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NAMIC announces call for entries for the 2015 Excellence In Multicultural Marketing Awards
PRNewswire
NAMIC is now accepting entries for the 2015 NAMIC Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards. Among the industry's leading competitions honoring achievements in multicultural marketing, the awards recognize outstanding efforts targeting African American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBT and other diverse segments of the consumer base.

Winners of the Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards will be acknowledged during the 29th Annual NAMIC Conference, scheduled for Sept. 29-30 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York as part of Diversity Week.
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NAMIC NEWS


2015 NAMIC Educational Course Offerings

2015 NAMIC Leadership Seminar
Chicago: July 29-31 (Application deadline: June 5)
Los Angeles: Nov. 4-6 (Application deadline: Sept. 18)

NAMIC ELDP Class XV
(Application deadline: July 21)

Session 1: Oct. 13-16
Session 2: Dec. 9-11
Session 3: February 2016
Session 4: April 2016

Visit here for more information

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Lexus' Verses and Flow Scholarship accepting applications from
HBCU students

Target Market News
Lexus is proud to announce the 2015 Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship is now accepting applications through Sept. 4. Presented in partnership with 10 of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities, two students per institution will each be awarded a $5,000 scholarship in recognition of their community leadership and academic excellence.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Details
June 4 NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic: Are You Ready For Your Next Opportunity? Details
June 11 American Black Film Festival Details
Sept. 29 29th Annual NAMIC Conference Details


NAMIC MEMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS

NAMIC would like to congratulate the ELDP Class XIV graduates.

Are you a NAMIC Member who was recently promoted? Have you and your team won an award for your efforts in the industry? We want to highlight your achievements! Click here to let us know how you're becoming a mover and shaker.


LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


Univision buys leading black news site The Root
The Huffington Post
The Root has a new home to grow in. Hispanic media juggernaut Univision Communications Inc. bought the site from Graham Holdings Co. for an undisclosed amount in a deal recently announced. Univision hopes the acquisition of the leading black news site in the country will help expand their audience as demographics in the country continue to shift.
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Commentary: Still room for more 'Black-ish' roles on TV
Multichannel News
R. Thomas Umstead writes: "With the 2014-15 television season now in the books, a recent Ratings Intelligence report revealed that three of the top five highest-rated broadcast dramas of 2015 featured a predominately African-American cast or was headed by an African-American actor/actress: 'Empire,' 'How to Get Away with Murder' and 'Scandal.'

"With the success of those broadcast TV shows — as well as cable series such as 'Power,' 'Being Mary Jane' and 'The Haves and Have Nots' — featuring predominately African-American cast or lead actors, it's hard to believe there was a time when such images weren't a major part of the television landscape."

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Bollywood taps into China's movie market
Bloomberg
VideoBrief The battle for film goers in China is ratcheting up with Bollywood following Hollywood onto the stage. Bloomberg's Anne Kruger reports on "First Up."
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Fashion, plus-size modeling and race: When 'diversity' isn't so diverse
CNN
Lisa Respers France, a senior producer for CNN Digital and host of the "Lisa's Desk" video franchise, writes: "From the beginning I have been a fan of model Tess Holliday. Not only is she gorgeous, but at 5-feet-5, 280 pounds and a size 22, she looks a great deal more like me than most other models, even among plus-size ones. Which is why I was thrilled to learn that Holliday — who captured headlines when she became the first model of her stature to sign with a major modeling agency — made the cover of People magazine."
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Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown lead BET nods
AFP via Independent Online
Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown on Monday led the nominations for the BET Awards, with each in the running in six categories. The BET Awards will be presented on June 28 in Los Angeles. The award ceremony, designed to recognize African American and other minority artists, is in its 15th edition.
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NAMIC JOB BANK

In an effort to provide a robust listing of job opportunities to NAMIC members, it is now FREE to post jobs on the NAMIC Job Bank. Please click on the link below to post a job today!

Here are just a few of the job postings listed. Click below to view all job postings.

Position Company
Project Coordinator NAMIC
Vice President, Technology Edelman
Account Supervisor, Digital Edelman
Account Supervisor, Technology Edelman
Cable TV Engineer Montgomery County, Maryland
Assistant Director of Communications Big Ten Conference
Executive Producer, NewsHour Weekend WNET New York Public Media
Associate Editor Washington State University
Director of Research NESN

Click here to view more postings or to post a job.


CBS Corporation: Directing Initiative accepting new applications
through May 30

CBS Corporation
The Directing Initiative will select directing candidates for episodic network television and match them with directors of CBS Television Network drama and comedy series. The goal is to bridge the gap for those talented directors attempting to break into network television.

The Directing Initiative will accept new applications through Saturday, May 30. The primary focus of CBS' Diversity Institute and the Directing Initiative is to provide access and opportunities for talented and motivated diverse directors with a focus on directors of color.

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PROGRAMMING


Telemundo, NBC Universo kick off FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand broadcast on May 29
NBCUniversal
NBC Deportes will present the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, live May 29 through June 19, on the Telemundo network and NBC Universo cable channel, kicking off a series of FIFA World Cup events scheduled for 2015.
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Netflix rival Hooq to launch in India
Digital TV Europe
Sony, Warner Bros. and Singtel-backed SVoD service Hooq is about to launch in India one of the international markets where Netflix has yet to roll out. Hooq was announced in January, at which point the three partners outlined plans to launch in Indonesia, the Philippines, India and Thailand. It has already launched in the Philippines and Thailand. The Indian launch has now been confirmed, and a beta version launches today ahead of a full roll out next month.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Infographic: Latino millennials digital decision journey
HispanicAd.com
According to an infographic by Santiago Solutions Group, Inc., a strategy, analytics and research consulting firm, millennial Hispanics rely intensively on digital and mobile through their consideration and evaluation path to purchase, yet lag slightly versus total market at the moment of truth — perhaps where POP displays and loyalty may be trumping pre-store intent and store mobile coupons.
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Outbrain research: Indians consume 76 percent mobile content on
Android device

IndianTelevision.com
As new technology and platforms come in, digital content consumption witnesses a wave of change. In a scenario like this, highlighting the key digital content consumption trend in India, an Outbrain research titled "Content Consumption Trends" shows that the Indian mobile market is clearly dominated by the Android user, where a staggering 76 percent of the overall content consumed on smartphones is consumed on an Android device — second only to Malaysia.
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Pepsi launches Pepsi Limón
BuzzFeed
Among the soft truths in marketing is that Latinos love flavor (but not peanut butter and pretzels). So Pepsi is bringing back lime flavored Pepsi, and this time it's marketing the product to Hispanic consumers. It's called Pepsi Limón, and it "captures the tart, refreshing taste that Hispanics love to enjoy," according to a press release. Specifically, Pepsi means lime and sugar.
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'Para chuparse los dedos' means 'Finger Lickin' Good' is back at KFC
HispanicAd.com
Kentucky Fried Chicken has launched a new Hispanic marketing campaign that aligns with the timing of its exciting, new broad market initiative. The campaign, called "para chuparse los dedos," was created by the Louisville-based KFC Hispanic agency of record, Scoppechio, and announces the return of one of the most famous slogans in advertising history, "Finger Lickin' Good™."
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NAMIC Diversity Digest
The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors cited in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of NAMIC.

NAMIC's mission is to educate, advocate, and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

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