Sales Leads: Wendy Davis, Ford, Nissan, Timberland…
A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the Hispanic market and/or targeting Hispanic consumers right now.
- Wendy Davis
Democrat Wendy Davis formally jumped into the Texas governor's race. Davis, a second-term state senator, became a national sensation in June when she stood for nearly 11 hours in her pink running shoes and railed against a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks and impose strict requirements on clinics. Her filibuster stopped the bill initially, but it eventually passed a special session of the GOP-controlled Legislature and was signed into law by Perry.Texas Right to Life is airing radio ads in English and Spanish in South Texas about Davis, aimed at Hispanics and socially conservative voters. The narrator in the spot says Davis is an "abortion zealot" who cast her filibuster as a stance being made on "sacred ground." "For a Democrat to win in Texas in 2014, there would have to be an unprecedented mobilization and enthusiasm among Latino voters," said Matthew Wilson, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. "An Anglo woman best known as an abortion champion doesn't seem well positioned to achieve that."
David Rodriguez, Muilticultural Marketing Manager at Ford, told eMarketer that he sees big opportunities in the use of mobile video advertising target Hispanics. "We are seeing an increase in effectiveness in mobile activity—certainly as it relates to video. The trend shows such high engagement and click levels that we can no longer sacrifice one for the other. It’s more of a total digital approach that we try to take. Mobile is definitely becoming a central platform in Hispanic digital activity."
Omnicom is creating a dedicated Agency For Nissan called Nissan United, the new unit will be made up of staffers from TBWA (creative), OMD (media), Critical Mass (digital), Interbrand (brand strategy) and Emanate (public relations). TBWA’s creative partner on Nissan in Japan, Hakuhodo, will also be represented. John Castle of TBWA will be president of the new unit, which will be based in New York and have an initial staff of about 30. Nissan joins several other major automakers who have dedicated multi-faceted agency units. Among them: Team Detroit for Ford; Hudson Rouge for Lincoln; Team Mazda; Commonwealth for General Motors’ Chevrolet and Rogue for Cadillac, and Innocean for Hyundai
- Newell Rubbermaid - PHD
Newell Rubbermaid is consolidating its lead global agency roles for advertising and media buying, PHD will handle media buying.Atlanta, Georgia-based Newell Rubbermaid owns a broad range of brands, including Sharpie, Paper Mate, Rubbermaid, Irwin, Lenox and Calphalon.Newell Rubbermaid plans to invest more in marketing more of its brands globally, added spokseman David Doolittle, especially in emerging markets like Brazil and China, as well as Mexico and other parts of Asia.
- Mohegan Sun
Media Storm has succeeded Horizon Media in the role of planning and buying media for Mohegan Sun. This includes online, outdoor and magazine ads. Newspaper and broadcast media buying remain at Mediaspace Solutions and Mintz & Hoke, respectively.
The footwear and outerwear company Timberland will focus on 25-to-30-year-olds. Jim Davey of Timberland told Ad Age that the latest campaign “is the first big step in relaunching the brand.” It comes after two years of talking with consumers about the brand. The campaign is multi platform but contains a sizable digital segment on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook and Vine.
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