NAMM Presents Excellence Award for Music In Advertising to Goodby, Silverstein & Partners at 2013 NAMM Show
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners honored for Chevy Sonic TV commercial featuring OK Go.
Anaheim, CA (January 27, 2013) – Once a year, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) turns the spotlight on some of the most creative, engaging ads that feature music instruments and music making. The 2013 winners of the NAMM Excellence Award for Music in Advertising are Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for their Chevy Sonic ad, titled “Let’s Do This/Needing-Getting/OK Go.” The ad features members of the band OK Go driving a car rigged to play music with a little help from hundreds of guitars, pianos, and percussion instruments positioned along the driving course.
The presentation made at the 2013 NAMM Show held at the Anaheim Convention Center took place in front of 4,000 music-industry leaders at a breakfast session on the final morning of the four-day event. A. Eicoff & Company with UnitedHealthcare / AARP ad titled “Playing for Keeps” and Wieden & Kennedy’s “Music Teacher” for Target took home the day’s other top honors.
The winners were chosen from dozens of campaigns created in the last year for mainstream brands that feature musical instruments and music-making technology such as synthesizers and DJ mixers. The nominees’ spots promoted a vast array of products – from cars to credit cards – and incorporated everything from custom guitars and homemade drums to a human-body-powered one-man band. View a montage of the nominees here.
The trophies are actual musical instruments – ukuleles – that have been customized with one-of-a-kind artwork by California-artist Tyler Warren.
“Companies seem to use musical instruments in their ads because music-making elicits a positive feeling with consumers,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “It is gratifying to see people playing music to communicate these messages, and a clear reminder of music’s power to move us.”
The NAMM Excellence Award for Music in Advertising celebrates a burgeoning trend in television advertising. Increasingly, music – particularly musical instruments and music-making technology – is moving into the spotlight when it comes to television advertising. From the frenetic guy who serenades Chase Freedom Card users on his blue guitar to the music teacher playing the keyboard as he riffs on what back-to-school supplies kids might need from Target, musical instruments are key to many memorable campaigns.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $16.3 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 8,500 Member companies located in more than 87 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTu
Sources: NAMM/The Lippin Group
DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2012 – The U.S. workforce has never been so diverse. With a melting pot of cultures and the Greatest Generation working alongside Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials, it can make for an interesting, but challenging workplace dynamic.
The National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA) inaugural Multicultural and Multigenerational Forum will give managers and executives the opportunity to hear from renowned diversity experts. They will identify the challenges and benefits of the modern-day workforce: best practices, strategies, action plans and how to transform today’s talent into inclusive leaders of the future.
“With four generations working side-by-side for the first time in history, and more cultural diversity than ever before, many companies struggle to manage this unique cultural and generational mix,” said Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA Chief Executive Officer. “As the premier Hispanic organization, we are proud to present our inaugural Multicultural and Multigenerational Forum, offering the insights and advice that professionals need to hear to ensure stability and stimulate innovation in the workplace.”
- Audra M. Bohannon, Principal, Global Novations – author, business consultant, leader, coach and facilitator.
- Isaias Zamarripa, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Darden – diversity initiatives specialist.
- Robert Rodriguez, Ph.D., President, DRR Advisors – author, creator of the 4C ERG Assessment Model and recently named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Latinos in America” by Hispanic Business Magazine.
- Luisa Kurtz, Vice President, Global Resources and Solutions Delivery, Global Novations – management consulting, design and facilitation expert.
Event details and tickets are available online at www.nshmba.org/page/mcmg. Exclusive NSHMBA member pricing: Executive – free, other members - $45-$75, non-members - $250. Become an Associate member for free at www.nshmba.org and take advantage of the discounted rates.
Want to find out more about NSHMBA and what is planned for the organization’s 25th anniversary year? Stay for the free NSHMBA 2013 Kick-off event on January 18 th, at 6:00 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio. Learn about NSHMBA’s top-class career management events and the largest Hispanic career expo in the country, which will be held in San Antonio in 2013.
About the National Society of Hispanic MBAs:
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a nonprofit organization. Widely known as the “Premier Hispanic Organization,” NSHMBA serves 39 chapters and more than 19,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. NSHMBA is dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership, advocating the pursuit of higher education and providing its members with world-class career management programs. For more information, visit www.nshmba.org.
Source: National Society of Hispanic MBAs
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Former President Bill Clinton, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, philanthropist Bill Gates and humanitarian Sir Elton John to address XIX International AIDS Conference
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, (Burma) to address the conference by video.
Some 25,000 Scientists, People Living with HIV, and Other Stakeholders expected to attend AIDS 2012. Official Conference programme now online.
On Wednesday, 13 June 2012 (Washington, D.C., USA) – Organizers of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) announced today that President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, philanthropist Bill Gates, and humanitarian Sir Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, will be among the high-level speakers who will join thousands of the world’s top AIDS researchers, community leaders, and other stakeholders in Washington, D.C. this summer. An estimated 25,000 attendees are expected to attend AIDS 2012, which will take place from 22 to 27 July under the theme Turning the Tide Together.
President Clinton will deliver keynote remarks at the closing session on Friday, 27 July. Sir Elton John will deliver a keynote address on Monday, 23 July.
In the last few years various research trials, including HPTN 052, TDF2, Partners PrEP, and iPrEx have demonstrated with solid evidence the efficacy of HIV treatment as prevention, while other studies are currently investigating the possibility of a cure for HIV.
“Thanks to these scientific advances, for the first time we have a real opportunity to make a major dent in the epidemic,” said Elly Katabira, International Chair of AIDS 2012 and President of the International AIDS Society (IAS).
“We are delighted to welcome the world’s leading AIDS scientists to AIDS 2012, and to have secured these high-level keynote speakers at this crucial time in the global response to HIV.”
The theme of AIDS 2012, Turning the Tide Together, has been selected to emphasize how a global and decisive commitment is crucial to change the course of the epidemic now that science is presenting promising results in HIV treatment and biomedical prevention. This biennial event is the world’s largest meeting on AIDS, where leading scientists report on the latest AIDS research, and together with implementers, community leaders and policymakers, help to identify next steps in the global response to AIDS.
“AIDS 2012 represents a unique occasion to mobilize policy makers, governments, NGOs, scientists, people living with HIV and civil society to join forces,” said Dr. Diane Havlir, U.S. Co-Chair of AIDS 2012 and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
“Despite the global turbulent economic climate we cannot miss this historic moment, and it is vital to continue to attract funding to invest in AIDS research and promote programmes based on effectiveness and efficiency in order to optimize the use of resources,” concluded Havlir.
The full AIDS 2012 programme is now available through the conference website www.aids2012.org and significant parts of the programme – including webcasts of key sessions, speeches, slide presentations, abstracts, digital posters, session-specific and daily rapporteur reports, as well as workshop handouts and audio recordings, will also be online during the conference.
Some confirmed high level speakers at AIDS 2012:
- President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
- Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, Burma, (video address)
- Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS
- Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
- Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation
- Sir Elton John, Elton John AIDS Foundation
- Whoopi Goldberg, Actress
- Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of State for Health, Ethiopia
- Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Canada
- Benedict Xaba, Minister of Health,, Swaziland
AIDS 2012 is convened by the International AIDS Society and the conference’s international partners: the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+); the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO); the International Community of Women with HIV/AIDS (ICW) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS): the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC); Sidaction.
The U.S.-based Black AIDS Institute; the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH); the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA); the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) at the White House; and the U.S. Positive Women’s Network (USPWN) are serving as local partners.
AIDS 2012: Join the conversation
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About the IAS:
The International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals, with over 16,000 members from more than 196 countries working at all levels of the global response to AIDS. Our members include researchers from all disciplines, clinicians, public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic, as well as policy and programme planners. The IAS is the custodian of the biennial International AIDS Conference and lead organizer of the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 30 June– 3 July 2013. For more information visit http://www.iasociety.org or http://www.ias2013.org/
On Wednesday, May 16, 2012 The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and general membership meeting at The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn located 4222 Vineland Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA 91602 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
The event featured Networking, Workshop/Presentation and Membership Presentation/Recognition. The event was sponsored by Sponsored by: GHCNow.com with USHI and A1 Healthcare. Diversity News Printing Services was the designer of the flyer and Diversity News Magazine media sponsor. Hors D’oeuvres, and drinks were served.
About The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA: The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (FACC -LA), est. 2001 is a 501c(6) nonprofit organization (Tax I.D.#54-2171511). The FACC-LA was founded in 2001 and continues to promote and further the interests of the Los Angeles business community. As part of the ongoing effort to grow the business community, FACC-LA thrives and ensures maximum return of business owner’s investment of time, energy and dollars. They further develop ways and means to advance the interests of businesses. They provide resources in the growth of existing local businesses and industries as well as providing assistance to new business owners and individuals offering services that will benefit and enhance the quality of life in our society. The chamber also supports and encourages local cultural and civic activities to improve and/ or expand the quality of life in the community. For more information visit http://www.facc-sfv.org.
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Conference will offer career advancement training, networking opportunities and a forum to discuss real life challenges faced by women professionals.
As part of its continuing effort to promote professional development and career advancement among women, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) on Monday, April 9, 2012 announced it will host the 2012 Women’s Leadership Conference on Aug. 14 – 15, 2012 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will feature diverse and nationally recognized speakers, accomplished women role models and career coaches, as well as provide a forum for small-group dialogue and individual networking among highly motivated conference attendees.
The Women’s Leadership Conference is open to women of all ethnicities, professions and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and men who support women. The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference’s presenting sponsor. Proceeds of the conference after costs will be donated to one or more local nonprofit agencies devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls.
“As more and more women ascend to leadership roles nationally and globally, in business, in elected office, in our communities and in all phases of our lives, empowerment of women is a surging phenomenon, now and into our future,” said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of MGM Resorts International. “Helping to prepare women to better meet the challenges of such roles is an important dimension of our commitment to diversity. We present this conference, a successor to the former Women of Color Conference, as a way to stimulate dialogue and forge effective strategies for the success of women – for the benefit of us all.”
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women are estimated to account for 51.2 percent of the increase in total labor force growth between 2008 and 2018. In 2010, women comprised 46.8 percent of the total U.S. labor force.
The early registration fee for conference participants is $415. Registration includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, one-on-one career coaching sessions as available, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with other women attending while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand or the other resorts of MGM Resorts International.
Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference.
For more information about the Women’s Leadership Conference, please visit www.mgmresorts.com/womensleadershipconference.
About MGM Resorts International:
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts’ unmatched amenities, the M life rewards program delivers exclusive access, one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges, personalized rewards and partnership offers for both gaming and non-gaming members at the Company’s renowned resorts nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company’s commitment to sustainable development and operations. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.
Source: MGM Resorts International via prnewswire.com
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