The #VictoryAwards awarded the best professionals of 2013 – #VAC14

WASHINGTON D.C.- Political Marketing on the Network awarded on Saturday, March 8, 2014, the golden statuettes of the Victory Awards to political consulting professionals highlighted for excellence in 2013. The Awards Gala took place at the Hilton hotel in Arlington, Virginia and brought together eminent Spanish-speaking industry figures as well as authorities from Latin American countries.

Mexico was the most represented country among the awardees, receiving several of the most important awards as Consultant of the Year. Venezuela’s teaching was also very present in the thank-you speeches of many winners, who expressed their regret at recent events in time to reaffirm their commitment to the democratic system.

“In Venezuela there are some who want only ones to speak, which goes against our business (political communication), we want there to be many voices and they can be expressed freely,” said Carlos Souto, winner of the star of the night award, the Victory Award for the campaign of the year. In this same sense was uttered one of the winners, José Luis Sanchis. “Our commitment to the democratic process is total,” said the dean of political consultancy in Spain, collecting his award for a whole career. Sanchis spoke with knowledge of cause having been communications adviser to Adolfo Suárez at the dawn of contemporary democracy in Spain.

Twelve young Latin Americans and Spaniards were recognized as “Emerging Leaders”. The award finally worn by Jorge Santiago Avila recognized the work of all the leaders under the age of 30 nominated, a massive selfie and good atmosphere included. In one of the most emotional moments of the gala, Martha Napolitan collected the second of the honorary Victorys bestowed on her father, Jose Napolitan, who was given a warm and sincere posttumal tribute. Napolitan is considered the founder of political consulting and was campaign director to presidents such as John F. Kennedy and other great political figures of the 20th century.

Frenchman Michel Bongard was also honored with an honorary Victory on a night where there was no shortage of laughter, tears of emotion and atmosphere of camaraderie. The Spanish journalist Juan diego Sánchez served as master of ceremonies of the third edition of the Victory Awards. These awards, whose gala was sponsored by companies such as Online Strategy, Bypower Group or Memo Rentería, have become a must-see for Spanish-speaking political consulting professionals, as was seen last Saturday following the success of the gala’s hearing and the large number of nominations in all categories

Here’s the full list of Victory Awards winners by category:

Honorary
Michel Bongrand

Honorary
José Luis Sánchis

Honorary
Joseph Napolitan
CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Carlos Souto – La Ese
POLITICAL CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR
José Adolfo Ibinarriaga and Roberto Trad

POLITICAL POLLSTER OF THE YEAR
Julio Pizetti

POLITICAL INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Daniel Cruz Martínez and Sergio Chamorro Zamora (El Candigato Morris).

ACADEMIC RESEARCH OF THE YEAR
Melissa Andrea Gonzales

TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR APPLIED TO POLITICS
Andrea De Anda – Ojiva Consultores

SPOT TV OF THE YEAR
Antonio Roldán and Rafael Carreón

COMMERCIAL FOR RADIO OF THE YEAR
Mario Riorda and Marisa Haedo

PRINTED PIECE OF THE YEAR
Marisa Haedo and Mario Riorda

CAMPAIGN FOR ONLINE MEDIA OF THE YEAR
Daniel Cruz Martínez and Sergio Chamorro Zamora (El Candigato Morris)

CRISIS MANAGEMENT OF THE YEAR
Jorge Robinson

ATTACK COMMUNICATION OF THE YEAR
Mario Riorda and Marisa Haedo

MEDIA TRAINING CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR
Ruben Turienzo

POLITICAL IMAGE CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR
Yehonathan Abelson

CONSULTANT REVELATION OF THE YEAR
Adriana Vicentini

EMERGING LEADER – “12 UNDER 30”
Jorge Santiago Avila Corrales

BLOG POLICY OF THE YEAR – MENTION “INFORMATIVE
Antoni Gutierrez-Rubi

BLOG POLICY OF THE YEAR – MENTION “EDUCATIONAL IMPACT”
Ana Ramírez de Arellano

BLOG POLICY OF THE YEAR – MENTION “EDUCATIONAL IMPACT”
Diana Rubio

BLOG POLICY OF THE YEAR – MENTION “POPULAR VOTO”
Daniel Eskibel

SOCIAL MEDIA POLITICAL STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
Carmen Beatriz Fernandez, Geraldine Alvarez, Leonardo Trechi

POLITICAL MARKETING TOP EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Master’s Degree in Image Advice and Political Consulting from Camilo José Cela University

POLITICAL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR
The ACOP Grinder

MERIT TO EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Jose Penso

MERIT TO EXCELLENCE IN POLITICAL JOURNALISM
Luz Mely Reyes

INSTITUTIONAL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Antonio Roldán and Rafael Carreón

 

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