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Manny Ruiz

Manny is the Chairman and Founder of the Hispanicize brand of platforms that include the annual Hispanicize event, Hispanicize Wire, Hispanicize digital, Latina Mom Bloggers and the Hispanic PR Blog. In addition to these sister companies, Manny is a large shareholder in the Being Latino platform and publishes his own personal blog PapiBlogger.

Manny is an accomplished entrepreneur and award-winning, marketing professional with extensive experience in Hispanic public relations. In 2011, Manny was named PR Professional of the Year by the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) for his on-going commitment to promoting the advancement of the industry as co-publisher of the Hispanic PR Blog and as the founder and creative director of Hispanicize, the annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, marketing, entertainment and innovation. Manny’s business interests also include Hispanicize digital, the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino and DigiBunch.

Prior to founding the Hispanicize-related platforms, Manny was President of Multicultural Markets and Hispanic PR Wire for PR Newswire. Prior to PR Newswire’s acquisition of Hispanic PR Wire, Hispanic Digital Network and LatinClips in 2008, companies he founded, Ruiz was Chairman and CEO of HispaniMark, the parent company of these three businesses.