Named after the Spanish-language word for an individual key on a keyboard, the 2nd Annual TECLAS were held last night at ICON Miami nightclub in Miami Beach presented by TELEMUNDO during Hispanicize, the largest U.S. Hispanic marketing, media and entertainment industries event in the nation.
The award show recognized excellence across thirty-two categories, including one Audience Choice Awards chosen entirely by members of the public. The awards are a co-production of the Hispanicize event and the DiMe Media creators network. The Tecla Awards was conducted in alliance with iBlog Magazine, the lead blog industry trade media partner, and the Hispanic PR Blog.
The awards were headlined with a performance by Puerto Rican, global reggaeton sensation Wisin.
“The Tecla Awards honored some of the very best the industry has to offer, and we couldn’t be more proud of those nominated and awarded last night. It was a night to remember. Wisin’s performance capped off an amazing evening.” said Hispanicize Event founder and creative director Manny Ruiz.
After careful deliberation amongst a panel of 30 judges from major U.S. Hispanic brands, agencies and digital influencers, the winners were selected and are as follows.
Best Spanish Language Creator: Romina Tibytt – Mamá XXI
Most Influential Latino on Twitter: Domenica Mena (@domenicamena)
Best Latino Facebook Page: Flama
Best Latino Pinner on Pinterest: The Latina Homemaker, Jesenia
Most Admired Latino Celebrity on Social Media: Adamari Lopez
Best Latino News and Culture: CorrienteLatina
Best Social Good or Cause-Related Campaign: Voto Latino
Best Sponsored Blog Post: Joscelyn Ramos Campbell, Mami Of Multiples
Best use of integrated social media and digital advertising buy: Coca Cola 2015 Jersey Exchange
Best Agency doing Hispanic Social Media: Fleishman Hillard
Best Broadcast or Cable Network doing Social TV: Telemundo
Breakout Creator: Celeste Rodas de Juarez, Hijos 4 ever
Best Musician/Band/Group on Social Media: Yandel
Cover Songs Performer: Vazquez Sounds
Best Live Broadcaster: Lizza Monet Morales
Beauty Creator: Rosy McMichael
Fashion Creator: Annie Vazquez,The Fashion Poet W/P
Food Creator: Adriana Martin, Adriana’s Best Recipes
Technology: Maria Vargas, La Chica Gamer
Kids and Family: Jose Sanchez, PiccoloMondoPR
Comedy: Joanna Hausmann
Lifestyle: Ana Cruz, Rollos de Mujeres
Health & Wellness: Yisney Terrero, Mi Belleza Interna
Instagram: LeJuan James
Snapchat Storyteller: Shaun Ayala (shaunayala on Snapchat)
Viner: David Lopez (@davidlopezfilms on Vine)
CREATOR OF THE YEAR: Joanna Hausmann
About Hispanicize 2016
Now in its seventh year, Hispanicize 2016 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz16) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.
Hispanicize 2016 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s InterContinental hotel, April 4-8, 2016.
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.