Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 21, 2005–El Clasificado, the nation’s largest free weekly classified Spanish-language publication, has been honored with a first place award for its “Outstanding Classified Section” at the 23rd National Association of Hispanic Publications Hispanic Print Awards held in Philadelphia, PA, from March 9 through March 12.
This is the fifth time El Clasificado has been proclaimed “Best Classified Paper” in the nation, which shows both consistency and an outstanding product. In addition, El Clasificado has grown its weekly circulation 33%, going from 150,000 to 200,000 in 2004 and thus meriting honors for its “Outstanding Circulation Program” at the same convention.
“These awards are very meaningful to us as a company. It means that the hard work of all our employees has been recognized. This honor inspires us to continue growing and expanding throughout Southern California,” says Martha de la Torre, CEO of El Clasificado.
El Clasificado’s growth and financial success in the Latino community has been recognized most recently by ICIC and Inc Magazine as one of America’s 100 fastest growing inner city companies. Additionally, in 2004 El Clasificado was recognized as an Hispanic Business 500 company, and by the University of Southern California’s Los Angeles Metro Minority Business Development Center as Minority Media Cornerstone.
El Clasificado is a free Spanish-language weekly publication that blends classified advertising with community service editorial. Now in its 17th year, the magazine has a weekly-verified circulation of over 200,000 and is distributed in over 160 cities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties to over 850,000 Spanish-speaking readers.
The Annual NAHP Hispanic Print Awards is the largest Hispanic media awards in the United States with publications, articles, and photos entered in over 90 print categories and 900+ entries.
For more information call (323) 278-5310 or visit http://www.elclasificado.com
Director of Communications
Alicia García de Angela