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Localization World Seattle, October 6-8, 2010

Localization World Seattle — Communicate with Customers in Any Language!
October 6-8, 2010
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Seattle, Washington

Localization World Seattle, a leading conference for the management of translation, localization and global business, brings together key people and leading companies to discuss trends and strategies on topics such as understanding cross-cultural differences, making websites truly global and social media. Global business executives from more than 30 countries are expected to attend the event with more than 50 sessions from five concurrent conference tracks that address multiple needs across multiple industries.  Read more >>

ADCOLOR Industry Coalition Announces 2010 ADCOLOR Awards Honorees

Advertising, Media and Marketing’s Brightest Stars to be Honored at Awards Show
Hosted by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on November 7, 2010

NEW YORK, September 13, 2010
– The ADCOLOR® Industry Coalition today announced the recipients of the 2010 ADCOLOR® Awards, an event that serves to promote increased diversity in the advertising, marketing and media industries and inspire current and future communications professionals of color by celebrating the accomplishments of diverse role models and industry leaders. Actress, singer, mogul and entrepreneur Queen Latifah will be given this year’s All-Star Award, while CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien will host. The awards will be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach on Sunday, November 7, 2010, kicking off the 12th Annual Association of National Advertisers’ Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference.  Read more >>

The African-American Market: Successful Market Activation - On-Site, On-Air, On-Line, and On-Point

by Lafayette Jones, President, SMSi-Urban Call Marketing, Inc. and Urban Call Publisher
Sandra Miller Jones, Founding Chair of Segmented Marketing Services, Inc.
SMSi-Urban Call Marketing, Inc. is the sponsor of the African-American Market section of our 2010/2011 Source Book of Multicultural Experts.


The “why” of marketing to black consumers is easy for marketers to understand.  These 40 million multicultural consumers are approaching 14 percent of the U.S. population and, for the most part, speak English, with some French and Spanish speakers. They skew younger (40-years-old   as opposed to 45) than the total population.  They are making “a dramatic advancement” in education says the University of Georgia’s  Selig Center for Economic Growth, with a 20 percent college completion rate in 2008.  They are concentrated in urban areas and select states, (54 percent in the South) which makes for readily accessible target marketing. They frequently purchase premium priced goods and tend to be brand loyal. Black consumers will have over a trillion dollars  in buying power in 2014. (www.terry.uga.edu/selig).  Read more >>

E-Tech: Financial Opportunities for the Hispanic Consumer

Hispanic Heritage Month is just around the corner and  being celebrated nationwide beginning on September 15, 2010, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico achieved independence on September 16th and Chile on September 18th. Financial Opportunities for the Hispanic Consumer Some U.S. banks and insurance companies, unlike many media and grocery businesses have limited marketing their products and services specifically to Hispanic consumers. This may have made sense in the past, since the majority of the 45 million + Hispanics who live in the United States typically spend less than the average U.S. consumer on financial services but more on groceries and Spanish-language media. Sidestepping the Hispanic market made sense to financial institutions, until now.  Read more >>

Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. Takes the Diversity Management Discussion to the Next Level in His Latest Book: 'World Class Diversity Management: A Strategic Approach'

Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., President and CEO of Roosevelt Thomas Consulting & Training and founder of the American Institute for Managing Diversity, is acknowledged by many as the foremost thought leader in the field of diversity. In his seventh and most recent book, World Class Diversity Management: A Strategic Approach, he takes a more universal look at diversity management and how it applies to companies, organizations, communities, and even families. “I define World Class Diversity Management (WCDM) as the capability to make quality decisions in the midst of any diversity mixture, in any diversity setting, and in any geographical location,” said Dr. Thomas. “WCDM is a universal diversity management capability. The current tendency is to see “domestic” and “global” efforts as being separate and distinct. I contend that there is a universal lens we can look through to make quality decisions in the midst of any set of differences and similarities and related tensions and complexities.”  Read more >>

Upscale Magazine’s Annual Mid-Summer Marketing Retreat at the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show - Aug 6-8

You are cordially invited to experience and familiarize yourself with the industry’s premier African American marketing event, the 2010 Upscale Magazine’s Annual Mid-Summer Marketing Retreat: The Bronner Brothers Marketing Conference and Hair Show taking place August 6-8, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. Attendees at the conference will have the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the leading experts in marketing and research at the conference, to be held at the W Atlanta - Downtown and also be VIP guests at the Bronner Brothers Hair Show, including its legendary Barber Battle Competition, at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC).     The event program also includes a movie screening for “Night Catches Us” at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center, as well as the Bronner Brothers Comedy Show and Bronner Brothers Hair Show Church Service at the Georgia World Congress Center.  Read more >>

THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUCCESS: Finally, a Book about Leadership for Black Women

THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUCCESS: LAWS OF LEADERSHIP FOR BLACK WOMEN (www.littleblackbookofsuccess.com) is the first book to specifically focus on black women and leadership. Now the authors, Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood and Rhonda Joy McLean are available for corporate and non-profit speaking engagements, leadership seminars, career coaching/consulting, career transition counseling and strategic multicultural marketing programs.  Recently published and already in its third printing, the book is being hailed as an engaging and invaluable resource guide that every black woman at any stage of their professional lives should have. Visit www.littleblackbookofsuccess.com to purchase a copy of the book.   Read more >>

Landmark Survey Identifies Best Practices in Developing, Promoting Asian Pacific American Employees

Asia Society’s Groundbreaking “2010 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey” Examines Barriers to Career Advancement - Explores Why Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) Are Among the Most Educated Employees Yet Underrepresented in Corporate Leadership - Outlines Ways for Firms to Maximize APA Contribution to Corporate Growth in the U.S. and Asia - Cardinal Health, KPMG LLP, McDonald’s USA and PepsiCo among the top 10 Best in Class Employers
New York, July 14, 2010 – Asia Society’s groundbreaking “2010 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey” of 2,000 Fortune 500 employees – the first to exclusively measure the corporate success of Asian Pacific Americans – answers the questions of how companies can create an inclusive workplace that promotes APAs to corporate leadership positions as well as draw on APA talent to grow their business at home and abroad.  Read more >>

Multicultural Marketing Agency Marketvision Adds Dedicated Account Team for African American Consumer Market

Multicultural marketing agency Marketvision has expanded its expertise with a dedicated account team whose primary focus will be on one of the firm’s rapidly growing practice areas, the African American consumer market. Chereese Griffin, who has more than 18 years of brand management and packaged goods experience on both the corporate and agency sides, heads the agency’s African-American marketing efforts. Asha Parker, based in Atlanta, will lead in-market execution efforts. Charles Davis, an art director based in San Antonio, will focus on creative.

For the last three years, Marketvision has been creating and executing African-American marketing projects, utilizing the expertise of existing staff and the agency’s “multicultural collaborative” team - a consortium of African-American-owned firms.  Read more >>

SAMHSA and the Ad Council Launch National Campaign to Raise Awareness about Mental Health Problems in Chinese American Communities

1 in 6 Chinese American Young Adults Experienced Serious Psychological Distress in the Past Year
(July 8, 2010) /PRNewswire/ — The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in collaboration with The Advertising Council, announced today the launch of a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign to promote recovery from mental health problems within the Chinese American community by educating and inspiring young adults to talk openly about issues of mental health. The culturally-targeted PSAs seek to motivate societal change towards social acceptance and decrease negative attitudes that may surround mental illness. These PSAs are part of a larger multicultural public service effort designed to reach Chinese American, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino and African American communities during National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.  Read more >>