MIAMI – Dec. 2, 2014 – República, one of America’s leading independent cross-cultural advertising, digital and communications agencies, has been named Best Agency Using Social Media to Reach Latinos by LATISM (Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media), the national organization for Hispanic professionals in technology and social media. The award was presented at the annual #LATISM14 Conference’s awards gala held in Anaheim, Calif.

“LATISM is pleased to honor República for its extraordinary work in social media,” said Ana Roca Castro, founder and chair of LATISM. “The community has recognized the innovative approach the agency implements to reach Latinos with creativity and cultural relevance.”

República’s award-winning in-house digital division provides interactive services for the agency’s numerous blue-chip clients, including social media strategy, content creation, community management, front- and back-end web development, CRM and app development.

“It is humbling to be honored by LATISM with this distinction, validating that excellence and innovation permeate every facet of our agency,” said Jorge A. Plasencia, co-founder, chairman and CEO of República. “We have built a phenomenal digital and social team that works tirelessly to raise the bar for our agency and our clients,” added Plasencia.

About República

Founded in 2006, República (@RepublicaWorld) is one of America’s leading independent cross-cultural advertising, digital and communications agencies. República’s accolades include multiple ADDY, Silver Anvil, Telly, Davey, Appy, ¡BRAVO!, and MarCom awards. República is a member of MAGNET, the world’s leading network of independent agencies. For more information, visit or


Latinos in Technology and Social Media (LATISM) is committed to promoting and advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. The organization facilitates and aids the adoption and utilization of digital social networks and applications by Latinos. This is achieved by providing information, resources, networking platforms and additional capacity-building opportunities. LATISM’s mission of empowering Latino communities in Education, Health, Technology and Business spheres is achieved through the utilization of social media and technology innovations. The organization contains 13 regional chapters located in Central Florida, Houston, San Antonio, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Charlotte, South Florida, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Washington (DC) and Dallas/Ft. Worth. LATISM holds a conference annually that include keynote speakers, workshops and panels on a range of issues and topics that fit into their main pillar themes of Technology, Education, Health and Business.