MIAMI, FL – February 23, 2018 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – With a revamped format & its strongest focus yet on bringing creators together with the brands & agencies that want to work with them, organizers of the 9th Annual Hispanicize 2018 Event today unveiled the first round of speakers of its Latinx Content Creators Showcase. Hispanicize 2018 Miami (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) is taking place April 17-19 in Miami’s downtown JW Marriott Marquis. (For tickets register here).

“This year’s Content Creators Showcase has been combined with what used to be known as the ‘DiMe Summit’ in order to create a more cohesive agenda that is fully integrated into the overall event,” said Katherine Johnson-Gunn, Co-Founder & Partner of Hispanicize Media Group (HMG). “Each day of the content creators track will have its own theme & has been carefully curated to deliver more substance for our attendees, while still maintaining its intimacy through workshops, one-on-one meetings, & inspirational talks that will empower & inspire.”

This year, the creators showcase kicks off with what is arguably going to be the most signature part of the entire digital influencers showcase: the inaugural Brands Love Content Creators Speed Dating Breakfast. Organized through DiMe Media, this gathering features an unprecedented 1 hour & 30 minutes of fast-paced business opportunity networking between creators & the brands who want to work with them in a wide range of categories from retail to beauty, tech & travel.

Even though the event starts on April 17th, creators are highly encouraged to arrive early on the 16th for a host of Hispanicize Creators Pre-Treats that will include private invites to brand excursions, lunches, dinners & more.

The 3 main days of the conference will also be themed as follows:


— LEARN (Day 1, April 17): in addition to the creators speed dating breakfast this day is filled with workshop-style sessions focusing on pitching, branding, media kits, photography, videography, lighting, foodies, comedic timing, finances & even improv acting!

— NETWORK (Day 2, April 18): this day is devoted to getting to know the who’s who across a variety of lifestyle verticals, including panels filled with top influencers & experts in beauty, fashion, autos, sports, fitness, moms, dads, & travel.

— TAKE ACTION (Day 3, April 19):
igniting the next step in your line of business & discussing hot topics, including diversity & inclusion, buying fake followers/engagement, podcasting, influencer management, & motivation to keep going! April 19th is also the day of the 4th annual Tecla Awards, the so-called “Oscars” of Latino social media.

Speakers for the Hispanicize 2018 Latinx Content Creators Showcase include:

Melissa Carcache, Actress, Romdon Productions; Claudia Romo Edelman, UN office of the SRSG for International Migration (OSRSMGIM); Jenny Lorenzo (Cuban Abuela); Erika De La Vega, Comedian; Anthony Loyola, Vivo Masonico; Yanira Giselle; Sarah Duru, Studio71; Andy Ryan, Never Sleep TV; Yesi Flores, Editorial Photographer; Caterina Balzano, Cata Balzano Inc. & AmericaTeve; Nicole Garcia; Tico Lorenzo; Freddy Rodriguez, Blue Perk; Marcelina Santiago, Ahorrar Mas; Nathalie Farfan & Cindy Rodriguez, Morado Lens Podcast; Jorge Pina, Excellent Show; Chef Ana Quincoces; Oscar Marten, WattSopa; Chef Ingrid Hoffman; Chef Ronaldo Linares, Martino’s Cuban Restaurant; Bonnie Rodriguez, BonnieRzM; Natalie Torres-Haddad, Financially Savvy Latina; DJ J. Valentino (La Chona); Brandon Guzman, Valor Entertainment; Johanna Voss, Johanna Voss Consulting; Manny Hernandez, All Access Booth; Olga Maria, Latinas Who Travel; Zeida Camacho, Prudential; Sara Santos, SOD Agency; Amanda Taylor, Amanda La Gringa; Jairo Orozco & Fabian Castaneda, Mexican Gueys; Lizza Monet Morales, Xoxo Lizza; Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, DiMe Media; Rachel Matos, Blue Lotus Collective; JennyLee Molina, JLPR; Anu Gunn, Anu Gunn Films; Alejandro Gonzalez & Maikel Rodriguez, Los Pichy Boys; Alvaro Hernandez & Maria Sierra, La Cooquette; Jorge Narvarez, Reality Changers; Eddie G (Tiburcio), OMG It’s Eddie G; Carlos Yustis, Telemundo 40; Lorraine Ladish, Viva Fifty; Michelle Olvera, LatinoDad Media; Ozzy Rosenberg, Film Foodie Ozzy; Claudia Rebecca, Becky Boricua; Michelle Zambrana, Healthy Fat Chick; Alexandra Ramirez, Living Money Wise; & Jose Resendez, Hispanicize Media Group.

Hispanicize 2018 Content Creators Track Overview

From Speed Dating with Brands, workshops on Improv Acting, Creative Media Kits, to panels in the genres of Sports, Fitness, Beauty, Travel, Fashion, & topics ranging from Podcasting, Diversity & Inclusion, to Influencer Management, the 2018 Creators Showcase is sure to have your interests covered. More speakers & panels to be announced, stay tuned!

Day 1: Tuesday April 17th

Brands Love Creators Speed-Dating Breakfast Speed Dating “for brands who love influencers” was a huge success at #HispzTX & at #HispzLA so we’re bringing it to Miami; bigger & better than ever! Get your business cards & elevator speech ready for your close up.

Elements of Design: Visualizing Your Brand (& Media Kit!) Do you have your media kit ready to go? Is your logo a no-go? Your look & feel, your branding & aesthetic, all of this says volumes about you.

Acting 101: Ready, Set, Action! Are you ready to take an improv class? The focus will be comedy relief, but this session will help you step up your acting chops overall.

Foodies: Delicious or Just Good Lighting? Learn how to properly photograph food, add creativity to your recipe development, create appetizing content that makes them drool (& double tap).

#NoFilter: Shooting & Lighting Techniques for Storytelling Lights, camera, action! Get into the specifics of lighting technique, learn about shadowing, natural light, motivated lighting, golden hour, & set-up tips. Want to get into 360 video? This is where you want to be.

LMAO: Staying In Character Developing a character for social media content can be brilliant, but also challenging. Learn from some of the most recognized online characters on how to stick to character, grow your audience, & collaborating.

Day 2: Wednesday April 18th

Latinos Winning in Sports & Fitness Yoga, Olympics, Nascar…YES, Latinos are interested in more than just soccer! We’ll chat about all things sports & fitness.

Pucker Up Bellezas! Glam Sesh Is your beauty product flat-lay a problem? Learn tips & techniques from some of the biggest beauty influencers

Living The Fashionista Lifestyle Lets hit the runway with some of the top Latino fashionistas on the scene! This year’s fashion panel also includes stylish men.

Don’t Forget About The Dads! The New Game Changers In this panel we will hear from unique father perspectives, these papas have used their personal brands to grow audiences & work with brands.

Will Post for Travel Shall we get into #bloggergate? We think we should. You know that moment when the hotel/restaurant posted the email he received from a social media influencer. Let’s learn how to properly approach hotels, airlines, & destination companies for a successful partnership.

Day 3: Thursday April 19th

Diversity & Inclusion This panel’s topic of diversity & inclusion will be dissected by a variety of influencers & experts from all walks of life including plus size, disabilities, afro-latinos, to the LGBT community. Let’s stand up for our communities, stand up for your uniqueness, share why these “niche” audiences matter & how to collaborate.

New Waves: Power of Podcasting Podcasting 101: how to launch a successful podcast & use it to promote your business! Meet some of the most buzzed-about podcasters.

Signing the Dotted Line: Influencer Management How networks, social agencies, influencer managers, & talent agents are really helping content creators. Looking for a manager/agent/agency to rep you? Stop by & network!

Motivando: Ready, Set, #Goals! Plateau vibes got you down? Get motivated, monetize your following, follow your dream & achieve your goals by creating an action plan. Learn how to turn your side hustle into your main hustle. Or simply get motivated to take your game to the next level.

In addition to the top Hispanic marketing agencies, PR firms, & brands that speak at Hispanicize 2018, digital influencers will also hear from more than 100+ top multicultural creators, bloggers, & influencers in 25+ sessions.

Hispanicize 2018 will feature more than 100+ speakers in 80+ sessions, town halls, workshops, fireside chats & keynotes. Hispanicize 2018 also features the 2nd annual exclusive Hispanicize CMO Summit, our famous Tecla Awards, our community Positive Impact Awards, our exciting Artists on The Rise stage, the Spanish-language Journalists Conference & the 1st annual Hispanicize Diversity Marketing & Communications Career Fair.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Sponsorship information for the career fair and Hispanicize 2018 can be obtained by emailing [email protected] (See the Hispanicize 2017 recap video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwvOwG5KVO4&t=25s)

About The Hispanicize Event
Now in its 9th year, Hispanicize 2018 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz18) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

Hispanicize 2018 is expected to draw more than 2,500 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis hotel, April 17-19, 2018.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books 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, Latina Moms, Exit 7 and the Hispanic PR Blog.

The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Hispanicize, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize).