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Hispanic media relations training: What to do when Hispanic media call

Posted by Elena del Valle on September 27, 2006

By Elena del Valle, MBA
Principal, LNA World Communications

Elena del Valle, MBA

Elena del Valle, MBA

Photo: Cristian Lazzari

You are a spokesperson for your company, representing it for public speaking and media interviews. You are going about your everyday affairs, granting media interviews on a new product or service your company launched or a timely topic of general interest. All is going well and a Hispanic media representative calls. What should you do?

Should you respond to the request as you do with other general market requests? If you are wondering about the reach and importance of Latino media and Latino audiences nationwide, note that Hispanic buying power is estimated at around $700 billion a year and increasing rapidly. At the risk of stereotyping, remember Latinos are loyal buyers, especially for high ticket items, spend more than mainstream and other minority market buyers on basic products and like to purchase the best they can afford.

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“Latino Media and Hispanic Media Training” audio recording

Federico Subervi, Ph.D. Elena del Valle, MBA

Presenters Federico Suverbi, Ph.D. and Elena del Valle, MBA

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