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For three days, June 4-6, today’s hottest brands and renowned culture marketing leaders came together in Los Angeles to shared their insights, successes, challenges, passions and best practices at the 2018 CMC Annual Conference. From hands-on workshops to seminars led by some of the top brands in the industry, our annual conference is the premier conference in multicultural marketing.



MONDAY, JUNE 4


11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 

REGISTRATION OPEN 

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

CONFERENCE WELCOME

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Rick Gomez, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Target 

Moderator: 
Walter F. Ulloa, Chairman and CEO, Entravision Communications


Sponsor: Entravision Communications

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

HISPANIC BRAND IN THE TRUMP ERA
Whether it’s rhetoric, the attempted repeal of DACA, or building a wall as an immigration strategy, Trump and his proposed policies have influenced the fabric of society not only in increased political activism but also in the way we communicate (Twitter wars, anyone?). 

Moderator: 
Roberto Orci, President & CEO, Acento 

Speakers:
Liliana Gil Valletta, CEO, CIEN+
Maria Elena Salinas, Journalist, news anchor and author

 

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

COFFEE BREAK

Sponsor: Bank of America

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

CLIENT ROUNDTABLE: HOTTEST TRENDS IN MARKETING TODAY
Join our panel of senior-level client executives as they discuss the most pressing topics facing brands today, the hottest marketing trends and key strategies they’re employing to extend their reach and connect meaningfully with the diverse American mainstream. Representing different key sectors of the American economy, from telecommunications and foodservice to consumer products, each will explore the unique intersection between their company profile and the community of stakeholders in the Hispanic community that they serve.

Moderator:
Isaac Mizrahi, Co President & Chief Operating Officer, Alma


Speakers:
Marissa Solis, VP/General Manager - Hispanic, PepsiCo Beverages
Alex Tokatlian, Program Leader, Hispanic Marketing & Advertising, Domino’s Pizza
Jose Velez-Silva, Vice President, Multicultural Communications, Comcast

Sponsor: Nielsen

 

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 

INFLUENCE OF INFLUENCERS 
The term influencer has become one of the industry’s most over-used buzzwords. But what do influencers really do, and what tangible value do they bring? This panel of experts representing brands, agencies and social media mavens will ask the tough questions about an industry in flux, and provide the tools to assess whether an influencer strategy is right for your brand. 

Moderator: 
Mike Valdes-Fauli, President & CEO, Pinta


Speakers: 
Rubén Mendiola, Chief Regional Officer USA & Panregional, Hitsbook Group

Gaby Natale, President, AGANAR Media
Marla Skiko, EVP, Precision and Multicultural, Starcom USA


Sponsor: Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS)

 

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 

MULTICULTURAL STRUCTURE – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
As mainstream America continues to evolve, brands and marketing organizations have experimented with different structures – from separate departments to integrated teams and everything in between. How do top organizations of today structure themselves for multicultural marketing success? You’ll hear from a panel of clients on what has worked for them, what were some failures along the way, and what the future holds for new models of structural collaboration.

Moderator: 
Ida Chacon, Vice President of Custom Solutions, Collage Group (formerly Latinum)

Speakers:
Alejandra Barron, Director, Merchandise & Integrated Marketing, AutoZone
Margie Bravo, Marketing Multicultural Champion, Coffee-mate, Nestlé USA
Emilio Coronado, Omnichannel- Channel Experience, U.S. Bank


6:30 p.m. -  7:30 p.m. 

HAPPY HOUR RECEPTION

 

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TUESDAY, JUNE 5

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

REGISTRATION 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Sponsor: Undertone


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Alicia Enciso, Chief Marketing Officer, Nestlé USA

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH DANNY TREJO: HISPANIC REPRESENTATION ON SCREENS
The #Oscarssowhite movement raised awareness of the lack of African-American representation among actors, but for Latinos, we are still limited to a few Mexican directors. How do we increase the Hispanic presence in front of and behind the camera? Join our panelists of creative talent agents and actors to discuss the issue and how entertainment marketing and diverse representation go hand in hand.

Moderator:
Ingrid Otero-Smart, President & CEO, Casanova//McCann


Speaker:
Danny Trejo, actor 

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

COFFEE BREAK
Sponsor: Adsmovil


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

THE PASIÓN FOR SPORTS: HOW HISPANICS ARE DRIVING THE FUTURE OF SPORTS MARKETING
Hispanics exude passion, and there’s nothing we get more passionate about than deportes. With record ratings, revenue and merchandise sales coming from the Latin market, no sports enterprise can afford to ignore this demographic. Hear firsthand from experts across professional leagues, teams and media networks how Latinos are playing an increasingly-critical role.

Moderator:
Angel Rodríguez, Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times


Speakers:
Antonio Briceño, Managing Director, beIN SPORTS
Juan Pablo Convers, VP, Business Development, Univision Digital
Marissa Fernández, Senior Director, Marketing Strategy and Fan Development, National Football League
José Garriga, VP, NBC Sports & Telemundo, NBCUniversal


Sponsor: CNNE


12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

 

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

THE FUTURE OF ADVERTISING AGENCIES
PJ Pereira, founder of the award-winning agency Pereira O’Dell, believes that creatives should think like marketers but behave like entertainers, a term he has coined “branducer.” In this session, Pereira shares how this philosophy has been key to his team’s success, as well as his predictions on the future of advertising agencies and the three types of agency structures: the Uber model, the holdings model and the content-oriented model. Whether you are a creative or not, this can’t-miss session has lessons that can be applied to the entire marketing spectrum.

Speaker:
PJ Pereira, Founder and Creative Chairman, Pereira & O’Dell


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CREATIVITY SHOWCASE - EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVITY THE ROAD TO CANNES
Preview of some the work our agencies have submitted for the world’s most prestigious creative competition the Cannes Lions Festival.

Moderator:
Mara Fernández, Associate Publisher/Senior Director for U.S. Hispanic/Latin America, PRODU


Presenters:
Pablo Buffagni, Creative Director/Head Chef, BBQ Agency
Luis Miguel Messianu, Creative Chairman, CEO, Alma
Aldo Quevedo, Principal and Creative Director, Richards/Lerma


3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

CULTURE IS THE NEW MAINSTREAM
As demographics rapidly shift, many brands recognize the value of having the multicultural marketing agency take the lead in mainstream or “general market” executions. Hear from a panel of clients and their agencies who are knocking this model out of the park – what was the sell-in process, how does the collaboration work, what obstacles & opportunities have arisen and what are the key takeaways from these relationships?

Moderator:
Catherine Bension, CEO, SRI


Speakers:
Ricardo Aspiazu, Director, Promotions & Device Marketing, Verizon
John Sandoval, Senior Brand and Latino Marketing Manager, Intuit


3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

IN CULTURE MARKETING: DRIVING BRAND GROWTH
Magna will unveil results from new studies conducted in partnership with Telemundo and Univision on how advertisers should be creating and deploying ads for Hispanic audiences in both TV and digital. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of both creative and media strategies that can be used to optimize brand KPIs and generate growth.

Moderator:
Gonzalo del Fa, President, GroupM Multicultural, GroupM

Speaker:
Mireya Artega, Research Director, Magna Global

Sponsor: Univision 


4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

DIGITAL LIVES STUDY: A WORLD OF DIGITAL “EVERYTHING” THROUGH A CULTURAL LENS
Join us for a CMC Cultural Insights study that looks at two transformative & disruptive forces: digitalization & demography… all through a cultural lens. Digital inhabits every area of our lives today, reforming how we buy things and redefine content creation, curation, delivery & consumption across entertainment, news, marketing and everyday human interaction. Today, online shoppers make 51 percent of their purchases online with Millennials outpacing that figure. With culture playing a larger role in the American mainstream, this study uncovers how digital is used to gather or provide information, socialize, consume or create entertainment, maximize utility while applying a cultural lens to ascertain areas of similarity, cultural uniqueness or areas of cultural fusion. 

Presenter:
Nancy Tellet, Founder, Brand & Consumer Navigator, PureClarity LLC

Panelists:
David A. Chitel, CEO & Founder, NGL Collective
Meghann Elrhoul, Head of Global Agency Research, Twitter


Sponsor: NRS DOOH MEDIA


5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FACT OR FICTION: THE CURRENT STATE OF THE HISPANIC MARKET
A lot has been speculated about the current state of the Hispanic market. Everything from the political landscape to the rapidly changing omni-channel shopping experience challenges marketers, manufacturers and retailers to separate rhetoric from reality. So what really happened with Hispanic Consumer Packaged Goods spending in 2017?

Presenter:
Vanessa Strain, Vice President, Multicultural Growth and Strategy, Nielsen

 

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

AWARDS EVENT
Since 1999, the CMC has honored those that have made significant contributions to the U.S. Hispanic advertising and marketing industry. In an awards networking reception, the CMC will honor the 2018 inductees into the CMC Hall Fame, which recognizes a select group of visionaries, leaders and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the Hispanic advertising and marketing field. In addition, we will recognize the future leaders of tomorrow with the Rising Star Award, the only award honoring outstanding Hispanic marketing professionals ages 35 and under. Come in your business attire – no need to glam up if you don’t want to – but bring your business cards and celebratory spirit!

Rising Stars Presented by Captura Group
Hall of Fame Presented by State Farm

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  

REGISTRATION 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Sponsor: Boden

 

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

MARKETER OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTATION
The CMC will honor the 2018 Marketer of the Year – this company will join a prestigious short list of elite brands that have received the award, including Ford, McDonald’s, State Farm, Toyota, and Walmart. Immediately following the award ceremony, you’ll learn the back story of how this brand became a major driving force in connecting with Hispanic consumers and built a long-lasting legacy of support and inclusivity.

Speaker:
Alberto Lorente, Vice President Multicultural Marketing, Sprint

 

Sponsor: Sabio Mobile

 

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

CORPORATE AMERICA AND THE STATE OF LATINO REPRESENTATION 
The state of Latino representation at Corporate America, who’s doing great, what are the barriers and what is the relationship between proper representation and business success.

Speaker:
Robert Rodriguez, PhD. President, DRR Advisors LLC
Luke Visconti, CEO, DiversityInc 
Camilo Zarta, ‎Executive Multicultural Recruiter/Consultant Specialist, De Forest Search
  

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

CAPE AWARDS WINNERS
The CMC will honor Hispanic account planners with the CAPE Awards through our partnership with HispanicAd.com. You’ll hear our winners share a few secrets of their success and how their role is critical to ensure a broad reach of each marketing campaign.


11:30
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