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

Temperarure Tantrums

Issue

The current temperature tantrums are unpleasant all over the world and these wicked and disruptive weather behaviors and global outbursts have been registered from NYC, USA to Shanghai, PRC.

Your tired, poor, huddled masses...

Announcement
Images: 

Someone hung a banner on Lady Liberty. It said "Refugees Welcome"

"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

I Know Nothing About Politics...

Issue

This was the first phrase I learned when I arrived to the US and could barely speak English. My parents were trying to protect their children because of Fidel Castro's Revolution, The Cuban Missile Crisis and issues surrounding the base in Guantanamo.

However, politics is what decides much in our lives. From how our health care is set up, which subjects schools are teaching to salaries we will be earning as adults.

MEGA MILLIONS

Solution

Thank GOD it's Friday and as the saying goes... You've got to be in it to win as much as $555Mega Million Jackpot.
Friday may be a day of celebration for the person or persons who win this pot of gold.

A word to the wise... Make sure to check your ticket before leaving the store to verify the numbers and the date printed are correct. Mega Millions cannot cancel tickets.

POTUS Profanities

Issue

Who's the most foul-mouthed President of The USA? Many would quickly say 45 right away.

However, that depends on their styles, priorities, intelligence, and criteria. So we surfed the internet for quotes from US Presidents' colorful language.

President Obama's comment about Mitt Romney being a "bulls*****r" is one the less-offensive of the presidential profanities. Reagan, Carter, Ford, Clinton, Nixon, Johnson and even Harry S. Truman, were all known to let a profanity slip every now and then, but POTUS 45 toxic Tweets, comments, and actions could trump them all.

Thanksgiving thoughts

Idea

The past few days have been difficult for me to adjust to. It's was not only wet, cold and keeps on getting dark earlier every day, but leaving loved ones is always sad to say the least. Add to that, the political camp pain, which is a nightmare and what about those horrific acts overseas.

Therefore, I've decided to counter the bad by making a list of the good. May it lift all our spirits and give us all reasons to be thankful.

Thank you mother nature for creating us, other precious animals, plants for our pleasure.

PRAGMATIC TRUMP

Issue

An individual dealing with the problems that exist in a specific situation in a reasonable and logical way instead of depending on ideas and theories is considered to be pragmatic.

President Obama took questions from The White House Press Corps today.

Obama: Trump Not Ideological, But Pragmatic | Video | RealClearPolitics http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/11/14/obama_trump_not_ideolo...

Obama calls Trump 'pragmatic,' warns it’ll be hard to undo legacy http://nydn.us/2fOr7LW

- Seven + Seven

Issue

Lust – To have an intense desire or need: “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28).

Gluttony – Excess in eating and drinking: “for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags” (Proverbs 23:21).

Greed - Excessive or reprehensible acquisitiveness: “Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more” (Ephesians 4:19).

Five Fantastic Years

Issue

CITY IMAGES is celebrating five years of successful publishing. I' like to say thanks to my daughter Sabrina for suggesting the name and to my friend and colleague CD Jaco for recommending it in the first place. According to Google analytics, this daily blog has grown from dozens of readers to thousands of regular visitors.

Please allow me to outline my distinguished career. I started working for free as a CEO, a communicator encouraging others while serving as a student intern for The Washington Post.

DEMOCRATIZING DEBATES

Issue

A Report of the Annenberg Working Group on Presidential Campaign Debate Reform. Democratizing the Debates
Philadelphia: Annenberg Center, 6/15 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/democratizing-the-debates/

The Annenberg Debate Reform Working Group has presented this analysis and related recommendations in the service of Presidential debates that reflect major changes in our electorate, politics and media. More can and should be done to enrich their content, enlarge their audience and improve upon their accessibility. The members of the Working Group are confident that while views about the particulars will vary, there is likely near‑unanimity about the vital importance of Presidential debates and, therefore, of the need to ensure that they continue to answer the needs of the voters who have watched and listened to them, and to draw into our political process those who have not.

Democratizing the Debates
(Philadelphia: Annenberg Public Policy Center, June 2015)
[http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/democratizing-the-debates/]

CITY IMAGES recommends that the bipartisan Annenberg Working Group on Presidential Campaign Debate Reform should invite all candidates to wear lie detectors and show the results on the screen, while every one of these politicians answer the questions posed to them. What say you?