Hispanicize 2015 and the Latina Mom Bloggers digital influencers network today announced the finalists of the first annual Tecla Awards, which showcase the increasingly sophisticated and impressive work that Latino digital influencers, bloggers, journalists, brands and agencies are executing in the digital multicultural space.

After careful deliberation amongst a panel of 30 judges from major U.S. Hispanic brands, agencies and digital influencers, the finalists were selected from a remarkable lineup of nearly 300 nominees. The awards feature 26 categories, 19 devoted to Latino bloggers, vloggers and journalists and seven focused on excellence in Hispanic marketing and media.

The finalists for each category are:

Best Latina Fashion / Beauty Blogger

– Monique Frausto
– Ever So Popular
– Mimi G Style

Best Latino Parenting Blogger

– A Typical Familia
– Living Mi Vida Loca
– The Positive Mom

Best Latino Food Blogger

– Comiendo en LA
– Latino Foodie
– Nibbles and Feasts

Best Latino Sports / Fitness Blogger

– Fit Latina
– Cocina Y Muevete Para Triunfar
– The Healthy Latina

Best Latino Technology Blogger

– Ariel Coro of Tu Tecnología
– Spanglish Review
– TECHNotas (post-humously)

Best Latino Travel Blogger

– Bella Vida by Letty
– XoxoLizza
– Las Travel Blogueras

Best Latino Entertainment Blogger

– Cámara Flash
– Modern Latina
– Web City Girls

Best Political Blogger

– Frente Civico
– Latino Rebels
– Political Cortadito

Best Latino Business or Finance Blogger

– Cuponeando PR
– Latinas in Business
– Think Multicultural

Best Latino on Youtube

– Healthy Voyager
– Styled by Ale
– Viajando Y Aprendiendo

Best Latino on Vine or Instagram Video

–David Lopez
– Matthew Windey
– West Journal’s Pitchagram

Best Latina/Latino on Twitter

– Elianne Ramos
– Web City Girls
– Jose Resendez

Best Spanish-Language Blogger or Vlogger

– Mama y Maestra
– Hispana Global
– Natural, Organiza y Latina

Most Creative Sponsored Blog Post

– La Shoppinista
– Piccolo Mondo PR
– Web City Girls

Most Creative Sponsored Vlog Post

– Presley’s Pantry
– Reality Changers
– Flama

Best Latino Facebook Fan Page Community

– Cosmopolitan
– Cuponeando PR
– Mama XXI

Best Web Site/Blog Covering Latino News

– El Gordo Y La Flaca
– Sal Y Pimienta
– Revista Atabey

Most Admired Latino Celebrity on Social Media

– Alejandra Espinoza
– Fernando del Rincon
– Ismael Cala

Most Creative Sponsored Vine or Instagram Post

– Telemundo: Premios Tu Mundo “Soy La Mala Suerte”
– XoxoLizza

Best Agency Doing Hispanic Social Media

– Alma
– Lopez Negrete
– República

Best Non Profit or Cause-Related Marketing Campaign of the Year

– AARP’s Caregiving Campaign
– Voto Latino: Pride in our culture, Power of our vote

Best Social Media Marketing Campaign of the Year

– Boden PR: McDonald’s: #ViveTuJuego
– Coca-Cola: Haz a Alguien Feliz
– 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®: Social Media Celebration

Best Broadcast TV or Cable Network Doing Social TV

– CNN en Español: Coverage of Venezuela protests
– Telemundo: Latin Billboards Award

Top Latino Marketing Pro Doing Hispanic Social Media

– 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®: Social Media Celebration
– Trenderscope

Best Brand Doing Latino Social Media

– Dunkin’ Donuts
– Flama

Best Hispanic Brand Facebook Fan Page Community

– Tadin Herb & Tea Co.
– McDonald’s Latino
– State Farm Latino

*Categories with less than one submission were omitted from the finalists list.

Honorable Mentions:

– Reality TV All-Star: Univision for Nuestra Belleza Latina

“We’re extremely impressed by the caliber of the nominations to claim the Hispanic Market industry’s top digital awards. Not only should the finalists be honored to receive this recognition, but all nominees should be proud to be competing against the best in the industry,” said Manny Ruiz, founder and creative director of Hispanicize 2015.

The first annual Tecla Awards will be held at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the JW Marriott rooftop in Downtown Miami during Hispanicize Week, the largest U.S. Hispanic marketing, media and entertainment industries event in the nation. Finalists will be recognized at the event and winners will be announced for the first time. The evening will include performances by Venezuelan star duo Chino y Nacho and Mr. Pauer.

To purchase your full access event badge to Hispanicize 201 go to: http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/event-registration. Every attendee gets access to sessions, concerts and films. All passes also include meals and, in most cases, drinks.

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