Sales Leads: Sprint (Creative), Tommy Hilfiger, Tampico, Toyota, Mars…
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.
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Sprint has selected Deutsch LA as its new Agency of Record. The review focused on TV creative advertising, which has been handled recently by Figliulo & Partners, which was awarded the assignment late last year. Starcom MediaVest Group continues to handle media and sibling agency DigitasLBi remains the company’s digital agency. (Read our interview published today with Kymber Umaña, Hispanic Marketing Director at Sprint.)
- TOMMY HILFIGER
The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp., has announces that internationally renowned tennis star Rafael Nadal will appear as the global brand ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored collections beginning in Fall 2015. Both collections are available at Tommy Hilfiger stores globally, through select wholesale partners and online at tommy.com.The campaign imagery will be photographed in early 2015 in Spain and it will break globally in fall 2015 with dedicated print, online, and out-of-home media placements worldwide. To further support the global initiative and collaboration, Nadal will attend exclusiveTommy Hilfiger launch events in North America, Europe and Asia.
Beverages Tampico has selected Macias Advertising and Roar Media in the U.S, including General, Total and Hispanic markets. Macias will be handling all of their creative work including brand and content development and Roar Media will be their Digital Media and PR agency. Prior to this Tampico had been working with Bravo as their AOR, only focusing on the Hispanic Market, but now they are expanding their target demographic to a broader audience.
Toyota has teamed up with actor William Levy to create the first-of-its-kind, choose-your-own adventure video on Instagram with the new 2015 Toyota Camry.Created by agency Conill, the new Toyota campaign is aimed to tell a story that speaks to the hearts and minds of Hispanic consumers and leverages consumer passion points of fun and adventure.To view Instagram CLICK HERE.
Mars has appointed WPP’s MediaCom as its global media planning agency of record following a pitch.MediaCom will take control of the account in 2015.Until now, the business has been led by Publicis Group’s Starcom, which will continue to handle media buying for Mars. Mars Incorporated , which owns the Snickers, Galaxy, M&M’s and Maltesers brands, spent more than US $1.5 billion globally on advertising in 2013, including US $680 million in the U.S.,.The win comes shortly after it emerged that MediaCom have also taken Coca-Cola’s US $100m Mexico account and Procter & Gamble’s LatAm and Caribbean digital business from Starcom. This is a massive account and if MediaCom wins the review, it would be the second major planning win for the agency at Starcom’s expense.
Coca Cola has ended its 13-year ‘American Idol’ sponsorship. Coca Cola has been with the show since its inaugural season (Ford is the other). AT&T joined the show in its second season and departed before the start of last season. Ford plans to remain a sponsor this season. The soft frink company may be following the advice of its media agency MediaVest.American Idol’s last season’s finale drew 10.1 million viewers, down from 38 million in season 2. Those ratings declines led advertisers to spend US $394.7 million on the show in 2014, down 49.5% for the US $781.9 million they spent in 2012, according to Kantar Media data.
Cereal brand Kellogg’s will go traditional TV commercial formats by shunning the lively morning kitchen—when folks eat breakfast—and show boxes of Kellogg’s cereals set out on a table at night with bowls and spoons ready for the next morning, encouraging consumers with the tagline: “See you at breakfast.” The campaign is by Leo Burnett and will air in primetime TV and have print and digital elements.Kellogg’s cereal revenues declined 6% for the 52 weeks ending Nov. 30. Kantar Media data finds the most popular time to advertise cold cereals is primetime. Kellogg’s will increase its primetime ad placements by 15%.
- Pop star Rihanna has signed a multiyear partnership agreement with athletic apparel maker Puma through which she will become the brand’s “global ambassador” for women’s fitness and serve as its creative director for women’s products. The company says she will directly influence the product design process beginning this spring.Although Rihanna is not an athlete, Puma CEO Bjorn Gulden says retro-sneakers and athletic-looking attire have been part of her stage and street persona for years. Its coming campaigns plan to broaden its appeal among women.
Avocados from Mexico will bring together almost 1,000 Hispanic stores in key regions for Guac Fiesta, a retail promotion that will offer a US $3,500 prize package to five winners.The campaign is designed to increase consumption through football season among bicultural Hispanics in California, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, Miami and New York City.The program will run from Jan. 1 through Feb. 1 and includes sweepstakes prizes and coupons using mobile, digital, social media and consumer relations.The Guac Fiesta campaign includes a text-to-win contest where consumers have a chance to win a big screen TV for football viewing parties.Retailer support is available and includes tear pad coupons and in-store purchase coupons for shoppers.
- Bud Light
Bud Light is rolling out new packaging and marketing with a TV ad that touts the messages printed on labels as "12-ounces of inspiration."The brand packaging will eventually feature more than 100 different messages scrolled on bottles. The new labels are part of the brand's "Perfect Beer For Whatever Happens" campaign.The new ad, which was developed by BBDO, begins a new phase of advertising for the brand that will heavily promote the new packaging. The ad will debut regionally on New Year's Day during college football bowl games and run nationally during the NFL playoffs. The new ad is notable for its product close-ups and description of the liquid as "crisp," "smooth" and "refreshing."
Ford is announcing the arrival of Ford 2015 F-150 truck with what it says is its biggest truck marketing campaign ever. The campaign, which will debut during the first-ever college football playoff for NCAA Division I teams, centers on sports, especially NFL and NCAA football. There are also sponsorship components around Professional Bull Riding, NASCAR, Future Farmers of America, and country music, with mobile across all platforms. In addition to the TV campaign -- which includes two 30-second ads -- there is also radio and a country music tie-in. But the effort also includes a separate campaign for the other truck demo, and the fastest-growing one: Hispanic truck owners. A digital video series, "F-150 Tough Science," is part of the pro-sports tie-in. It features ESPN “Sport Science” creator John Brenkus. Read "Ford launches largest Truck Ad -Campaign ever with strong Hispanic component."
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