The largest classified free Spanish weekly publication in the nation and flagship of EC Hispanic Media Group,El Clasificado, takes home 16 awards, including seven gold, in the 27th annual convention of the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), held October 18-20 in San Diego, CA.
The awards of "Outstanding Classified Section" and "Outstanding Circulation Program" lie again - for the eleventh time - with El Clasificado, a publication that began 24 years ago in East Los Angeles and currently distributes 500,000 copies per week in 46 geographical zones throughout 22,000 distribution points extending from the Central Valley of California to San Diego, and recently Yuma, Arizona.
Other EC Hispanic Media properties received important honors at the convention. Silver went to Quinceanera.com magazine, which took home the "Outstanding Lifestyle Section" and the sports supplement Copa America won "Outstanding Design Magazine in a Newsprint Format". In the digital area, the EC Hispanic Media’s corporate site received a first place and Quinceanera.com and e-newsletter "Salud y Niños" both placed second for its excellent design.
In addition to the 16 awards won,Martha de la Torre, co-founder and CEO of El Clasificado and EC Hispanic Media, received the "Outstanding Latina Publisher" award for her important work in the Hispanic media industry in the US for the last two decades. "I am very proud of all this recognitions and even more so to still lead a media company that continues to grow and expand to other markets outside of California. Our goal remains to provide quality content focused on our communities, in print, on the web and via mobile devices."
The main publications of EC Hispanic Media are El Clasificado, Quinceanera.com and El Punto, which was launched in 2012. The digital portals that integrate the brand are quinceanera.com, elpuntosemanal.com, susociodnegocios.com, alborde.com, miautoplaza.com, pacoslist.com and elclasificado.com, which currently yield over 10 million page views per month and 600,000 unique visitors.
About the NAHP awards
The Jose Marti Publishing Awards are presented by the NAHP, Inc., an organization representing the leading Spanish language publications in the U.S., including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The José Martí Publishing Awards are the largest Hispanic Media awards in the United States, with over 90 print categories received for articles, photos, digital platforms and publications as a whole.
About El Clasificado and EC Hispanic Media
El Clasificado, an EC Hispanic Media company, is a multi-media publication and advertising solutions company with advertising platforms in print, online, and grassroots events. More than 1.5 million readers utilize the free Spanish-language publication every week. El Clasificado, a verified publication with a weekly circulation of 500,000, is distributed in over 290 cities throughout Southern California, the Central Valley, and now Yuma, Arizona.