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

FBI vs Clinton

Issue

Hillary Clinton has lots of explaining to do, according to federal investigators. The FBI is in the final stages of its probe and this comes after Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that she would defer to investigators and prosecutors in deciding whether to press charges.

Meanwhile, US attorney general says her meeting with Bill Clinton “cast a shadow” over the justice department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

MOTOR CITY MOVING FORWARD

Issue

Detroit's collapse into bankruptcy was after 50 years of neglect. The bottom line is that citizens there stopped fighting each other and started working together.

Now a few dozen local and national industry leaders, including Quicken Loans, which has brought hundreds of jobs to downtown Detroit are promoting TECHWEEK

Many of Detroit's emerging success-stories across technology, including those in finance, startups, health, e-commerce, fashion, makers and more will be recognized and discussed at Techweek Detroit.

Gobble Of Power

Issue

The man who has been attacking two-term President Obama vociferously and as long as anyone can recall is now expected to visit The White House.

How will The President welcome his successor? He called him unfit to serve as commander in chief. The Donald led the toxic birther charge challenging the legitimacy of Obama's presidency.

He is there to speak with US President Barack Obama about the transition plans. The President has instructed his staff to work toward a smooth transition, just as President George W. Bush and his team did for them eight years ago.

American Values Survey

Issue

A new report just published by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) "Anxiety, Nostalgia and Mistrust"

Health Care, Terrorism, and Jobs Most Critical Issues

When asked what issues are most important to them personally, Americans are more likely to
cite health care (63%), terrorism (62%), and jobs and unemployment (60%) than any other issue.
A majority (53%) of Americans report that crime is a critical issue to them personally. Slightly fewer
say the cost of education (49%), economic inequality (48%), and immigration (46%) are critical

ROLLING STONES GATHER MOSS

Issue

The bad boys of rock and roll invited the people of Cuba to spend the night together at a free rock concert. They are avoiding the responsibilities and care of playing on Good Friday. The Pope asked them to wait, but they will apparently be somewhere else on Ruby Tuesday.

Pope Francis makes last-ditch bid to stop Rolling Stones from playing in Cuba http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/pope-tries-stop-rolling-stone...

Will The Rolling Stones dedicate this song to The Castro Brothers?

The Dumps For President Trump

Problem

What's a chief executive to do when his own people, who voted for him turn on him in masses?
Congressional investigations by select members of US House and Senate leadership involving the White House. Pump the brakes: A handful of Trump voters are coming to the painful realization that they’ve been had http://www.salon.com/2017/03/30/pump-the-brakes-a-handful-of-trump-voter...

The Fourth/Fifth Estates

Issue

Imagine if the news media, journalism or "the press" went on vacation. What do you thinks would occur in a true democracy?

In terms of historical value, the term reportedly appeared during a parliamentary debate in 1787 on the opening up of press reporting of the House of Commons of Great Britain. The Fifth Estate is a socio-cultural reference to bloggers, journalists, and non-mainstream media outlets.

Non Secure Agency?

Issue

WARNING: NSA officials are investigating Every single day, any move you make, all the fakes and clicks you take. Someone is watching your actions. National Security Agency’s website was offline and dark for a day.

If these passwords or tools were leaked online, it could have broad outcomes and serious consequences.

'Shadow Brokers' Claim To Have Hacked The NSA's Hackers http://n.pr/2b0wqUR

NSA's website goes down amid hacking fears | Fox News | http://fxn.ws/2bsFVNB

‘Shadow Brokers’ Leak Raises Alarming Question: Was the N.S.A. Hacked? http://nyti.ms/2aTiaSl

BRATTON BOWS OUT

Issue

The sheriff of NYC has announced that he will not serve another term, regardless of who gets elected Mayor.

Does he feel growing older along with the pressures of the job is burning him out? Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's will take part in a City Island Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday July 28th.

William Bratton: I will not be NYPD commissioner through second Bill de Blasio term | Newsday @Newsday http://nwsdy.li/1JAQ7fT

Bill Bratton Says He Won’t Serve As Police Commissioner Again « CBS New York http://cbsloc.al/1OpdZ9S

Hillary NYC Mayor?

Solution

Politics and payback often go hand in hand. The outcome could be very interesting because New Yorkers know her and have already voted for Hillary, so why not? But is she up for the task?

Hillary Clinton possibly mulling a run for NYC mayor: source http://nydn.us/2hZ1yHs

Hillary Clinton receives standing ovation at ‘The Color Purple’ on Broadway http://usat.ly/2jj3zQ3

Rumors of Hillary Clinton’s Comeback http://nyti.ms/2jc8JwT