Now in its third year, Hispanicize 2012 (#Hispz12) is the annual event focused on Latino trends and trendsetters in social media, entertainment, marketing and media. The event is a partnership of Hispanicize, the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Everyone knows that moms make most of the purchasing decisions in U.S. households. Moms are much more likely to make those decisions based on what other moms think about a product. According to a Fleishman-Hillard & ModernMom.com 2011 Marketing-to-Moms Study, 63 percent of moms surveyed said blogger reviews are influential to their purchase decisions. With Latina women becoming one of the fastest growing demographics online and more than 85 percent of them visiting social networks on a regular basis, it should come as no surprise to see the attention that Latina mom bloggers are garnering from major brands, public relations firms, marketing agencies and media. Latina mom bloggers can be a culturally relevant voice for brands that want to get their products in front of Hispanic moms and families. The question is, how can brands effectively engage with Latina bloggers?

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