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May 12, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:  

Congratulations to NAMIC's Executive Leadership Development Program Class XVI, who graduated on May 4 on the grounds of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. ELDP is NAMIC's flagship education program, designed to advance diversity in the communications industry's executive suites. Darden faculty, sponsors, family, and friends joined in to celebrate the successful completion of what many have called a life-altering experience. For more information about ELDP and the nomination process for ELDP Class XVII, please  click here .

Remember, online registration is now open for the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference. Take advantage of early-bird promotional rates until June 1.  Also, we want to hear from you. Please send your Annual NAMIC Conference ideas or suggestions for compelling and dynamic session topics or speakers to  Those interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Sandra Girado, NAMIC's Vice President, Events and Partner Relations at or 212-594-5985. 

NAMIC's on a mission to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry via leadership and professional development programs and initiatives. Remember, if you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC event, join on the spot and receive 10% off your NAMIC membership! Inquire at the event.
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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue

Fast Company 
"This has not become the most fun discussion to have," says Damien Hooper-Campbell. Here's his approach to changing that.
The character, created in the 1940s and revived in a 2014 graphic novel, stars in a new comic book to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Business News Daily
There are many benefits to having a diverse team. Different perspectives boost creativity and wisdom, enabling your team to attack problems from multiple angles and come up with unique solutions.
NBC News
NBC Asian America sat down with four filmmakers - Jeff Chiba Stearns ("Mixed Match"), Nadine Truong ("I Can, I Will, I Did"), Robin Lung ("Finding Kukan"), and Tanuj Chopra ("Chee and T") - during the 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival to talk about the challenges they've faced when knocking on Hollywood's gates, what their biggest concerns are when "whitewashing" becomes the focus of films, and how audiences can encourage better representation in the media they consume.


NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced today its latest partnership with EndemolShine Latino; a bilingual, digital reality series titled Love Clicks 24/7. The series will take the reality genre to an unprecedented level, combining live 24/7 streaming footage with video challenges and competitions playing out across mobile, linear and social platforms. Viewers will be able to watch the series in either English or Spanish, and will have an interactive stake in all phases of the reality show, generating the ultimate engagement for audiences and sponsors.
Target Market News
Essence Communications, a division of Time Inc., announced today it is partnering with Twitter to livestream "Essence Now," a weekly talk show covering all things entertainment, fashion, news and love and relationships.  The latest collaboration for Time Inc. and Twitter, "Essence Now" will be the first live show on Twitter targeting Black women.

Facebook quietly began unveiling a new immersive ad unit called Collection in late March, to the delight of marketers focused on e-commerce. The mobile-only ad unit pairs a video, image, or slideshow with up to four products that are prominently featured below the ad.

A new report from Nielsen has found that Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) buying power and influence is experiencing "rapid" expansion and is only expected to continue to grow exponentially, driven in part by AAPI women.


NAMIC-Southern California member,  Daisy Auger-Dominguez joined Viacom as SVP, Talent Acquisition

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