SOURCE: Hispanicize, LLC

Hispanicize, LLC

January 23, 2012 15:12 ET

Leading Latino Social Media Industry News Platform Relaunches and Appoints Editorial Director Expands With Regular Contributors and More Content Devoted to Hispanic/Multicultural Social Media

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) -, the nation's leading news and industry insights platform about Latino social media trends in technology, marketing, entertainment and media, has relaunched its website with expanded coverage and the appointment of Bill Gato as editorial director.

As part of its major redesign,, the editorial content division of Hispanicize, LLC, will produce more original news, multimedia stories, interviews with industry leaders, technology features and reviews.

"Beginning with today's relaunch, we will work even harder to chronicle the trends and trendsetters that use social media to influence Latinos and multicultural audiences in media, marketing, entertainment, blogging, technology and social affairs," said Cristy Clavijo-Kish, CEO of Hispanicize, LLC. "This robust platform will strive to be inclusive of the many entrepreneurs, leaders, companies and voices that together comprise the world of Hispanic/multicultural social media."

Coinciding with the web site's overhaul is also the appointment of digital marketing entrepreneur, marketing consultant and award-winning journalist Bill Gato to the post of editorial director. Gato is also the former president and co-founder of Hispanic Digital Network (HDN), the first national network of Hispanic newspapers and magazines online now owned by PR Newswire.

"Bill is an outstanding talent who is well respected in the Hispanic digital media space and has the unique combination of entrepreneur and journalist needed for this post," said Clavijo-Kish, a former business partner of Gato's at HDN and its sister company Hispanic PR Wire.

The new will continue to feature stories from longtime contributing blogger/entrepreneur Michele Ruiz and PR professional Natalia Flores while adding more posts from other industry thought leaders.

The new also will include:

News: This includes news about new Latino or multicultural Facebook programs, Twitter initiatives, executive job appointments, marketing account wins, technological breakthroughs and more.

Start-Up Latino: Content from this new category is to feature a wide variety of stories of particular interest to Latino entrepreneurs and start ups. This will underscore one of Hispanicize's key educational goals for entrepreneurs.

How To Stories and Videos: A new key content category on is the "How To" content. This category will focus on social media stories that are step-by-step and intended to support the growing Hispanicize blogger network. Case studies will be highlighted as part of the series.

Research: The Hispanicize team will devote more focus to developing credible research that illustrates the impact and growth of Latino social media programs, issues, and more across many disciplines.

Tutorials/Webinars: will continue with its tradition of creating industry-leading webinars and tutorials that demystify how to conduct social media programs.

Latino Blogger News: These blogger news roundups will spotlight the projects, campaigns and initiatives involving Latino and multicultural bloggers.

About Hispanicize, LLC

Co-headquartered in Miami and New York, Hispanicize (#Hispz) is one of the leading Latino social media platforms in the United States. The Hispanicize brand consists of: 1. social media editorial content (, 2. digital communications services and 3. the annual Hispanicize Latino trends event., the editorial division of the company, is the nation's leading news and industry insights platform about Latino social media trends in technology, marketing, entertainment and media.

Through its Hispanicize digital services division and ownership stake in Being Latino (#BeLatino) and Latina Mom Bloggers (#LatinaMoms), Hispanicize offers marketers a 360-degree digital solution for their Latino social media initiatives. Hispanicize services include Latino social media influencer programs, branded Twitter parties, Facebook community initiatives, Facebook advertising, blog ambassadorships, research, blog product reviews, conferences and much more.

The annual Hispanicize event (, held every April in Miami, is nationally recognized as the annual event for Latino trends and newsmakers in social media, marketing, entertainment and innovation. Hispanicize 2012 brings brands, media, marketers, celebrities, filmmakers, innovators and bloggers together in a unique creative environment focused on ideas and best practices.

To connect with the latest Hispanicize updates visit, the Facebook fan page via, the Twitter handle @Hispanicize or the hashtag #hispz.

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