutions, is returning this year to lead the organization, while Leticia Rhi Buckley, the director of marketing and communications for the Music Center – Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County takes on the Vice President role.

Research has long connected teens’ own religious beliefs with their sexual attitudes and behavior. New research released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and developed by Child Trends, indicates that teens from religious families and those with friends who regularly attend religious services tend to have sex at later ages compared to teens whose parents have religious beliefs that are not as strong and whose peers don’t attend services as regularly.

Professionals in the marketing, public relations and advertising industries, as well as the movers and shakers of Hispanic media gathered on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at the lively Estudio 2 at Liberman Broadcasting Studios in Burbank, California to celebrate the fourth annual Latino Marketing Awards.

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