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November 16, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter,  
This holiday season, those completing a new membership or renewal during the promotional period Thursday, November 16, through Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 11:59 PM PT will qualify for a holiday prize drawing. Scheduled for Thursday, December 21, 2017, the three prize drawings will feature:  
  • Grand Prize - American Express Gift Card Valued at $500
  • Second Prize - American Express Gift Card Valued at $300
  • Third Prize - American Express Gift Card Valued at $200
Read the full terms and conditions here 
As a reminder, if you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC event, you can join on the spot and receive up to 10% off your NAMIC membership! Feel free to inquire at your next event. Please also see below for upcoming event registration and program deadlines:
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Entry Deadline: December 11, 2017
In This Issue
The idea comes from Olivier Noel, CEO of DNA Simple, and who explains how it works during a pitch on ABC's "Shark Tank", while asking the sharks to invest $100,000 in exchange for a 12.5% stake in the company. Noel, 29 himself has experience doing research and stated "Less than 5% of clinical trials have minorities in them... and so that is our competitive advantage."    

The Hollywood Reporter
Ethnic and gender diversity among episodic TV directors showed upticks of 3 to 4 percentage points, a new DGA study shows, but over three-quarters of the nearly 4,500 scripted episodes analyzed were directed by Caucasians and a similar proportion by men. Sixty-two percent were directed by white men, a five-point decrease from last year.  
Disney Latino Helps Girls Find Their Inner Princess 
Disney believes all of our dreams can come true, and launched a new campaign inspiring girls and young women to take the leading role in their own lives to make that happen.
Jordan Peele's racially charged debut film, Get Out, was placed in the comedy category for the 2018 Golden Globes, prompting a lot of debate. The film, written and directed by the former co-star of Key and Peele, was categorized as a horror movie when it debuted.

Thomas Wlodkowski - (Trailblazer Award) [L], Sherita Ceasar - (Industry Award) [M], and Kenneth Wong - (Legacy Award) [R].
NAMIC-Philadelphia and NBC10's Denise Nakano hosted the 14th Annual Paragon Awards, to honor three remarkable individuals on November 6, 2017, for their dedication and commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the communications industry.  
NAMIC-New York joined forces with LinkedIn to bring the ultimate professional development workshop. On hand were experts to help to spruce up your resume and LinkedIn profile, An acclaimed author to help build your personal brand, and we offered one-on-one sessions with a career coaches. Then event took place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the LinkedIn Headquarters.

New York Times
The feelings of South Asian Americans toward the character and the show he inhabits are the focus of "The Problem with Apu" a documentary debuting Nov. 19 on truTV.  
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"Netflixing in Public"-the act of watching Netflix out in the world, not to be confused with "Netflix and chill" is officially a thing. Ever since smartphones got fast enough to stream on-the-go, folks have gotten more and more used to watching TV and movies almost anywhere. Check out the latest data from Netflix itself.  


When it comes to diversity in marketing, we've come a long way-but we still have a long way to go. Marketing has a unique role to play in rewriting the rules on diversity in business.

In October 2016, the Association for National Advertisers took an important step in encouraging the industry's progress when it established the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing to establish a "powerful, unified voice for the advancement of multicultural marketing." A year later, the group is working cooperatively, transparently, and methodically to set the groundworks for a marketing industry that better reflects today's diverse audiences.

NAMIC-Atlanta member and ELDP Class VII alumnus, JD Myers, MBA, SVP & Regional Manager of Virgina, Cox Communications was named the Chair of the VCTA (Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association).
NAMIC-New England member, NAMIC Leadership Seminar alumna and Diversity Roundtable member, Monica Diaz has been appointed as chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Campbell Soup Company.
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