PR and Social Marketing Conference, May 10 - 12

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Published on LatinoLA: March 26, 2010

PR and Social Marketing Conference, May 10 - 12

The Hispanic PR & Social Marketing Conference will take place in Dallas May 10-12th. www.hpra-usa.org

According to the "2010 Hispanic Marketing Trends Survey" 78% of U.S. companies surveyed did not use any social media to engage Latinos.

Univision has sold more than 90% of its available ad spots during this summer's World Cup.

In memory of the victims of Argentina's "Dirty War" in the late 70s-early 80s, thousands of Facebook users in Argentina removed their profile photos this week.

ASCAP held its Latin Awards gala last night in Los Angeles. Joan Sebastian, Tommy Torres and Anthony "Romeo" Santos shared the "Songwriter of the Year" award, while "El Amor" was named "Latin Song of the Year" and Sony/ATV Music Publishing was awarded "Publisher of the Year".

A car bomb exploded today in the Colombian port city of Buenaventura killing six people and wounding over 30 others.

Hundreds of thousands of protestors marched along the National Mall in Washington DC over the weekend in support of immigration reform

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, Ciudad Juarez' city planning department estimates that about 116,000 homes in the city have been abandoned as residents flee Juarez in response to the city's increasing violence.

Documentary filmmaker Monika Navarro explores the deportation of her two uncles, both U.S. military veterans, to Mexico in "Almas Perdidas". The film premiered this week on PBS' Independent Lens series.

Tijuana-based 7-time world champion boxer Erik "El Terrible" Morales will face Jose Jicara Alfaro in Monterrey this Saturday night. The fight will be broadcast on Pay Per View.

Designer Isabel Toledo has created a footwear and accessories line for Payless ShoeSource that will launch this Fall.

Bromley Communications received two silver awards at the Advertising Research Foundation's David Ogilvy Awards ceremony in New York this week. The awards were for Excellence in Advertising Research for the agency's work in the U.S. Hispanic market with Progresso Soups and Reynold's Wrap.

Shakira will guest star in an upcoming episode of Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place" airing April 16th at 8 PM EST.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Mexico this week and pledged to cooperate more with Mexico in going after drug cartel bank accounts, the trafficking of illegal guns across the border and money laundering.

Univision's La Que Buena, WQBU 92.7 in New York, will broadcast 150 New York Mets games this year.

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