Interview with Donny Claxton, Organizer of the Modern Media Man Summit Blogger Conference

The Modern Media Man Summit is the first blogger conference focused on men in the nation.

On the proverbial “heels” of the recently held BlogHer Conference comes one for the guys.  Next month in Atlanta, it’s the “guys’ turn” for the Modern Media Man Summit, Sept. 9 to 11.  It’s the first blogger conference focused on men in the nation and with a line up of sponsors that now includes Chevrolet, T-Mobile and Pitch Engine among others, it’s looking like this summit will do for male bloggers what other conferences are doing for the gals.

As part of a partnership with the Hispanic PR Blog and PapiBlogger, organizers will be giving our readers a $125 discount to attend the conference when they type the word TWITTER in the registration page.

Organizer Donny Claxton

This weekend I had a chance to “virtually” sit down with conference co-founder, daddy blogger and marketing executive Donny Claxton to learn more the Modern Media Man summit and the unique value proposition it has for both bloggers and marketers alike.

Manny: What is your background in marketing and public relations?

Donny: I’ve been involved in public relations and marketing for more than 23 years, (more…)

Media event, national Facebook contest announced for end of PapiBlogger Road Trip

National Facebook contest asks: "How may total miles did PapiBlogger drive across the four corners of the United States?"

MIAMI, FL – After more than 11,000 miles, 33 states and 46 days, PapiBlogger’s epic family road trip will come to a rousing end with a celebration in Miami.  Although post-trip public relations outreach continues for weeks, the PapiBlogger clan is looking forward to a Miami media and family event at a Chevrolet dealership that will welcome PapiBlogger Manny Ruiz,  his wife Angela and three kids (Jonathan 10, Elena 6 and Briani 1) home.

The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse served as the road trip's famous "PapiMobile"

The PapiBlogger clan stopped at some of the nation's most interesting McDonald's restaurants, including this one in 'Alien Country' Roswell, NM. McDonald's is a sponsor of PapiBlogger.

“From a PR and social media perspective, it’s been an amazing journey.  As we prepare for next year’s 2011 Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference we are confident that our own road trip will be of strong interest to attendees,” said Ruiz, who also publishes the Hispanic Market industry leading Hispanic PR Blog. (more…)

PapiBlogger Facebook fans urged to guess final road trip mileage and win Sony Bloggie and other prizes!

PapiBlogger Facebook contest asks what is the final total of mileage driven on the epic road trip.

All good things must come to an end so to celebrate the big Miami homecoming for PapiBlogger and his family this Wednesday, August 4th, Sony is co-sponsoring a national contest that will award a Sony Bloggie to the person who makes the most accurate guess of how many miles PapiBlogger has driven during his epic 46-day, 34-state road trip. (more…)

PapiBlogger’s epic 10,000-mile family roadtrip becomes major Hispanic social media experiment


The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse has been selected as the Papimobile for the epic family roadtrip

In 1903, when the entire United States had but 150 miles of paved roads, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson set off from San Francisco in a 20-horsepower Winton touring car hoping to become the first person to cross the U.S. in what was then dubbed a “horseless carriage.”  Sixty-three days later, after many trials and tribulations, Dr. Jackson, his co-driver Sewall Crocker and their bulldog Bud made it to New York City.

More than 100 years later, a Miami family of five is about to embark on what might be this century’s epic U.S. family road trip.  Starting on Father’s Day, PapiBlogger.com founder and father of three Manny Ruiz, his wife Angela and their children Briani (1), Elena (6) and Jonathan (10) will embark on a 10,000-mile PapiBlogger Family Road Trip that will circle the four corners of the continental United States.

“Our journey may not be as treacherous as Dr. Jackson’s inspirational one was but it will certainly be challenging and two times longer because we’re going to the four corners of the U.S. with three young children,” said Ruiz, former founder/CEO of Hispanic PR Wire and a social media marketing expert who also runs the Hispanic PR Blog and the annual Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference. (more…)