Walton Isaacson an independently held, minority owned, full-service advertising and marketing agency, has bolstered its strong multicultural client offerings with the addition of Alice Rivera as Vice president, Hispanic Marketing.
In her new position, Rivera reports to Walton Isaacson partners and co-founders Aaron Walton and Cory Isaacson.
Rivera joins WI from Hispanic marketing agency Accentmarketing, where over the past 12 years she moved up to executive vice president/group director and managing partner. In that time, she led Hispanic marketing efforts for clients including Farmers Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, So Cal Edison and Chevrolet, and expanded her responsibilities to oversee all business in the LA office. Prior to that, Rivera served in account and management supervisor positions at Muse Cordero Chen & Partners and Enlace Communications, two agencies with pioneering roles in multicultural marketing.
“Alice Rivera’s experience helps to fuel her passion for the kind of work that WI stands for across all segments as we recognize the role that diversity — of ideas and of ideators — plays when it comes to innovation,” said WI co-founder Aaron Walton.
Walton noted, “Latinos in the US are a diverse and vibrant community of innovators and influencers, and our clients have seen our Hispanic marketing counsel in areas such as strategy, creative, media, promotions and public relations have a direct impact on results. We look forward to Alice taking a leadership position in this critical and growing area.”
Isaacson added, “Alice’s understanding of multicultural marketing, particularly the Latino segment, twinned with her client experience and knowledge of best practices, will help the agency to continue to innovate in the Hispanic marketing efforts of major brands.”
Rivera takes on the role previously held by Rochelle Newman-Carrasco, who has led WI’s charge in Hispanic marketing for the past seven years and will continue to work with the agency in an advisory position as she completes her MFA.