MIAMI – March 23, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Organizers of the Hispanicize event, the nation’s largest and most iconic event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers, announced they have renewed their alliance with NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Comcast, MSNBC, NBC News and USA Network as Presenting Media Partners of Hispanicize 2017 that will take place April 3-6, 2017.

“The presence, power and scale of the NBCUniversal family is part of what helped us generate more than 2.2 billion impressions in media and social media coverage last year,” said Manny Ruiz, CEO and founder of the Hispanicize Media Group that owns the event. A major highlight of last year’s partnership included a special Telemundo Innovation-Hispanicize Tecla Award for Pope Francis that Ruiz and Telemundo executives hand delivered to the Pope at the Vatican.

Added Ruiz: “As our partnership with the NBCU Telemundo Enterprises family evolves, we’re encouraged to see that our alliance is stronger than before because the stories we need to tell and have covered for our community are even more significant than they were a year ago. This is one of the most important partnerships we’ve ever built and we’re thrilled to see it back.”

As part of the partnership, leading journalists, executives and personalities from the networks will participate in prominent sessions and programs of the event, including the third annual Tecla Awards, which Telemundo is the exclusive media partner of, the second annual DiMe Summit, the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Town Hall, and much more.

“At NBCUniversal and Telemundo, we engage more Hispanics than any other media company in the U.S. because we bring together the best in media and technology, so it’s only fitting to be partnering once again with Hispanicize for this one-of-a-kind event with top influential Latinos,” said Peter E. Blacker, Executive Vice President, Digital and Emerging Business, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.

Select programs from the NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises platforms will produce television and digi-social content from Hispanicize, and exclusively interview high-profile event speakers and attendees, cover emerging topics, trends and multiple events taking place throughout the four-day event.

Overall, Hispanicize 2017 week will feature more than 200 speakers in 100+ sessions, workshops, fireside chats and keynotes and a private concert by Latin super star Juanes. Hispanicize 2017 also includes the second annual DiMe Summit, the fourth annual Positive Impact Awards gala and the third annual Tecla Awards. See the official preview video of Hispanicize 2017 here:

Hispanicize 2017 is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees from the fields of social media, journalism, marketing, music, film and entrepreneurship.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship information is still available by contacting [email protected] or calling 203.364.4779.

Presented by Prudential Financial, Hispanicize 2017 Week ( is sponsored by a growing list of sponsors. As of today, announced sponsors also include: P&G Orgullosa, Crest, Toyota, SBS’ LaMusica, Wells Fargo, Walmart, State Farm, NASCAR, Best Western, Go Rving, KOA, Israel Board of Tourism, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Comcast, MSNBC, NBC News, AARP, CNN, CNN Español, Cooper Tires, The City of Miami, Kelley Blue Book, Princess House, Home Depot, Regions Bank, Pan American Life Insurance, ESPN Deportes, Florida Dairy Farmers, Ole Henriksen, Lansinoh, República, C-Com Group, Synergy Workspaces,, APC Collective, BodenPR,, Visit Philly, Sensis, ThinkNow Research,, Octupus Advertising Group, saludMóvil, The Calvert Foundation and Dvdendo.

Additional media partners include: PRWeek, Hispanicize Wire, Mamiverse,, Popful, Hispanic Kitchen, 2BTube, PRODU, El Sentinel, Puerto Rico BloggerCon, Hispanic PR Blog, the Hispanic Public Relations Association, Miami Herald Media, Media Moves, iBlog Magazine, and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR).

About The Hispanicize Event
Now in its 8th year, Hispanicize 2017 Week ( (#Hispz17) is the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books, music and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media, Hispanic Kitchen and the Hispanic PR Blog.

The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize).