U.S. Hispanic Council
Your path to Hispanic performance starts here.
The PDMI's U.S. Hispanic Council is designed as a forum for leaders in performance-driven marketing to share their expertise on one of the industry's most important growth areas: the U.S. Hispanic consumer. As this demographic grows and continues to influence more and more campaigns, the PDMI understands how crucial it is for its members to grasp the differences — and similarities — in marketing to this burgeoning marketplace.
The U.S. Hispanic Council serves as the PDMI's visionaries in this space, pushing the conversation forward, while also supplying regular content for the association's publications and social media outlets. To connect directly with the U.S. Hispanic Council, click here to email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcelino Miyares, Jr.
Marcelino Miyares has spent 30 years evolving the Hispanic marketspace. Known for his market intelligence and resourcefulness, he co-launched d2H Partners in 2014 to lead more "crossover" clients to their Hispanic consumer path-to-profit. Miyares truly believes that brands need to “Enculturate or Die!” His marketing experience includes DRTV (Great Health Works, InvenTel, Telebrands, Capital Brands, Hearthware, and others); branded DR, lead-generation and retail work (Matrix, Lincoln Heritage, Hulu, Citibank, AT&T, PepsiCo, American Stores, and McDonald’s); and traditional direct marketing (Oxford Health, Sirius XM, Toys”R”Us, Home Depot, and others). Miyares is a Cuban-American native of Chicago and currently lives in Santa Monica.
Omni Direct, Inc
With more than 25 years of global marketing and commercial operations experience, Denira Borrero has launched and led hundreds of direct-to-consumer, traditional brand, and B2B marketing campaigns. She was recognized by the Direct Response Marketing Alliance as Member of the Year in 2015 and also served on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Retailing Association. Borrero regularly publishes articles in business and industry journals on the state of the U.S. Hispanic market and performance-based marketing. She received her M.B.A. from Columbia University and held numerous leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson for 15 years prior to joining Omni Direct as COO.
Jassamy Freyre is a paid programming and short-form account manager for Telexitos Network. She started her career with NBCUniversal eight years ago as an NBC page, moving to local sales at NBC, and eventually national broadcasting for Telemundo. She has her M.B.A. from Mount Saint Mary’s University, which has helped her manage the landscape of direct response. Freyre is also a co-chair for NBC’s Women’s Network and Latinos Unidos.
Short-form Account Manager
Mike Muccilo is short-form account manager at NBCU and oversees the Telexitos Network. He has 25 years in advertising sales experience, ranging from local broadcast and cable management sales to digital platforms. He has spent the past 10 years in performance marketing sales and has been instrumental in leading revenue growth year after year. Muccilo lives in New Jersey with his wife Lise and two boys.
Univision Communications Inc.
Vice President of Direct Response
Kyle Patten is an xperienced vice president with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. Patten is skilled in broadcasting, advertising, sales, digital marketing, and social media. He graduated from the New York Institute of Technology.
President of Direct Response
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Senior executive with more than 15 years in management and leadership. Nicolas Pietropinto has an entrepreneurial attitude with a passion for technology, finance, and operations. He is a proactive leader and business relationship catalyst possessing a heightened sense of responsibility and ethics. Pietropinto considers himself an overachiever and highly competitive, while enthusiastic about winning through a collaborative team effort. He is a consultative and hands-on executive that leads by example, and is adept at creating, analyzing, and reporting results-driven business metrics. Pietropinto is known for strong multicultural awareness and is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
Allegro Response Teleservices
Founder & CEO
Allegro Response is a multichannel contact center that specializes in direct-to-consumer sales and customer service. However your customers want to communicate — whether it be through the phone, email, chat, or text — Allegro’s team is trained to take care of your customers. Its expertise in the direct response space helps clients improve campaign results while improving the key metrics necessary for success.
Vice President of Business Development
Tom Sheppard is a trusted presence in the direct response industry and has an extensive network built from more than 20 years in sales, marketing, and operations. Sheppard is an established industry veteran with emphasis on new business and client development. His primary focus is to help companies realize the maximum potential of their marketing investment, whether in the general or U.S. Hispanic markets. People seek out Sheppard to accelerate business growth, to leverage the buying power of the U.S. Hispanic market, and to reach the highest ROI on their marketing investment.