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Posts Tagged ‘Manny Ruiz’

Hispanicize 2012 Kicks Off

Hispanicize 2012 is getting started today in Miami with sessions like “Blogging 101 (en español)” and “Is Your Brand Ready to Engage Latinos Online?” on tap. Besides all the social media business talk, there are also a few fun happenings, like the closing night screening of Scarface on Friday. The screening is part of the National Latino Film Showcase that Hispanicize introduced this year.

Influenced by SXSW, Manny Ruiz, the chairman of the event along with the co-founder of Latina Mom Bloggers and Hispanic PR Blog, told NBCLatino that there are three times the number of brands involved this year versus last year. And the event is attracting a who’s who of influential Latinos in the social media space.

“We plan to kick this event to another level and make it a place to catapult careers,” said Ruiz. NBCLatino is a sponsor of the event.

There’s also news coming out of Hispanicize 2012: Critical Mention has announced that it has added a number of new Spanish-language stations to its platform.

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Hispanicize CEO to Live Blog His Cross-Country Family Vacation

Starting today, Manny Ruiz, co-founder and CEO of Hispanicize, the Hispanic social media and blogger network, and chief PapiBlogger, will be live blogging his family’s summer vacation. The trip will include travel to 18 states by train, car, raft, and cruise ship with stops at destinations including Dollywood, Yosemite, and Disneyland.

This is the second year that Ruiz will be making the social-media-infused family trip, taking his wife and three kids — ages 11, seven, and two — along for the ride. Besides the blogging, there will also be video, Facebook updates, and posts to Twitter and Flickr.

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Q&A with Hispanicize’s Ruiz: Hispanic Influence in the U.S. is Growing

Hispanicize.com launched last week in beta, offering visitors – including Hispanic marketers and Latino bloggers – with a place for content, services, and networking. On the site, you’ll find technology reviews, webinars, and Hispanic social media training, management, and consulting services for those looking to reach the Latino community. The site has also taken over content on the Hispanic PR Blog, which has been around for two years.

In today’s Q&A, we talk with Manny Ruiz, CEO of Hispanicize, founder of Hispanic PR Wire (which was acquired by PRNewswire in 2008), and organizer of Hispanicize 2011, the second annual conference bringing together bloggers and Hispanic marketers, taking place in Hollywood, CA from April 6 to the 8th.

According to Ruiz, those interested in Hispanicize – both the conference and the site – are a mixture of Latinos and other audiences who are targeting this increasingly influential demographic. Click through to read more.

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