MIAMI, FL – December 12, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The 8th Annual Hispanicize 2017 event announced today the first round of leading Latino and multicultural digital creators that will be speaking at the 2nd annual DiMe Summit. Presented by Prudential Financial, Inc. and curated by DiMe Media, the one-day, creators-only summit is the official kick-off for Hispanicize 2017.

The DiMe Summit features a powerful agenda that will provide attendees with an unparalleled opportunity to learn from industry leaders in a creative and intimate setting. The summit will take place on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the renowned Rubell Family Collection in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District.

“With over a dozen hands-on workshops, inspirational keynoters and our first ever fashion show, the 2017 DiMe Summit agenda is better than ever,” said Piera Jolly, COO and co-founder of Hispanicize Media Group and the lead curator of the DiMe Summit. “Our goal is simple: to empower and inspire creators and tastemakers by providing them with the creative tools and resources necessary to take their storytelling and platforms to the next level. We’re honored to have a stellar line-up of A-listers and rising digital stars from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and blogging that are truly at the top of their game.”

First Round of Speakers Announced

Among the first round of celebrities and digital creators DiMe Media announced today are María Celeste Arrarás, Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, best-selling author and host of Telemundo’s Al Rojo Vivo; Silvia Olivas of The Disney Channel and co-producer and story editor of Disney’s “Elena of Avalor”; Daniel Fernandez of Change in the Making; Ingrid Macher of Adelgaza 20; Gus Figueroa of El Guzii; Lilliana Vazquez of The LV guide and TODAY Show contributor; Yovana Mendoza of rawvana; Divani Vasil of Divanidosa Style; Fashion Instagrammer Alicia Saavedra; Live Video, VR, AR influencer & evangelist Cathy Hackl; Alejandro Gonzalez and Mikel Rodriguez of Los Pichy Boys; Jairo Orozco and Bryan Rojo of Mexican Gueys; Eddie Garcia of OMG, It’s Eddie G; Dariela Cruz of Mami Talks and Dari Designs; Alejandra Graf of Piloncillo y Vainilla; Vianney Rodriguez of Sweet Life Bake; Oriana Romero of Mommy’s Home Cooking; Global Head of Social Media at BMC Software and Snapchat Strategist Carlos Gil; Rocio Mora of RisasRizos; Ada Rojas of Gypsy in the City; YouTuber Carolina Ortiz of Experience of Being a Woman, and more.

In the spirit of unity and inclusiveness, Hispanicize and DiMe Media built next year’s agenda in collaboration with other creator networks, including Univision Creators Network, 2bTube, Exit7, and more. Many of the networks are bringing high profile creators to either present and/or attend the DiMe Summit and/or Hispanicize.

“Showcasing diverse storytellers is what has made Hispanicize what it is and we’re honored to continue to be the scale platform most of the nation’s top brands and agencies use to discover and engage Latina, Latino and multicultural creators,” said Manny Ruiz, CEO and founder of Hispanicize Media Group and creative director of the Hispanicize event.

A second round of speakers for the Digital Creators Showcase of Hispanicize 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks.

More Hands-On Workshops

In addition to keynote speakers and an influencer fashion show, the 2nd Annual DiMe Summit agenda features the following hands-on workshops:

— Que Tasty! Create Snackable Food Videos
— Phoneography: Wynwood Arts District Photo Walk
— From Blog to Broadcast TV
— Branded Storytelling: The Creative Way
— Tell it Live!: Live Video Workshop for Content Creators (Facebook Live, Periscope, etc.)
— Food Photography 101: Styling Photos You Could Eat
— Inside the Writers Room: Breaking the Story
— Action! Create Simple, Shareable Videos that Showcase the TRUE You
— Design Spark: Simple Graphics for Social Media, Blog, and More
— Behind-the-Scenes w/ Fashion and Beauty Influencers
— Snapchat for Business: Fundamentals to Grow, Scale, and Convert
— Online to IRL: Top 5 Must Haves to Host a Successful Meet-up

In addition to the DiMe Summit, Hispanicize 2017 will feature three more days of sessions and workshops for social media influencers and creators.

Sponsors to Date and Media Partners

Announced sponsors to date include Prudential, SBS/LaMusica, Toyota, Kelley Blue Book, State Farm, República, and Sensis.

Media partners include: the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, PRWeek, The Latino Startup Alliance, Black Tech Week, Hispanicize Wire, PRODU, El Sentinel, Hispanic PR Blog, the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Media Moves, Hispanic Kitchen, Mamiverse, Popful, Latina Moms, Salvo Media, Exit7, iBlog Magazine and Digital Trends en Español.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

DiMe Summit and Hispanicize Event sponsorship opportunities are customizable. Sponsorship information is available by contacting [email protected] or [email protected]

Registration Information

Registration for the DiMe Summit is limited and will be capped. To attend the DiMe Summit, you must be a creator/influencer and have purchased a Hispanicize Event pass. To purchase a pass to attend Hispanicize 2017 + DiMe Summit, please visit and select the Creator/Influencer ticket type and follow the prompts to reserve your spot for the DiMe Summit. To reserve a hotel room visit

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. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, April 3-6, 2017.

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 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).

About DiMe Media
DiMe Media is a national network of over 1,500 U.S. based Latina, Latino and multicultural creators and tastemakers on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and blogs. DiMe network members include moms, dads, millennials, and experts on a range of topics including parenting, lifestyle, beauty, fashion, health and wellness, travel and finance.

DiMe (which translates to “Tell Me” in Spanish) creates customized Latino and multicultural digital influencer campaigns for Fortune 500 companies that leverage the creative storytelling of its network members. Through its partner platforms that include Hispanicize Event and Hispanic Kitchen, DiMe offers brands an incomparable 360-degree online solution that incorporates influencer marketing, content creation, video integrations, social media engagement, and both premium and programmatic advertising.

DiMe’s client roster includes Unilever, P&G, Walmart, Coca-Cola, Prudential, Disney Junior, NFL, PayPal, TurboTax and AstraZeneca among others.