June 22, 2018
As my Cannes Lions experience draws to a close on the last day of the Festival, I feel quite like I just consumed a magical creative elixir that’s now coursing through my veins. And, no, I’m not referring to the rosé. Unlike my daily industry news feeds that keep me apprised of the best brand...
A World Cup without the United States, but Not Without American Fans
March 20, 2018
The U.S. Men’s National Team (client) suffered a surprising and disappointing exit last fall in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament, but just because the U.S. won’t be fielding a team on the world’s grandest soccer stage, it doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of fans in our country following the competition. Marketers should...
Gen Z: The Next Big Things
August 10, 2017
This is not a post about Millennials. Marketers have been up to their ears in information and data about Millennial habits and behaviors, but Gen Z is reaching adulthood, and we need to catch up. In that spirit, we gathered a group of FH Dallas’ own Gen Zers, ranging in age from 4 to 16....
Play It Again
April 17, 2017
Five things brands can learn from anniversary concerts By now we know that nostalgic Millennials are practically starving for anything that makes them remember their personal days of old – a quick Buzzfeed search can easily lead to hours of looking at things that “only 90s kids will remember.” I recently reveled in a little...
Sports at the Speed of Social: Key Takeaways
November 3, 2014
Last week, FleishmanHillard hosted a panel discussion for a packed room at the 2014 Holmes Global PR Summit on the topic of “Sports at the Speed of Social.” Arguably, no industry has been more impacted by the explosion, and constant evolution, of social media than the world of sports. Moderated by FleishmanHillard's Mitch Germann, alongside...
If an illegal immigrant isn't counted, is she there?
February 5, 2010
This past week, the top two Republican candidates vying for the Senate seat Mel Martinez will be vacating, engaged in a war of words over whether the Census should count illegal immigrants in its tally of the US population. The pragmatist, Charlie Christ, looked at the issue from the point of view of his current...
Could This Be the Beginning of a Tectonic Media Shift?
March 18, 2008
And I thought I would never see the day - but times do change. The Miami Herald reported this morning that Telemundo and Televisa have reached a 10-year agreement to have Televisa distribute Telemundo programming in Mexico. The deal itself probably won’t have a major immediate effect on the US media market, but combined with...
Confianza: Hispanic Trust Pulse Study
February 7, 2008
Most every day my colleagues at FH Hispania are engaged in delivering information and messages to the Hispanic public, usually through the filter of media or other third-parties. Today, we unveil the results of Confianza: Hispanic Trust Pulse, a study our agency conducted that delves into the topics that are most important to U.S. Hispanics...
Does the Future of Soccer in the US Have Latin Flavor?
December 3, 2007
David Beckham arrived in the MLS this past summer with much hoopla and hopes of drawing in fans that will finally propel professional soccer to the upper tier of sports in the United States. But, with much less fanfare, several developments in recent months point to Latin American players taking on a more significant role...
"Dallas" with a Mojito Twist
September 24, 2007
On my flight back from Santo Domingo I caught a special viewing of the first episode of the new CBS series Cane, which stars Jimmy Smits as the adopted son of a Cuban family that grows sugar in Florida and produces a popular rum. Suffice it to say that in an era when reality TV...
A Sign of a Maturing Market
September 6, 2007
The announcement last week that Nielsen is doing away with its Hispanic sample and will now measure Hispanic TV viewership from its general market People Meter sample is a sign of the maturation of not only the Hispanic market but also of Hispanic viewers. It used to be that we needed a separate measuring sample...
Relevant Cultural Touchpoints Present Unique Business Opportunity
August 15, 2007
QuinceaÃ±era celebrations, the balls in which 15-year-old girls are presented into society as a transition to adulthood and marriage, are a long-standing tradition in Latin America that has been transplanted to the U.S. by Hispanic immigrants. Families are known to pour thousands of dollars into fancy parties, dresses and other accoutrements that are outdone only...
The Staffing Challenge
July 18, 2007
As is often the case, FH Hispania is looking to fill an account staff position in one of our offices. So I took the opportunity to browse through the job postings on Monster.com and LatPro.com and came across no less than fifteen job openings for PR account persons at various advertising and public relations agencies...