Monthly Archives: August 2009

Test Your Hispanic Marketing Skills: Which Brand of Soft Drink Sponsors Univision’s New Reality Show?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or simply don’t care about U.S. Hispanics attempting to do their own version of American Idol) you should know that Univision last night premiered Viva el Sueño, a new talent competition that “seeks … Continue reading

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Selena Gomez Wants you to Eat More White Bread

Because nothing goes hand in hand better than potentially-anorexic celebrities and white bread, Disney’s teen star Selena Gomez has been tapped to appear on 30 million packages of Sara Lee bread printed with Selena Gomez’s face. This, of course, comes … Continue reading

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How Can We Ever Forget this Guy?

Que en paz descanse…

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‘Texarican’ Rapper, a Bunch of Wrestlers and Some Girl Star in Thrifty Car Commercial

Used car salesmen might have the worst reputation out there, but you cannot deny the guys behind this Thrifty Car Sales commercial also have a very weird cool ideas as to how to pitch stuff. For starters, they tapped El … Continue reading

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Forget Miss Universe…. We Have Not One, But Two Winners of the “Miss Colita” Contest

Our favorite nonagenarian TV host, Don Francisco, once again managed to shake the entertainment world, with the election of two lucky winners at this year’s Miss Colita contest. (And I bet these are a little smarter than your regular beauty … Continue reading

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‘Beso’, Home of the $34 Tortilla Española, Will Expand. And I Still Won’t be able to Afford it

My favorite retro-acculturated Latina, Eva Longoria, is so hyped about the success of her Hollywood eatery Beso, that she’s going to expand it soon, with Beso Vegas expected to open on New Year’s Eve 2010. But wait! My very well-informed … Continue reading

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Texan Educators Want Your Children to Learn all about ‘Brown’ People

And speaking of brown, uninsured people, Texan educators are said to be working on a new curriculum for social studies that is intended “to shape the future history and geography books” by featuring more and more “Hispanic figures.” Under the … Continue reading

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