SOURCE: Latinos in Social Media

September 09, 2010 13:39 ET

LATISM Announces Finalists for First Annual California Awards

Voting Begins Tonight; Winners Will Be Announced September 18th at the Latino2 Conference in LA

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) - Latinos in Social Media (LATISM), the largest organization of social media professionals of Hispanic origin, today announced the finalists for its 2010 awards program for excellence in Latino communications in California. The winners will be selected by an online vote, which begins tonight at 6PM Pacific Time and ends next Friday, September 17th, 6PM Pacific Time. The awards will be announced September 18, at the Latino2 event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For information on the event and how to vote, stay tuned for updates at

"This is an extraordinary group of people, companies, non-profits and agencies," said Giovanni Rodriguez, vice chair of events and programs for LATISM and co-producer of Latino2. "We look forward to honoring all the finalists in L.A. on September18th as we kick off an event series aimed at engaging the best minds in Latino communications throughout the entire state."

Finalists for LATISM CA AWARDS 2010:

Best CA Latino Blogger
Angel Magaña
Brian Solis
Jesse Luna
Jose Huitron
Jose Villa

Best CA Latina Blogger
Ana L. Flores (SpanglishBaby)
Irene Martinez-Audet
Jennifer Vides
Monique Frausto (Blogs by Latinas)
Nancy Marmolejo

Best CA Latino Tweep
Angel Magaña
Brian Solis
Jorge Amaro
Jose Huitron
Jose Villa

Best CA Latina Tweep
Irene Martinez-Audet
Jennifer Vides
Laura Gomez
Liz Cerezo
Saray Hill

Best Latino(a) Social Network Leader in CA
Ana Lydia Ochoa
Antonio Altamirano
Brian Solis
Monique Frausto
Nancy Marmolejo

Best Company Using Social Media to Reach Latinos in CA
Kaiser Permanente
La Opinión

Best CA Not-for-Profit Using Social Media to Engage Latinos
Brave New Foundation
Comunidad Para Baja California
Compton United Soccer Club
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
National Council for La Raza (NCLR)

Best CA Interactive Agency Using Social Media to Reach Latinos
Sensis Agency
Zuno Studios

Best CA Advertising Agency Using Social Media to Reach Latinos
alPunto Advertising
McCann Worldgroup
Sensis Agency
Viva Visibility

Best CA PR Agency Using Social Media to Reach Latinos
Edelman Digital
Dialogo PR
VPE Public Relations

Founded in 2009, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community by providing capacity-building training, information, resources and networking opportunities. LATISM also researches and analyzes Latino use of online social networks to inform decision-making by businesses, nonprofits, policymakers and others seeking to reach or mobilize Latinos. For more information, go to

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