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New online service another disruption for cable TV
Consumers are getting a new way to tune into television, now that an online TV service called Aereo is expanding into the Chicago market. Aereo converts free, over-the-air signals — the same signals picked up with varying degrees of success by old-fashioned TV antennas — and sends them via the Internet to subscribers' computers and mobile devices.
NAMIC opts job fair for member-focused mini sessions
When NAMIC kicks off its 27th annual conference next month, it won't be bringing back its Diversity Career Fair. The job expo, which is open to the general public, has attracted approximately 1,000 attendees in the past. Instead, NAMIC is offering launching “Career Corners,” an hour and 15 minutes of concurrent career-focused sessions for members only (several half-hour sessions will be held concurrently during the block). Here's the motivation for the decision.
A Hail Mary to Mumbai: NFL goes Bollywood
Move over, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood: Here comes Priyanka Chopra. The Bollywood star can probably walk through the Dallas Cowboys' stadium without being recognized. After all, 'Love Story 2050' and 'Barfi,' two of her films, didn't play well in Texas.
Diversity on the runway worse than in the 70's
Iconic black models Bethann Hardison, Iman, and Naomi Campbell appeared on 'Good Morning America' to bring awareness to the lack of diversity on the runways. They appeared on behalf of The Diversity Coalition, an organization formed by Hardison of which both Iman and Campbell are members.
Julie Chen reveals she had plastic surgery to address her "Asian eyes"
Reality TV World
Julie Chen has revealed a big, very personal secret she's kept under wraps for 18 years. The 43-year-old Big Brother host admits she previously responded to racism by having plastic surgery on her eyes to alter her Chinese appearance in the hopes of one day making it big as a network anchor.
The African-Americans directing America's largest corporations
When Starbucks decided to continue its global expansion by opening 1,500 coffee shops in China, CEO Howard Schultz consulted Ariel Investments L.L.C. President Mellody Hobson and former PepsiCo executive Olden Lee, along with its other nine board members.
Upcoming NAMIC events
The Digital Media Summit 5.0
Disruptive Technology & OTT Entertainment
2-5 p.m. Sept. 19 — Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C.
Cost: $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Click here to register.
27th Annual NAMIC Conference
Vision 2013: Inclusion. Inspiration. Imagination.
Oct. 8-9 — New York Marriott Marquis
Registration prices: $1,375 members; $1,650 nonmembers. For more information, visit the conference site. Click here to register before Friday, Sept. 13 and qualify for a chance to win an Apple iPad 3! [Prize will be awarded during the conference].
We are seeking responsible, reliable volunteers, with a
professional demeanor to assist with a variety of tasks for the 27th Annual NAMIC Conference. Volunteers are needed for stuffing bags,
providing assistance with registration, directing attendees, serving as room
monitors for the four Learning Tracks and much more. If you're interested and
available, please complete the form and return by Friday, Sept. 27,
2013. The form should be sent to the attention
of Faride Precil by fax at 212-594-8391 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Download a volunteer form and sign up by Sept. 27.
Join NAMIC for Breakfast to Recognize the CableFAX 2013 Most Influential Minorities in Cable. For the fifth consecutive year, NAMIC and CableFAX are partnering to recognize the Most Influential Minorities in Cable. Please join us the morning of Tuesday, October 8th for breakfast as the latest cadre of senior multi-ethnic professionals on the CableFAX list are recognized for their professional achievements.
VOXXI partners with Interactive One Studios to dominate Hispanic market
VOXXI, the leading independent English language website for U.S. Latinos, is partnering with the Studios division of Interactive One, one of the fastest growing digital companies reaching millions of Black and Latino Americans, to develop ground-breaking new programming, product and other digital services to further capture the U.S. Hispanic and adjacent multicultural markets.
'Breaking Bad' Q&A: Partner up with Steven Michael Quezada's Gomez
"It's hard to be a Mexican on Breaking Bad, I'm just letting you know that right now," says Steven Michael Quezada, laughing. "They're all dead. They only go a couple of episodes and then they're gone." In other words, Quezada's character, Hank Schrader's stoic DEA partner Steven Gomez, has beaten the odds.
Strong debut for a returning Arsenio Hall
TV News Check
A big story this week in syndication is that Arsenio Hall's new CBS Television Distribution talk show bowed Sept. 9, as the top-rated late-night broadcast program among the key demographics of adults 18-49 and 25-54 years old.
Discovery en Espanol celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Discovery en Español celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing the spirit of achievement and determination shared by Hispanics who immigrate to the United States in search of a better future.
Advertising Women of New York — Multicultural Mix and Mingle 3.0
Please join the AWNY Multicultural Alliance and the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau for our upcoming Advertising Women of New York — Multicultural Mix and Mingle 3.0. This year's Multicultural Mix and Mingle is poised to be the best yet, featuring great networking opportunities with a rooftop and loft atmosphere with the New York City skyline as a backdrop; the culinary talents of celebrity chef, Marcus Samelsson, of Red Rooster Harlem; and smooth sounds with DJ provided by Terra Networks.
Click here to register now
6-9 p.m. Sept. 26
Midtown Loft and Terrace, New York City
The 11th Annual Hispanic Television Summit
The Hispanic Television Summit has become the premier conference for
those in the business of television intended for Hispanic viewing
audiences. This event is presented by leading television industry
publications Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News at the New
York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Oct. 2.
For more information about this event and to register, please visit: hispanictvsummit.com or contact Jennifer Ware at 917-281-4718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everybody loves biculturals
It seems whenever the conversation turns to the Hispanic market, everybody focuses on biculturals. Whether its veteran Hispanic marketers or newbie brands looking to increase their investment in the Hispanic market, everybody asks about bicultural Hispanics. So who exactly are these biculturals everyone seems obsessed with?
Agencies bow 2 new Hispanic digital services
Media Daily News
If any trend has more upside than digital marketing and Hispanic marketing, it would have to be the intersection of those two disciplines. The huge potential is reflected in the number of agencies unveiling new divisions and products dedicated to Hispanic digital marketing, including two new launches recently alone.
CNET is targeting the tech-hungry Latino market with a new site
On Sept. 19., 2012, CBS Interactive's CNET will introduce CNET en Español, a Spanish-language edition of the tech news site that will be produced by a team of a dozen journalists. To assist in the launch, CNET has partnered with Latin World Entertainment, a talent and marketing agency founded by Sofia Vergara—Pepsi and Cover Girl pitchwoman and star of ABC’s Modern Family—and her manager Luis Balaguer.
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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