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The World of Content Has Been Again Disrupted and Grown-ups Haven’t Noticed

In the media world the topic that has dominated every conference and news headline for the past two years is OTTs and how they are changing consumption habits and affecting the traditional distribution channels.  Netflix and Hulu now have competition from services like HBO Now and Showtime which allow to you pay for these channels individually without needing a […]

Partnerships for social impact

The Miss Venezuela 2015 pageant was not only the most watched live show in Latin America, but also served as a successful and strategic campaign to raise awareness on a very important social cause. The newly launched Cisneros Media campaign #SiTeApurasQueGanas, which is an initiative that addresses the subject of teen pregnancy, was showcased throughout […]

#HyperIsland @CisnerosMedia

For this next post I asked Jonathan Blum, President of Cisneros Media and Hazel Swayne, Creative Director for Hyper Island, to have a conversation about our experiences working together at our Hyper Island Master Class. – Adriana By Jonathan Blum: I remember so clearly a few years ago when Adriana returned from her time at a Hyper Island Master […]

Following the Footsteps of Brandon Tartikoff One Generation at a Time

I always look forward to the start of the New Year. People are recharged and energized and there seems to be great business momentum. January also marks the opening of NATPE, set to start next week in Miami. NATPE is the most important international Market and Conference held in the U.S. It is committed to […]

#UnaVidaLibreDeViolencia

English coming soon… Como todos los años, el pasado 9 de octubre el certamen de Miss Venezuela sirvió de escenario para la sensibilización ante una causa social. Este gran evento de la televisión venezolana se ha convertido en una plataforma que va mucho más allá de la pantalla de Venevision y de las fronteras del país, […]

On Change

There are many advantages to having talent commit long-term. As a leader you are not constantly preoccupied that you might lose your key executives to other companies.  There’s a more common middle ground where both owners and executives can talk about their vision for the next ten or twenty years accompanied by the strong likelihood […]

When Tradition Becomes Radical

For this edition of my blog I have asked my husband, British author Nicholas Griffin, to be my guest writer.  The topic is Radical Geometry, a show currently at the Royal Academy of Arts in London of our family’s collection of modernist Latin American art. Alfredo Hlito’s Chromatic Rhythms II, 1947. Courtesy of Sonia Henríquez […]

Bringing Space Down to Earth

On a recent trip to Boston, I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Prof. Paulo Lozano who teaches aeronautics and astronautics, (“the Space Program”) at MIT.  He has been working on creating miniature satellites for about a decade, and is very close to finally launching the first set into orbit.  What was meant to be […]

Finding the Right Balance: The Global Impact of Business

There are leaders we look up to, causes we care about, foundations we support.  In those formative years  when we  start making choices that impact who we will become as adults many of us feel a calling for doing good, others  for making money,  some want to change the world, others just want  to have […]

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 […]

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