November, 2012

TPBOC Sponsors ‘Commitment to a Cure’ Gala

First Foundation Inc. CEO Scott F. Kavanaugh

The Private Bank of California recently sponsored the 25th Annual Commitment to a Cure 2012 Awards Gala held at the Beverly Hills Hotel and benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. The event honored actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover and Scott F. Kavanaugh, CEO of First Foundation Inc. and Chairman of the Board and CEO of First Foundation Bank. Many celebrity guests attended to show their support for the Arthritis Foundation, including Malin Akerman, Vanessa Hudgens and Christopher Meloni of Law and Order: SVU fame. Guests were also treated to a special live acoustic performance from the band Plain White T’s.

One of the many highlights of the evening was when Rhiannon Carter, a 9-year old girl, spoke about her struggles with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since she was a toddler.  Ever since she was introduced to the Arthritis Foundation, her life has improved for the better. She now attends the annual summer camp program where she gets to meet kids with the same issues.

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Happy Thanksgiving, From La Voz

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

Like many, we use the Thanksgiving holiday as a time to look back and realize how fortunate and grateful we are for everything we have! To honor this tradition, we’ve compiled a list of a few things (in no particular order) that we are most thankful for.

  1. Loyal Clients – without you we would have no success to celebrate!
  2. Family & Friends – there for us through the good times and the bad.
  3. Health – thank goodness for flu shots!
  4. US Troops – put their life on the line every day to fight for our freedom and protect our nation.
  5. The Economy – some may beg to differ but we are still in business and busier than ever!
  6. JACKSTIN – love our new website!
  7. La Voz Employees – without your hard work, this company wouldn’t exist.
  8. Kean Coffee – for our morning, afternoon and yes, sometimes even evening pick-me-up for those long work days.
  9. Black Friday/Cyber Monday – although chaotic, it’s a great time to score deals on our winter wardrobe and tech products!
  10. SoCal Weather – 70’s and sunny in November? Doesn’t get much better than this!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones from all of us at La Voz! May your day be filled with family, friends and full bellies 🙂

The Annual Event for Latino Trendsetters and Newsmakers – Hispanicize 2013

As 2012 comes to an end, we are already moving forward and thinking about where to spend Spring Break 2013. What better place to spend it than in Miami Beach at the annual Hispanicize conference!

For those who are unfamiliar with this conference, Hispanicize is the iconic annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, marketing, film, music and innovation. Now in its fourth year, Hispanicize is a gateway for new products, campaigns, films, technologies and more, specifically targeted toward Latinos.

Having attended Hispanicize 2011 in Los Angeles, we cannot wait to see what Hispanicize 2013 has to offer! In 2011, the focus was on social media and helping brands connect with bloggers. Now, 2 years later, Hispanicize 2013 is bringing three of the nation’s top Latino marketing trade media journals – The Hispanic PR Blog, Produ and Hispanic Market Weekly – together in efforts to bring unity to the Hispanic advertising, PR and social media industries.

Viva Miami Beach 2013!

To learn more about Hispanicize 2013, including speaker engagements, schedules and travel info, visit hispanicizeevent.com.

La Voz Marketing and The Private Bank of California Attend 23rd Annual OC METRO ‘Hot 25’ Event

Pictured from left to right: David & Kathy, The Private Bank of California; Stacey & Erik, La Voz Marketing; Steve Churm, Founder of Churm Media

Last night, La Voz Marketing and its client The Private Bank of California attended the exclusive (and much anticipated) OC METRO ‘Hot 25’ event at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. The Hot 25 List includes Orange County honorees that abound with talent and personality, making their community a special place to explore new frontiers, launch new ideas and grow businesses. This highly successful group of movers and shakers is spotted and tracked by OC METRO through Facebook, LinkedIn, various news blogs and also through nominations received from fellow supporters.

Once narrowed down from 100 candidates to 50, the list is finalized to 25 of the most impressive and influential people in O.C. Although all 25 had a huge impression on us, we were especially intrigued by the accomplishments of the following honorees:

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Tavik and Incipio Featured in Locale Magazine

Locale Magazine’s Orange County Holiday 2012 issue is now available at newsstands and we’re thrilled to see products from both Tavik and Incipio featured in this special issue!

The Holiday Survival Guide, a section within this issue, features everything from gift ideas for that special lady or friend to Where to Find Good Cheer and Nearby Holiday Getaways. Tavik’s Holiday 2012 and Spring 2013 lines are mentioned as a great gift for The Guys. Meanwhile, Incipio’s Fixie Universal Tablet Stand was recommended for those looking to buy a gift for The iPad Junkie.

On a different note…why is it that every year the Holiday season approaches quicker than the last? Well, at least we’ll be somewhat prepared with this gift guide. Thanks Locale!

Want to read the full Holiday Survival Guide? Check it out digitally at localemag.com.

Incipio wins iLounge iPhone 4/4S Case of the Year

Congratulations to our client, Incipio on winning the prestigious, editorially-selected iLounge Best of the Year Award!

Incipio’s offGRID PRO was named iPhone 4/4S Case of the Year and is available in iLounge’s 2013 iPhone + iPod Buyers’ Guide. iLounge is the leading publication covering iPod, iPhone, and iPad accessories, and creator of the iLounge Pavilion at CES — now the largest dedicated exhibition area at the world’s largest consumer technology trade show.

The Best of the Year Award does not come easy. The iLounge editors test hundreds of new Apple products every year, and only select the very best to be included in their annual Buyers’ Guides. Not only does this coveted award appear in the Buyers’ Guide it will also be featured in a video presentation at iLounge’s centrally-located CES booth in Las Vegas.

Keep up the good work, Incipio!

Download the entire guide here: 2013 iPhone + iPod Buyers’ Guide

Ways to Maximize the Last 60 Days of 2012

Now that Halloween is over, the countdown to the holiday season and the new year can officially begin! So on this gloomy 1st day of November, which also happens to be the 305th day of the year, we want to suggest A Few Ways to Maximize the Last 60 Days of 2012.

Many companies slow down during this time of year.  Regardless of your pace during the holidays, it is very important to make time to reflect on 2012 and plan for 2013.  Here are a few ways to make the most of the next 60 days:

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