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August 11, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter,
 
There are a lot of upcoming NAMIC programs/events/initiatives. Mark your calendars!
  • September 2: Deadline to secure the group rate at the New York Marriott Marquis for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference
(Remember, if you're not a member and attend a NAMIC chapter event, you may join on the spot and receive 10% off your NAMIC membership! Inquire at the event.) 
 
 
 
Many NAMIC partner organizations cover the fee for membership. Inquire within your company or give me a call at 212-594-5985.
 
As always, let us know what's on your mind. Share your feedback here.

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
NAMIC

In This Issue
ANNUAL NAMIC CONFERENCE - THROWBACK THURSDAY
 
#NAMIC30TT
 
Memorable 25th anniversary NAMIC Conference moment...Iconic business and civic leader, Michael Bloomberg delivers keynote address. Register today for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference and join today's thought leaders for the premier education forum focused on advancing diversity and inclusion.  
 

LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS
The Undefeated
The group - two black women, a Latina and two white women - reflect the rich diversity that surrounds us here, a diversity that, too often, we are loath to acknowledge. The five women are a microcosm of America, a rainbow of skin colors and ethnicity that is unmistakably an American thing.
Multichannel News
Applications are now being accepted for the Catherine Oakes Memorial Leadership Scholarship for Women, which is awarded annually by the SCTE Foundation to recognize, reward, and provide educational opportunities for women who aspire to become leaders in cable engineering or operations. Women applying for the scholarship must be SCTE/ISBE members. The application deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.
Politic365
Two months after completing its merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks, Charter Communications announced the election of Kim Crawford Goodman to its Board of Directors. As the thirteenth member of the Board, Goodman is the first African American woman to join this august group of leaders.
TIME
Latina women are the fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs in the U.S. Nely Gal├ín faced many obstacles when she started her Latino-focused television production company in 1989, including executives who didn't believe TV shows geared toward a Latino audience could succeed.

PROGRAMMING

Macworld
A brand-new streaming app, Revry, launched this summer to help close this gap by exclusively showcasing LGBT entertainment-web series, short films, documentaries, podcasts, music videos, viral videos, and other "snackable" digital content-made by indie creators from all over the world.
Media Life Magazine
Unlike the English-language broadcast networks, Spanish-language broadcasters make little differentiation between summer and the rest of the year.
The Hollywood Reporter
The star of NBC's Shades of Blue is set to topline and executive produce an untitled TV movie revolving around late drug lord Griselda Blanco, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
MULTICULTURAL MARKETING
 
MediaPost
Gen Z is a wholly unique generation and carving their own path as we see on our latest research initiative, We Are Gen Z, a collaboration between our research agency and Sensis. They are the largest, most ethnically diverse generational cohort the U.S. has ever seen. With Gen Z representing 26% of the population at 83 million strong, Gen Z will be reshaping multicultural marketing as we know it.

MediaPost
The U.S. Asian Indian community is one of the fastest-growing communities in the country, representing the second-largest ethnic Asian community, after Chinese-Americans. While there are multiple reports helping advertisers market to Hispanics or African-Americans, this demographic tends to be overlooked.


MOVERS AND SHAKERS

NAMIC-New England President, Kamilah A'Vant, Senior Manager of TV Station Distribution
Media General, Inc. recently participated in a panel discussion on Diversity and Inclusion in the Hollywood Industry on "The Learning Tree," a community TV program at Wellesley College.

NAMIC-Minnesota Communications Committee Member, Derreck Moody was recently promoted to Field Sales Manager for the Twin Cities Region Comcast Business team.

NAMIC-Minnesota Communications Committee Member, Solomon Akwaka was recently promoted to Store Manager for Comcast's St. Louis Park, MN Xfinity Store.

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.



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