Event Coverage

3rd Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors Induction Experience and 3rd Advancing a Diverse Workforce Career MeetUp at the Park MGM during CES (Consumer Electronics Show)



                                 Jack Myers, Founder, MediaVillage and AdvancingDiversity.org

                                           and Mike Haynie, Vice Chancellor, Strategic Initiatives & Innovation,

                                           Executive Director, Institute for Veterans and Military Families,

                                           Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship, Whitman School of Management,

                                           Syracuse University



Tourism Board of Bahia, June 25 , 2019, New York, NY

On June 25, 2019, 80+ companies, including travel agencies, airlines, media and tour operators attended a presentation and dinner on tourism in Bahia, Brazil held at the Consulate General of Brazil in New York. The presentation covered Bahia’s diverse offerings, with an emphasis on history, culture, popular festivals, music and gastronomy. The biggest news was the recent waiver of the Brazilian tourist visa requirement, effective June 17. Presenters included the Secretary of Tourism of Bahia, Fausto Franco, Eric Sanford of Copa Airlines and Leandro Aragonez, Market Manager and Gisele Lima, Director/Owner, Promo. Following the presentation, door prizes were drawn and two lucky attendees won a trip to Bahia (airline tickets + land tours). A buffet dinner of typical dishes of Bahia, such as acarajé, moqueca, bobó de camarão, was served, provided by New York City’s Beija Flor restaurant.


           Leandro Aragonez, Market Manager, Promo, reviewed the key highlights of Bahia and described the attractions of the most popular

           tourist destinations of Salvador, Chapada Diamantina, Itacaré & Ilhéus and Porto Seguro


            Leandro Aragonez, Market Manager, Promo, Gisele Lima,                 Minister Fernando de Oliveira Sena - Deputy Consul General;

            Director/Owner, Promo, Secretary of Tourism of Bahia,                      Secretary of Tourism of Bahia, Fausto Franco, Ambassador

            Fausto Franco (l to r)                                                                           Enio Cordeiro - Consul General (l to r)


         Eric Sanford, Account Manager, Copa Airlines (l) and Secretary        Minister Fernando de Oliveira Sena - Deputy Consul General

            of Tourism of Bahia, Fausto Franco (r)                                                spoke about the new decree by the Brazilian Government that

                                                                                                                        Americans as well as Australians, Canadians and Japanese no

                                                                                                                        longer need a visa to enter Brazil, effective June 17, 2019. With

                                                                                                                        the waiver of the visa requirement, tourism is expected to double,

                                                                                                                        he said




         Eric Sanford, Account Manager, Copa Airlines reviewed the             

            airline’s flights to Salvador via Panama departing from Boston,        

         Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,            

            Miami, New York, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco,

            Tampa, and Washington Dulles



         Gisele Lima, Director/Owner, Promo congratulates the winner       Eric Sanford and Nisrine Elouggouti – Account Managers of

            of the drawing of a trip to Bahia                                                         Copa Airlines pose with hostesses in typical Bahian dresses




“Food & Cinema: Trentino in the plate," September 17, 2018New York, NY

Eataly Downtown and Eataly Flatiron have been hosting events, meetings and tastings to promote the agricultural and food products of the Trentino area, the Italian region framed by the Dolomites, and a UNESCO World Heritage site, with an eye also to cinema and design. On Sept 17, 2018, in association with the Trentino Film Commission, a luncheon, “Food & Cinema: Trentino in the plate" showcased food specialties and wines from Trentino and the  unique landscape of Trentino.




Digital Lives 2018: A World of Digital ‘Everything’ Through a Cultural Lens, April 12, 2018, New York, NY



                                Nancy Tellet, Research chair at the Culture Marketing Council presents Digital Lives study


                          Isaac Mizrahi, Chair of the Board at Culture Marketing Council Introduces CMC’s Digital Lives Study

Highlights from the DMA &THEN Conference, October 8-10, 2017, New Orleans, LA

Session 1: Powerful Personalization: How Revlon and Shinola Provide Value and Avoid “Creepy,” Moderator: Ernan Roman, President of ERDM Corp and Speakers Dennis Kopitz, Director of Ecommerce, Shinola and Swan Sit, Vice President, Global Digital, Revlon

Key Takeaways and most memorable moments of Powerful Personalization: Swan Sit of Revlon's story about their wartime Victory red lipstick; Dennis Kopitz of Shinola "We ship the watches set to your time zone"; Ernan Roman of ERDM: "If you ask date #3 questions on date #1 you ain't getting date #2"



Session 2:
The Future of Social Commerce, Speaker, Jason Goldberg, Commerce & Content Practice Lead SapientRazorfish



Multicultural Exhibitors: Ethnic Technologies


                                                                                           Karen Sinisi, Director of Sales and Zachary Wilhoit, CEO, 
                                                                                                                         Ethnic Technologies

                                                               Fine dining in New Orleans

GW Fins


Muriel’s Jackson Square


                                              Shrimp & grits                                                                                      Muriel's Omelette

Dickie Brennan’s Tableau



Café Fleur de Lis



Next year’s DMA & Then conference will be: 
October 8-10, 2018 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas

Lunch On The Go - Meet & Greet w/Diversity Woman Magazine Pub/CEO Dr. Sheila Robinson, July 19, 2017, New York, NY


            Dr. Sheila Robinson, Publisher & CEO, Diversity Woman                   


            Wendy García, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of New York City    Left to right, Antoinette Hamilton, Assistant Vice President,
            Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and Dr. Sheila Robinson,                Human ResourcesL’Oreal USA, Dr. Sheila Robinson, Publisher

            Publisher & CEO, Diversity Woman Media                                      & CEO, Diversity Woman Media and Nadara Wade, Manager,
                                                                                                                         Title VI Compliance, MTA, Dept. of Diversity and Civil Rights


                                                                                                                         Left to right, Dr. Sheila Robinson, Publisher & CEO, Diversity
                                                                                                                         Woman Media, Philip Berry, President, Philip Berry Associates LLC
                                                                                                                         and Wendy García, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of New York City
                                                                                                                         Comptroller Scott M. Stringer


            Sandra Alfaro-Rodriguez, Managing Director, Wing | GREY
            and Daisy Expósito-Ulla, Chairman and CEO of d expósito
            & Partners


         Gregory L. DeShields, Executive Director, PHLDiversity
            and Sybil Davis, National Accounts Manager, PHLDiversity


            Left to right, Susan Johnson, Director of Communications,                 Claire Scanlon, Consultant, CPS, The Bank of New York Mellon
            Women Presidents Educational Organization, Teresa
            Lyles Holmes, Director of Public Relations, UniWorld Group
            and Tracy Fey, Account Executive, Ethnic Technologies

Ria Money Transfer Press Luncheon, June 29, 2017, New York, NY

Multicultural Marketing News attended the press conference organized by MediaMorphosis on behalf of client Ria, to announce upgrades, and preview their new TV and radio commercials.




         Rosario Escarpita, Managing Director Americas                                 Juan Bianchi, President & CEO


                                                                                                                         Left to right, Rosario Escarpita, Managing Director Americas,
                                                                                                                         Juan Bianchi, President & CEO, Mehar Bhasin, TV hostess,
                                                                                                                         Debanshu Majumdar, Business Development Director


            Rosario Escarpita, Managing Director Americas
            and Juan Bianchi, President & CEO


         Juan Bianchi, President & CEO


2017 Multicultural Women's National Conference, July 10-11, 2017, New York, NY



 Subha V. Barry, Vice President & General Manager,                          Nathalie Rayes, Vice President of Public Affairs /Grupo Salinas
 Working Mother                                                                                   & Executive Director, Fundación Azteca America

 Concurrent session -- Leadership StoryTalks: Moving from Bust to Trust


                                                                                                                         Left to right, Moderator Sheila Robinson, CEO, Diversity Woman
                                                                                                                         and panelists Lisa Osborne Ross, Managing Director, APCO Worldwide,
                                                                                                                         Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro, National Manager of Diversity and Inclusion,
                                                                                                                         Toyota Financial Services, Amita Mehta, Vice President, Prudential

The 17th Annual Omnikal Business Summit, May 18, 2017, New York, NY


             Kenton Clarke, Founder & CEO, Omnikal.com                                   Brian Tippens, Chief Diversity Officer, Hewlet Packard Enterprise

             and Yvette Mouton, Supplier Diversity Manager, AT&T


          Nina Vaca, CEO & Chairman, Pinnacle Group, Presidential              Brian Tippens, Chief Diversity Officer, Hewlet Packard

             Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship                                           Enterprise and Nina Vaca, CEO & Chairman, Pinnacle

                                                                                                                         Group, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

National CineMedia (NCM) cinema upfront event, May 17, 2017, New York, NY


                                                                                           Scott Felenstein, EVP & Chief Revenue Officer, NCM

2017 Leadership Awards Gala, May 17, 2017, New York, NY

National Minority Supplier Development Council recognizes the dynamic corporate executives, minority business owners and NMSDC affiliate council presidents for outstanding leadership that has a positive impact on their companies and resonates throughout the NMSDC network. The NMSDC advances business opportunities for certified MBEs and connects them to corporate members.


          Anjali Ramakumaran, CEO, Ampcus Inc.                                           Anjali Ramakumaran, CEO, Ampcus Inc.


                                                                                           Regina Heyward, Senior Vice President, Head 

                                                                                                                         of Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo and Anjali 

                                                                                                                         Ramakumaran, CEO, Ampcus Inc.


                                                                                           Joset Wright-Lacy, President, NMSDC


          Estrella Cramer, Director of Supplier Diversity Global                        Tuck University Team

             Business Services Corporate, UPS

I&C, February 28, 2017, New York, NY

I&C event was held on February 28th in New York. It was a unique one-day forum for the industry to collaborate, share best business practices, and have candid discussions about the business of ad culture. Campaign I&C brought together the most influential leaders in marketing, advertising, and creative committed to shaking up the industry and changing the status quo.




          Marc Strachan, VP, corporate relations and constituent                     Susan Lee, VP, Head of People, Warby Parker, Caitlin Lillie, 
             affairs, USA, Diageo-North America                                                    Director, Talent, Work & Co and Paolo Gaudiano, President 
                                                                                                                          & CTO, Icosystem Corporation