Author Archives: Ashwini Anburajan

About Ashwini Anburajan

Ashwini Anburajan is Founder and CEO of a Social Data Collective, a private data marketplace that allows consumers to access, control and monetize their data. Social Data Collective allows consumers to trade data from a variety of sources for high quality products and services offered by brand partners. She was previously Director of Partner Development at Buzzfeed, and at Outcast prior to that. She has created cutting edge thought leadership and has advised some of the largest names in media on their social publishing strategy, including USA Today, New York Times, Hearst and CondeNast.

McCain Links Obama to Castro in Web Ad

A new “click here” web ad circulating in South Florida shows Sen. Barack Obama and Fidel Castro pictured together and quotes Castro praising Obama as “the most advanced candidate.” There’s a tag at the bottom of the ad that reads,…

FI2W Weekend Reads: Links to Ethnic Media and Beyond

Court Interpreter, Erik Camayd-Freixas breaks his code of silence to report on how undocumented workers were abused and terrorized by the justice system in the wake of the largest immigration raid in history.  Read his essay, which made national headlines…

Is There Really a Latino Swing Vote?

In this year’s historic elections Latinos are poised to play a historic role. If Latinos vote in the precedent-setting numbers that marked their participation in the presidential primaries, they could be responsible for putting a candidate in office. When Sen….

McCain Attacks First and in Spanish

The battle for the Latino vote has returned to American soil after Sen. John McCain’s three day trip to Colombia and Mexico. The campaigns engaged in their own Independence Day back and forth on who would best represent Latinos. Nothing…

Indian Media, Politicians Beguiled by Obama’s Charms

In a recent Feet in 2 Worlds post, writer Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, wrote that ethnic minorities pay attention and cast a favorable eye on a political candidate when he takes the time to acknowledge their communities. Nothing provides a better object…