SALES LEADS LATAM: AB InBev, Fandango, Delta…
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- AB InBev
Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the world's largest brewer, has kicked off a global media planning and buying agency review for its' US$2 Billion Global Media Assignment. The number of agencies the company aims to consolidate its' business globally has not been determined.WPP's MediaCom, the current U.S. incumbent, has held the account since late 2014. Globally, the company has eight agencies(from the six major groups: Mediacom, WPP, Publicis, Omnicom, Interpublic, Havas and Dentsu) spanning all major holding companies to handle media operations in more than 50 countries.
Fandango, the digital network for moviegoers, is significantly expanding its presence in Latin America by rolling out a new global brand strategy that includes the release of innovative new ticketing destinations at its subsidiaries Ingresso.com in Brazil and Fandango Latin America, formerly Cinepapaya, in seven key countries in Spanish-speaking Latin America.
Delta Air Lines will offer a new daily nonstop flight between New York-JFK (JFK) and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, beginning Dec. 21, 2017, subject to U.S. Department of Transportation approval. The airline’s strategic alliance with GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes will extend the reach of this service to 23 destinations within Brazil and provides seamless connections at Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro.The GIG-JFK route will be operated using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Once approved, these flights will be available for booking through www.delta.com.
Volkswagen AG’s Seat division is looking to expand its business in Latin America and North Africa in the next decade. Making Seat vehicles in VW production facilities in Mexico could facilitate access to Central and South American markets, he said. Seat, founded in 1950 as an assembler of Fiat models and bought by Volkswagen in 1986, has long been a weak link for the German automaker.The goal is to increase the unit’s operating margin to as high as 4.5 percent in the coming years.
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- Eximia/ Argentina
Independentagency Midios has been appointed agency of redcord of Eximia Argentina, a beauty brand of Roemmers Laboratories. The agency has already begun to develop communication strategies and media planning for the brand. The first campaign, for Cellular Power Complex moisturizing was launched earlier this month.
Omnicom’s OMD has won the global review of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica’s global media business.Luxottica, one of the largest global retailer of glasses, has an important brand roster, which includes LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, Glasses.com, etc. as well as Ray-Ban, Persol, and Oakley. The company also has a license to distribute glasses created by such fashion houses as DKNY, Chanel and Ralph Lauren.According to Kantar Media, the company spent US$135 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2015 and approximately US$100 million last year. Its global spend is estimated to be around UD$250 million across more than 150 countries.OMD will also handle the programmatic buying portion of the client’s business.
- Virgin America & Alaska Airlines
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines completed its us$4 billion takeover of Virgin America in late 2016, and said in a statement Wednesday it will "adopt many of the brand elements that Virgin America enthusiasts love." It cited in-flight entertainment, boarding music and onboard mood lighting, but the name, color schemes and other distinctive Virgin America touches will be phased out.Alaska Airlines predominately flies to destinations on the U.S. West Coast, as well as to Hawaii and Latin America, and has an all-Boeing fleet of planes. Virgin America flies largely to East and West Coast cities in Airbus planes.
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