MIAMI, FL – March 29, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Hispanicize Media Group (HMG) announced today that Telemundo will return as the official digital sponsor of the 2017 Tecla Awards (, which this year will be co-hosted by El Pulso Mashable’s Christian Acosta and Emmy Award-winning entertainment industry influencer Pili Montilla.

Named after the Spanish-language word for an individual key on a keyboard, the annual Hispanicize Tecla Awards honors excellence in U.S. Latino online video, blogging, social media and those who create it. As the digital sponsor, Telemundo, in partnership with Hispanicize, will present the Teclas to close an action-packed Hispanicize week in downtown Miami on Thursday, April 6 at the Olympia Theatre.

Joining Acosta and Montilla will be several surprise music acts and a lineup of top Latino and multicultural digital content creators who will present the various categories of the Tecla Awards. The categories and finalists of the 2017 Tecla Awards can be found HERE.

The network will once again present its own special Tecla award, the Telemundo Digital Innovation Award, to an individual known for using social media to drive positive change supporting their global fan community. The inaugural 2016 Telemundo Tecla for Digital Innovation was awarded to Pope Francis and hand delivered to the Vatican by Telemundo and Hispanicize executives.

“Digital and social media influencers have become a powerful community, changing the way businesses of all types market themselves,” said Borja Perez, Senior Vice President, Digital and Social Media, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “As a leading digital and social media company regardless of language, we understand how important it is to recognize leading digital and social innovators and the Tecla Awards is a great way to celebrate and empower them.”

“Telemundo’s support and contributions to the Hispanicize Tecla Awards enables our creators’ community to continue growing and developing our new cultural icons – the influencers creating content that resonates and engages with Latinos and others,” said Cristy Clavijo-Kish, Hispanicize Media Group Chief Development Officer and Tecla Awards Chair.

“The partnership helps elevate our show and delivers a top-quality production worth of our fabulous creators,” added Katherine Johnson-Gunn, Hispanicize Media Group Senior Vice President/Partner & Teclas Executive Producer.

About The Tecla Awards
All nominations submitted during the public nominations phase were considered and reviewed by Hispanicize Media Group partners and the Hispanicize National Advisory Board who together determined the finalists for each category. The actual winners of the 3rd Annual Hispanicize 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 Tecla Awards ceremony, which will be streamed live from Miami for viewers worldwide.

Tecla Award Sponsors

Sponsorships for the Tecla Awards are available by contacting [email protected]
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 2nd annual DiMe Summit, the 4th annual Positive Impact Awards gala and the 3rd annual Tecla Awards. See the official preview video of Hispanicize 2017 here:

Among the most prominent items on the national advisory board’s agenda are judging the national Latino Influencer Awards for excellence in digital content creation, marketing and cultural influence, the Positive Impact Awards, the evolution of the Hispanicize Music Festival, the creation of the first Hispanic Journalist Showcase for Spanish-speaking journalists and the Hispanicize Film Showcase.

(See the Hispanicize 2017 preview video 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,, Octopus 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 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).