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Friday, September 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Millennials: Creative, Sociable and Largest Market since Baby Boomers

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Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) South Florida will be presenting an insightful panel discussion about the Millennial generation.  The Millennials - also known as Generation Y or GenY'ers - are those born during the years between 1982 to 1999 (loosely) and constitute a generation that is as large as the Baby Boomers (estimate put them at 75 million).  The societal, family, and changing world factors that have affected this generation are very different from Baby Boomers and make this generation difficult to typecast or to define.  They have become of age in the years of rapid technology growth.  
The panel will look into how Millennials are influenced by "peer" reviews and how they use social media to acquire information and - this might sometimes be more important - to share information and create content. The panelists will be Millennials themselves and they will explain and define - from their own experiences - not only their generation but also what they have encountered in the workplace and what creative plans they have used as communicators presenting case studies that have been successful.
We will show demographics of how companyies have been able to attract the Millennials attention through creative marketing and show some numbers about the integration of those campaigns with in the GenY community. 

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Blanca Stella Mejia

Social Business Manager, IBM
Blanca is a Digital Marketing Specialist focusing on Social Media, Content Marketing and SEO. Blanca has also been blogging for seven years and is also the founder of an award winning bilingual blog MiCaminar.com where she shares doses of inspiration, leadership and motivation. She blogs about Social Media at BlancaStella.com and was one of the Community Managers for Microsoft Research division, FUSE Labs. Currently, she is a Social Business... Read More →


Natascha Otero-Santiago is a Public Relations professional with over 20 years’ experience in the US Hispanic market. In her role as principal of NOS-Communications, she helps small businesses and Forbes 500 companies create public relations and social media campaigns, as well as community events. Natascha is the founder of Parranda Puerto Rico, an organization whose mission is to unite and help the Puerto Rican diaspora in the US and create... Read More →

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Judith Barcelo

Student, University of Texas
I am a Public Relations and Advertising major at the University of Texas at Arlington. I am a San Antonio, Texas native but grew up in Dallas for the majority of my life. Actively participating at my church is among one of my greatest passions. I currently am in charge of Missions as well as the worship. I have also had the great privilege of being the creative writer for Social Latino USA - published in Mercado Bilingue Newspaper. Through the... Read More →
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Karen Comas

Director of Social Media, Telemundo/NBCUniversal
Karen currently leads the Social Media strategy at Telemundo (NBCUniversal/Comcast). In this position she identifies the strategy for the network, specializing in elevating social engagement for all pillars of the Network, as well as identifying partnership opportunities that help weave clients organically into the social media conversation. Prior to managing social media, she worked in Programming which gave her... Read More →
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Jackie Gil

Creator & Executive Producer, ¡COLOR! Webseries
Jackie Gil is a public relations specialist with a journalism degree from the University of Houston. She serves as a liaison for the Ford Hispanic team, communicating with the media and organizations in Houston. | | Jackie is also the creator, executive producer and host of recently-launched mobile platform web series ¡COLOR!, tailored for today’s adventurous, conscientious and trendy Latina. The show spotlights extraordinary people... Read More →
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Goldin Martinez

Founder, GF Activewear/Get Focused Foundation
At 13 years old, Goldlin Martinez had a vision. He knew that some day he | wanted to start an organization that would not only help, but inspire | underprivileged children, empowering them to chase their dreams. At 18 | years old, Goldin discovered a passion for fitness and exercise, noticing a | change in not only his physical appearance but in his confidence. After a | year, Goldin was a certified personal trainer, a popular fitness model... Read More →
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Lupita Riestra

Lead Intern, Bloggers of Health
Maria Guadalupe is a college graduate with a BA in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations. Shes had the opportunity to expand her professional experience in a variety of settings. From nonprofit, education, and corporate work. She has experience with implementing new plans and currently, she is developing her administrative skills. | | She is experienced with news writing, blogging, producing news stories, campaign... Read More →
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Daniel Rivero

Social Media Editor, Fusion/Univision
Daniel Rivero grew up on music, skateboarding, and Cuban coffee, and those three things continue to define him, at least on the weekends.  A proponent of the power of people, he has long been fascinated with what moves populations to action and conversation. | | Daniel Rivero is a social media editor at for Fusion, an ABC News and Univision joint venture. He has formerly worked with Miami's NPR station WLRN, and as a freelance... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Park Avenue Central

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