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El Juan Mágico Del Mago

JgtornoeI love Google’s Language tools. I typed in “The Wizard’s Magic Juan” and out came the headline for this post! It’s probably not proper Spanish, but neither are my posts always proper English, so live with it.

Juan Guillermo Tornoe is the Wizard’s Magic Juan. Directing research and media buying, Juan is also the head of our hispanic branch of the Wizard of Ads® group.  His depth of knowledge and understanding of this fast-growing consumer segment is astounding, and if you’ve every stopped by his blog, you’d understand why. He is reading and accumulating numbers and stories from every imaginable source. Out of generosity, you can read what he is reading on his blog.

I asked him recently (during a Skype session) why he isn’t publishing his own take on these stories rather than just aggregating them. His response was most interesting. I’ll include it here after one observation: Juan gave the attendees of the Wizard Academy Reunion a glimpse into his world with a 30-minute multi-media show that had us clamoring for more. I’m convinced that he is very likely the single most informed authority on the hispanic market in this hemisphere. (let’s see…since nearly all of the hispanics in the world live in this hemisphere, that would make Juan the world leader, but I don’t want to further inflate his ego.)

So, when I asked Juan to start posting his opinions and insights on his blog, he responded:

“I have been using it as a place to gather the stuff for my presentation… I want to promote my seminar and consulting, and begin writing a book… I use all the trends I’m spotting to develop content for these three and want to charge accordingly for it, so for now I don’t want to share MY MIND with everyone, just make them aware that I am following the most interesting articles and trends and that I am doing something with them… But they will have to pay me to find out!”

As I said, he gave us a glimpse into his mind several weeks ago and trust me when I tell you that he has valuable and actionable information about marketing to Hispanics in the U.S. He has recently posted a link to the description of his seminar. The chips and salsa were great and I can’t wait to see the whole enchilada! (I can’t believe I just wrote that.)

Take a look at what the Wizard’s Magic Juan has prepared for you!