República Wins Prestigious Supplier of the Year Award

Agency Honored for its Ongoing Commitment to Excellence by the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC).

República, one of the nation’s fastest-growing advertising, branding, communications, digital media and promotions companies, has been awarded the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council’s (SFMSDC) coveted Supplier of the Year Award, at the organization’s 35th Annual Awards Gala held in Miami.  The SFMSDC is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

Nominated by longstanding client Burger King Corporation, República, a certified minority-owned enterprise, was selected for its proven track record of delivering outstanding advertising, public relations and digital services, as well as for its unwavering commitment to promoting a culture of inclusion with its employees and clients. República’s mission of “giving back” is inherent in its culture, as the company is committed to supporting invaluable causes through its pro bono work on behalf of key nonprofit organizations across America.

“As an agency with deep roots in the community, we are humbled to receive this important recognition and extend our gratitude to Burger King for nominating us,” said Jorge A. Plasencia, chairman and CEO of República. “I share this recognition with our extraordinary employees and clients. We are strongly committed to maintaining our culture of corporate citizenship in everything we do, and look forward to continue growing in years to come.”

República’s award-winning creativity has become one of its strongest differentiators and has permitted the agency to enhance the delivery and competitiveness of its clients’ brands, products and services. Fueled by a team of savvy, results-driven professionals, the company continues expanding at an accelerated pace. Among its growing client list are world-class brands including: ABSOLUT Vodka, Aetna, Bupa Worldwide, Burger King Corp., Chivas Regal, Sedano’s Supermarkets, The Miami Dolphins, The Nielsen Company, and Univision, among others.

“We are pleased to have been the first global brand on República’s client roster and our collaboration has produced award-winning diversity and inclusion ads for our brand. We applaud them on achieving this outstanding recognition,” said Robert Perkins, vice president, inclusion and talent management, Burger King Corp.

The Supplier of the Year Award, is the highest recognition presented to a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) affiliate of the SFMSDC. Each year, the awards selection committee, comprised of corporate and civic leaders, honors organizations that have demonstrated exemplary performance, innovative management, and a strategic approach to company growth, as well as commendable efforts to provide quality products and services to clients while giving back to the community.

About República

Founded in 2006 by Jorge A. Plasencia and Luis Casamayor, República is a fully integrated marketing company providing advertising, branding, communications, digital and promotional services. República’s diverse stable of clients includes some of the world’s most important brands. The company is based in Miami with satellite offices in New York, Orlando and San Juan. To learn more about República, visit


SFMSDC is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing access and growth for minority businesses in South Florida. The organization’s goal is to increase purchasing from minority businesses by government entities and corporations, while increasing MBE’s operating capacity through hands-on business assistance, training, and access to technology and capital resources. SFMSDC was founded in 1975 and is one of 37 regional councils affiliated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The Council acts as a liaison between Corporate America and Minority Business Enterprises in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe, Martin and St. Lucie Counties.


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