Event Concepts Names Hispanic PR Wire and Business Wire Official Latino and...

Event Concepts Names Hispanic PR Wire and Business Wire Official Latino and General Market Wire Partners for its 3rd Annual Hispanic Media Awards

HPRW President Manny Ruiz named to this year’s distinguished panel of judges


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San Antonio, TX,–(Hispanic PR Wire)–July 2, 2003–Event Concepts announced today that it has selected Hispanic PR Wire, the nation’s leading Latino news wire service, and Business Wire as its official wire partners for this year’s Third Annual Hispanic Media Awards.

“Hispanic PR Wire’s unmatched reach and credibility with Hispanic media will help us significantly with both the nominations process as well as with the promotion of the event itself,” said Chris Day, CEO of Event Concepts, the company that owns the Hispanic Media program. “Additionally allying with Business Wire gives our awards the much deserved recognition it merits beyond the Hispanic media and market spaces.”

“The Hispanic Media Awards offer Latino journalists a unique and credible venue that celebrates their contributions in the field of journalism,” said Manny Ruiz, president and CEO of Hispanic PR Wire. “We’re proud to be a partner of a worthy organization that shares our values for excellence in Latino journalism,” said Ruiz, who was also named to this year’s prestigious panel of judges.

Last year, Event Concepts received hundreds of nominations from organizations across the country representing journalists from all facets of the news media. One hundred honorees were named to the list including Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos of Univision, Oscar Mah of KBLR 39 in Las Vegas, and Clara Padilla Andrews, Publisher of El Hispanic News in Oregon.

The 2003 gala dinner will be held Friday, October 17th at the Historic Saint Anthony’s Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Nominations are currently being accepted at http://www.hispanicmedia100.org or by email to lucero@hispanicmedia100.org. To be considered, nominees must be currently active journalists with markets in the United States and do at least a portion of his/her work in Spanish. Upon nomination, samples of work must also be submitted. The nomination deadline is July 28th for the Hispanic Media Awards, the Journalist of the Year, and Ring of Honor candidates.

Sponsors of the 2003 Hispanic Media Awards include Hispanic PR Wire, Hyundai Motor America, Continental Airlines, and White Hat Management. For more information on how to sponsor the Hispanic Media Awards or to reserve a table, please contact Event -Concepts at 210-861-2813.

About The Hispanic Media Awards

The Hispanic Media Awards is an initiative owned by Event Concepts, Inc., a national event-planning and consulting company based in Denver, Colorado aimed at businesses wishing to expand their reach to Hispanic and other niche markets.

About Hispanic PR Wire

Miami-based Hispanic PR Wire, Inc. (HPRW) is the nation’s leading and most comprehensive Hispanic news distribution service reaching U.S. Hispanic and Puerto Rico media, opinion leaders and grass roots organizations.

HPRW exclusively features guaranteed placement of all client news releases through its Hispanic Digital Network(TM) as well as other news content agreements with Latino publications nationwide.

To learn more about Hispanic PR Wire’s services visit the company’s website at http://www.HispanicPRWire.com or call toll free, 1-866-HPR-WIRE, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 8 p.m. ET. A complete, full color brochure of our services can also be downloaded at http://www.hispanicprwire.com/distribution&rates.html.

About Business Wire:

Business Wire was founded in 1961 by chairman/CEO Lorry I. Lokey, veteran journalist and public relations executive.

Business Wire’s multi-channel delivery network provides real-time, simultaneous access to key audiences — the news media, trade publications, institutional and individual investors, business-to-business decision-makers and consumers. The company electronically disseminates some 1,000 full-text news releases daily to news media, the Internet, online services and databases and global investment community. Business Wire has network access to some 60 international and national news agencies, financial information providers, and Web-based news services throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

Business Wire has 26 U.S. offices; Frankfurt, London and Brussels offices, and reciprocal offices worldwide.

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CONTACTS:

Hispanic PR Wire

Manny Ruiz

Tel: 305.971.2622

or

Hispanic Media Awards

Chris Day

210-861-2813

Event Concepts Names Hispanic PR Wire and Business Wire Official Latino and General Market Wire Partners for its 3rd Annual Hispanic Media Awards