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Hispanicize 2013 Names Four Latino Influencers MVP Social Media Correspondents of the Event

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Four of the nation's most talented and influential Latinos in social media will serve as the official MVP Social Media Correspondents of Hispanicize 2013.  Hispanicize 2013 (www.hispanicizeevent.com) will take place April 9-13, 2013 at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach (REGISTER HERE).  

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The MVP SM Class of 2013 will be comprised of social media influencers who also serve as journalists and contributors for numerous TV network and web shows: Gaby Natale of SuperLatina (@SuperLatinaShow); Martin Llorens of Hola Martin (@HolaMartin) and Pulpo Media, Flor de Maria Rivera of Flor de Maria Fashion (@FlordeMariaF) and Mercedes Sanchez of Be Chic Mag (@BeChicMag).

"From our celebrity red carpets to our Latin music artists, concerts and everything in between these fabulous four influencers will capture and amplify the social media and journalistic story of the event," said Manny Ruiz, founder and creative director of Hispanicize 2013.  "Together with hundreds of other top bloggers, journalists and cultural influencers that converge at Hispanicize 2013 we believe these correspondents will help us trend on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more daily."

Among the top brands expected to trend big at Hispanicize 2013 are presenting sponsor Procter & Gamble, Tide, Charmin, Swiffer, Target, Pandora, Radio Shack, Sherwin-Williams, Visit Orlando and newcomer ViSalus, among others.

At the fourth annual Latino trends event, journalists, bloggers, filmmakers, marketers and music artists will convene throughout the course of five days with more than 105 sessions and 260 speakers discussing ever facet of Hispanic media, social media, entertainment and marketing.   

Each of this year's influencers enjoy strong followings in lifestyle, fashion and entertainment industries, all key components of Hispanicize 2013.  Below is more information about who this year's fabulous four social media correspondents stand apart.

About Gaby Natale
Gaby Natale is the host and co-executive producer of SuperLatina, the three-time EMMY-nominated syndicated TV talk show. She is also the co-founder and President of AGANARmedia, a content development company specializing in branded digital campaigns and grassroots marketing. AGANARmedia's clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Ford Motor Co., Unilever, McDonald's, Direct Energy and MetroPCS. Gaby Natale is one of the few women in the entertainment industry who owns not only the rights to her TV show but also a television studio. This unique situation has allowed her to combine her passion for media and her entrepreneurial spirit. In the digital world, Gaby has developed her own online fan base, with over 10 million views on Youtube (growing at a pace of 500,000 per month) and 20,000 Twitter followers @superlatinashow. You can find more information about Gaby and her company in http://www.aganarmedia.com.

About Martin Llorens
A national TV personality, social media influencer, author and entrepreneur, Martin Llorens is one of the Hispanic community's most renowned fashion and beauty experts with more than 15 years of experience in empowering Latinos with the tools they need to dress for success, improve their self-esteem and project their best image for any occasion—be it social or professional.

Martin is the official fashion and image advisor on Univision's top rated national morning program, "Despierta America, " where he presents weekly fashion and beauty segments.

In September 2010 Martin joined Utilisima, a unit of Fox International Channels and the only 24-hour, 100% original, Spanish-language lifestyle network, as the host of "Hola Martin: Estilo de Vida."  He made his debut as an author with Discover Your Style: Your Guide to Dressing Better (Random House Mondadori, 2009).

In 2008, Martin launched www.holamartin.com, where he shares articles on beauty, fashion, travel, exercise, nutrition and personal improvement. The site's popular interactive forum, www.holamartinenvivo.com, provides a place for users to share their opinions and ideas about lifestyle choices, fashion and other topics.

About Flor de Maria Rivera
Flor de Maria Rivera is a TV host, fashion and beauty expert, journalist, stylist, entrepreneur, brand ambassador, spokesperson and fashion blogger. In 2010, Rivera launched a very successful fashion blog, www.flordemariafashion.com, the first bilingual personal style blog in the United States.  Rivera has dedicated 13 years of her career to the world of television, radio, print, and public relations.  She has worked as a sports anchor, reporter, producer, commentator and writer for different media outlets, including Telemundo and Univision. Presently, you can see her hosting fashion and beauty segments for CNN en Espanol and Telemundo, giving fashion advice in several radio stations, writing a fashion column for Cosmo for Latinas, working with different brands as spokesperson and brand ambassador. 

About Mercedes Sanchez
New York City-based Mercedes Sanchez is a multimedia journalist, style expert, TV personality, professional blogger and freelance writer.  She launched BeChicMag.com in 2006.

Mercedes contributes as an on-air style expert with tips on the latest fashion and beauty trends, commentary on breaking celebrity news, and the red carpet's best and worst dressed. She's been covering Fashion Week for six consecutive years and recently traveled to Brazil on assignment for Capital Fashion Week where she was the only American blogger/reporter.

Mercedes regularly shares her expertise on CBS, Univision and Telemundo and is often quoted in multiple news outlets such as The Huffington Post, Cosmo for Latinas, People en Espanol, NBC Latino, El Diario/La Prensa among others.

Sponsorship and Registration Information

Sponsorship information is available by emailing sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or by contacting: 203.364.4779.

To book a hotel room visit https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=14723119   

The title sponsor of the event is Procter & Gamble.  As of today, other sponsors include: Pandora, Telemundo, Bumble Bee Foods, Tide, NASCAR, Charmin, Lowes, Coca-Cola, MundoFox, Sherwin-Williams, Ford, McDonald's, The Clorox Company, Maseca, ViSalus, Swiffer, Fender, Radio Shack, Transitions, Avocados of Mexico, UnitedHealthcare, NBC Latino, Yo Soy Segundo, The Axis Agency, ESPN Deportes, The American Latino Museum, JeffreyGroup, NBCUniversal, Lanugo, Visit Orlando, Fox News Latino, AARP, Business Wire, Sensis Agency, PR Newswire, The Zocalo Group, El Sentinel, BajaLibros.com, The American Latino Museum, Marketwire, The St. Augustine Visitor's Bureau, Collective Bias and several more brands who will shortly be disclosed.  Media partners include Latin Heat Media, Getty Images Hispanic, Media Moves, Voxxi, Mamiverse, PRODU and Hispanic Market Weekly.

About Hispanicize 2013

Now in its fourth year, Hispanicize 2013 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz13) is the iconic, largest 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.

SOURCE Hispanicize 2013



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