Hispanic Public Relations Association Finalists of The 2023 ¡BRAVO! AWARDS
The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2023 HPRA ¡BRAVO! Awards, the industry’s highest accolade in multicultural communications, celebrating excellence in multicultural storytelling within public relations and marketing, while advancing positive narratives about Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. This year’s program will unfold under the theme, “The Future es Nuestro,” highlighting the country’s on-going cultural shift and contributions of the Hispanic/Latino community. Winners will be announced during HPRA’s annual fundraising gala on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
“The companies, brands, not-for-profit organizations, and agencies that have been shortlisted for the ¡BRAVO! Awards have not just met, but exceeded the demand for culturally relevant communications, and HPRA is privileged to spotlight their excellence alongside visionary leaders and trailblazers,” said Sonia V. Diaz, HPRA National President. “This year, we received an unprecedented amount of nominations, matched only by the brilliance of the submissions, making this the most fiercely contested awards to date.”
This year, the 2023 ¡BRAVO! Awards added three new award categories designed to celebrate innovative and impactful campaigns that represent a broader range of audiences and are reflective of the evolution of multicultural work and the industry at large. The new categories include campaigns geared towards addressing social equity issues, LGBTQ+ populations, and the unique use of emerging media platforms, such as podcasts, to engage communities.
Finalists competing across 22 categories, include:
• AARP California
• Avila Creative
• Black Digital
• Boden Agency
• CCOM Group
• Chemistry Cultura
• d expósito & Partners
• Dish Latino
• H+M Communications
• Havas Formulatin
• Hispanic Heritage Foundation
• MGC Communications
• Plus Three
• Procter & Gamble
• Republica Havas
• Zaid Communications
In addition to recognizing excellence in the industry, HPRA is committed to nurturing the next generation of Hispanics/Latinos in communications through its scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in public relations or communications.
The 2023 HPRA Scholarship winners are: Paola Albuquerque, University of Central Florida; Silvana Noriega, University of Florida; Georgina Vargas, University of Texas at Austin; and Amber Wade, Harvard University. Each winner will receive $2,500 along with a six-month LinkedIn Premium subscription, courtesy of LinkedIn.
Each year, the 2023 National ¡BRAVO! Awards also features Honorees who are selected for their pivotal work in shaping the industry and establishing progress for Hispanic and multicultural consumer segments in public relations, media, and communications. The Honorees are nominated and chosen collectively by HPRA executive leadership and its board of directors.
This year’s recipients include Pioneer of the Year Award honoree Hispanic Heritage Foundation President and CEO Antonio Tijerino, Journalist of the Year honoree MSNBC host of American Voices and Latina to Latina podcast and author Alicia Menendez, DEI Champion honoree Omnicom Communications Consultancy Network Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Soon Mee Kim, and President’s Award recipient film director and producer Jessy Terrero.
The 2023 Bravo Awards were reviewed and judged by 15 independent professionals from various areas of the communications field including academia, consultants, agency, brand, and nonprofit. ¡BRAVO! Awards sponsors this year include: Amazon Music, Amazon Prime Video, Edelman, McDonald’s, Boden Agency, Steady Image, and Plus Three, among others. Tickets to attend the event are available now.
For more information about the awards program, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: https://hprausa.org/bravo/.
About the HPRA ¡BRAVO! Awards
Established in 2014, the HPRA National ¡BRAVO! Awards celebrate the best corporate, agency, and non-profit public relations and marketing teams, and the stellar work they produce in the industry’s multicultural space. Additionally, every year, HPRA honors individuals in media and communications who are making an impact in their respective careers while advancing representation of multicultural and Hispanic communities throughout the country.
About the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA)
Founded in 1984, the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is the foremost organization of Hispanic public relations practitioners in the U.S. HPRA is a resource for communications professionals and for individuals seeking Hispanic market expertise. It is dedicated to the recognition and advancement of Hispanics in public relations through year-round programs, professional development seminars and networking. HPRA hosts one of the most anticipated annual events and industry awards: the HPRA Bravo Awards, recognizing the most outstanding campaigns in the marketplace. The national organization aims to meet the professional needs of the growing number of Hispanic PR practitioners, independents and agencies throughout the U.S. HPRA National, its Chapters and those Chapters in formation are paving the way for the next phase of growth and evolution in the PR industry, especially in the Hispanic market space. For more information, please visit www.hpra-usa.org.