Although this is the sixth year that Hispanicize Week convokes all major Latina and Latino bloggers, journalists, marketers, entertainers and techies, this is the most exciting year because LatinasinBusiness.us will be there. We will be covering the event as well as keeping you posted on our Twitter @LIBizus and Facebook pages and our YouTube LatinasinBusiness.us channel. Watch out, Miami, here we come!
As much as I have heard about the event curated by the Latina Mom Bloggers network, the re-imagined digital influencers’ platform of Hispanicize 2015 is the largest and most comprehensive yet ever assembled to empower multicultural vloggers, bloggers and other digital influencers.
A partnership between Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog, Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2100 most influential Latino media, communicators and entertainers over five days in Miami, Florida on March 16-20, 2015.
We are working on a media strategic partnership with Hispanicize Wire –you will see their feed really soon! –, and we are trying to tie up some information exchange and other perks with them. We have also been invited to participate at some panels –we’ll announce it if all happens and is confirmed.
“Our 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,” said Manny Ruiz (@papiblogger), founder and creative director of the sixth annual Hispanicize 2015.
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 year’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 year’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 year’s growing roster of brand sponsors and non-sponsors will easily surpass last year’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.
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 other’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 Speakers’ Roster
65 digital influencers in 25 sessions
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 Choices”
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 Nation’s Top Latino Viners
– Meet the Latina Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers
– The Evolving Influence of Latina Mom Bloggers
Hispanicize 2015 is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).