P&G’s Orgullosa Launches the Nueva Latina Campaign to Celebrate and Showcase the Unique Experience of the Bicultural, Modern Latina
Campaign introduces the Nueva Latina Monologues production with a star-studded VIP event in NYC that was supported by Latina actresses, Roselyn Sánchez and La La Anthony, influencers and Orgullosa's community
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Last night, Procter & Gamble's (NYSE:PG) Orgullosa
program – a platform created in 2011 to celebrate, empower and fuel
Latinas’ accomplishments and dreams – unveiled its Nueva Latina
campaign, a first-of-its-kind initiative that empowers women to define
what it means to be a bicultural, modern Latina – the Nueva Latina. As
part of the launch, Orgullosa debuted its production of the Nueva
Latina Monologues in New York City which personifies the unique and
complex Latina experience in the U.S. Orgullosa teamed up with popular
Latina director and writer, Linda Nieves-Powell, to bring to life some
of the real-life stories, topics and cultural themes that surround
today's Latina in an effort to spark national dialogue and participation
via its online community.
The Event The campaign kicked
off at the Helen Mills Theater where it celebrated with over 100 VIP
guests in attendance. Guests were treated to an exclusive "Chicas Night
Out" experience filled with entertainment, unlimited access to a beauty
bar where stylists touched up hair, and special beauty care sampling of
Olay®, Venus®, Clairol and Pantene® products, among other gifts. Special
guests, Roselyn Sánchez and La La Anthony, were present as honorary
guests and shared their personal anecdotes as bicultural Latinas.
"I'm so happy and honored to celebrate what it means to be a Latina of
today. As Latinas we have so much cultural pride on where we come from
and where we are going,” said Sánchez. "It's important to be able to
share our blended cultures with others. It makes me proud to highlight
everything that makes us unique and everything that we have accomplished
as a community."
The Nueva Latina Monologues Orgullosa
recognizes that while there is a lot of pride in being a Latina, women
experience ongoing “cultural cross roads” that aren’t always defined.
With the help of Nieves-Powell, director and producer of award-winning
plays and short stories, Orgullosa personified the Latina experience
through a scripted performance that conveyed emotion, comedy and
authenticity on culturally-relevant themes that aren't widely discussed.
While the U.S. Latina experience is vast and broad, Nieves-Powell
focused on developing scripts that reflect topics and themes that many
bicultural women could identify with and rally behind such as: the
blending of two cultures, balancing family expectations and traditions,
sustaining language and breaking Latino cultural idiosyncrasies and
“I was excited to partner with Orgullosa to give a voice to the
bicultural Latina,” said Nieves-Powell. “I wanted to capture the
evolution and journey of this woman, from her cultures colliding while
growing up, to her triumphs in successfully balancing the two worlds.
Ultimately, it portrays that today’s Latina is proud of who she is and
is fully embracing her dual lifestyles,” added Nieves-Powell.
The Campaign Through its Nueva
Latina campaign, Orgullosa aims to showcase the diversity of the
Hispanic experience by soliciting real-life testimonials from its online
community. It also celebrates the undeniable bond that Latinas share as
“mujeres con La Falda Bien Puesta™”, which literally translates to
“women who have their skirts well placed” – or women who don’t settle
for walking the same path, but make a new one every day.
A recent study conducted by ORC International on behalf of Orgullosa
found that while almost all Latinas (98 percent) are proud of their
culture, an overwhelmingly 89 percent of those surveyed feel equally as
American as they do Latina. However, a little over half (54 percent)
feel that media portrayals of modern bicultural Latinas are not accurate
representations; and over half (57 percent) feel that being a bicultural
Latina can sometimes be stressful.
"At P&G, we understand that there is no singular definition to describe
the Latina experience or her ongoing efforts to balance two cultural
worlds," said Luis Restrepo, Brand Manager for Orgullosa. "The Nueva
Latina campaign offers a unique forum for Latinas to discuss their own
opinions, observations and even share stories of their own experience
through the Orgullosa community."
To support its Nueva Latina campaign, Orgullosa activities will include:
Providing exclusive online access to the Nueva Latina Monologues via
its Orgullosa Facebook page that will be supported by key activations
to mobilize participation starting the week of March 17th
A special showing of the Nueva Latina Monologues at Hispanicize -- the
iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in
social media, journalism, advertising, PR, film, music and innovation
Debut of Orgullosa's blogger ambassadors to support Nueva Latina
initiatives: Queen of Swag (Los Angeles), Traveling Latina (Chicago)
and Mama Contemporánea (New York)
Integrated print and online media partnerships that celebrate everyday
inspirational women that embody the Nueva Latina spirit
To learn more about Orgullosa's Nueva Latina or to be part of the
community, please visit Orgullosa
Facebook page or register at Orgullosa.com.
Hashtags: #NuevaLatina @Orgullosa
About Survey This national survey was conducted via ORC
International’s Online CARAVAN®. Survey among a
sample of 1,001 Hispanic/Spanish/Latina women ages 20-39 who speak any
English at home or speak mostly Spanish, but listen to the radio and
watch TV at least half of the time in English. For the purposes of the
survey, “bicultural” was defined as ‘being comfortable and proficient
with both your cultural heritage and the culture of the country you live
in’. The survey was conducted from January 30-February 5, 2014. Had this
survey been a probability sample, the margin of error at a 95%
confidence level would have been +/-3%.
About Orgullosa Orgullosa is a P&G-owned program that
celebrates Latinas and empowers them to feel confident about their
personal appearance, style and homes by offering solutions that satisfy
their beauty and household needs through a variety of trusted brands,
including Olay®, Secret®, Venus®, Pantene®, CoverGirl®, Natural
Instincts®, Crest®, Always®, Tide®, Downy®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Febreze®,
Gain®, Pampers®, and Dawn®.
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Actresses La La Anthony, left, and Roselyn Sanchez attend the debut of the P&G Orgullosa production of "Nueva Latina Monologues" at the Helen Mills Theater, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in New York. The Nueva Latina Monologues personifies the unique and complex journey of the bicultural Latina experience through emotion, comedy and authenticity. Visit Facebook.com/Orgullosa for more information. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for P&G Orgullosa)
Writer/director Linda Nieves-Powell, fourth from left, and radio personality Angie Martinez, right, join the cast after the debut of the P&G Orgullosa production of "Nueva Latina Monologues," written by Nieves-Powell, at the Helen Mills Theater, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in New York. The Nueva Latina Monologues personifies the unique and complex journey of the bicultural Latina experience through emotion, comedy and authenticity. Visit Facebook.com/Orgullosa for more information. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for P&G Orgullosa/AP Images)