Claudia Ruiz Levy

Professional Credentials

B.A in Advertising from Catholic University at Manizales. Colombia.

Journalism, from Autonoma University at Cali. Colombia.

Creative Writing at School of Visual Arts, New York City.

HIGHLIGHTS

Public relations and media relations specialist

Statewide realationship with Community and Civil leaders, journalists on diverse markets such as the Hispanic Community.

Global experience with Latin American Markets.

Idea generator and creative writer for multinational accounts.

Publicist with over 20 years of experience.

Colombian-born Claudia Ruiz Levy started her career at one of the biggest ad agencies in the world: McCann-Erickson, where she handled local accounts as well as multinational accounts such as Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Goodyear, Casa Color and Gillete.

She later worked at Publiplan Advertising as creative director for accounts such as Bayer (Talcid and Aspirin), Piaggio (Vespa!), B.D.F Healthcare, Ford Motors, Staff, Almacenes Si, Renovar and many others.

She is a graduate of Manizales Catholic University where she majored in advertising.

She moved to Princeton in 1998 to perfect her English and afterwards felt in love with New York where she worked in the entertainment publishing industry and attended the School of Visual Arts. This experience led her to rub shoulders with Latino personalities like Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Rey Ruiz and Jose Feliciano, among others.

After enduring three winters in the Big Apple, Claudia moved to Florida and became editor and director of “Revista Mas” Magazine. Working there she realized many small businesses in the area where looking for advertising consulting and help. She decided to embrace her entrepreneur spirit and open the first Hispanic advertising agency in West Palm Beach under the name “CRL MEDIA.”

At the same time, she served as Chairman of Volunteers for the Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter of the American Red Cross where she received the Public Relations Award and served as a Spanish spokesperson for several years.

With the help of Red Cross staff, Claudia launched the Spanish initiative program that helped the Hispanic community endure and get essential info during hurricane season and other emergencies. She also lends her talent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Una Mano Amiga Foundation, El Alma Hispana and other non-profits.

In 2012, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County named her "Latina Entrepreneur of the Year" and she received the Triunfo Award, which is the highest Distinction awarded among the Hispanic business community of Palm Beach County.

In her daily management of CRL Media, Claudia combines her passion for the community with her knowledge of the market. She is hands-on with the public relations aspect of the business and is in constant contact with CRL clients.

She has counseled some of the largest companies (and the smallest) on market strategy and brand architecture - with an emphasis on marketing to niche audiences. She is a confessed social media addict and specially Loves twitter. Follow her @crlmediapr.