MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - Latino and multicultural bloggers are getting an early Valentine's Day present today courtesy of Hispanicize 2013 sponsors and the Latina Mom Bloggers network.
Thanks to strong corporate support from some of the nation's largest Hispanic brands, media companies and marketing agencies, organizers of Hispanicize 2013 announced that for the second consecutive year its "Brands Love Bloggers" program has been renewed to provide more than 125 Latino and multicultural bloggers with free passes to attend the annual Latino trends event. Hispanicize 2013 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) will take place April 9-13 in Miami Beach's Eden Roc Hotel. (See the special 1-min. Hispanicize 2013 Preview video here: http://bit.ly/hispz13Rising).
"This program is larger than last year's, a testimony to the fact that Hispanic brands and agencies are clamoring to engage our thriving Latino blogger communities," said Manny Ruiz, founder and creative director of Hispanicize 2013.
Added Piera Jolly, president of Latina Mom Bloggers: "We're excited to once again facilitate this program for bloggers. This year's event will provide bloggers with unprecedented, direct access to brands and their agencies as well as to top quality blog opportunities, professional development sessions, networking and entertainment."
Among the Hispanicize 2013 sponsors specifically contributing to this initiative are: Coca-Cola, MundoFox, Sherwin-Williams, Ford, The Clorox Company, Maseca, ViSalus, Transitions, NBC Latino, The Axis Agency, JeffreyGroup, Lanugo, Business Wire, PR Newswire and several more brands. The event's top sponsors -- leading Fortune 500 companies with wide-ranging plans for blogger engagement -- will soon be unveiled.
The 125 full access event passes are available to Latino and multicultural bloggers who have been blogging consistently for at least one year and fill out a short online form http://bit.ly/VPOEu9. A wide range of bloggers from entertainment to parenting and fashion to tech are eligible. Qualifying bloggers who have already paid to attend Hispanicize 2013 and meet the criteria will be refunded.
Bloggers do not have to be part of the Latina Mom Bloggers network to qualify and both male and female bloggers qualify. A national committee led by advisory board members of Hispanicize 2013 and the Latina Mom Bloggers network will sort through the blogger applications and promptly notify bloggers who qualify. Priority preference will be given to bloggers who did not attend last year's Hispanicize event. The full selection criteria are on the registration page.
Sponsorship and Registration Information
As of today, confirmed sponsors so far include: Coca-Cola, MundoFox, Sherwin-Williams, Ford, The Clorox Company, Maseca, ViSalus, Transitions, NBC Latino, The Axis Agency, JeffreyGroup, Lanugo, Business Wire, PR Newswire, El Sentinel and several more brands who will shortly be disclosed. Media partners include Latin Heat Media, Getty Images Hispanic, MediaMoves, PRODU and Hispanic Market Weekly.
Sponsorship information is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 203.364.4779. To reserve a hotel room, visit https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=14723119
About Hispanicize 2013
Now in its fourth year, Hispanicize 2013 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz13) is the iconic annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, film, music and innovation.
Hispanicize 2013 brings brands, media, marketers, celebrities, filmmakers, innovators and bloggers together in a unique creative environment focused on ideas and best practices. The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos.
Hispanicize 2013, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach, April 9-13, 2013.
About Latina Mom Bloggers:
A service of Latina Moms Media, LLC and sister company of Hispanicize, Latina Mom Bloggers (www.LatinaMomBloggers.com) features the industry's most comprehensive marketing services targeting Latina moms, the most sought after purchase decision-makers in the fast growing $1 trillion Hispanic market.
Through a proprietary platform that ranges from customized blogger engagement campaigns to local blogger events, Latina Mom Bloggers is the most complete resource for brands and agencies seeking to connect with Hispanic mom bloggers as well as bloggers who focus on lifestyle, fashion and food. Latina Mom Bloggers offers tailored and measurable solutions for marketers including blogger brand ambassadorships, content development, product reviews, website development, and Twitter Parties for clients such as The California Milk Processor Board, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, S. C. Johnson, Georgia-Pacific, Clorox, Mazola, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Hasbro, Nissan, Universal Studios Orlando, Disney Parks, Best Buy, Dollar General, NET 10 Wireless, Verizon FiOS and Transitions Lenses.
Co-headquartered in Miami and Atlanta, Latina Mom Bloggers is led by a team of seasoned social media influencers and marketers, including Co-founder and President Piera Jolly, the JollyMom, Co-founder Angela Sustaita-Ruiz of the Hispanic PR Blog and Hispanicize 2013 -- the fourth annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers, and Co-founder Cristy Clavijo-Kish of Hispanicize Digital and Los Tweens. Latina Mom Bloggers is on Facebook (www.facebook.com/latinamomblogs) and Twitter @LatinaMomBlogs.
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