Colombian Latina Marketer Helps Businesses and Non-Profits

Claudia Ruiz Levy

Meet Claudia Ruiz Levy a 2016 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, President, CRL Media Multicultural Advertising & Public Relations 


“I think all Hispanic women must defy stereotypes and re-write their story if necessary.”- Claudia Ruiz Levy, President, CRL Media Multicultural Advertising & Public Relations

Claudia Ruiz Levy is always juggling numerous projects for her CRL advertising and public relations firm clients and the numerous non-profits that her efforts help support.

Claudia Ruiz LevyA graduate of Manizales Catholic University with a B.A. in advertising and a B.A. in journalism from the University of the West, this Colombian-born dynamo continued her studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Claudia’s career began in Colombia working for a South American branch of McCann-Erickson, one of the world’s largest ad agencies. Her clients included companies such as Bayer and Gillete. She moved to Publiplan Advertising working as a copywriter and creative director for clients such as Ford Motors, Bayer, B.D.F. Healthcare and other major accounts before moving to the greater New York metro area in 1998. There she wrote for publications such as “El Globo” newspaper and Fronteras Magazine.”

Relocating to Palm Beach County, Claudia was the Executive Director for “Mas Magazine” before opening her own ad agency which focuses on the growing Hispanic market and area non-profits are all the richer for Claudia’s philanthropic efforts since moving there.

Using her marketing and media background, Claudia volunteers her expertise for groups such as the Una Mano Amiga Foundation, ASPIRA of Florida, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and others helping with free media placement, planning special events, sponsorships, being a Spanish-language spokesperson and more. Her efforts have greatly benefitted these organizations who could not otherwise afford those services.

In 2015, Claudia started Empresarias Hispanas (Hispanic Women Entrepreneur Network) on Facebook to empower non-English-speaking businesswomen. This growing organization allows its members to share networking opportunities and business advice.

As “pet parents,” Claudia and her husband, Seth Levy, enjoy spending free time with their macaw, Soliel, and their dogs Sorey and Oprah The Westie.

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Phyllis Cambria

Phyllis Cambria is a freelance writer based in South Florida with an international roster of clients. As a retired, award-winning event planner, she co-authored several party planning books and has written or been the subject of articles for numerous local and national print and online publications. Phyllis writes online and print content on a wide-array of subjects including entertaining, show business, etiquette, weddings, restaurant reviews, travel, relationships and marketing materials.