Boys And Girls Clubs President Ramos: Puerto Rico Had An Education ‘Storm’ Before Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—As an after-school organization that provides supplemental education services to 15,000 mostly impoverished youths, Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico found itself in the crosshairs of Hurricane Maria. “Before the storm, we already had a storm in the education sector, so with the storm it gets more complicated,” said President Olga […]

 
 

Please Give to the Boys & Girls Clubs Of Puerto Rico as it Steps up its Educational Programming

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Assisted by tutors who act as both companions and mentors, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico has elevated its traditional after-school homework assistance. “We’ve added art, STEM opportunities plus English and math,” says the organization’s President, Olga Ramos. “Our main objective at the Boys and Girls Clubs is to make […]

 
 

How Hurricane Maria Created A ‘Test Market’ In Media: Hearts & Science’s Claudio

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—What happened in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in September of 2017—with broadcast and cable television lacking a power grid—can be considered a “test market,” according to Andres Claudio. Among other changes over the past year, media agency Hearts & Science Puerto Rico now does more “real-time” media planning as people continue […]

 
 

P&G’s Hernandez: Hurricane Maria Caused ‘Quantum Leap’ In How Puerto Ricans Use Media

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Before Hurricane Maria made land in the fall of 2017, Procter & Gamble had been in the process of upping its involvement in digital media. What followed the devastation was an immediate reliance by P&G on traditional media and, a year later, a “quantum leap” in how Puerto Ricans consume media, with […]

 
 

How The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Puerto Rico Helps Youths Rise Above Poverty

For most people, it’s easy to forget that before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last fall, the territory’s economy was already a disaster. But not Olga Ramos, who took over as President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico just two months prior. With a successful 13-year career at Walmart and having spent […]

 
 

With Hurricane Season Nearing, Many Puerto Ricans ‘Still In Desperate Need’: GroupM’s Cowdell

A Puerto Rico devastated by last year’s Hurricane Maria is on the verge of its next hurricane season. “And there are still problems,” says GroupM’s Phil Cowdell. There will be more storms and “people are still living under roofs with plastic tarpaulins…there are still people who don’t have power. So what we have to do […]

 
 

The View from the #BeetRetreat: OMD’s Winkler: Ease Of Viewing, Data Consistency Are Keys To Success

Giving people choices when it comes to television advertising sounds pretty straightforward, but it’s complicated by the fact that many viewers want an effortless experience. “This is why voice activation is working so well, because it’s actually the only thing easier than picking up a remote and pressing the buttons,” says Ben Winkler, Chief Investment […]

 
 

The Hopes And Resiliency Of Teens In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, PR – Last September, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. As cleanup and reconstruction continue, members of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico are still actively helping their communities, but they face challenges when it comes to resources. “They have the power to change our society. We only have to fight for […]