Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) Awards Winners Announced

Awards Recognize Top Bloggers and Organizations Demonstrating Outstanding Use of Blogging and Social Media in the LATISM community

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Elianne Ramos (@ergeekgoddess)

Vice Chair, Communicatios and PR, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)

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WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2011– Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) today announced the winners of its annual LATISM Awards. The Awards recognize the top bloggers, individuals and organizations in the LATISM community, who have demonstrated outstanding use of blogging and social media management for Latino Outreach. Winners were honored at an Awards Ceremony sponsored by The Toyota Motor Company, on Thursday, November 10, 2011 during the LATISM 11 National Conference.

“The LATISM Awards are a wonderful tribute to the many amazing bloggers, community leaders, businesses and organizations who contribute to our thriving community online, by making the best use of today’s available technologies. It is a testament to their influence and engagement in our community that their peers chose them among thousands of nominees,” says Ana Roca-Castro, LATISM’s Founder and Chair.

From over 650,000 nominations submitted online by the community, the top three nominated in every category were named finalists and underwent a second round of online voting. Winners were selected by their peers in an subsequent online vote. The winners are the individuals and organizations who received the highest amount of online votes from the community between October 12 and October 30th, 2011.


The official list of Award Winners, by category, follows:

  • Best Parenting Blogger

Jeannette Kaplun – (@JeannetteKaplun)


  • Best Lifestyle Blogger

Monique Fausto: (@ClickLatina)


  • Best Latin@ Tech Blogger

Alberto Saldamando – (@ElMundoTech)


  • Best Latin@ Business Blogger

Murray Mann – (@LatinosAtWork)


  • Best Latin@ Bilingual Blogger

Silvia Martinez – (@MamaLatina)


  • Best Latin@ Health Blogger

Laurita Tellado – (@Laurita86)


  • Best Latin@ Education Blogger

Monica Olivera –  (@MommyMaestra)


  • Best Latin@ Political Blogger

Viviana Hurtado (@VivianaHurtado)


  • Best Latin@ Sports Blogger

Julio Pabon (@LatinoSports143)


  • Best Latin@ Activist Blogger

Elisa Batista – (@MotherTalkers)


  • Best Latin@ Inspirational Blogger

Blanca Stella (@MiCaminar)


  • Best Latin@ Food Blogger

 Maura Hernandez – (@MauraHernandez)


  • Best Latin@ Micro-Blogger

Ramón De León (@Ramon_DeLeon)


  • Best Latin@ Vlogger

Dan Pérez – (@DanPerezFilms)


  • Top Latin@ Blogger

Angelica Perez – (@NewLatina)


  • Best Latin@ Social Network (tie)

Leader Rebecca Aguilar –

Ana Flores –


  • Best Marketing/PR Firm using Social Media to reach Latino(a)s

Golin Harris www. (@Golinharris)


  • Best Hispanic Agency using social media to reach Latino(a)s

Lopez Negrete – (@LopezNegrete)


  • Best Company using Social Media to target Latino(a)s

Sears Holding – Kmart Latina Smart (@LatinaSmart)


  • Best Health Advocate reaching Latino(a)s through Social Media

March of dimes, (@Marchofdimes)


  • Best Education Advocate helping Latino(a)s through Social Media

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics  (@HispanicEd)


  • Best Non-For-Profit Organization using Social Media to reach Latino(a)s

National Hispana Leadership Institute – NHLI  (@NHLI)


  • Best Artist using Social Media to reach Latino(a)s –

Fernando Varela – (@FernandoVarela)


  • Best Politician using Social Media to reach Latino(a)s

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – (@villaraigosa)


  • Best Multicultural Social Media Campaign

Univision: “Es el momento” – (@Univision)


  • Best Multicultural Mobile Campaign

Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Agency Conozca las preguntas, (Know the Questions) – (@AHRQNews)


Now in its 3rd year, the LATISM Awards is the leading honor recognizing Latino achievement in the use of blogging, outreach, mobile and new media. The high-caliber and diverse scope of the winners reflects how the Internet has become the driving force shaping everything from entertainment to business and the impact the Latinos are having in this arena.

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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. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos. Our partnership initatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization with over 140,000 members in its 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



The LATISM ’11 Conference was LATISM’s centerpiece, fully bilingual event of the year. This national event, held in Chicago’s Navy Pier from November 9 to November 11, 2011, consolidated LATISM’s mission and audience of health providers, government officials, educators, community members and thought leaders. Since 2009, the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) events have taken place in cities all around the United States, including New York, Orlando, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA and Silicon Valley, featuring more than 500 speakers to date. Participants have included over 5,000 in-person attendees, with thousands more engaging via social media and livestream. For more information about the LATISM 11 Conference, including access to the livestream videos from its sessions, visit