LINKAGE: Beer and Pizza, Muchachos!
A recap of major news on the Marketing and Media front from around the web compiled by Portada Digital Media Correspondent Susan Kuchinskas.
The beer brand was late to the party, but its first-ever Hispanic TV campaign on Fox Deportes scored so well that it's signed on again for the 2015 season. The 2014 campaign included commercials and bumpers on-air during games, plus placement on the Fox Deportes website. Heineken and Fox used Twitter Amplify to promote #sharethesofa, an initiative that let soccer fans interact with players in real time. A contest promo on Foursquare asked fans to link their accounts to Heineken in order to win prizes and a trip to Europe for live games. Results were record-breaking, according to Multichannel News.
Corona Extra Doesn't Need Extra Hispanic Campaign
Maybe because the Latin angle is baked into its brand, Corona Extra will use the same creative approach for Hispanic and general-market campaigns this summer. Two ads, created by Cramer-Krasselt and La Comunidad, will run on TV and digital channels. La Comunidad spot's includes both an English- and Spanish-language version.
John Alvarado, vice president of marketing for Constellation Brands' beer division, told Adweek that multicultural millennnias perceive Corona as a multicultural brand, anyway.
Maybe Alvarado read this article from Latin Post rounding up recent research from several sources showing that Latino millennials are mobile-happy and also happy to receive media content in Spanish and English. A followup article notes that a whopping 90 percent of young Latinos use mobile banking.
Pizza Patrón's Latin-inflected La Ch!#gona pizza was its most successful limited-time-offer offering in the chain's history. Was it the chilis or the social media campaign? When radio stations refused to air spots using the C-word, Patrón took to Twitter to complain it was being censored for "speaking Mexican Spanish." The result was not only más pizza sales, but also a U.S. Hispanic Idea Award.