MIAMI, FL – February 8, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The 3rd Annual Hispanicize Tecla Awards announced today the Digital Marketing industry categories and the extension for the nominations phase to run thru February 17th. Hispanicize, the nation’s largest event for Latino trendsetters and influencers will host the Tecla Awards to honor the best in Latino and multicultural social media and those who create it on Thursday, April 6th at 8PM ET / 5PM PT at Miami’s Olympia Theatre.

The 2017 Hispanicize Tecla Awards marketing categories are for brands and agencies to submit their best work in the multicultural digital marketing landscape. The updated categories include:

— Best Agency doing Hispanic or Multicultural Social Media

This award honors a PR or Advertising agency that is consistently doing phenomenal, innovative work in the social media space.

— Best Overall Multicultural Community Engagement by a Brand on Social Media

This award honors a brand or organization that uses social media to effectively engage and collaborate with the Hispanic/multicultural community and who has excellent overall presence on social. The program may have been produced on any social media platform i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or all of the above.

— Best Multicultural or Hispanic Social Media Campaign Executed by a Brand

This award honors best, most innovative and effective use of social community building and engagement in a specific campaign.

“The digital marketing awards categories aim to recognize the creative agencies and brands dedicated to connecting branded messages and products with consumers via social media influencers and campaigns,” said Cristy Clavijo-Kish, Chief Development Officer of Hispanicize Media Group and Tecla Awards Chair. ‘These are the people and brands that fund our industry and help drive the dollars to support rapid growth for influencers as well as the Latino and multicultural community nationwide.”

Past winners of the Hispanicize Tecla Awards for digital marketing include Telemundo, Alma, Cosmopolitan, Latin Grammy Awards, McDonald’s Latino, Coca-Cola and Fleishman-Hillard.


The marketing and public relations community is encouraged to nominate their colleagues for the prestigious digital marketing Tecla awards. Submissions for the marketing Tecla Awards are open at and close 11:59 pm PT on February 17, 2017.

CREATOR NOMINATIONS: The creator and social media influencer nomination submissions period has also been extended for February 17th 11:59pm PT. To nominate a creator, visit

The 2017 Tecla Awards categories feature three new opportunities to highlight creators publishing content from a variety of fields including – Top Blogger, Top Digital Journalist and Best Content Creator in Latin America. The Creator of The Year award is the only award that will be voted on by the public starting in late February. For the full list of 2017 Tecla Award categories please visit:

Nominations for the Jewel Award for Social Good can be submitted by completing the form HERE.

All nominations for the 3rd Annual Tecla Awards, which now also includes the Jewel Award for Social Good, will be considered and reviewed by Hispanicize Media Group partners and the Hispanicize National Advisory Board who together will determine the five finalists for each category. The actual winners of the 3rd Annual Tecla Awards will be determined by The Teclas Gold Academy, a panel of judges consisting of marketing, PR and social media executives, creators, and other experts in the digital media industry. Winners will be revealed the night of April 6th, 2017 during the Hispanicize Tecla Awards ceremony, which will be streamed live from Miami’s Olympia Theatre for viewers worldwide.

Tecla Award Sponsors

Sponsorships for the Tecla Awards are available by contacting [email protected]

For Show Media Credentials:

To apply for media credentials to cover the 3rd Annual Tecla Awards, please click here and fill out the online form. Deadline to apply is March 28th.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

In addition to presenting sponsor Prudential Financial, as of today, announced sponsors also include: Toyota, State Farm, KOA, CNN, CNN Español, The City of Miami, Kelley Blue Book, Regions Bank, Pan American Life Insurance, ESPN Deportes, Florida Dairy Farmers, Alma, República, C-Com Group,, BodenPR,, Visit Philly, and SaludMóvil.

Additional media partners include: Hispanicize Wire, Mamiverse,, 2BTube, PRODU, El Sentinel, The B.O.S.S. Network, Puerto Rico BloggerCon, Hispanic PR Blog, the Hispanic Public Relations Association, Miami Herald Media, Black Enterprise, Media Moves and iBlog Magazine.

About the Tecla Awards
The 3rd Annual Tecla Awards reflect the growing state of original programming native to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, live broadcasting, blogging and virtually all types of social media platforms.

The awards are a co-production of the Hispanicize event and the DiMe Media network – a national network of Latino and multicultural content creators and a division of Hispanicize Media Group.

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

Hispanicize 2017 is expected to gather more than 3,000 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 3-6, 2017.

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).