Organizers from Carnaval Miami announced that the iconic Calle Ocho Music Festival 2020 that was previously cancelled in March will return this year on October 4th as Calle Ocho Live (www.CalleOchoLive.com) #CalleOchoLive, a live stream and broadcast TV Hispanic Heritage Month-themed extravaganza that will feature major music artists, a variety show and many creative surprises.  

The College Board and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the launch of College Board and Telemundo Academy Triunfadores, a joint public campaign to guide Spanish-speaking families through the college planning process.

d expósito & Partners launched the “Lucha vs Virus” PSA campaign to remind people that the battle against COVID-19 has not yet been won and that everyone should still wear a mask.  HispanicAd.com sat down with Paco Olavarrieta, Chief Creative Officer at the agency, to understand the genesis of the campaign and what it aims to achieve.

As communities across the country started opening up, and in anticipation of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, advertising agency, d expósito & Partners, launched a public service campaign, called “Lucha vs El Virus.” The campaign was designed to engage the Hispanic community and encourage compliance with public health practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by Mexican professional wrestling (Lucha Libre) and their use of colorful masks to conceal their identity, the campaign seeks to help slow the spread of the virus by encouraging people to wear masks in a way that is eye-catching, fun and interactive but with a very serious message.

NGL Collective has announced the launch of Hispanicize #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit, the largest virtual gathering of Latinx influencers, content creators, entrepreneurs and media and entertainment innovators grounded by NGL’s #UnidosTogether initiative aimed at being a force for good in the Latinx community.  Led by NGL’s iconic Hispanicize platform, the FREE half-day virtual summit will take place on Wednesday, July 1st and represents a massive opportunity for brands to meaningfully connect with the Latinx audience during COVID recovery, and participate in the important conversation surrounding Black and Brown communities.

Crayola believes every child should be able to creatively and accurately color themselves into the world they see around them. Crayola launched Colors of the World crayons – 24 new specially formulated crayons – designed to mirror and represent over 40 global skin tones across the world. With the Colors of the World crayons, Crayola hopes to cultivate a more inclusive world for children of all ages, races, cultures and ethnicities.

As summer, grills, and smokers heat up across the U.S., the National Pork Board is launching “Sabor Season,” a virtual social media campaign to bring Hispanic families and communities together nationwide.

In response to alarming evidence of the continued disparate, negative impact of COVID-19, PepsiCo, Inc. and its philanthropic arm, The PepsiCo Foundation, launched an initiative to provide increased medical and economic aid to communities of color across the country where the company has long worked. The $7 million initiative is a comprehensive project to support immediate relief and long-term recovery.

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division announced $2.475 million in Project Innovation grants will be presented to 69 organizations in 11 markets that are using innovation to tackle everyday problems and urgent COVID-19 needs in their comm

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the United States, Toyota Motor North America announced a range of initiatives with longstanding national nonprofit partners to serve the U.S. Hispanic community.

Republica partnered with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden to launch Earth Unplugged, an Organic Ambisonic Album Starring Mother Nature.

Earth Day Network has been overwhelmed with the outpouring of video messages from the global community to show their commitment to the planet. This new slate of content joins the already illustrious programming and individuals who are supporting the event. To read the previously announced list of participants, please go here. This unprecedented global event will be hosted by Ed Begley, Jr. and his daughter, Hayden Begley, a musician and actress.

Listos California and Univision issued the following statements upon releasing a series of ads across Univision platforms urging California’s vast Spanish-speaking community to #StayHomeSaveLives.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the launch of “Nuestros Negocios” (“Our Businesses”), a nationwide campaign under the umbrella of Telemundo’s award-winning corporate social responsibility platform “El Poder En Ti” (The Power in You).

Estrella Media, Inc. announced today that its radio group launched the music video “Cuídate” (Take Care of Yourself), as part of its #SiSePuede (Yes We Can) community empowerment campaign for COVID-19 prevention.

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