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April 14, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter,

NAMIC local chapters are doing some dynamic things lately and we'd like to boast. 
  • NAMIC-Denver received kudos from Cablefax for their first major event since the chapter revitalization.  Read it here!  
  • NAMIC-Atlanta named it's April Member of the Month, Coleman Oglesbee, vice president, customer experience, Comcast who states that his NAMIC membership has been a critical part of his overall career growth and leadership development.  Read more here. 
Upcoming NAMIC Chapter events:
(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.) 
  • On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, NAMIC-Atlanta will be holding an interactive discussion on transformational leadership, featuring executive coach Becky A. Davis.

Upcoming NAMIC National events:
  • Buy your ticket for the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast, May 18, 2016, during the Internet and Television Expo (INTX) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
  • Take advantage of the 30% off early registration rates for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference, 
    September 20-21, 2016 in New York City. The discounted ticket price will be in effect until June 1, 2016.

Renew your NAMIC membership today to be eligible to win 1 of 2 Fitbits, courtesy of A+E Networks and FOX Networks. 

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
In This Issue
Fast Company
The subject of a new study reveals that a well-placed referral can boost the upward career mobility of African-Americans.

ABC News
The head of the Motion Picture Association of America says the film community must do a better job of reflecting the diverse makeup of the world, and it's taking steps to do so.
USA Today
Ahead of its f8 developers conference kicking off Tuesday, Facebook donated $250,000 toward scholarships for students from underrepresented communities.
"When people look for work by artists of color, they look for very specific kind of work." A. Rey Pamatmat explains why he plays by his own rules as an Asian-American playwright.
Fast Company
Diversity is good for business, but our supportive arguments need to better reflect the complexities of the benefits.
Time Inc.
Corporations were certainly involved in the fight for marriage equality, but their clout has come into sharp relief in the recent state-level battles over bills that affect LGBT people, particularly so-called "bathroom bills" and religious freedom laws.

TV One struck a down-to-the-wire deal to air off-network repeats of Fox's "Empire" just hours before the African-American cable network was set to deliver its upfront presentation to media buyers and members of the press Thursday morning.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced it will present global superstar, Jennifer Lopez at a private concert exclusively for its advertising clients on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6pm at The Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to celebrate Telemundo's successes this past year.  

NAMIC-South Florida member and 2015 NAMIC Luminary, Freddy Rol√≥n named vice president and general manager, ESPN Deportes.  

NAMIC Promotes James Jones, Sandra Girado

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


Last month, Facebook announced that on April 12, they will be "opening up the Instant Articles program to all publishers-of any size, anywhere in the world." Yes, this means that brands can now leverage Facebook Instant Articles to engage with consumers.

Ad Age Creativity
This PSA from President Obama's My Brother's Keeper program starts with an Academy Awards-style announcement. It's actually a prediction of a far-off future -- best actor in a leading role in 2024 -- but it's particularly pertinent following the outcry about the lack of black Oscar nominees in 2016.