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Elianne Ramos
Elianne is Principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications and Vice-Chair of Communications and PR for Latinos in Social Media (LATISM). She is also the Editor of the LATISM blog, and the hostess to the LATISM Twitter chats.

Through her company, Elianne partners with companies to develop strategic communications plans for engaging the Latino market. In over 15 years of Creative Direction, Copywriting, Public Speaking, Public Relations and TV Commercial Production experience, Elianne has developed broadcast, multimedia and social media campaigns for clients such as Procter & Gamble, Panasonic, SlimFast, Chivas Regal, HSBC Bank and AARP. Formerly, she was the VP, Creative Director and founder of i3 Creative Group, managing production teams working concurrently in the United States, Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina. She has also led creative workshops and lectures at marketing conferences and universities in both the United States and South America.

Her writing has appeared in numerous books and publications, including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Her commentary, profiles and interviews have appeared in numerous TV and radio segments as well as in print and web media, including HITN, Voice of America, The Huffington Post, Latina Style Magazine, Fox News Latino and many others.

You can view some of her past and current projects at You may also connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter.

Entries by Elianne Ramos

On Immigration Reform: 'Don't Waste Any Time in Mourning. Organize.'

(25) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 3:30 PM

"Don't waste any time in mourning. Organize."

Those timeless words were uttered exactly 98 years ago this week -- on November 19, 1915 -- by labor activist and songwriter Joe Hill, at a time when the movement he had fought so...

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Through Art, Diversity Finds a Familiar Face in Colombia

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 5:26 PM

FOD Kids Collage

At four years old, Juan David may still be little. His dreams, however, are anything but. "I want to be a painter. I want to paint the whole world," he declares, matter-of-factly. A lofty goal, no doubt. Just...

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Community Organizers, Dreamers and a Certain Historical Figure Sound Off On the Senate Immigration Bill

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 6:03 PM

Immigration Collage

For the past couple of days, the Senate Immigration bill, also known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act has been the talk of the town. Needless to say, citizens from both the virtual...

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National Family Literacy Month: Time to Bring Back Reading as a Family

(4) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 12:09 AM

'READ' photo (c) 2008, Karin Dalziel - license:

For many of us self-professed book geeks, nothing beats curling up with a book and...

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Latinos In The Age of influence

(15) Comments | Posted June 3, 2012 | 10:32 AM

"Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power."
~ Henry George


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Bringing About Innovation: Where To Start?

(10) Comments | Posted May 13, 2012 | 9:48 AM

Just what would be a proper definition of innovation? I'm not talking about the gadget-driven frivolity that sometimes passes for true advancement in our day and time. I'm talking about the visionary frame of mind required to completely transform the way the world works. We've seen it happen before, for...

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Equal Pay Apps: Knowledge To Fight The Wage Gap At Your Fingertips

(4) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 12:09 PM

Since 1963, when the Equal Pay Act officially became law, the wage gap has been narrowed significantly, but women still earn about 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. That gap results in the loss of $380,000 over...

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Latino-Focused Online Activism: Does It Work?

(9) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 8:22 AM

Over the last couple of years since laws like SB 1070, HB 56, and HB 2281 have cropped up in all over the states, countless campaigns have tried to prompt Latinos into civic action, most notably the "Do I look illegal", "Alto Arizona" and recently, the...

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(11) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 6:39 PM

This is the latest post in our series, TwitterPowerhouses, which focuses on the contributions of people who've helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking.

We are all impressed by those who create value in the lives of others, work tirelessly to accomplish their dreams and embody...

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless

(3) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 12:30 AM

It was a long time coming: the leveling of the field. No longer is the world the way we knew it, where we'd sit passively to devour pre-packaged bits of print, radio, broadcast messages. Nowadays, technology is being bent, shaped, transformed into two-way information, messages and concepts for and by...

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