Knotts Scary Farm VIP Reception

I had the opportunity to preview the Knott’s Berry Farm boo-ffet and VIP reception on the grand opening day.  The festivities include all you can eat gourmet food and the most creative & delicious desserts.  [Read more...]

Foodie Event: The Los Angeles Times & Food and Wine Magazine “The Taste”

Staying local this Labor day weekend?   Grab your forks and head on over to the inaugural Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine’s THE TASTE  this weekend from September 2 – 5.   The Taste  includes unlimited food, wine and spirits  and is mixing up two of my favorite things, Food & Social Good, to create a spectacular epicurean event Labor Day weekend! [Read more...]

LA River Day of Service 2011

The 22nd annual LA River Day of Service took place in Los Angeles on April 30, 2011.    I was honored to join Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Girls Today Women Tomorrow and Latina Bloggers to support the event. Pine-Sol sponsored the big cleanup event. We met the Girls Today Women Tomorrow Leadership program participants in the morning, cleaned the river and wrapped up the days events with an awards ceremony, food & music.   [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Hispanicize 2011

The 2nd annual Hispanicize, Hispanic PR & Social Media conference is scheduled for  April 6-8, 2011 in Hollywood, California at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa.  The national conference is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Hispanic PR Blog.

Hispanicize is the complete resource for Hispanic social media marketers and Latino bloggers.  The company was co-founded by Latino social media thought leaders Manny RuizLouis Pagan and Migdalia Rivera.   The company’s management team has co-founded several well established, media companies and organizations, including: Hispanic PR Wire, Hispanicize 2011, the 2nd Annual Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference, Hispanic Digital Network, theHispanic PR Blog, LATISM, Latino Rebranded and Latina on a Mission.

The Hispanic population is growing faster than any other ethnic group. Hispanicize Conference will empower PR, Marketing, Social Meda & New Media Professionals and Organizations seeking to improve their Hispanic PR & Social Media skills.  The conference will also equip organizations with information & business relationships needed to understand Hispanic population in order to tap into the Trillion dollar Hispanic  buying power.

Here are the top 10 reasons you should attend this conference:

  1. Over 30 exclusive sessions focusing on the Best Hispanic Public Relations & Social Media practices. Hispanic Media in the Digital Age, Hispanic CSR Best Practices, Social Media Measurement Best Practices & more.
  2. Half-Day Training session for Non-profits seeking to improve Hispanic PR & Social Media skills Bootcamp.
  3. Sports & Entertainment Industry PR & Marketing Best Practices session.
  4. Census Results Marketing Forum: Learn what Census results reveal about Hispanic population.
  5. Meet & Network with Latino & Latina Bloggers face to face.  There will be several Influential Latino Blogger sessions including Mommy 3.0, Latino men & iBlog 2.0 Latino Tech & Food bloggers panels. Learn how to effectively collaborate with other bloggers or group of bloggers.
  6. Latino Bloggers & Brands will also have an opportunity to meet face to face at the Blogger-Brand speed dating session.   Make sure to get your media kits ready & pitch YOUr brand!
  7. Blogging for Business Training sessions – Learn how to Brand Yourself & Monetize your blog.
  8. Community Managers will also learn how to use Twitter and Facebook Social Networking tools to engage your communities and increase followers.
  9. Networking, Networking, Networking, Networking!
  10. You’ll be in sunny California!

Check out the Hispanicize Conference 2011 site for additional information regarding registration & hotels or Hispanicize 2011 Training sessions for a complete list of training sessions or download the Hispanicize session schedule.

Hope to see you there!

Let’s talk about it: Are you planning on attending Hispanicize 2011?  What sessions are you looking forward to?  Add your comments below.

LA Latina Bloggers “Discovering Mas” Luncheon

The Los Angeles Latina Bloggers “Discovering Mas” Luncheon is only 3 days away!  The Blogs by Latinas November 6 event will bring together Los Angeles area most influential and creative Latina bloggers for one day of networking, socializing and  lots of fun!  I’m especially excited about the guest speakers,  Jennifer Vides and Waly Sabra.    Jennifer Vides has over 20 years of  PR and Marketing communications experience and is a well-respected Communications Thought leader.  She has held various Senior leadership positions and has worked with many leading businesses. Waly Sabra is Senior Vice President and Creative Director for Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations agency. Waly has over 12 years experience in visual communications and digital design.

Each guest will receive lunch and  a “blogger goodie bag”.  Some of the event sponsors include: Que Rica Vida, Avocados from Mexico, Do My Jeans, Palomaya, Baby Abuelita, Ardell, China Glaze Nail Lacquer, Kurvee, Carolina Pad, Wet N’ Wild, and Chinese Laundry.

If you are a Latina Blogger list your blog at the Blogs by Latinas Directory.    There are over 800 Latina bloggers to connect with.  If you are a Latina Blogger living in the Los Angeles area,  make sure to follow  LA Latina Bloggers on Facebook or Twitter.  Los Angeles Latina Bloggers is dedicated to helping the Los Angeles Latina, with a blog, promote themselves through its numerous networks, strategies and connections. LALB encourages an open table to discuss and brainstorm ideas to help motivate and improve Latina written blogs in Los Angeles.      Looking forward to seeing all the Los Angeles Latina Bloggers attending the event on Saturday.  ¡¡Arriba las mujeres!!

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