Hispanic PR Wire CEO Manny Ruiz Honored As ‘Hispanic Media Figure of...

Hispanic PR Wire CEO Manny Ruiz Honored As ‘Hispanic Media Figure of the Year’ by the Minority Chamber of Commerce


Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–December 18, 2007–Hispanic PR Wire President Manny Ruiz, a public relations and media trailblazer who is also credited with creating the first Hispanic network of online print media, has been named the “Hispanic Media Executive of the Year” by the Minority Chamber of Commerce. Ruiz’s achievements will be recognized alongside those of other outstanding ethnic business leaders at the Minority Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Anniversary Gala and Awards Banquet. The gala will take place on Tuesday, December 18 at the Sheraton Radisson Mart Plaza in Miami.

“We are recognizing Manny today because he represents the very best qualities of integrity, innovation and leadership that we look for in honoring top class Hispanic business executives,” said Doug Mayorga, International Director of the Minority Chamber of Commerce. “It is because of his vision and devotion to collaborating with Latino media and community leaders that his company Hispanic PR Wire stands as the nation’s best resource for corporations and organizations to market their news to the Hispanic press and opinion leaders.”

“I’m honored that my peers in business are rewarding me today for doing what I love to do,” said Ruiz. “I want to thank the Lord, my wife, my business partners, media partners and employees for standing by me and helping me achieve this honor today.”

Ruiz is chairman and CEO of HispaniMark, the parent company of Hispanic PR Wire and of leading U.S. Hispanic communications services, Hispanic Digital Network, the first online network of Hispanic print media, LatinClips, the leading Hispanic media monitoring and measurement service and ConTexto Latino, the first and only Hispanic features release distribution service. Additionally, he is the co-publisher of The Hispanic PR Monitor, the nation’s only monthly Hispanic PR newsletter

A Miamian of Cuban American descent and longtime member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Ruiz is the co-chair of PRSA’s national diversity committee. He is also a former board member of the PRSA Miami Chapter, where he has also served as the co-chair of its Hispanic Market Section. Prior to launching Hispanic PR Wire in 2000, Ruiz was a founder and media relations director of the National Hispanic Market Practice of Porter Novelli. While at Porter Novelli, Ruiz played a central role in the success of Florida’s anti-teen smoking campaign “truth.” He spearheaded Florida media relations for “truth” which for two consecutive years swept all of the public relation industry’s most coveted awards including the PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence.

About Minority Chamber of Commerce

The Minority Chamber of Commerce is the leading business advocacy organization in South Florida. Although it is based in West Miami-Dade County, its membership comes from all geographic areas of South Florida. Of our over 700 members, 70% are small businesses with 10 or less employees. The Annual Gala Dinner represents a culmination of the year’s activities and its an occasion to show appreciation and support to its members, professionals and friends for their years of loyal support. Sponsorships and tickets for the Fifth Annual Awards Gala are available. For more ticket information please contact the Minority Chamber of Commerce at (786) 260-1965.

About Hispanic PR Wire

Miami-based and Latino-owned Hispanic PR Wire (HPRW) is the nation’s leading press release newswire service for Hispanic and Puerto Rico marketers and journalists. Through scores of news partnerships with many of the nation’s leading Hispanic newspapers, magazines and Internet portals, HPRW gives clients more than 100 online placements with any geographic distribution. Hispanic PR Wire sends corporate, government and non-profit press releases and media advisories daily to thousands of journalists subscribed to receive its free newsfeed.

Hispanic PR Wire is a subsidiary of HispaniMark, LLC, the parent company of Web marketing firm/online advertising network Hispanic Digital Network, editorial features service ConTexto, Hispanic monitoring service LatinClips and Hispanic professional development service Hispanic Market Pro. HPRW is also the exclusive Hispanic wire partner of leading corporate wire Business Wire, Black PR Wire and USAsian Wire.

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Hispanic PR Wire CEO Manny Ruiz Honored As ‘Hispanic Media Figure of the Year’ by the Minority Chamber of Commerce