PapiBlogger.com was launched in 2010 as the nation’s first fully bilingual web site devoted to creative parenting tricks for parents. Since its launch PapiBlogger has partnered with leading brands including Toyota, State Farm, Disney Parks, General Motors, McDonald’s, Sprint and the American Latino Heritage Fund among others to create unique and engaging blogger engagement campaigns. As part of these campaigns, the Ruiz clan has taken part in four major social media-documented U.S. and Costa Rica road trips that have totaled more than 30,000 miles.
Manny is currently a spokesperson and contributing writer for Best Western’s You Must Be Trippin’ travel blog.
In addition to running PapiBlogger, Manny is the Chairman of the Hispanicize brand of platforms that include the annual Hispanicize Event,the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, public relations, film, music and innovation, Hispanicize Wire, Latina Mom Bloggers and the Hispanic PR Blog. In addition to these sister companies, Manny is a large shareholder in the Being Latino platform.
Manny is an accomplished entrepreneur and award-winning, public relations professional with extensive experience in Hispanic public relations. In 2014, Manny was awarded the Key to Miami by Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado for making Miami a magnet for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers. In 2011, Manny was named PR Professional of the Year by the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) for his on-going commitment to promoting the advancement of the industry through the Hispanicize Event and Hispanic PR Blog.
Prior to founding the Hispanicize-related business platforms, Manny was President of Multicultural Markets and Hispanic PR Wire for PR Newswire. Prior to PR Newswire’s acquisition of Hispanic PR Wire, Hispanic Digital Network and LatinClips in 2008, companies he founded, Ruiz was Chairman and CEO of HispaniMark, the parent company of these three businesses.
Manny resides in Miami with his wife Angela and four children Naomi (2 ), Briani (5), Elena (10) and Jonathan (14).