Key Takeaways, Memories and Other Highlights from Hispanicize 2013

Beto Perez, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck

BY MANNY RUIZ @MannyRuiz  Before I delve into what I will most remember about Hispanicize 2013, let me start by saying thanks to the many sponsors, volunteers, staff and partners that truly deserve the credit for putting together last week's unbelievable program.  As the head organizer I often get too much credit for Hispanicize so believe me when I say that it truly took a village of dedicated, hard working people to organize an event that over five full days featured 102 sessions, 250+ speakers, a music
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Hispanicize 2013 and Hispanic PR Blog Donate $10,000 to Support Hispanic Public Relations Association

INDUSTRY STATEMENT: Delia Lopez, HPRA-LA President and Oralia Michel, HPRA National President accept $10,000 check from Hispanicize/Hispanic PR Blog partners Manny Ruiz, Angela Sustaita-Ruiz and Katherine Johnson.

Hispanicize 2013 and The Hispanic PR Blog presented a check for $10,000 to the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) last night during HPRA's annual PRemio Awards in Los Angeles. "Our partnership with Hispanicize is very important to us and this financial contribution shows that Hispanicize truly puts their money where their mouth is," said Oralia Michel, president of HPRA's national chapter and CEO of OMAGEN, Inc. HPRA and the Hispanic PR Blog/Hispanicize event team have been partners for four years.
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VIDEO: Hispanicize 2013 Organizer Manny Ruiz Announces Next Year’s Event

Hispanicize 2013 organizer and creative director Manny Ruiz discusses the significance of the event’s new showcases for Latin music and Hispanic journalists.  Interview video is courtesy of Newlink Conversations.
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Q&A with Hispanicize’s Manny Ruiz: Hispanic Influence in the U.S. is Growing

This interview with our friends at Media Bistro's PRNewser ran yesterday. Hispanicize.com launched last week in beta, offering visitors – including Hispanic marketers and Latino bloggers – with a place for content, services, and networking. On the site, you’ll find technology reviews, webinars, and Hispanic social media training, management, and consulting services for those looking to reach the Latino community. The site has also taken over content on the Hispanic PR Blog, which has been around for two
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If you do Hispanic media relations, check out why Hispanic MEDIAbase is a solid tool to consider

The following PR Tools Video Review shows why we believe Hispanic MEDIAbase is one of the most solid tools in the marketplace for PR professionals tasked with conducting Hispanic media relations. DISCLOSURE: PR Newswire is a sponsor of this blog but the views expressed in this review are not influenced or edited by PR Newswire.  We encourage you to take the same test drive of the service featured here as PR Newswire is honoring a special rate of $700 exclusively for Hispanic PR Blog readers who mention this story.
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Latino Bloggers Panel Being Hosted by PRSA Miami December 7

The Miami chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is hosting a roundtable with some of South Florida’s most popular bloggers December 7 as part of its Food for Thought PR Series.  All three are of Latino descent. Confirmed bloggers include: - Maria De Los Angeles, Freelance Writer for Travel, Tourism, Blogging, Social Media, Sex, Food, Humor, Kitchen Sink. Sex and the Beach Blog, www.sexandthebeach.blogspot.com/ - Manny Ruiz co-publisher of the Hispanic PR Blog and bilingual daddy parenting web
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Master Class: What are the most crucial factors to effectively reach multicultural youth?

As current influencers and future consumers, multicultural youth have become vital to marketers. It's estimated that nearly 45% of all children under the age of five are multicultural. This month PR Week conducted a "Master Class" session featuring Carla Dodds, Director of multicultural marketing, Wal-Mart; Rudy Rodriguez, Director of multicultural marketing, General Mills; Manny Ruiz, Co-publisher, Hispanic PR Blog and PapiBlogger and organizer of the 2011 Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference; Kim Hunter,
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