Since I moved to
I have become a fan of the coolest team; the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Sorry for those of you that has another team preference. I love baseball don't take me wrong, whenever I can go to a game, there I am. That is like my hiding place. I just sit there and enjoy the beauty of the game. Is fun, relaxing and I don't feel that I'm by myself. Los Angeles
Last Monday night my team won the west division championship and the pitcher that opened the game closed it. A no hitte game for pitcher Ervin Santana; this is the best I've seen him perform.
My team played like they should play every day; with the hunger to win! After the game was over they went to celebrate the division championship at the clubhouse. They were pouring champagne and beer all over the place. I was good until Erick Aybar and Rafael Rodriguez got me soak on bear, I celebrated with the team, it was just amazing, this was also my master's celebration.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I am a huge sports fan. Those of you that really know me, knows that I LOVE BASEBALL!!!! Baseball is my favorite sport because is the sport that I grew up with.
In PR we had players like Roberto Clemente that have influenced the Latino baseball players and the community in general. We also have players like Roberto Alomar, Juan ‘Igor’ Gonzalez, Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez, the Molina brothers and many more. There are some puertorrican baseball players that have been known for their help with the community like Jorge Posada that has helped many kids with the same sickness as Jorgito, his son. Another player that loves to help the community is Carlos Delgado, he has help
Puerto Ricoin many ways just that he doesn’t advertise it. Javier Vazquez is one more example of players that just want to give back to the community.
I love the sport but I have more what the players have done to help the community. All of these players have helped the community in various ways and no one knows except for the people that have been helped. We need to thank Roberto Clemente for setting such a beautiful example in giving back to the community. I hope that these leaders keep demonstrating how important it is to help the less fortunate. With examples like this we will have a better island and a more loving and giving community.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Today we went and worked at a different location, it was an outdoor event. We got kicked out. We worked the event on the surroundings but we couldn't be at the heart of it. We just relocated on another outdoor venue. Doing guerrilla promotions are really hard to work just because you never know when you will be kicked out or to what magnitude the problem could be.
At the end of the day the promotion was done successfully and we are sure that people will go and visit the product we were promoting these past two days ;)
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
As the successful team that they are they use two techniques that are key for their negotiations: market value and bluffing. The market value technique is where every agent awaits for the first player to sign a contract after they have asked for money, depending on the player and stats. This sets the standards and the price that other players can expect. The second main technique is to bluff to the team about another team. Contrasting two teams is a good means to get a good negotiation, and no one can know whether it is true or not. A lot of times there are more than two teams that want to sign a contract with a player, and the agent must be ready to take the most intelligent step, which, at times, means letting go of a deal with a team. For Cepeda Jr. one of the most gratifying negotiations was when Nike signed a marketing campaign for eight years with Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez who has been one of the most influential Latino baseball players in the Major Leagues, and Orlando understands the difficulty that it is to negotiate a contract with such a sponsor, which can truly pick out anyone they wish to.
In this picture with Orlando Cepeda Jr. and my mom.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Throughout the master’s program I had the opportunity to meet amazing people that influenced me in many ways. Mun2 head of development and current programming was one of them. Moises Velez not only took the time for my interview, he also gave me the opportunity to work with him. For this Summer I was the coordinator of development and current programming of mun2. I was the happiest person on earth! I understood that this was exactly where I needed to be and the reason why I was doing my Master degree.
I loved working at a young TV network, perfect work experience to complement my degree. I felt so productive, considered; I just knew that I belonged there. I took the good, I tried to forget the bad, but the bad was that I was working part time just for the summer. My ideal job is no longer mine. I still miss the work and the great people that I met there.
Moises taught me so much in that few weeks, I just wish it had been longer. We were a great team! In four weeks I tracked development pitches generated internally and by third party companies. Implemented systems pitches for the tracking of possible international acquisitions. Reviewed potential acquisitions –films & long form series– for network consideration and created priority calendars to be used for program scheduling & specials in 2010.
This was the best experience I could have to give a back up to my resume now that I have my master’s degree. I am hoping that whatever new experience I get from this point on is as gratifying as my mun2 experience.
Here some of te work I have done for mun2: