Business, Society & Culture, Television & Film
The Revolución examines cultural trends in media, entertainment and advertising. Hosted by media sales professional Kathryn Garcia Castro, thought leader and consumer researcher Linda Lane González, ad agency executive Diego Lastra, writer Court Stroud, and media marketing consultant Ana Crandell (on hiatus), each episode aims to inform, entertain and inspire audiences—Hispanics and non-Hispanics alike—through interviews of experts, newsmakers and celebrities. Guests include Gloria Estefan, Maria Hinojosa, Andrés Cantor, Don Francisco (Mario Luis Kreutzberger), and Edward James Olmos.
“Ours is a revolution of mind and heart … ” -Cesar Chavez
Dominican-American Kathryn Garcia Castro has held executive sales roles at major media companies such as Univision Communications, Azteca America, Nokia, Time Inc and technology start-ups. She began her career working at multicultural advertising agency The Bravo Group. Kathryn currently lives in Los Angeles where she volunteers at Cedars Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, serving as parent support and advisor to management.
A true Texan-Mexican, Linda Lane González currently divides her time between Miami and Guanajuato, Mexico, has spent her career helping Fortune 500 clients connect and engage with multicultural consumers. Linda is a past Chair of the Cultural Marketing Council, Program Director of The Conference Board’s Multicultural Marketing Council and a founding member of ANA’s AIMM organization. Linda is a contributor to CNN, CNN Dinero, NPR, and Bloomberg among others on Multicultural issues.
Mexico City native Diego Lastra is the Associate Media Director at Dieste, one of the country’s leading multicultural advertising and marketing agencies. Passionate about social and cultural trends, he enjoys learning from the past to analyze and understand the present. In 2017, Diego launched the Advertising Diversity Podcast. Now through Revolución, he’s excited to continue talking with industry leaders and cultural luminaries.
Born and raised in Bolivia, Ana Crandell is a longtime marketing & media executive and consultant. She began her career by leading the creation of the media department at Lopez Negrete Communications and later played an integral role in the creation of OMD Multicultural. Ana has been a key advisor on multicultural initiatives for blue-chip clients like Walmart, McDonald’s and State Farm.
San Antonio, Texas native Court Stroud has worked at Univision, Telemundo, Azteca, CBS and several digital startups. As an adjunct faculty member at N.Y.U., he created the undergraduate course “Diversity in Media & Advertising.” Court holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. His writing may be found in The New York Times, Washington Post and Forbes, where he’s a contributing writer.