R&R Partners announces international expansion with Mexico City agency

R&R Partners logo (www.facebook.com/rrpartners)

  Billy Vassiliadis, CEO of Las Vegas-based R&R Partners, will announce today that the independent marketing communications firm will make its international debut, opening its ninth office through an ownership stake in CMV, a full service agency based in Mexico City. Vassiliadis will make the announcement during a keynote address entitled “Translating Success – Learning to Do Business Across Cultures” at Austin’s BonusMX@ATX, a forum for creative industry executives in the United States and
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Diana Bolivar appointed new member of NSHMBA board of directors


The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) has announced the appointment of Diana Bolivar, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO), as a board member to the NSHMBA National Board of Directors. Bolivar's current role as president of the chamber helps to promote the economic development of the Hispanic business community of Metro Orlando. Bolivar's vision for the chamber is to continue the support of economic development in Central Florida by offering HCCMO's members and
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SiriusXM unveils exclusive month-long Hispanic Heritage programming


  SiriusXM announced yesterday its exclusive programming celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month beginning Saturday, September 13. The month-long programming will air across multiple SiriusXM channels and feature specials, interviews and performances by some of today’s most emblematic Latin artists. Seven-time Latin GRAMMY® Award winning singer, songwriter and actor Carlos Vives will sit down in front of a live studio audience for “SiriusXM ICONOS with Carlos Vives,” featuring an exclusive Q&A
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Filmmaker Al Bravo brings terror to Latino audiences with “2 Bedroom 1 Bath”

Official theatrical poster for "2 Bedroom 1 Bath." (www.2b1bmovie.com)

    As Latinos continue to prove their love for watching horror films on the big screen and beyond. Al Bravo has made it his mission to champion diverse talent across all cinematographic disciplines. His latest project reflecting this vision, "2 Bedroom 1 Bath," was produced by Al Bravo Studios and Chemical Mind Studios, and hit theaters in Los Angeles on Friday, September 5th. A Hollywood independent producer, Al Bravo describes his approach as "American with a Latino touch." Nowadays, engaging
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Día de Los Muertos comes to Coachella

The inaugural event, whose tagline is "honor the dead…celebrate the living," will also include large art installations in key locations throughout the park. (PRNewsFoto/Rodri/Luz Entertainment)

    Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, a long standing Latino holiday with indigenous roots dating back to Aztec times, has taken its place in mainstream culture boasting festivities worldwide. Though traditions may slightly differ among cultures, the holiday (typically taking place from Oct. 31-Nov. 2) commemorates the dead and brings families together in enjoyment of life. In keeping with this celebrated tradition, Luz Entertainment in conjunction with the City of Coachella are proud to
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ABC News and Univision presidents to discuss impact of Hispanic millennials at Hispanic Television Summit

Isaac Lee, Univision corporate Web site (corporate.univision.com)

  James Goldston, President of ABC News, will join Isaac Lee, CEO of Fusion and President of Univision News, for a lively discussion about the growing impact of Hispanic millennials on the television industry during the 12th Annual Hispanic Television Summit on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The interview will be moderated by Alicia Menendez, host of Alicia Menendez Tonight, an irreverent weeknight news program on Fusion. The Hispanic Television Summit is recognized
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Georgia Latino Film Festival kicks off third year with influencer red carpet event

Georgia Latino Film Festival Web site (www.georgialatinofilmfestival.org)

    To ensure that Latino filmmakers have a platform  to network, grow  and promote their work, Jose Marquez, CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA), and Lance Robertson, CEO of the Black Latino Council, created  the Georgia Latino Film Festival during Hispanic Heritage Month in 2011. “Now in our third year our footprint has expanded exponentially,” says Marquez. “We have film submissions from all over the country, Mexico, Columbia, Puerto Rico,
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Sherwin-Williams unveils partnerships with prominent Latino artists

Edwin Gil, a Colombian artist based in Charlotte, founder of "Faces of Diversity."

  Sherwin-Williams (NYSE: SHW) announces its partnership with renowned Latino artists, Edwin Gil and Alexander Mijares, during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) as they use Sherwin-Williams colors to complete community art projects in Charlotte, NC and Dallas, TX. Gil, a Colombian native who calls Charlotte home, will use the paint in his international anti-bullying art enterprise, Faces of Diversity. Mijares, a Miami native with Cuban and Spanish roots, will help headline the
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K. Fernandez Marketing rebrands agency to reflect multicultural expertise

K. Fernandez Marketing (www.kfernandez.com)

  Karla Fernandez Parker, a brand engagement expert, has announced the rebranding of her agency, K. Fernandez Marketing, to reflect the agency's Total Market and Hispanic marketing expertise in multicultural advertising, brand positioning and cultural training. K. Fernandez & Associates was launched in 1996 as a full-service Hispanic advertising agency to address the needs of corporate brands seeking to specifically target and advertise to the Hispanic market. Over the years, the agency has evolved into a
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NHLA to participate in a Day of Service for the National Mall in D.C.

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance Web site (www.masverde.us)

  The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) will participate in a Day of Service initiative on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on September 12, 2014. The event, hosted by the Trust for the National Mall, will count on services offered by volunteer representatives from the NHLA, John Deere, PLANET, OPEI, the Irrigation Association, and other industry leaders, who will work on improving the space just north of the Lincoln Monument Reflecting Pool. A total of 82 volunteers from across the
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Lynda Lopez to speak about Hispanic television’s role in immigration discussion

Lynda Lopez, Hispanic TV Summit Web site (www.hispanictvsummit.com)

    Lynda Lopez, news anchor, reporter and television producer, will discuss the role that Hispanic television can play in showing the human face of immigration and other issues facing Latinos. Ms. Lopez will be joined by Paul Cuadros, the journalist-turned-soccer coach and the inspiration for NUVOtv's soccer-themed documentary series, "Los Jets" at the 12th Annual Hispanic Television Summit on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. This annual event is recognized as
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