Hispanic Christian Churches Association Recognized in the Communicator Awards 2003 Video Competition

CHICAGO (January 6, 2004) — The Hispanic Christian Churches Association’s (HCCA) public service announcement “Demasiado” received a Crystal Award of Excellence, which is the highest honor bestowed by The Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards is an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding work in the communications field. This year there were 2,867 entries from 48 states and 11 other countries. The Award of Excellence is presented to those entrants whose ability to communicate elevates them among the best in the field. About 15 percent of the entries won this award.

HCCA’s winning public service announcement was designed and executed by The San Jose Group, the organization’s Hispanic Marketing Agency. The PSA depicted the different time periods in one’s lifetime, from childhood to death, and how in each stage one sets little time aside for prayer. The final scene showed a coffin with the Spanish language copy reading “Too Late.” This television announcement is part of an ongoing multimedia campaign for HCCA.

“Being recognized by such a prestigious award for an important campaign that recognizes the importance of human faith and spirituality is truly an honor,” explained George L. San Jose, president and COO of The San Jose Group. “It brings us great joy to be part of this worthwhile effort and thank the HCCA for giving us this opportunity to help further its message.”
Winners of The Communicator Awards come from advertising and public relations agencies, corporate communications departments, educational institutions, government entities, designers, writers, video production professionals, broadcast and cable operators, and other businesses and individuals.

About The San Jose Group

Incorporated in 1981, The San Jose Group is a consortium of marketing communications companies specializing in reaching the Spanish-speaking Americas. Headquartered in Chicago, the Group’s expertise, services and resources transcend domestic and international markets. More information about The San Jose Group can be found at