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The Venezuelan Woman: A historic example

International Women’s day was established in the nineteenth century as a way of recognizing the role of women during the peak of the global industrialization era. It has also been characterized by a diverse range of ideologies. Today, in a strengthened Latin America with a historic growth of the middle class (more than 50% over […]

On Promises of The Commons in Caracas (and its Traffic)

I invited Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy as a guest blogger to contribute a report on the third edition of the Seminario Fundación Cisneros, held last month in Caracas, Venezuela. Sofia is the curator of contemporary art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Originally from Mexico and living in New York City, she travels extensively […]

One plus one equals three

A few years ago, I was approached by IESA, Venezuela’s leading business school asking to write a case on the Miss Venezuela Organization, a franchise we have owned for over 30 years. Today the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant is considered to be the most important televised event in the country and is recognized worldwide as […]

Novelas and Social Merchandising

A few days ago we invited The Nature Conservancy to advise the writers, production team and cast of one of our current drama productions, “Corazón Esmeralda,” whose ecological context provides an excellent platform to raise awareness of the audience about the impact that our actions and daily habits have on the environment. The use of […]

Our latest business venture: When the right partner is the ideal partner – Rethinking coupons in LatAm

I am excited to announce our latest business venture: we have partnered with Cuponidad for its launch in Venezuela.  Cuponidad will now offer Venezuelan consumers a place to purchase services, products and travel packages at a huge discount. This is just one of what we hope will be many launches throughout Latin America. Cuponidad, which […]

Because nothing changes if you don’t change…Walk the Walk

About two years ago we set out to develop a new social responsibility program for Venevision, our TV network in Venezuela. Cisneros Group, our parent company, has been “giving back” for over 35 years through the educational programs of the Fundacion Cisneros and as a network, Venevision has always been a responsible company, helping the […]

Breaking new records with El Talisman, the latest Venevision Telenovela

On Monday was the premiere of our most highly anticipated novela, El Talisman, the second collaboration by Venevisión Productions and Univisión. Produced completely in high definition (HD), El Talisman includes a first class cast and production team, and is expected to have full-blown success, as was seen by its predecessor Eva Luna which also broke […]

Diego Cisneros, a model of a dreamer

My grandfather is the best example of how success can come from a small idea and big dreams; he started his with an ice cream machine and great enthusiasm. From him, I learned to dream, to believe, to act, to adapt the business to the new context of the industry, in order to respond efficiently […]

Beauty with a social purpose

I was very excited last Sunday when I heard that Ivián Sarcos “Miss Venezuela 2011” had been crowned Miss World 2011, an honor for Venezuela and its beautiful women. With this victory, Venezuela now holds six titles from the Miss World and Miss Universe Pagents; something we can all be proud of! Since 1981, when […]

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