MIAMI, FL – January 15, 2015 â€“ (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – A whoâ€™s who of the nationâ€™s top Hispanic digital content creators headline the newly rebranded Latina Digital Influencersâ€™ Showcase at Hispanicize 2015. Hispanicize 2015 is taking place March 16-20 in Miamiâ€™s InterContinental Hotel.
â€œOur agenda, speakers and sponsors reflect a massive expansion that provides Latina digital influencers with exceptional professional development, networking opportunities with hundreds of multicultural-focused brands and agencies, VIP treatment, and entertainment that is unparalleledâ€
Curated by the Latina Mom Bloggers network, the reimagined digital influencers platform of Hispanicize 2015 is the largest and most comprehensive one ever assembled to empower multicultural vloggers, bloggers and other digital influencers.
â€œOur agenda, speakers and sponsors reflect a massive expansion that provides Latina digital influencers with exceptional professional development, networking opportunities with hundreds of multicultural-focused brands and agencies, VIP treatment, and entertainment that is unparalleled,â€ said Manny Ruiz, founder and creative director of the sixth annual Hispanicize 2015.
Co-CEO of Latina Mom Bloggers, Piera Jolly said, â€œThrough the years we have built a track record of giving Latina influencers a financial and professional ROI for their investment in attending that is nearly impossible to match, and this year weâ€™re offering even better opportunities.â€
Key highlights of the 2015 Latina Digital Influencers Showcase include:
The Launch of the Tecla Awards: Created to recognize excellence in Latino blogging, micro-blogging and social media/digital marketing, this national awards program kicks off Hispanicize 2015 on March 16. The red carpet awards gala and concert is expected to bring top digital influencers, brands, agencies and celebrities.
An Array of Sessions with Top Latina YouTubers, Instagrammers and Viners: Among this yearâ€™s top Latino YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Vine superstars that will share their tips and tricks for social media success are DulceCandy, LeJuan James, SunKissAlba, Jorge Narvaez and more! DulceCandy will play a very special role as she will be the first ever Latina digital influencer to receive the prestigious Latinovator Award.
Deep Dives into Producing Quality Videos, Instagram, Vine and Podcasting: As part of this yearâ€™s advanced level sessions, the Latina Digital Influencers Showcase will feature practical, how-to content on producing and monetizing YouTube videos, Instagram, Vine, photography, podcasting and more! An engaging Instagram and Vine Tour of Miami will feature a $1,000 Instagram and Vine contest courtesy of a major brand!
Increased Presence of Multicultural Brands and Agencies: Hispanicize 2015 is widely considered the most indispensible event for U.S. Hispanic brands and agencies in the U.S.-Hispanic market and one of the biggest perks of the event has always been its ability to bring hundreds of these marketers together with the digital influencers they want to work with. This yearâ€™s growing roster of brand sponsors and non-sponsors will easily surpass last yearâ€™s record setting numbers.
400 Free, Full VIP Access Badges for Digital Influencers: In an unprecedented move one major sponsor will shortly reveal their role in providing 400 free, full-access passes to digital influencers who have been consistently active for more than nine months. Digital influencers can sign up in advance for these passes here.
WordPress.com Latino Day: Hispanicize and Latina Mom Bloggers have partnered with WordPress.com and Kathy Cano-Murillo of Crafty Chica to curate a full day of the most practical and popular sessions produced for the WordPress.com conferences. In addition to presenting these sessions with their top trainers, WordPress.com will also offer digital influencers and other attendees four full days of one-on-one tech help at their Happiness Bar. Several sessions will also be hosted in Spanish.
VIP Treatment: Latina digital influencers have always been the pampered VIP guests of Hispanicize and this year is no different. Among the special programs planned for them are: the Digital Influencers Pre-Treat (March 16), the Digital Influencers Yacht Party (March 18) and the Closing Night Concert Bash in South Beach (March 20)!
Access to Hispanic Marketing, Entertainment, Journalist and Tech Entrepreneur sessions: One of the most popular aspects of the Hispanicize event is that Hispanicize lets everybody from multiple industries attend each otherâ€™s sessions, programs and event. This democratic form of super, multi-industry networking is a Hispanicize standard that greatly benefits digital influencers seeking their ROI for attending.
An Inspiring Speakersâ€™ Roster: In addition to the top Hispanic marketing agencies and brands that speak at Hispanicize 2015, Latina digital influencers will also hear from more than 65 digital influencers colleagues in 25 sessions. Among the first round of digital influencers announced today are: Jasmin Melendez of JasminMakeup1.com; Maya Murillo of Maya in the Moment; Rory Lassanske of Las Blogueras and MamÃ¡ Contemporanea; Leaura Luciano of Ever So Popular; Caryn Bailey of Rockin Mama; Nicole Presely of Presleyâ€™s Pantry; Carolyn Scott-Hamilton of HealthyVoyager.com; Matt Cherry of iBlog Magazine; Lizza Monet Morales of XoxoLizza; Pattie Cordova of Living Mi Vida Loca; Ramon de Leon of #RamonWow; Ted Rubin; Unicornelio Primero; Joscelyn Ramos Campbell of Mami of Multiples; Gaby Natale of Super Latina TV; Arturo Nava of Logra Tu Dream; Rafael Collazo of Latino Talk; Laura Elegueta SÃ¡nchez of Latiniza Digital, Lance Rios of Being Latino and DigiBunch; Astrid Rivera of LatinBlah; Lynn and Linda Ponder of Web City Girls; Marilu Duque of StemLatina; Terrance Gaines of BrothaTech; Staci Salazar of 7 On a Shoestring; George Torres of Sofrito for Your Soul; Melanie Mendez-Gonzales of Que Means What?; Jose Sanchez of PiccoloMondoPR and expert Instagrammer Sara Ataie of VenezuelaDeAyer. Final speakers will be announced next week.
Business Building and Monetization Workshops include:
– What the Brands and Agencies Really Want and Need from Digital Influencers
– 50 Shades of Green: The Many Ways to Monetize Your Blogs, Vlogs and Social Media Channels
– Protect Your Work! A Legal Primer on Copyright Law for Digital Content Creators
– The Finance Side of Your Blog and How to Make Smart Tax Choicesâ€
How-To Content Creation Workshops:
– Get Rolling with Your YouTube and Facebook Videos
– Clever Ways to Create Branded Stories
– Mastering Instagram: An Advanced Course
– Vine It Like a Rock Star!
– The Next Level to Pinterest
– An Introduction to Podcasting
Web Tech Sessions: In addition to four WordPress.com sessions, Hispanicize will host SEO and LinkedIn sessions with subject matter experts.
Meet the Viral Influencers Sessions: This year we will feature several with top viral influencers. Among those sessions will be:
– Meet the Viral Video Latinos of YouTube and Facebook
– Meet the Stars of Instagram Latino
– Meet the Nationâ€™s Top Latino Viners
– Meet the Latina Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers
– The Evolving Influence of Latina Mom Bloggers
About Hispanicize 2015â€¨
Now in its sixth year, Hispanicize 2015 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz15) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.
Co-chaired by Facebookâ€™s U.S. Hispanic Head of Sales Christian Martinez and award-winning actor Luis GuzmÃ¡n, Hispanicize 2015 is a production of the Hispanicize companies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog, Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2,100 of the nationâ€™s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami March 16-20, 2015.
The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.
Hispanicize 2015 is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).