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- Capital One
Roger Garcia has been appointed as Hispanic Brand Manager at Capital One. The Mc Lean, VA, headquartered bank is working on a new Hispanic market strategy. Earlier in his career Garcia worked at Multicultural and Hispanic Marketing functions in companies including Miller Coors and Colgate Palmolive.
Conill in Los Angeles has lost buying responsibilities for T-Mobile and the buying assignment has been consolidated with a Optimedia in Seattle, a Publicis Groupe agency. Hispanicad reports. (Conill (Saatch & Saatchi) is also owned by the Publicis Groupe). Media buying for MetroPCS, a unit of T-Mobile will continue to be done by Dallas based TruMC. T-Mobile is currently taking on Verizon Wireless in terms of advertising and an LTE network expansion, arguing that Verizon's ads on network coverage are misleading. The carrier is making that claim in connection with a major LTE net.
Sherwin-Williams announced the launch of its online Spanish platform www.SWLatino.com focusing on Hispanic homeowners, contractors and designers. Sherwin-Williams will feature tips, how-to articles and color information from leading Hispanic bloggers and Sherwin-Williams color experts. The new site, integrated with Sherwin-Williams Facebook and Twitter accounts, will connect Latino paint and color professionals, homeowners and designers with inspiring content in their own voice."Tapping into the interests of our Hispanic consumers will enable us to more effectively engage with this community and provide content focused on paint products and color insights in a way that will appeal to this growing market," says Jason Riveiro, multicultural marketing manager, Sherwin-Williams. "We feel that bringing in third-party experts such as Sonia and home and lifestyle bloggers will help round out the content and create an active channel."
For Subway, unlike digital, TV has proven to be still effective for advertising. The company was able to purchase a US$ 4 million slot the Friday before the Super Bowl, after an advertiser dropped out. However, the price the company paid was even lower than the going rate. It was a move that reflected how Subway is facing the challenges of the competitive landscape in the fast-food business and the rise of social media. According to Subway’s Chief Marketing Officer Tony Pace: “Most digital screens are too small to deliver maximum impact. In our business you can see results pretty quickly with television.”
- General Mills
General Mills will redirect Some TV Money to Target ‘Micro Markets’ via Digital.According to Chief marketing officer, Mark Addicks, the packaged goods company is changing its strategy and moving away from putting all its ad dollars into reaching mass audiences via TV to targeting what he calls ‘micro markets’ where brands can reach specific audience segments such as expectant mothers, or reach new audiences to advertize Betty Crocker as a dessert brand for barbecues.The company will still do mass appeal TV commercials for brands such as Cheerios, but it may also reach different segments of potential Cheerios customers at a lower cost with messages specifically targeted to their needs.
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