Here’s the list of the finalists at the 2014 Victory Awards #VAC14

The most prestigious political consulting award given in the U.S. to Spanish-speaking political consultants will be presented at a Gala to be held in Washington DC on March 8, the MPR Group, organizer of the Victory Awards Conference, said. For the first time, 12 leaders under the age of 30 in Latin America will receive The Victory Medal as “Emerging Leaders – The 12 Under 30” one of the 23 most contested categories in the Contest. In addition to them, bloggers and political consultants from Spain and Latin America, will also receive their distinctions for their remarkable information and educational contributions on the network. Two of the most coveted categories of the night will be “Campaign of the Year” and “Political Consultant of the Year”, the winners will also be known on the same Gala night, which will take place at the Gallery Ballroom of the Hilton Arlington Hotel in The City of Virginia, USA. A post-postneurys memorial will take place during the ceremony in honor of Joseph Napolitan, known as the father of Political Consulting. Three golden statuettes, from the Honorary Victory Award, will be given to Jose Luis Sanchis (Spain), Michel Bongrand (France) and the daughter of the late Joseph Napolitan, in recognition of her professional career and her legacy to the political consulting industry.

Finalists

The winner of each category will receive the Golden Trophy and the 2 finalists will be awarded medals (The Victory Medal). Distinctions “Victory Award – Honorable Mention” will be delivered to jobs that reached a high standard of quality. These are the finalists of the “Victory Awards” that resulted from the vote held by the Qualifying Jury, a college chaired by the consultant Mauricio Jaitt:

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

Campaign to Deputies and Municipal Presidents of Veracruz (PRI) – Carlos Souto (La Ese)

WINNER

Presidential Campaign of Ecuador by Rafael Correa Delgado – Vinicio Alvarado, José Adolfo Ibinarriaga and Roberto Trad (The Institute of Arts and Crafts in Strategic Communication).
“A Normal Country” campaign for National Deputies of the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina – María Soledad Delgado

Honorable Mentions:

David Smolansky’s “The Will Needs” campaign to the Mayor of el Hatillo Municipality, Venezuela – Elisa Totaro
Henrique Capriles Radonski’s Presidential Campaign of Venezuela (Table of Democratic Unity – J.J. Rendón
Campaign by the Mayor of chacao Municipality, Metropolitan Area of Caracas, Venezuela of Ramón Muchacho – Ramón Muchacho

POLITICAL CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

For Marco Rodríguez’s Campaign to Deputy of Mexico “I Am Marco – Let’s Make History”, Carlos Lorenzana
By the Ecuadorian Presidential Campaign by Rafael Correa, José Adolfo Ibinarriaga and Roberto Trad WINNER
By Juan Orlando Hernández’s Honduran Presidential Campaign, J.J. Rendón

POLITICAL POLLSTER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Ana Laura Arroyo – Smart Impact Group 360
Julio Pizetti – WINNING Datamatica
Marcelo Ortega – Mitofsky consultation

POLITICAL INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Candigato Morris – Daniel Cruz Martínez and Sergio Chamorro Zamora WINNER
Carlos Lorenzana
Federica Mariconda

ACADEMIC RESEARCH OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

Elena Barrios
Hugo Haime
Melissa Andrea Gonzales WINNER

Honorable Mentions:

Adrián Peláez
Diego Corrales Jimenez
Jesus DiazCrossed
José Daniel Carabajal
Leandro Sallaberry

TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR APPLIED TO POLITICS

Finalists:

Alfredo Dávalos and Bernardo Moreno
Andrea DeAnda – Ojiva Consultores

WINNER DATASTRATEGIA.
General Coordination: Carmen Beatriz Fernández
Concept and Production : Geraldine Alvarez, Leonardo Trechi,
Daniel Calvi Programming: Wolfgang Wagner
Chief Operating Officer: Ignacio Cupello
Client: Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (Marino González and Luis Aparicio)

TV SPOT OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

“The Secrets of Power” – Diego Corrales Jiménez and Gabriel Puerta Aguirre
“We Can Change Our World” – Roldán Carreón & Associates. Winner
“Our grandparents, the real characters of the year” – Mario Riorda and Braga Menendez

Honorable Mentions:

Carlos Souto – Triple Honorable Mention
Diego Carrasco
Elisa Totaro
Mario Riorda and Braga Menendez
Mario Riorda and Marisa Haedo
Vinicio Alvarado and UMA Creativa, Roberto Trad and José Adolfo Ibinarriaga of El Instituto

COMMERCIAL FOR RADIO OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

“Don’t let others decide for you” – Aleix Sanmartin
“Don’t be Zombie, Your Voice Is Your Power” – Elisa Totaro
Election of National Deputies District Córdoba – Mario Riorda and Marisa Haedo WINNER

PRINTED PIECE OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

“Now More Than Ever” New Alliance – Aleix Sanmartin
“Paying taxes is noticeable, Do not pay them… Also” – Roldán Carreón & Asociados.
“Let’s talk about Cordoba” – Mario Riorda and Marisa Haedo WINNER

CAMPAIGN FOR ONLINE MEDIA OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

“By Our City” Online Campaign – Andrea DeAnda
Candigato Morris – Daniel Cruz Martínez and Sergio Chamorro Zamora WINNER
“Free Internet For All” – Oscar Mondragón

Honorable Mentions:

Carmen Beatriz Fernández
Michelle Alvarez and ICC International

CRISIS MANAGEMENT OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

Aleix Sanmartin
Jorge Robinson WINNER
Oswaldo Moreno

ATTACK COMMUNICATION OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

“Cuban Novel” – Elisa Totaro
“Let’s talk about Cordoba” – Mario Riorda and Marisa Haedo WINNER
“Castro me castra” – Memo Rentería

Honorable Mentions:

Elisa Totaro
Memo Rentería

MEDIA TRAINING CONSULTANT AND POLITICAL IMAGE OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

Gerardo Vazquez
Ruben Turienzo WINNER
Yehonathan Abelson WINNER

CONSULTANT REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

Adriana Chavez Ocampo
Adriana Vicentini WINNER
Danny Ramirez

EMERGING LEADER – “12 UNDER 30”

VICTORY MEDAL WINNERS FINALISTS FOR THE STATUE:

Alejandra Rojas
Daniel Molina Rodriguez
Erick Esteban Escobar Albores
Enrique De la Torre
Gabriel Otazo
Jorge Santiago Avila Corrales WINNER
Juan De La Cruz Trejo
Luis Castellanos
Mario Roberto Marroquin
Melissa Andrea Gonzales
Pablo Sarrión
Pedro Cruz

BLOG POLICY OF THE YEAR – MENTION “EDUCATIONAL IMPACT”

Finalists:

Blog “Arellano Comunicación” http://arellanocomunicacion.com/ – Ana Ramirez Arellano WINNER
“Politics and Protocol” blog http://politicayprotocolo.wordpress.com – Diana Rubio WINNER
Blog “The Blog of María Vazquez” http://elblogdemariavazquez.blogspot.com.es/ – María Vasquez

Honorable Mentions:

Ignacio Martin Granados
Julio Otero

BLOG POLICY OF THE YEAR – MENTION “INFORMATIVE IMPACT”

Finalists:

Blog “Antoni Gutiérrez-Rubí. Articles and reflections” http://www.gutierrez-rubi.es – Antoni Gutierrez-Rubí WINNER
Blog “Communication to Drift” – http://www.comunicacion-politica.com/ – Juan Diego Sánchez
Blog “LuisTejero.com” http://www.luistejero.com – Luis Tejero

Honorable Mentions:

Andrés Palencia
Ignacio Martin Granados
Jorge Morante
Oswaldo Ramirez

BLOG POLICY OF THE YEAR – MENTION “POPULAR VOTO”

Winner: Blog “Machiavelli and Freud” www.maquiaveloyfreud.com – Daniel Eskibel WINNER
1st. Finalist: Blog “The Blue Passport” http://thebluepassport.com/ – Walter Arevalo and Rodrigo Barbosa
2do. Finalist: Blog “#COMPOL” http://www.jdmartinezq.blogspot.com – Juan David Martínez

SOCIAL MEDIA POLITICAL STRATEGY OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

Candigato Morris – Daniel Cruz Martínez and Sergio Chamorro Zamora
“No more taxes” – Daniel Garcia
“Arms for Unity” – Geraldine Alvarez WINNER

Honorable Mentions:

Daniel Garcia
Michelle Alvarez and ICC International
Rodolfo Moreno

POLITICAL MARKETING TOP EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

Postgraduate Degree in Electoral Campaign Management (PDC) from MAS Consulting Group and universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI-ICADE)
Master’s Degree in Image Advice and Political Consulting from Camilo José Cela WINNER University
Diploma in Political Communication from the Institute of Social Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

POLITICAL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

The ACOP WINNER Grinder
More Local Power
Transition

MERIT TO EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

Finalists:

Carmen Beatriz Fernández
José Penso WINNER
Ruben Turienzo

MERIT TO EXCELLENCE IN POLITICAL JOURNALISM

Finalists:

Luz Mely Kings WINNER
Carlos Javier Ramírez Hernandez
Jessica Osorio

Honorable Mentions:

Eugenio Martinez
Walfre Enrique Garcia

INSTITUTIONAL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

“Don’t let others decide for you” – Aleix Sanmartin.
“We Can Change Our World” – Roldán Carreón & Asociados WINNER
“Connect Equality Off it” – Mario Riorda and Braga Menendez

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