–       Guide is packed with ‘how to’ stories written by many of the nation’s top voices in Hispanic social media

–       To receive a free copy of the 57-page guide, register at http://www.hispanicprblog.com/hispanicize/

LOS ANGELES, CA — The official 2010-2011 U.S. Hispanic Social Media Guide, the ultimate “How To” guide to Hispanic social media marketing, is now available free to marketers nationwide. Featuring best practices and intriguing discussions from many of the nation’s top voices, the guide explores current and upcoming trends in the Hispanic social media and marketing space.

The attractive, 57-page guide was produced by the Hispanic PR Blog in partnership with the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) and the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA).

“This guide is a marketer’s dream because it’s comprehensive, fact-packed and practical with a specific focus on the ‘how to’s of Hispanic social media,” said guide and Hispanic PR Blog publisher Manny Ruiz, who is also the organizer of the annual Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference.

Articles featured in the guide include an in-depth look at topics such as  “How to Build and Manage a Hispanic Online Community,” “How to Work Effectively with Latino Bloggers,” and “How to Measure Multicultural & Multilingual Social Media Campaigns.”

The guide features contributions from some of the leading voices in Hispanic social media marketing, including: Armando Azarloza of The Axis Agency; Jose Villa of Sensis; Paul M. Rand, President/CEO of Zócalo Group and President of WOMMA; Gaby Alban of Conexión; Stephanie Noble of Paden-Noble; Cristy Clavijo-Kish of PR Newswire; Silvia Prado of Marketwire; and Midy Aponte of the Sanchez Ricardo Agency.

Recipients of the guide will also receive access to audio recordings from several key sessions from the national Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference that helped make the guide possible.  A series of discussions related to the guide will also be held online at the Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/hprblog, the premier Facebook page for PR and social media pros focused on Hispanic marketing.

This summer and through the balance of the year, the Hispanic PR Blog, HPRA and WOMMA will be sponsoring a series of provocative industry roundtables as part of the 2010 U.S. Hispanic Social Media Insights Tour.  The tour will visit Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Austin, Seattle and Chicago, among other cities.

About the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA)
HPRA was founded in 1984 as a non-profit organization to establish a network of Hispanics employed in the public relations profession. HPRA has more than 250 members representing public relations, marketing and advertising professionals from agencies, government, non-profit and corporate companies. HPRA is dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic professionals and provides educational seminars and workshops throughout the year. The organization has awarded more than $220,000 in scholarships to Latino students pursuing a career in communications during the last 25 years. HPRA strives to be a resource for communications professionals and for those seeking insights into the Hispanic market.

About the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA)

WOMMA, http://WOMMA.org, is the leading trade association in the marketing and advertising industries that focuses on word of mouth, consumer-generated, social media platforms and marketing techniques that include buzz, viral, community, and influencer marketing, as well as brand blogging. The organization is committed to developing and maintaining appropriate ethical standards for marketers, identifying meaningful measurement standards and defining “best practices” for the industry.
About the Hispanic PR Blog

Founded by multicultural public relations veterans Manny Ruiz, former CEO of Hispanic PR Wire, and Angela Sustaita-Ruiz of Hispanic Media Trainers, LLC, the Hispanic PR Blog is the Hispanic market industry’s top source for news and views focused on Hispanic public relations and social media marketing. The blog and its accompanying daily newsletter, Hispanicize, feature columns, stories, white papers, job postings, calendar events and more.  Hispanic Media Trainers, LLC, is the parent company of the Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference and the parenting tips bilingual blog, PapiBlogger.

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Hispanic Public Relations Association
Lourdes Rodriguez
tel: 626-403-3200, ext. 211
Email: lourdes@vpepr.com

Hispanic PR Blog
Angela Sustaita-Ruiz
tel: 305.321.5002

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