Significant proportions of African-American (30%) and Hispanic (39%) adults say they are more likely to support a cause or social issue online than offline, according to the results of a new study by Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. That compares to 24% of white American adults agreeing with the same statement.
Jill Cartwright hatched the idea for Go GaGa, an online retailer of bags used to tote everything from baby gear to camera equipment, while earning her M.B.A. at Babson. She graduated and started the company in 2007. That fall, she attended trade shows ABC Kids Expo, ENK Children’s Club, and New York International Gift Fair. She emerged with pre-orders and began producing her products, which she says are differentiated by an ergonomically safe strap, in January, 2008.
Ms. Cartwright, 38, learned quickly how to
Remember when the chief executives of the Big Three auto companies went to Washington, D.C. in 2008 to ask for cash—and they took private jets?
The media raked them over the coals for it. ABC News said:
“All three CEOs—Rick Wagoner of GM, Alan Mulally of Ford, and Robert Nardelli of Chrysler—exercised their perks Tuesday by flying in corporate jets to DC. Wagoner flew in GM's $36 million luxury aircraft to tell members of Congress that the company is burning through cash, asking for $10 to 12 billion
When I speak at industry conferences, I often joke that I hail from a small Caribbean republic…the Bronx. It still rings true for many folks I connect with on the Latino marketing trail. If you are Puerto Rican, chances are you do come from the Bronx or Manhattan and not the island 1,500 miles south. For whatever reason - historical accident, family migration patterns, or perhaps that crazy rooftop number from West Side Story - for many people, being Puerto Rican and from New York at one time were synonymous.
In a 2010 report by the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies that rated the top 500 American advertisers, Kraft Foods earned the rating of “follower.” Had Kraft, which had spent 3.8 percent of its ad budget on Hispanic media in 2009, spent just 3.6 percent, it would have been rated a “laggard.”
The top rating, “best in class,” went to 40 companies — including State Farm, J. C. Penney and Levi Strauss — that spent more than 11.8 percent on the Hispanic market, which at the time corresponded
Not unlike many PRSA members, I, too, got my start in media. Several decades ago, I worked for a Spanish-language television station. Although I met plenty of Latino superstars, it was not a glamour job. I worked back in the days when everything was strung together by hardworking, well-meaning people with no financial or human resources to deliver the equivalent of a “60 Minutes,” “American Idol” or “Sábado Gigante.” Yet, we produced about ten hours of live programming a day from a weathered studio
Advertisers on Facebook can single out profiles of married men who love cats, but what they can't target is Hispanics. Or blacks. Or Asians.
That's not to say social networks can't still arrive at certain conclusions.
When Andrew Speyer got engaged, he and his fiancee didn't change their relationship statuses on Facebook. But after friends started congratulating them with wall posts, ads began popping up offering the services of rabbis that perform interfaith ceremonies. Somehow, Facebook discerned that,
Get Inside the Mind of Hispanic Media with HPRA-NY & Manny González, Hennessy’s Director of Hispanic Marketing
PR Pros to Meet on Thurs, June 9 at the Offices of Cohn & Wolfe on 5th Ave.
On Thursday, June 9, 2011, the Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York chapter will launch the first in a series of industry discussions called “Inside the Mind of..." This unique and frank dialogue will reveal some “mysterious” client motivations with Manny González, Director of Hispanic Marketing, Hennessy Brand, for Moët Hennessy USA.
The event will take place from 5:45–7:00 p.m. at Cohn & Wolfe, 200 5thAve,
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!
Here are two great organizations you can support with a donation, or by sending a letter or care package, to a solider serving in our armed services:
When she travels out of state, Risha Grant is amazed about the misperceptions of Oklahoma held by other Americans nationwide.
Grant, who owns a boutique public relations firm focused on diversity communications, wants to change that.
“Not because it’s the right thing to do, or it will make people happy,” she said, “but because it will increase the bottom line for business, tourism and commerce in the state.
“Companies that don’t embrace diverse markets now will miss out, while companies that