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June 30, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter,

There are a lot of upcoming NAMIC programs/events/initiatives. Mark your calendars!
(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

"Central to Diversity week, the NAMIC Conference provides a forum for the industry to gather, reflect and renew its focus on advancing our shared goal of greater inclusion," said Sandra Girado, vice president, Events and Partner Relations, NAMIC. Read more
In This Issue
Multichannel News
John Martin, chairman and chief executive officer, Turner, has been named honorary co-chair for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference. Martin commented: "Diversity, inclusion and mutual respect are integral to our culture at Turner, and I believe essential to our success and the future of our business. We are proud to partner with NAMIC on their 30th annual conference, which provides a unique opportunity for our industry to place a spotlight on diversity and inclusion as a necessity for growth and innovation."

The Wall Street Journal
One thing was clear at the Cannes Lions advertising festival last week: The intense focus on the lack of diversity on Madison Avenue is here to stay. And while the industry is starting to show signs of early progress, fixing the deep-seated issues is an entirely different matter.
This is about so much more than marriage equality. Businesses are becoming increasingly invested in LGBT rights and diversifying their workforce because, as Out Leadership's managing director Stephanie Sandberg tells Quartz, "their competitive edge depends on it."
Pew Research Center
Almost eight years after Barack Obama's election as the nation's first black president -an event that engendered a sense of optimism among many Americans about the future of race relations1 - a series of flashpoints around the U.S. has exposed deep racial divides and reignited a national conversation about race.
Public Relations Society of America
While Arthur W. Page Society members remain dissatisfied with the level of diversity and inclusion on their communication teams, few are being held accountable for developing and implementing strategies to improve. 
NBC News
A new hashtag conversation launched on Tuesday is aiming to connect Asian Americans online in an effort to show the similarities and the diversity among the Asian-American experience.
Cablefax is now accepting nominations for these two prestigious programs that will be featured in Cablefax: The Magazine. The Most Powerful Women in Cable celebrates incredible female executives who make a difference every day. 


There was a showstopper of an opener by BeyoncĂ© and Kendrick Lamar on the BET Awards, plus a passionate call to action from Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams, a full tilt tribute to Prince performed by Bilal, Erykah Badu and The Roots, and strong words for Donald Trump from Best Actress winner Taraji P. Henson of Empire. 
The Wrap
Bounce TV is set to launch a new show titled "Ed Gordon," featuring the award-winning journalist of the same name. The African American network's first foray into the primetime news magazine format will premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. ET.

Hispanics are often noted for their heavy digital activity, mainly due to high smartphone engagement, but this characteristic isn't as straightforward as it seems.

PR Newswire
Using its proprietary Social Media Intelligence Center, Lopez Negrete, the largest independent Hispanic full-service agency in the U.S., crafted an infographic detailing the results of its social listening spanning the Centennial Copa America.


Darryl Jackson, Manager, Mentoring Relations and Chapter Operations, NAMIC

NAMIC welcomes Darryl Jackson as manager of Mentoring Relations and Chapter Operations.

NAMIC-New York member, Atul Prashar and Sava360 partnered with TiECon NY to host an exclusive SharkTank Style Pitch Start-up Competition

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.

Industry Events

Nominate a Leader for ELDP Class XVI
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is now accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 Class XVI of the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. ELDP is unique in its focus on both men and women of color and the exploration of the intersection of business-critical leadership competencies with cultural identity.