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May 18, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:  

Last week, NAMIC announced a call for nominations for the 2017 Next Generation Leaders Awards. The awards, which honor emerging multi-ethnic executives for their outstanding contributions to the success of their respective organizations, will be presented during the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference.  Business leaders age 45 and under are eligible for nomination. The nominations deadline is June 5, 2017.

2016 NAMIC Next Generation Leaders:  (L-R): Detavio Samuels, President, One Solution & Interactive One; Urvashi Shivdasani, SVP, Finance - International, Discovery Networks International, Discovery Communications; Bobby Amirshahi, SVP, Corporate Communications, Univision Communications Inc.; and Sean Cohan, President, International and Digital Media, A+E Networks.

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
PR Newswire
The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation's top companies for diversity and inclusion management. These companies excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans.
In the top 5, as we've come to expect, are Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, KPMG and Procter & Gamble. Over the last 15 years, the list has grown from three qualifying companies to 25; IBM and American Express have earned a spot on the list every year.

Target Market News
iONE Digital, formerly known as Interactive One, announced the acquisition of digital media properties, and from Moguldom Media Group.


HispanicAd in association with Adam R Jacobson are proud to announce the availability of the 2017 Hispanic TV Upfront Report.

Vice Media and Telemundo are partnering on a wide-ranging content agreement that will bring non-fiction Vice content to NBC's two Spanish-language networks, Telemundo and Universo.

Univision executives gave a big plug to the multicultural programming on cabler Fusion and the efforts to diversify the range of programming on the mothership broadcast networks during its upfront presentation.
Discovery U.S. Hispanic networks', Discovery en EspaƱol and lifestyle-focused  Discovery Familia, upfront slate has more than 1,000 hours of content for its television and digital platforms, including a new series on the hunt for Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's fortune.

PR Newswire
REVOLT today announced a new research study, Gen Z & The Engagement Economy, which explores the broadest measurement of Gen Z's media usage to date - from music streaming services, emerging social and OTT video platforms, to eSports participation; how Gen Z is using social differently, and what marketers can do to better engage them.


Congratulations to NAMIC ELDP Class VII alumnus, Jose M. Jimenez for starting a new position as Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Cox Enterprises.

NAMIC applauds its supporters for making the 2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity List: Cox Communications, Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Co., and Time Warner. 

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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