Issues and Answers

Issue

Too many corporations think about marketing to the 55 million strong Latino Market during Hispanic Heritage month or try on Cinco de Mayo.

However, these companies have put their money where their mouth is for Latino market. We'd like to call them our top "Three Amigos" aka The Three Caballeros 1944
AT&T “Between Two Worlds”
AT&T’s #BetweenTwoWorlds is the Hispanic movement in their expansive social media campaign #TheMobileMovement, which launched earlier this year. The company began the Hispanic operation in July 2014 as an opportunity to connect and engage bicultural Latinos, particularly digital-savvy millennials.
#BetweenTwoWorlds focuses on the lives of young acculturated Hispanics between their teens and mid-30s, who easily identify with both mainstream U.S. culture and their Latino background. Accompanying the #TheMobileMovement is a Tumblr page similarly featuring Spanglish posts. The two hashtags can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
http://www.att.com/global-search/search.jsp?App_ID=HOME&autoSuggest=FALSE&tabPressed=FALSE&q=spanish#!/All/

Dunkin Donuts “Dunkin' Latino”
As of June 2014, Dunkin’ Donuts launched its Latino Twitter page, looking to cater to the company’s Spanish speakers. Last year, Dunkin’ Donuts also claimed to be the first national coffee retailer to make its website, mobile, and Facebook platforms available in Spanish and English.
With the social media campaign launch, there was a brief sweepstakes. Fans could follow @DunkinLatino and use the hashtag #MiDunkinEsTuDunkin to enter a chance to win a $100 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card for themselves and a friend. The brand is now supporting their digital Hispanic movement with hashtags such as #MiDunkin and #DunkinLatino.
https://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/es.html

McDonald’s “Me Encanta”
Back in 2011, McDonald’s introduced its Spanish-language Twitter campaign. @MeEncanta is a Spanglish-based account used to interact with fans about promotional deals through music, sports and education.
McDonald’s Latino movement is currently engaging its online audience with its hashtag #MiMomento. The hashtag, however, has not seemed to catch on yet with many of the posts coming from unrelated tweets.
http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/promotions.html

http://youtu.be/8ZRuAWoYCzo

OUT INCUMBENTS

Issue

US Congress members and state legislators have increasingly grown lazy and voters should exercise their right to vote, to get representatives working again and staying away from special interests and corruption.

Some observers may say it is probably not possible if the past record is any indication, but dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery must stop immediately.

Existing holders of political offices could be replaced during the upcoming elections where priorities are defined, established to improve structural advantages for all Americans.

Wary on two day headlines...

Issue

The adjective is used in feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
"dogs that have been mistreated often remain very wary of strangers"

Synonyms: cautious, careful, circumspect, on one's guard, chary, alert, on the lookout, on one's toes,

Middle East grows wary of Trump, despite ventures in region http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article...

WHITE CHRISTMAS?

Issue

My video surveillance cameras saw it first and then my eyes confirmed the snow. There's apparently going to be a white and cold Christmas in New York City, unless the white flakes melt before December the 24th.

Please, allow me to offer a few favorites, beginning with my DaD's number one crooner, Bing Crosby.

WHITE CHRISTMAS - Bing Crosby https://youtu.be/GJSUT8Inl14 via @YouTube

Dean Martin - Let it Snow! https://youtu.be/mN7LW0Y00kE via @YouTube

White Christmas - The Drifters https://youtu.be/GfZPtkqXQIA via @YouTube

Will Democracy End?

Issue

What if US had another democratically held election and nobody cast their ballots? Americans’ distaste for Trump And Clinton Is non-presidential. Registered voters don’t appear to be thrilled at the prospect of voting for either Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump. These two are more strongly disliked than any presidential nominee since the camp pain known as The Revolution of 1800. My God!

http://www.doseofnews.com/index.php?loc=politics

Jungle Primary

Solution

All eyes are on a political Tarzan of the Georgia jungle Tuesday. A nonpartisan blanket primary election in which all candidates for the same elected office, regardless of respective political affiliation run against each other at once, instead of being segregated by political party.

CONGRESSIONAL VACATIONS

Issue

US Congress will soon return from yet another long vacation, and the do nothing legislative group will be facing their own version of Mission Impossible filled with perilous political predicaments.

While some say our national leadership will certainly have its hands full, others fear it will be business as usual and very little will get accomplished before their next vacation.

5 perilous issues for Boehner when Congress returns http://usat.ly/1Eea1B3 via @usatoday

Obama’s Quiet Vacation Will Yield to a Noisy September http://nyti.ms/1PtBIpQ

Unlucky Thirteen

Issue

For many Americans, going online is an important way to connect with friends and family, shop, get news and search for information. Yet today, 13% of U.S. adults do not use the internet, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data.

http://www.pewinternet.org/2013/09/25/whos-not-online-and-why/

Investigators Need Investigating

Issue

When Ethics Investigators Need Investigating: A New York government commission set up to ensure that government officials perform ethically may be having some ethical problems of its own.

The commission is called JCOPE, which stands for Joint Commission on Public Ethics, and it’s supposed to keep tabs on the lobbyists who get big bucks for influencing government.
Now, it seems the commission is ready to do something far beyond its authority.

It may want to police the press. At least that’s the way some journalists and public relations people see it.

Making America Great?

Issue

As we approach Valentines Day, the bromance between US President Donald J Trump is OK with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

TV host Bill O’Reilly challenged Trump about his claims to respect Putin because he is “a killer,” Trump answered: “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?”

What is your personal opinion?

Issue

When terrorists in Paris attacked offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring as many, they were protesting parody on the Prophet Muhammad.

Now, people all over have condemned the attack, with some carrying sings or posting “Je Suis Charlie” (“I Am Charlie”).

This attack was one of France’s deadliest in decades, prompting it to raise its terror alert to the highest level. From Bangkok to Berlin, thousands are taking a stand against living in fear, as rallies defend freedom of expression.