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September 29, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

Today's issue of Diversity Digest is dedicated to NAMIC's Chapters, the lifeblood of the association. The chapters work tirelessly year-round to produce educational programming to ensure you receive the most value for your NAMIC membership. While all 16 chapters deserve accolades, we highlighted those that were recognized at the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference as part of our chapter awards initiative presented by Paul Goodloe, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel. Please join us in congratulating NAMIC's Chapters! 

2016 NAMIC Chapter Award Honorees:   

Membership Growth & Retention Excellence - NAMIC-Atlanta & NAMIC-Minnesota
Programming Achievement Excellence - NAMIC-New York
Fundraising Excellence - NAMIC-Carolinas
Leadership Team of the Year - NAMIC-New York & NAMIC-Philadelphia
Event Management Excellence - NAMC-New York
Marketing Excellence - NAMIC-New York
Chapter of the Year - Superior Merit - NAMIC-Carolinas & NAMIC-Philadelphia

Pictured L-R: Paul Goodloe, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel; Holly Robinson, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Business Operations Product & Technology, Cox Communications and Treasurer, NAMIC-Atlanta; and Nichelle Evans, Director, Human Resources Change Acceleration & Organizational Effectiveness at Comcast Cable and Secretary, NAMIC-Atlanta.
Pictured L-R: Angel Arocho, Sr. Director, Strategic Services, Comcast, President, NAMIC-Philadelphia; and Paul Goodloe, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel.

Pictured L-R: Garth M. David, Sr. Mgr., Financial Planning & Analysis Charter Communications and Vice President, NAMIC-Carolinas; Monica Alexander, Director, Customer Care Tools, Charter Communications and President, NAMIC-Carolinas; and Paul Goodloe, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel.
Pictured L-R: Keith Anderson, Vice President, NAMIC-New York; Nicole Granston, Sr. Manager, Affiliate Finance, Showtime Networks, Inc., President, NAMIC-New York; Jessica Garcia, Sr. Coordinator, Program Scheduling, BET Networks, Secretary, NAMIC-New York; and Sean Gupta, VP, Strategy & Operations, BET Networks, Treasurer, NAMIC-New York.

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications

In This Issue

It was a busy and exciting week in New York as Turner employees participated in Diversity week with Turner CEO & Chairman John Martin serving as Honorary Co-Chair for both the NAMIC Conference and annual Kaitz Dinner.
Please enjoy Cablefax's special report looking at the 30th anniversary of the Annual NAMIC Conference-from its early days as the Urban Markets Seminar to its evolution as a comprehensive forum aimed at creating a more inclusive industry. This report also looks at NAMIC's Executive Leadership Development Program, now featuring its 16th class.
Check out the 100 Most Influential Minorities in Cable, the 2016 NAMIC Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA) and more!
Produced by Maple Diversity Communications


Fast Company
With time-saving AI, companies may advertise that candidates can speak with an actual human when applying for jobs in the future.
The Wall Street Journal
Indian film and television producers are tailoring their content for foreign markets in the hope of going global. The Wall Street Journal looks at some of Bollywood's crossover successes and failures.
NBC News
From "being nerds" to being seen as threats, negative stereotypes about Asian and Asian-American men "have been perpetuated and maintained through history," according to Kevin Nadal, president of the Asian American Psychological Association.
Read more
Ad Week
According to new data released by the American Association of Advertising Agencies, 74 percent of 4A's members surveyed feel agencies are either mediocre or worse when it comes to hiring a diverse group of employees.

First-generation Hispanic Americans may have grown up speaking Spanish but a new study has shown that they prefer english media 
Nacion ESPN is a fun and edgy new show created specifically for today's bilingual bicultural Hispanic.
News Channel 10
Comcast announced the launch of Xfinity FreePass Latino, a two week, all-access pass to a bicultural content collection of more than 7,000 hours of content, including films, TV series, and music videos in Spanish and English from networks like STARZ Network, Cine Sony Television, Viendomovies, Music Choice, and Lionsgate's joint venture Pantelion Films.

Business Wire
Every year during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the presence of Hispanics in the U.S. However, your PR and marketing efforts should not be focused around this one month celebration but instead should continue year round. Here are 10 reasons why...

The Drum
To shine a spotlight on the race aspect of the diversity conversation, an Advertising Week New York panel moderated by Monique Nelson, chair of multicultural agency UniWorld Group, brought together a number of panelists from all corners of the industry to discuss the future of multicultural agencies, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and how both brands and agencies can better respond to issues of race, culture and social responsibility.

Industry Events

2016 NAMIC Leadership Seminar - Denver, CO 
  Apply today for the next NAMIC Leadership Seminar in San Diego, CA on October 26-28, 2016.  
Application Deadline Extended to September 30!


NAMIC EMMA winner, Marisa Commisso was promoted to director of digital media and marketing for PK Network

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.