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

Saturday Night Massacre

Issue

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." This raises the question whether those who can remember are not doomed, to be swept along by the majority who cannot?

The last Presidential election was a particularly toxic for Americans. The tone of the race was negative and some political scientists worried the election could scar a generation of young voters, making them less likely to cast ballots in the future. Name-calling and accusations thrown between the candidates were just the beginning of the vitriol.

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...

GLOBAL UNION

Issue

Back in the 1800s, the concept of a world without boundaries was about globalization and interests of countries.

The idea was that by removing boundaries, there would be an upward swing in pride as international citizens. However, a maximum supremacy is attained without borders, but its a long road to travel for this objective.

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.

A War on Drugs, or Poor Americans?

Issue

American physicians are tracking prescription meds. Also the pharmacists, and, in some jurisdictions, the police. Doctors prescribe pain killers, but the government appears to be trying to control the use of medicinal, along with recreational drugs.

Happy and Healthy News Year!

Issue

You can achieve it by being aware of the information you are exposed to and the method in which you are consuming said content.

For example, if sports is your thing, then bypass the clutter: http://www.doseofnews.com/index.php?loc=sports

If your interests include staying healthy: http://www.doseofnews.com/index.php?loc=health

Hipster in Chief

Issue

From 2009–2016 Barack Hussein Obama, who was born on August 4, 1961, has proven time and time again to be the most popular longest-serving President of the United States as he nears the end of his term.

He has proven to be the hippest president US President ever. The fact that he was elected and then re-elected the first African American President to live in The White House is not only extremely cool, but there's way too much to list beyond that. US Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony https://youtu.be/a8d2J4Uca2o

Net Neutrality in Knots

Issue

Everyone traveling up the information superhighway's world wide web knows that a dose of news with a wide assortment of topics, with an eclectic subject matter, will keep us all informed. Not if the FCC gets away with what commissioners are planning today. http://technology.doseofnews.com/

Wall of sound silence

News

Imprisoned impresario Phil Spector has not reportedly spoken in prison for over nine months.

According to prison officials, the man behind pop music's “Wall of Sound” is silent. Spector produced some of the 20th century’s greatest music including The Beatles seminal album Let It Be lost the use of his voice nine months ago and is in a “very dangerous” situation in prison.

He was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison in May 2009 after being convicted for the murder of actress and cocktail waitress Lana Clarkson.