Hispanicize & Telemundo present Pope Francis with Innovation Award

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Hispanicize and Telemundo present Pope Francis with Innovation Award
From L to R: Manny Ruiz, founder of Hispanicize; José María Del Corral, director of Scholas Occurrentes; Borja Pérez, senior vice president of Digital and Social Media, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises; and Peter Blacker, executive vice president of Digital Media & Emerging Business for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises


What began last year as an offbeat idea over dinner turned into reality this week when the Hispanicize team and a small contingent of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises executives met at the Vatican to personally give Pope Francis a special Telemundo/Hispanicize award for his innovative use of social media.

The award was first announced and given to Pope Francis during the 2nd Annual Tecla Awards ceremony that took place during Hispanicize Event in Miami on April 7th, where it was announced Hispanicize and Telemundo would be traveling to Rome to personally hand the award to Pope Francis.

The Pope’s work with the Scholas Ocurrentes Foundation, a program that connects technology with arts and sports programs in order to promote social integration (especially in poorer communities) was a major reason why Hispanicize and Telemundo gave Pope Francis the Innovation Award. (continue reading…)

You may follow the trip via Facebook.com/Hispanicize and by clicking the hashtags #HispzinRome and #ViajaConBW on Twitter & Instagram.