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.
The MVP SM Class of 2013 will comprise social media mavens who also serve as journalists and contributors for 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," Manny Ruiz, founder and creative director of Hispanicize 2013, said in a statement. "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."
This year's influencers enjoy strong followings in lifestyle, fashion and entertainment industries, all key components of Hispanicize 2013, according to a news release.
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.
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.
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 U.S. She has worked as a sports anchor, reporter, producer, commentator and writer for different media outlets, including Telemundo and Univision.
Mercedes Sanchez is a multimedia journalist, style expert, TV personality, professional blogger and freelance writer based in New York City. 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.
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.
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.
Hispanicize 2013 contributed.
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