Los Angeles, CA May 09, 2013– On the cusp of celebrating its 25th anniversary, El Clasificado once again placed first in the categories of Best Graphic Display of Classifieds in Print and Best Presentation of Classified Advertising on the Internet at the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) national convention held in Denver, Colorado from April 25-27, 2013. The convention, which was attended by innovative and influential print and digital media organizations, marked the fifth consecutive year that the largest free Spanish publication in the United States has been honored with these awards, demonstrating the company’s leadership within the industry.
El Clasificado, which currently circulates more than 510,000 printed copies weekly from Central California to San Diego and now Arizona, was further recognized amongst its competition with three additional 1st place awards for Best Sales Presentation, Community Service/Graphics, and a special General Excellence award for its extraordinary combination of editorials, advertising, and overall engaging design.
“These awards represent our hard and dedicated work to ensure that we provide our readers and visitors with content they want and need. Included with our success and expansion in print, we are proud of being able to adapt so well in the digital field with our website, elclasificado.com, that generates over 250,000 new ads daily, 15 million page views monthly, and is localized in all major Latino cities in the United States and Latin America, making it one of the most visited portals for Hispanics worldwide,” said Martha de la Torre, founder and CEO of El Clasificado.
The awards presented to El Clasificado at this year’s AFCP conference further recognize the company’s success, which has also been acknowledged many times throughout the last 25 years by prestigious organizations and associations such as the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Ernst & Young, as well as well-known media conglomerates like the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg.com and CNN en Español.
About El Clasificado
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 510,000, is distributed in over 300 cities throughout Southern California, the Central Valley, and now Yuma, Arizona. EC Hispanic media also owns the monthly publication El Punto and special supplement Quinceanera.com and the websites, elclasificado.com, pacoslist.com, susociodenegocios.com, alborde.com y quinceanera.com.
About the AFCP
The Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP), the largest in the free papers industry, is a robust $4 billion industry and have a total circulation in excess of 100 million copies weekly, more than twice that all of paid papers combined in the United States. This year’s Annual Competition Contest included over 1,400 entries in 72 categories.
Alicia Garcia de Angela, Director of Content and Communications, mediarelations(at)elclasificado(dot)com , 1-800-450-5852.