Vice Chair, Marketing and PR, LATISM
LATISM Awards are the highest honor to Latinos taking strides in social media, from marketing and entrepreneurship to technology, non-profit and civic engagement.
Washington, DC – September 18, 2012 –Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) just announced today that is seeking nominations for the LATISM 2012 Awards, to be held on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7 pm CST during the Toyota Awards Ceremony at the LATISM 2012 Conference. The LATISM ’12 Conference will be held from October 25th to 27th at the Houston Hyatt Regency, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, USA 77002.
The LATISM Awards are given annually to exceptional leaders, bloggers, social media influencers and organizations in the areas of in Education, Technology, Health, Economic Development, Public Service and Civic Engagement, who have made substantial contributions to the state of the US Latino Community through blogging, empowerment activities and online, mobile and new media outreach.
First created in 2009, and presented live each year during LATISM’s annual conference, the LATISM awards have quickly become the leading means of identifying excellence in the Latino social media arena. Awards are given based on the public’s online votes.
“We are so honored to have Toyota back this year to support the LATISM Awards Gala where top leaders in the tech innovation and social media industry get recognized and praised for their excellence,” said Ana Roca Castro, LATISM Founder and Chair. “Latinos are leading in this innovation space and the LATISM Awards Gala are a living testimony of this leadership.”
• Submissions will be accepted online and are open to the public
• This year’s finalists will be selected by the LATISM members who vote at http://conference.latism.org/latism-awards-2/nominations12/ during the nomination period, September 18th to September 30th, 2012
• At the close of the nomination period, LATISM will select the top 5 finalists in each category. The public will be presented with the “Finalists” and get to vote for their favorites until October 20th, 2012
• Winners from the finalist round will be announced during the LATISM Awards Gala, to be held during the LATISM Annual Conference, in a ceremony sponsored by Toyota Motors USA
For detailed nomination instructions and further information about the LATISM Awards, visit http://conference.latism.org/latism-awards-2/nominations12/
For a list of last year’s LATISM Award recipients, visit: http://conference.latism.org/latism-awards-2/
All inquiries about nomination procedures and the awards should be directed to email@example.com
For more information about the LATISM ’12 Conference, and to register, visit:
Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community through technology, innovation and social media. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos. Our partnership initiatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization with over 140,000 members and 15 local chapters in its nationwide network, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. To learn more about the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) organization, visit http://blog.latism.org.