Social Media Storytelling: Twisting a Video Into Your Own Story

How can you incorporate social media into your marketing communications? Here’s a perfect example of how to do that. Juan Antonio Vargas Barraza, a PhD candidate in marketing communications at the University of Madrid and University of Guadalajara, showed me these two...
Bringing Music Fans Together on YouTube

Bringing Music Fans Together on YouTube

Following is a preview of Latino Link: Building brands online with Hispanic communities and content from Paramount Books. Larry Hernandez oftentimes wears a cowboy hat when he sings his brand of Northern Mexican Ranchera music. He uploads videos to his YouTube channel...
Visualizing Opportunity on the Web with Maps

Visualizing Opportunity on the Web with Maps

While doing research about data visualization trends for my forthcoming book, Latino Link, I discovered a few eye-opening maps that display Internet and economic statistics in new and fun ways. In addition, when artists and illustrators envision the eighth continent,...
The surprising truth about what motivates us

The surprising truth about what motivates us

Here’s a great video from author Dan Pink about the research from his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. The animation from RSA will keep you glued to your screen for the whole 10 minutes – waiting to see what happens next. I learned...
The New Americans: Bilingual, Bicultural, Global

The New Americans: Bilingual, Bicultural, Global

Following is a preview of Latino Link: Building brands online with Hispanic communities and content from Paramount Books. A few weeks ago, while having a very American lunch of cheeseburgers and milk shakes, my goddaughter Madeline, 11, and her brother Ricardo, 13,...

It’s all in a (Spanglish) brand name: Bicing and Vueling

During my trip here in Spain, I have learned about two new, innovative companies based in Barcelona that use funny, Spanglish brand names. The first is Bicing (combining the word “bicicleta” or bike in Spanish with the English suffix -ing), which provides...