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A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • Revlon

Interpublic´s Initiative has won Revlon‘s global media account following a review, according to people familiar with the matter.Revlon reported US$550 million in global advertising spending last year, including some non-media expenses like agency fees, talent fees, production costs and promotional displays.Mediacom was the global incumbent since 2017 and US incumbent for seven years.

 

 

 

  • The Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA)

Fiat Chrysler is planning to invest close to US $ 3.7 Billion in Latin America until 2022, in one of the largest investment plans in the company’s product in the region in recent years. The president of the company for Latin America, Antonio Filosa, told reporters that the group expects to increase sales in the region of 700,000 vehicles this year to 1 million in 2022, with the plan that will focus on the Fiat, Jeep and RAM brands, at a time when rivals such as General Motors, PSA, Honda and Toyota are renewing product lines in Brazil, the largest market in the region. Antonio Filosa, Chief Operating Officer of the Latin America (LATAM) region, said that the FCA has the capacity to produce 1.25 million vehicles a year in Latin America, of which about one million are manufactured in Brazil, where the company has two vehicle factories, one in Betim (MG) and another in Goiana (PE).The value that will be invested in Latin America until 2022, which is part of a global package of US $52.4 billion, 90% should be applied in Brazil, said Filosa. Daniel Avina, Marketing Manager for Chrysler/Jeep Brands at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is a member of our Brand Star Committee.

  • JW Marriott

Ithaca Capital announced that the iconic Bahia Grand Panama Hotel in Panama City, housed in the tallest building in Panama and Central America, is set to become a JW Marriott® hotel.The hotel, which originally opened in 2011, has been operating as an independent property since March 2018. Ithaca Capital, Hotel ToC and Marriott International signed agreements to rebrand the hotel as a JW Marriott, under a long-term management contract with Marriott International.JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio. Today, there are more than 80 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries and territories.

 

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

 

  • AccorHotels & sbe 

AccorHotels and sbe Entertainment Group (“sbe”) have signed a Letter of Intent and entered into exclusive negotiations for AccorHotels to acquire a 50% stake in sbe. AccorHotels will acquire the 50% of sbe’s common equity held in part by Cain International for US$125 million. Sam Nazarian will continue to own the remaining 50% of sbe. In addition, AccorHotels will invest US$194 million in a new preferred debt instrument that will be used to redeem all existing preferred units, also held in part by Cain International. AccorHotels’ total investment in sbe will be US$319 million.Through this investment, sbe will accelerate its international growth with expansion into new markets outside of the US, including priority growth markets in the Middle East and Latin America. sbe’s pipeline includes projects in some of the most important global gateway cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Cancun, Tokyo and Los Cabos.By the end of 2018 sbe will operate 25 hotels, comprising 7,498 keys with a majority in North America, 170 award winning restaurants and entertainment venues in global destinations as well as new properties in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. It should be completed by July 31, 2018.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

  • Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts has appointed Publicis Media as its U.S. media buying and planning agency following a review. Agency Trillia, part of Interpublic’s Hill Holliday, was the incumbent.Publicis will develop a new unit to oversee the account, pulling in resources from across Publicis Groupe’s Digitas and Blue 449. Jodi Robinson, president of Digitas North America, will serve as the executive lead of the Dunkin’ Donuts team, which will be based in both Boston and NY. The agency will work closely with Dunkin’ Donuts’ company leadership, franchise leadership and existing partners on all national and local media-planning and buying.

 

 

  • Burlington

Burlington Stores has appointing Horizon Media as its new media AOR following a formal review. Initiative was the incumbent. Burlington Stores spent an estimated US$60 million a year on measured media, according to Kantar Media.Burlington operates more than 640 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico. The shift will effect later this year.

 

 

 

 

  • McDonald’s 

McDonald’s and fútbol have something in common: they unite people. The World Cup campaign series is a story of people from all walks of life uniting over breakfast and the world cup at McDonald’s. (Yes, being a World Cup sponsor, the restaurants can broadcast the games at the discretion of the individual locations.)The bilingual TV spots consist of three executions in which hardcore and novice soccer fans come together to enjoy the 2018 FIFA World Cup every morning over McDonald’s breakfast. As the tournament progresses our novice fans learn more about The Beautiful Game and even some Spanish along the way. World Cup commercials are seen very frequently over a one month period, so we created a series of spots that told a bigger story as a whole and rewarded the viewer with fresh executions throughout the tournament.The campaign will air in both Telemundo and Fox Sports throughout the whole month of the World Cup (6/14-7/15), so far only the first of the three executions has aired. See them all here titled, “Opening Round”, “Quarterfinals”, “Finals”.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

 

  • Revlon

Interpublic´s Initiative has won Revlon‘s global media account following a review, according to people familiar with the matter.Revlon reported US$550 million in global advertising spending last year, including some non-media expenses like agency fees, talent fees, production costs and promotional displays.Mediacom was the global incumbent since 2017 and US incumbent for seven years.

 

 

 

  • Chipotle

Fast food Mexican grill Chipotle has announced a series of changes for 2019, including a new tag line that will more reflect Chipotle as “a purpose-driven lifestyle brand,” Ad Age reports. According to Chipotle´s CMO Chris Brandt, the chain has in the past “been silent and lost some of its cultural relevance.” Brandt says the chain’s ultimate marketing mission is to make Chipotle a brand people want to know about. Chipotle is still trying to rebound from the E.Coli outbreaks at some of its stores. The brand is confident that that chain in the next few years can elevate its annual revenue from US$4.5 billion to US$10 billion once all the changes are instituted.In early 2017, Chipotle appointed Venables Bell & Partners for creative and MullenLowe Mediahub for its media business.

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

 

 

  • Samsung

Samsung Electronics announced the opening of its first Samsung House in Latin America. Built in an historic mansion in Buenos Aires, Samsung House is a two-story, 400-square meter, space for experiences and specialized services for consumers.Inspired by the iconic Samsung 837 located in New York, the facade preserves the original architecture from the early 20thCentury and combines that with a modern, open interior. Visitors can try out the latest of the brand’s products and consult with experts on how to best use Samsung’s technologies. The second floor is set up as the intelligent home of the future, to allow visitors to experience the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT). This area presents Samsung’s intelligent devices, as well as prototypes of future products.”Samsung House is a sign of our commitment to our consumers in Latin America. It brings us and our brand even closer to the Latin American society,” said Mario Laffitte, Corporate Marketing vice-president of Samsung Latin America.

 

 

  • Marriott Caribbean & Latin America

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts has launched “Portal To Paradise,” the new augmented reality app that gives user the opportunity to explore eight off its resorts. Rolled out on iOS June 19, the app allows users will to walk around Marriott resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico, receiving 360-degree views of the properties.Once the app is downloaded and opened, users will be asked to aim their phone at a flat surface. After doing so, they will be prompted to pick the resort they would like to visit. A door will then appear for users to ‘walk’ through and explore their chosen destination. Each resort offers views of the pools, restaurants, beaches, rooms and spas.The app, created with the marketing agency Nobox, opened up new opportunities for potential customers to pick a destination. Alex Fiz, Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Caribbean & Latin America, Marriott International, said the app was not just about vacation-planning and daydreaming, but also eliminating prior misconceptions about destinations.

 

 

  • Walmart Brazil

The Administrative Council of Economic Defense (CADE), Brazil´s antitrust agency, has approved the purchase of  Walmart Brazilian operations by Advent Internacional.Earlier this month, Walmart agreed to sell a 80% stake of its Brazilian unit to Advent, partially withdrawing from a poorly performing business.Advent plans to convert unprofitable supermarkets into wholesale self-service stores and expand brands developed by Walmart in Brazil such as Maxxi and Todo Dia.

 

 

 

 

 

  • LaLiga

Jaime Janez, DG at Blackshark Sports Marketing & Advertising, has announced throught its´ Linkedin profile that Blackshark Sports Marketing & Advertising is LaLiga´s  new agency in Mexico and LatAm.

 

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • Yuyo

Shaftesbury-based drink brand, Yuyo, has announced it will export its innovative range of Latin American-inspired drink infusions to Brazil this year as part of its exporting growth plans.The business, which already exports to 7 countries worldwide, boosted its international orders by 42% between 2015 and 2017.Yuyo was founded in 2016 by Rosie Marteau and Charles Grummit after they travelled to Latin America and discovered yerba mate, a ‘super herb’ that is used in many traditional South American drinks. The company now stocks a range of yerba mate drink infusions across the UK through retailers like Ocado, Whole Foods and Revital. It also has its own e-commerce site.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

  • Miami Super Bowl 2020

The Miami Super Bowl 2020 Host Committee has selected Miami-based advertising and communications agency Republica as its agency partner. As part of the assignment, cross-cultural advertising agency Republica will provide marketing services to Miami Super Bowl 2020 including branding, advertising and channel strategy. Miami Super Bowl 2020 joins Republica’s growing roster of clients, including an array of blue chip companies the agency services in the United States and internationally, including Toyota, Walmart, Google, Azamara Club Cruises, Spotify, Segura Viudas Cava, NBCUniversal Telemundo, and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, to name a few.

 

 

  • Toyota

Toyota is running its´Tundra Power campaign aimed at Hispanic soccer fans in the U.S. who are likely experiencing fatigue from the plethora of early morning games, Mediapost has reported. The campaign, developed by Conill, includes a 90-second video and over the next three weeks, the brand will reward these early rising, hard-working fans with an extra jolt of energy through a great cup of joe.Toyota traveled to the coffee region of Veracruz, Mexico, with a top coffee producer to bring one of their strongest blends that embodies the spirit of Tundra.The campaign will launch with an introductory video highlighting Tundra’s journey to bring the coffee all the way from Mexico.World Foods & Flavor, U.S. importers and distributors of coffee have created a special formulation made with 100% Mexican coffee beans that fuse blends of Robusta and Arabica creating an intense roast.A projected 40,000 fans in select markets will have an opportunity to sample the coffee at a Tundra Power Mobile Coffee Shop stationed near special viewing parties and venues.Toyota Latino social media channels will amplify the promotion, where hard-working fans can use #TundraPower to receive their own coffee at home. The markets include San Jose, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Albuquerque, Phoenix and San Diego.

  • New Balance

Mediahub has been appointed athletic footwear brand New Balance new media agency of record for its U.S. business. The account will be run out of Boston, which is also the global headquarters for New Balance. Mediahub will support product launches using creatively led approaches to strategic communications planning and media buying.

 

 

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • ADP 

Havas New York has been selected human resources management software ADP´s AOR following a competitive review, Adweek reports.  Havas New York will handle multiple areas for ADP, from creative to communications to media. ADP spent us$28.3 million on U.S. measured media in 2017, but was down significantly from that during the first half of 2018. Its new agency relationship should result in a rise in ad spending.

 

 

 

  • Maru Group/Tú Cuentas

Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled customer insights company, announced Maru/Blue’s acquisition of Tú Cuentas, a Hispanic research panel targeting Spanish speaking communities in the U.S. The addition of Tú Cuentas to Maru/Blue’s range of Market Research Online Communities will significantly strengthen the company’s research capabilities with the Hispanic population.Founded in 2010, Tú Cuentas is a Hispanic market research panel with over 8,000 registered members in the U.S. Its proprietary online research platform targets Hispanic communities and gathers insights from both open community discussions and private Market Research Online Communities.Launched in April 2018, Maru/Blue provides its clients access to high-quality known respondents from market communities. Tú Cuentas will provide Maru/Blue’s clients with new access to well-curated responses from a deeply-engaged Hispanic community.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]tada-online.com.

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • McDonald’s

Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc. (“Arcos Dorados” or the “Company”), Latin America’s largest restaurant chain and the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee, reported that it will once again give 45 children in Latin America and the Caribbean the chance to participate in the McDonald’s system’s exclusive Player Escort Program. Children aged between 6 to 10 years of age from 11 different countries will be flown to Russia along with a parent or guardian, and given a once in a lifetime opportunity to accompany football players onto the pitch at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.Winners will discover new cultures, interact with participants from around the world, and enjoy special tours and activities throughout their stay.McDonald’s Player Escort Program received a record 119,000 submissions from children who wanted to participate this year.Since its inception in 2002, the Player Escort Program has brought more than 7,000 children from 70 countries around the world to meet their sporting heroes. Arcos Dorados has the exclusive right to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald’s restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories, including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.

  • Converse 

Nike-owned sneaker brand Converse has replaced previous global media agency, Omnicom’s PHD, with IPG’s Initiative, Ad Age first reported. The account was put into review in early 2018.  PHD, which won the Converse media business away from Starcom in 2015, did not participate. Converse U.S. anual spend is US$20 million. Nike is planning to ramp up digital advertising for Converse, according to Adage.

 

 

 

 

  • Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is expanding service from Orlando to Latin America, the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S.Officials with the airline announced that it would start flying from Orlando to Panama, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Colombia.In the Caribbean, the airline will start flying from Orlando to St. Thomas and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.In the southeastern U.S., the airline will start flying from Orlando to Greensboro, North Carolina, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.Spirit CEO Bob Fornaro says Orlando is now one of the airline’s largest markets. He says Orlando is well positioned to serve as a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • Copa Airlines

Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. and a member of the global Star Alliance network, will operate daily flights between Curaçao and Panama City as of July 17, 2018, offering its passengers more flight options, with convenient schedules and greater connectivity with the rest of the continent.Passengers traveling between Panama and Curaçao will now enjoy more convenient, flexible schedules starting July 17. Copa Airlines will operate daily flights from Panama to Curaçao, departing at 9:13 am and arriving at 12:18 pm (local time), and from Curaçao to Panama, departing at 1:18 pm and arriving at 2:30 pm (local time).Copa Airlines currently operates an average of 350 daily flights through the Hub of the Americas, founded in 1992 and located at the Tocumen International Airport. Thanks to Copa’s extensive network of routes, Tocumen is considered the airport with the most international destinations in Latin America.

 

  • Aloft Hotels

Aloft Hotels, Marriott International‘s brand for music lovers and music makers, and Universal Music Group & Brands (UMGB), the brand strategy division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, have launched the 2018 edition of Aloft Hotels’ artist discovery competition Project: Aloft Star, and unveiled the first-ever Project: Aloft Star Tour, a five-city tour celebrating UMG’s emerging artists.Starting today, musicians can enter for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime prize Project: Aloft Star Tour until August 20. Unsigned bands and artists across North America and in select countries in Latin America, are invited to upload up to two original songs (in video or audio format) along with a photo through alofthotels.com for consideration by a panel of judges from UMG, Aloft Hotels and live music discovery platform Bandsintown.The panel will select three finalists to progress to Phase II of the competition where the finalists will receive a mentoring session from X Ambassadors.From September 17 through October 22, fans and music lovers are encouraged to vote for their favorite of the artists.Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., has more than 125 hotels now open in nearly 20 countries and territories around the world.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation

H Code Media,  digital advertising agency focused on the US Hispanic market, announced it has been named by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of Latino leaders in society, as HHF’s new digital media and integrated marketing arm. Parker Morse, CEO and founder of H Code Media and  a member of Portada´s Agency Star Committee stated, “We are thrilled to partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, which shares with H Code Media a vision to educate and empower young Latinos. Together with HHF, we will put a spotlight on its tremendous civic efforts as well as the exciting events they are part of, which is exactly the kind of authentic and relevant content that advertisers want to leverage in order to engage with US Hispanics in a organic and meaningful way.”H Code Media also plans to drive traffic to all of HHF’s initiatives and events throughout 2018 and beyond, including Hispanic Heritage Month, the award-winning LOFT leadership and workforce development program, and the star-studded Hispanic Heritage Awards.

  • SuperValu Inc.

Grocery Industry Leader SuperValu Inc. announced it will reorganize their company’s corporate structure into a holding company structure. The firm is planning to organize and further segregate the company’s wholesale and retail operations in an operationally efficient and strategic manner, including to separate the wholesale and retail operations.It also plans to facilitate the company’s previously announced strategic transformation plan to sell certain retail assets to third parties.The Minneapolis-based company, which is the nation’s largest publicly owned grocery wholesaler, acquired Commerce, Calif.-based Unified Grocers in early 2017.Then the company agreed to acquire Associated Grocers of Florida, which had become the nation’s sixth-largest cooperative wholesaler, for US$180 million. In between, Supervalu acquired the warehouse of another cooperative wholesaler, Joliet, Ill.-based Central Grocers, which was in bankruptcy, for US$61 million.Both Unified and AG of Florida have a significant customer base serving Hispanic consumers on the West Coast and in the Southeast, respectively.

  • Lucozade

Soda brand Lucozade is planning to move 20% of its media spending from Mediacom to internal agency TED, which handles tech, entertainment and design already.  MediaCom would continue managing the remaining 80%,mainly spread across TV and outdoor.

 

 

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • Converse 

Nike-owned sneaker brand Converse has replaced previous global media agency, Omnicom’s PHD, with IPG’s Initiative, Ad Age first reported. The account was put into review in early 2018.  PHD, which won the Converse media business away from Starcom in 2015, did not participate. Converse U.S. anual spend is US$20 million. Nike is planning to ramp up digital advertising for Converse, according to Adage.

 

 

 

  • Ally Financial 

Ally Financial, a bank holding company,  has awarded Mediacom its´media planning and buying account, following a review. MediaCom was selected to replace Publicis agency Spark Foundry, which was the incumbent and participated in the review. Also participating in the review were GroupM’s Wavemaker and Dentsu’s 360i. Ally Financial spent US$113 million on advertising in 2017.

 

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • Bayern Munich

German soccer side Bayern Munich have announced a “unique content and sales” partnership with Perform Group, focusing on Latin America (LATAM).The deal will allow brands to use the UK-based digital sports media company’s platforms, as well as providing them with the opportunity to engage with the Bundesliga outfit.Bayern Munich opened their first international office in 2014 in New York to service the Americas, with a primary focus on building the infrastructure in North America in order to replicate the model in Latin America.The club said their aims are to “build presence and increase the fan base in LATAM through local language digital platforms and mutually beneficial partnerships.”Bayern have supporter clubs in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Venezuela.

  • PUMA

Puma, designer and manufacturer of athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories, has kicked off a global media pitch, according to people familiar with the matter.Until May, Puma was part of Kering, a Paris-based marketer of luxury goods including leather goods, fashion, shoes, jewelry and watches under such brands as Gucci, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta. Kering last month spun off Puma as a standalone public company, reducing Kering’s stake to about 16 percent from 86 percent. Publicis´ Blue 449 is the incumbent on the account.Puma’s global media spending is around US$120 million.

 

  • Turkish Airlines

Colombian authorities have requested Turkish Airlines (THY) to increase the number of direct flights between Istanbul and Bogota, according to THY America Sales Marketing Vice President Mustafa Doğan.In response to the request, Doğan said that THY was pleased with the demand in Istanbul-Bogota flight and will take a more active role in the region.The national flag carrier will examine Colombia’s demand on technical and commercial terms. The only reason the company is not so active in Latin America is distance and the limitations of current aircraft technology.Flying to 303 destinations in 120 countries, THY holds the title of the airline flying to the most destinations in the world.

 

  • Dream Hotel Group

Hotel and brand management company Dream Hotel Group and Mexico-based Tamayo Desarrollos have set plans to open the next Chatwal hotel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in 2020.Dream has chosen architecture, planning and design firm CallisonRTKL to design the new hotel. The signing of The Chatwal San Miguel de Allende follows Dream Hotel Group’s latest announcement to develop three new hotels in Latin America: Unscripted Tulum in Mexico, Unscripted Belize and Dream Belize. The 24-room Unscripted Belize is slated to open in late 2018 while the 100-room Dream Belize and the 97-room Unscripted Tulum are both scheduled to open in 2020. Dream Hotel plans to sign another 50 hotels and resorts worldwide across its brands Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels over the next five years.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced the opening of reservations for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. With a leisurely cruising style, the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton, and ports at sought after destinations around the world, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to its guests onboard and transform the luxury cruising industry.Reservations are now open for the inaugural season of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, set to take the seas in February 2020.The first yacht will cruise a wide variety of destinations, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada and Northeastern United States. Voyages will range from seven to ten nights with ports including Barbados, Cartagena, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Mykonos, Portofino and many more.

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A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

  • Northgate Gonzalez Market

Northgate Market, a family-owned and operated Hispanic supermarket chain with 40 stores throughout Southern California, has named Circus its agency of record (AOR) effective immediately.Circus will help the Northgate Market brand develop integrated and strategic advertising campaigns designed to differentiate Northgate in the competitive Southern California market.
“We are thrilled with the opportunity Northgate Market is giving us as its AOR. We are confident that by partnering our marketing experience in the U.S. along with our data driven creative teams and Northgate Market’s knowledge of their business and customers, we can create high impact, effective work and help Northgate Market boost their business”, said Bruno Lambertini, founder and CEO of Circus & Portada´s Council of the Americas board member.

  • Estrella Jalisco

As soccer fever takes hold, Estrella Jalisco, the Official Beer of the Mexican National Team (MNT), is launching a campaign to encourage soccer fans in North America to unite and root for the only North American team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ – the Mexican National Team. To mark the official launch, soccer legends Alexi Lalas of the United States, Luis Hernandez of Mexico and Canada’s Dwayne de Rosario will sign the North American Adopted Football Team Agreement, which celebrates what unites the continent and pledges soccer loyalty to Mexico for the 30 days of the FIFA World Cup™ tournament, beginning June 14. The official signing will take place in Los Angeles. With the United States and Canada not competing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, Estrella Jalisco sees an opportunity for neighbors to unite. Fans who root for the MNT by using the hashtag #VamosPorLaEstrella will be entered for the chance to win various prizes including one grand prize of becoming an official Estrella Jalisco ambassador for the next four years with access to unlimited Estrella Jalisco and access to the MNT Tour games in the United States.

  • PUMA

Puma, designer and manufacturer of athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories, has kicked off a global media pitch, according to people familiar with the matter.Until May, Puma was part of Kering, a Paris-based marketer of luxury goods including leather goods, fashion, shoes, jewelry and watches under such brands as Gucci, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta. Kering last month spun off Puma as a standalone public company, reducing Kering’s stake to about 16 percent from 86 percent. Publicis´ Blue 449 is the incumbent on the account.Puma’s global media spending is around US$120 million.

 

 

  • Comcast’s Xfinity X1

Comcast’s Xfinity X1 cable platform announced a bilingual FIFA World Cup viewing experience, with video features that integrate both Fox‘s and Telemundo‘s coverage of the June 14-July 15 tournament in Russia. Screens, menus and voice commands will be available in both English and Spanish, with full-game replays, highlights, web video, real-time analytics and on-screen stats rounding out the experience. Also, Xfinity for the first time is adding sports notifications for TV and mobile. It will be a great test for fans of the sport who may have had to turn down the volume and follow their favorite brands when the language, especially Spanish, did not fit the household.Via the Xfinity Stream app, Comcast subs will also be able to view live matches offered on Telemundo, Universo, Fox and FS1 and access game replays and highlights on an on-demand basis.Comcast said it will also, for the first, time, let its pay TV customers receive notifications on TVs and smartphones when their favorite team is about to hit the pitch. In the smartphone setup, users can receive text messages with the alerts and a direct link to the Xfinity Stream app, Comcast said.

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

 

  • The Boston Beer Co.

Omnicom´s Hearts & Sciences has won Boston Beer Co. US$50 million media account. The firm brands include Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard and Twisted Tea, Adweek first reported. Publicis Groupe’s Zenith was the incumbent media agency. Boston agency MMB is the Boston Beer creative agency and was not part of the review.

 

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

  • Macy’s

Macy’s, the premier omnichannel retailer with iconic brands,  has awarded Publicis Groupe’s Spark Foundry and Digitas its US$415 million ad spending media account, Ad Age first reported. Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat was the media incumbent since  2012. Incumbent Macy’s creative agency BBDO New York was not part of the review.

 

 

 

 

 

  • BMW’s Mini USA

Mini USA, a BMW-owned brand, has launched a regional media review. The review,to be handled by the Burnett Collective, focuses on the retail communications of its 127 dealerships in America and will not affect IPG Mediabrands’ UM, which is the auto brand’s national media agency of record since 2009.The review is aimed at consolidating Mini’s Tier 2 division, which encompasses its four U.S. regions—east, west, north and south—with one agency, according to Adweek. Those regions were previously assigned to individual agencies.Mini spent US$24.5 million on advertising in the U.S. last year, down from US$35.6 million in 2016, according to Kantar Media.

 

 

 

  • Beiersdorf

OMD has been awarded German personal-care company Beiersdorf U.S. media planning and buying account following a review.Carat was the incumbent since 2010 when it won the business.The company’s brands include Nivea and Aquaphor. The firm spent about US$53 million on measure media in the U.S. last year according to Kantar Media.

 

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • FIFA World Cup/ Univision Deportes

Univision Deportes, the sports division of Univision Communications Inc., has revealed its extensive programming plans for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Univision’s family of networks will deliver TV’s most robust reporting and analysis of the month-long tournament, featuring the experience, insight and cutting-edge technology fans have come to expect from the “Home of Soccer.” Heineken, KFC, Nissan and Walmart are among the brands that have signed on as sponsors and will maintain a visible presence throughout Univision Deportes’ programming. Univision’s comprehensive slate of World Cup news, analysis and access will establish its portfolio of broadcast, cable, radio and digital media assets as the ultimate destination for soccer fanáticos this summer.Delivering a wide array of original digital content and the most buzzworthy memes and hot takes, Univision Deportes will own the Spanish-language conversation across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

As her historic campaign enters its final month with a record-breaking number of contributions, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released her first campaign video in English and Spanish , “The Courage to Change,” to highlight the growing community excitement in Queens and the Bronx among young people, people of color, and other groups historically underrepresented in the primary electorate.The campaign’s first video underscores the stark divide between Bronx activist Ocasio-Cortez and her incumbent Joe Crowley, who has not faced a primary in 14 years.In a campaign that has rejected all corporate and lobbyist funding, Ocasio 2018 recently surpassed US$200,000 — over 40% of that in the past two months — from nearly 15,000 contributions from almost 9,000 donors. She is running to represent a district that is over 80% people of color and nearly 50% Hispanic in which primary election voter turnout has historically been one of the lowest in the nation.The campaign has been focused on a massive voter-outreach project to engage constituents who have never voted across every neighborhood in Queens and the Bronx. As the first primary in 14 years approaches in NY-14, incumbent Joe Crowley suddenly agreed to a debate on June 15, to be broadcast live on NY-1.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • Visa

Visa announced a strategic investment in YellowPepper, a US-based mobile payments provider in an effort to provide its digital service in Latin America. This investment will be the first of its kind in the region and reinforces a shared vision for increasing usage of mobile payments throughout Latin American and the Caribbean.With this agreement, Visa will focus on growing opportunities for tokenized payments, increasing access to Visa APIs, and expanding the usage of push payments via Visa Direct.Additionally, YellowPepper will become a Visa Token Service Provider, allowing it to offer Visa’s secure, digital payment token services, via any Internet-connected device.Visa has targeted the Latin American market since it remains largely underpenetrated and thus provides abundant scope for Visa’s growth.

 

 

  • Yuyo

Shaftesbury-based drink brand Yuyo will export its range of Latin American-inspired drink infusions to Brazil this year.The company stocks a range of yerba mate drink infusions across the UK through retailers such as Ocado, Whole Foods and Revital as well as selling online.The business already exports to seven countries including US, Sweden and France, and boosted its international orders by 42% between 2015 and 2017.Exports make up 40% of the company’s £100,000 annual turnover and founders Rosie Marteau and Charles Grummit plan to increase this further by exporting to Brazil in the next three months and to target Australia in 2019.

 

 

  • IHG

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has unveiled plans to open a new midscale hotel in Mexico with the recent signing of the first avid hotels property, which will be located in Fresnillo, Zacatecas. Executives from both companies celebrated the signing in a private ceremony in Mexico City. The first avid hotels location in Mexico will be strategically located at the Paseo del Mineral Avenue at the city’s main entrance in an area known for its commercial and business activity. The hotel will be a four storey, new-build hotel with 95 guest rooms and is expected to open in mid-2019.Jorge Apaez, chief operating officer, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG, said: “The first signing in Mexico of IHG’s new high-quality midscale brand demonstrates further momentum for avid hotels. New hotel signings continue to exceed expectations, and total more than 100 avid hotels across the US, Canada and now Mexico, almost one every other day since launch last year. This latest development demonstrates that owners believe in the strength of the avid hotels brand and the power of IHG.”

 

 

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  • FCA

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed the FCA group’s product plans for the coming years, which included a strong focus on its ‘global brands’ like Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Maserati and Ram. Marchionne confirmed those brands will continue, though will be limited in terms of their budget.Chrysler will “continue to be relevant in the United States”, though will become a “people carrier brand” .Meanwhile, Fiat will focus primarily on the Latin American market, due to that region’s high uptake of cheaper and less sophisticated vehicles, though it will occupy a “more exclusive area” of the European market, namely city cars and electrified vehicles.

 

  • Aeroméxico

When Donald Trump was running for president, as a strategy to get more votes, he threatened to build a wall on the US-Mexico border if elected. He won, and became president of the United States of America and announced through his social media, that the construction of the first sections of the border wall had already begun. Aeroméxico, a proudly Mexican airline, showed its disapproval with a direct and very clear message: it does not matter how high the wall is, how long it takes to build it or the money spent on it; we can always fly over it. The message is reflected in OGILVY Mexico latest campaign for Aeroméxico called Sobrevuelos. IPG´s UM is Aeromexico´s media agency of record.

 

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting LatAm consumers:
New Leads: Weekly more than 20 new leads uploaded to the Database by the Portada team as well as the contacts related to the above weekly Sales Leads column written by our editorial team.
Download the Database: Download the full Database in Excel Format.
Search Database: You can search through a user-friendly interactive Interface: Search Fields include: Name, Company/Agency, Job – Title, Address, Zip, E-mail, Accounts (Agency), Phone, Related News.

 

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

 

  • KFC

Wieden+Kennedy, creative agency for The Yum Brands fast food chicken chain, has also been awarded its US$234 million U.S. media ad spending account, which includes media planning and buying across all platforms, including digital and social media. Publicis media agency Spark Foundry was the incumbent since 2017. W+K has handled KFC creative since 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler, One of the world’s largest automakers, has placed its´U.S. media account in review for the first time in nine years, Ad Age first reported. IPG’s UM, Incumbent media agency since 2009, will participate in the new review. UM’s offices in Detroit, New York and Los Angeles all work on the account, with Scott Russell overseeing the account out of Detroit. The review includes media buying and planning for all of the company’s major brands, including Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram. Global media is not included in this review.

 

 

 

 

  • HSBC

HSBC, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, has awarded Omnicom agency PHD its´ US$400 million global media buying account beating 10-year incumbent agency Mindshare, The Wall Street Journal first reported. WPP’s JWT still handles some HSBC creative work. The switch comes under Leanne Cutts, who joined HSBC as chief marketing officer last year from Mondelez.

 

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • Jack Link´s

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, an American snack company best known as the producer and marketer of the eponymous brand of beef jerky, has moved its media account from Carmichael Lynch, which handled media buying and planning for Jack Link’s for 13 years, to Cincinnati-based media agency Empower, Adweek reports. Jack Link’s spent about US$11 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2017, according to Kantar Media. Among Empower’s other clients are Wendy’s, Bush’s, Land O’Frost, Famous Footwear, Gorilla Glue and Ashley HomeStore. Carmichael Lynch did not participate in the media agency review.

 

 

  • Randalls

Randalls Food Markets, which operates 43 supermarkets in Texas, with 27 stores around the Houston area and 16 stores around the Austin area, is closing its third Houston-area store this year as the longtime local grocer continues to struggle in a hyper-competitive market.Last month, the company shuttered stores in Garden Oaks and in Stafford, leasing those locations to a Hispanic grocery chain called El Rancho.

 

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • HSBC

HSBC, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, has awarded Omnicom agency PHD its´ US$400 million global media buying account beating 10-year incumbent agency Mindshare, The Wall Street Journal first reported. WPP’s JWT still handles some HSBC creative work.

 

 

 

 

  • Heineken

Holland-based brewing company Heineken has acquired a minority stake in Belize Brewing Company Limited (BBC). The partnership provides BBC, a subsidiary of Bowen and Bowen Limited, with a strong international partner. BBC has been importing and distributing Heineken’s brands including Amstel and Red Stripe in Belize since 2016.Heineken has recently made huge investments in Latin America, including opening a new brewery in Meoqui, Mexico in February of this year. This is the seventh brewery Heineken opens in Mexico and it has the capacity of producing six million hectalitres per year. The brewery will produce brands that include Tecate, Dos Equis, and Heineken for the Mexican and international markets. This investment amounts to US$500 million and is considered to be the largest project in the company’s history. As part of their environmental sustainability, this brewery will operate on 100% renewable electricity through a combination of solar and wind power supplies.Heineken also reported that its beer volumes increased by 6.8% in Latin America, especially in Mexico.

 

 

  • Viceroy Hotel Group  

Los Angeles-based Viceroy Hotel Group is expaning in Latin America with the highly anticipated opening of Viceroy Los Cabos. The latest addition to The Viceroy Icon Collection,  Viceroy Los Cabos is located in the heart of San José del Cabo on the picturesque coast of Baja California. This opening marks a proud collaboration with Rodina Group, one of the top investment firms in Mexico specializing in hospitality, real estate, transportation and infrastructure. Expanding their global footprint into San José del Cabo, Viceroy has grown its Mexico presence where it currently operates Viceroy Riviera Maya, a luxury resort in Playa del Carmen. The opening of Viceroy Los Cabos is a vital part of the brand’s bold and expansive growth strategy with forthcoming openings in Serbia, Argentina, Panama, Portugal, and Vietnam.

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • Plus Ultra

Spanish airline Plus Ultra will develop a project with Venezuela after the first Madrid-Caracas flight, with which this route between both countries was inaugurated.The project which will be able to develop with the assistance of the Venezuelan authorities. Not only will the airline take passengers from Madrid to Caracas, or from Tenerife to Caracas, but what the company will do is develop a basic project for Venezuela that meets all the expectations they have of a new airlineThe vice president of Plus Ultra, Julio Martinez, notified that on June 30th they will activate the route to Tenerife.Martinez explained that the company, in addition to providing conventional flight services, wants to dedicate itself to encouraging tourist activity in destinations such as Los Roques, Margarita and Canaima. In alliance with the National Government, by 2019 the airline plans to make flights to link five European cities with five Latin American cities through Caracas.

 

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting LatAm consumers:
New Leads: Weekly more than 20 new leads uploaded to the Database by the Portada team as well as the contacts related to the above weekly Sales Leads column written by our editorial team.
Download the Database: Download the full Database in Excel Format.
Search Database: You can search through a user-friendly interactive Interface: Search Fields include: Name, Company/Agency, Job – Title, Address, Zip, E-mail, Accounts (Agency), Phone, Related News.

 

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • Pizza Hut & Telepizza Group

Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. and one of the world’s largest pizza restaurant company with nearly 17,000 restaurants in over 100 countries, and Telepizza Group, the largest non-U.S. pizza delivery company worldwide with more than 1,600 stores in over 20 countries, announced a strategic deal and master franchise alliance to accelerate growth across Latin America (excluding Brazil), the Caribbean, Spain (including Andorra), Portugal and Switzerland.The landmark deal doubles Pizza Hut’s footprint in the regions covered by the alliance; places Pizza Hut in the number one position in the category across Latin America and the Caribbean in terms of unit count; and confirms Pizza Hut’s position as the world’s largest pizza restaurant company. As a result of the alliance, Telepizza Group will become Pizza Hut’s largest master franchisee globally by unit count and a leading multi-country pizza operator worldwide.As master franchisee, Telepizza Group will oversee Pizza Hut franchisees who will continue to operate Pizza Hut stores in Latin America (excluding Brazil) and the Caribbean. Telepizza Group will also progressively convert its existing stores in this region to Pizza Huts and leverage Pizza Hut’s brand awareness to accelerate store network expansion and boost entry into key growth markets.

 

 

  • Heineken

Amsterdam-based brewer Heineken, currently the world’s second-largest beer company, has been conducting a global review of the media planning and buying business.Heineken calls the process a “presentation,” but it more closely resembles a closed review between the company’s two global media partners: Publicis Groupe’s Starcom Worldwide and Dentsu’s Dentsu Aegis Network, Adage has reported.Heineken does not expect to consolidate media buying to a single agency, according to sources familiar with the matter.Apparently, this review does not include other brands in the Heineken roster like Dos Equis, Tecate, Newcastle or Amstel Light. Heineken spent US$173 million on paid media in the U.S. in 2017, according to Kantar Media, while the  brand’s global annual marketing budget is approximately US$450 million.

 

 

  • BRF

Media agency Carat, part of Dentsu Aegis Network Group and led in Argentina by Guido Righetti, continues to strengthen its relationship with BRF, one of the world´s largest food companies. Following a review, the agency will continue to be in charge of online & offline media buying and planning for various BRF brands, including Sadia, Paty, Vienissima, Qualy and Campo Austral.

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • Hot Wheels®

Mattel´s Hot Wheels, one of the best selling toysglobally, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Conceived in 1968 by an innovator, a rocket scientist and a car designer, Hot Wheels 1:64th scale die-cast cars were designed to look awesome and perform. To celebrate this anniversary, Hot Wheels is introducing a year-long lineup of live experiences, new products and compelling content. Among other things, Hot Wheels will be creating live experiences to bring kids, fans and collectors together across the globe. Beto Carrero – Hot Wheels World: The largest theme park in Latin America, Beto Carrero will open an immersive brand experience with a dedicated Hot Wheels themed area within the park. The area will feature over 7.5 acres dedicated to Hot Wheels, including a live-stunt show, themed restaurant and retail shop with plans for additional experiential attractions. To learn more and stay up to speed with how Hot Wheels is celebrating its 50th anniversary, fans can visit HotWheels.com and follow #HotWheels50. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations.

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting LatAm consumers:
New Leads: Weekly more than 20 new leads uploaded to the Database by the Portada team as well as the contacts related to the above weekly Sales Leads column written by our editorial team.
Download the Database: Download the full Database in Excel Format.
Search Database: You can search through a user-friendly interactive Interface: Search Fields include: Name, Company/Agency, Job – Title, Address, Zip, E-mail, Accounts (Agency), Phone, Related News.

 

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

  • Procter & Gamble

American consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has consolidated most media duties for its North American hair-care business with Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat following a review, Adage reported. The review included Omnicom’s Hearts & Science, the incumbent on most of the business. Both Carat and Hearts & Science will continue to handle the bulk of P&G’s broader North American media account—business that was awarded after a 2015 review.

 

 

 

  • La Bonita Supermarkets

Last May 19, Las Vegas Lights FC returned home to Cashman Field to face top Western Conference foe Real Monarchs SLC. Fans were able to take advantage of a special offer from the club, in conjunction with one of the team’s proud local partners – La Bonita Supermarkets. Each single-game ticket purchased at any of the six La Bonita locations in the Las Vegas valley came with a free Lights FC scarf.“La Bonita is thrilled and honored for this partnership opportunity with Las Vegas Lights FC, and the impact it is creating within our community,” said Jose Martinez, La Bonita Supermarkets Vice President of Operations. Las Vegas Lights’ Steve Pastorino talked about their deal with La Bonita Supermarkets. While the deal was a boon for credibility in the Latino community for the expansion USL club and their brand, the real success was in getting non-Spanish speaking Anglo fans to go and check out the offerings at the chain.

  • Heineken

Amsterdam-based brewer Heineken, currently the world’s second-largest beer company, has been conducting a global review of the media planning and buying business.Heineken calls the process a “presentation,” but it more closely resembles a closed review between the company’s two global media partners: Publicis Groupe’s Starcom Worldwide and Dentsu’s Dentsu Aegis Network, Adage has reported.Heineken does not expect to consolidate media buying to a single agency, according to sources familiar with the matter.Apparently, this review does not include other brands in the Heineken roster like Dos Equis, Tecate, Newcastle or Amstel Light. Heineken spent US$173 million on paid media in the U.S. in 2017, according to Kantar Media, while the  brand’s global annual marketing budget is approximately US$450 million.

  • Colonial Life

Spanish-speaking consumers can now learn more about healthy living, employee benefits, and other workplace issues on a new Spanish-language consumer site from Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company.As an enhancement to the company’s two-year-old WorkLife consumer website, the Spanish-language site will feature content on benefits and types of insurance, healthy living, finances and common workplace issues.“This website will be a valuable resource to Hispanic business owners and their employees,” said Dana Bagwell, director in growth markets at Colonial Life. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Latino consumers will increase 163 percent to 133 million by 2050. Colonial Life is investing in this population by improving the overall consumer experience and targeting high growth areas for Spanish-speakers.

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • Ibotta 

Free mobile shopping app Ibotta has appointed Los Angeles independent agency Mistress as agency of record, following a review. Mistress will handle creative, brand strategy, media buying and planning and social media strategy, tasked with developing campaigns to help Ibotta grow in 2018 and beyond.

 

 

 

 

  • Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic Limited have signed definitive agreements paving the way forward for their expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture. The joint venture agreement signed by Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic sets out the governance as well as the commercial and operational terms of the expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture.Upon completion, Air France-KLM will acquire a 31 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic currently held by Virgin Group for £220 million.Virgin Group will retain a 20 percent stake and Chairmanship of Virgin Atlantic.Delta will retain its 49 percent stake.Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic will now coordinate efforts to secure the appropriate regulatory approvals.The airlines’ expanded joint venture will become the preferred choice for customers travelling across the Atlantic. Customers will also benefit from the co-location of facilities at key hub airports to improve connectivity and access to each carrier’s airport lounges for premium passengers.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • PepsiCo 

PepsiCo Latin America has launched a new campaign entitled ‘RefresCosas’ , meaning ‘Refreshing Things’, across Latin American markets. The social media campaign has been created by Impero.The campaign, which rolled out on the brand’s Instagram and Facebook across Latin America, has been divided into four concepts, each with eight short pieces, the 32 videos and GIFs will be launched onto 7Up social channels across eight markets: Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Mexico, Chile, República Dominicana, Perú and Argentina.Imperio opened offices in Buenos Aires in 2016, with PepsiCo as the first client for the agency in the LATAM region.

 

 

  • ICBC

Media agency Carat Argentina, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, has added Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, also known as ICBC, to its client portfolio following a pitch. The agency will be in charge of the brand strategy and online & offline media buying and planning. ICBC has been in Argentina since 2012, where it operates through 117 branches accross the country.

 

 

 

  • Anheuser-Busch Inbev

Anheuser-Busch Inbev, one of the world’s largest brewer, is increasing spending on marketing initiatives ahead of the FIFA World Cup this summer, as such promotions have already helped boost demand in Colombia and Peru, according to Bloomberg. Budweiser’s campaign for the World Cup, the most-watched sporting event globally, began this week. The initiative comes as Anheuser-Busch InBev works to drive more revenue from athletic tournaments and social occasions. In Colombia, the Aguila brand increased sales more than 50 percent in the first quarter, helped by ads that fueled nostalgia for the last time the country played in the World Cup.Cristal performed well in Peru, as the brand is supporting the national team. Anheuser-Busch InBev said it plans World Cup promotions for Budweiser in Argentina and in Nigeria, where it started selling the brand in March. One of the first ads in the new campaign involves hundreds of drones flying beer bottles from St Louis, Missouri, Budweiser’s home, down the shores of Rio de Janeiro, through the jungles of Latin America and over snowy mountain ridges. They drop off the beverages in Shanghai’s city center, in British pubs and finally at a Moscow soccer stadium.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

 

  • AccorHotels

French group AccorHotels has agreed to buy the management company behind Chile’s Atton Hoteles for around US$105 million, in a deal which AccorHotels said would boost its earnings and strengthen its position in Latin America.The Atton Hoteles deal marks the latest example of AccorHotels’ ambitious takeover plans, and follows its acquisition last month of Movenpick Hotels.AccorHotels will acquire 100 percent of the management company that operates 11 Atton hotels across Chile, Peru, Colombia and Florida in the United States.AccorHotels will also buy 20 percent of the property company that owns these assets, with the remaining 80 percent being bought by Chilean company Algeciras. AccorHotels will also have an option to sell its 20 percent in that property company to Algeciras after five years.AccorHotels, whose portfolio ranges from upmarket brands such as Sofitel to the Mercure and Ibis brands, expected the Atton deal to be completed in the second half of this year.The French group said the Atton takeover would boost its earnings from the first year of the deal being completed.

  • Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Accenture Interactive as its global experience agency, to increase the digital presence of its brands and hotels, and transform the digital experience to improve customer acquisition and retention.Accenture Interactive will offer digital marketing services for Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, covering more than 1,100 hotels in operations across 80 countries. The agency will leverage the hospitality expertise of Accenture’s Travel Industry Group, and apply technology and data for personalised and targeted campaigns across all digital channels.Anatoly Roytman, senior MD, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America lead and global commerce offering lead, said the agency can offer a new approach to build creative digital campaigns, as well as a solid channel strategy to raise brand equity, revenue growth and customer love.

  • Radisson Hotel Barra Rio de Janeiro

Radisson announced the opening of Radisson Hotel Barra Rio de Janeiro. The hotel is in the heart of Barra da Tijuca, which features beautiful beaches, Barra Olympic Park and the Tijuca Forest National Park.Atlantica Hotels is a licensee for Radisson Hotel Group’s brands in Brazil including: Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson. The two companies have enjoyed a longstanding relationship in Brazil that now includes 13 hotels.“We are excited to see the continued growth of the Radisson brand in Brazil,” said Frances Gonzalez, vice president of Operations for Radisson Hotel Group in Latin America.

 

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting LatAm consumers:
New Leads: Weekly more than 20 new leads uploaded to the Database by the Portada team as well as the contacts related to the above weekly Sales Leads column written by our editorial team.
Download the Database: Download the full Database in Excel Format.
Search Database: You can search through a user-friendly interactive Interface: Search Fields include: Name, Company/Agency, Job – Title, Address, Zip, E-mail, Accounts (Agency), Phone, Related News.

 

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • GlaxoSmithKline

Global pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline has put its entire media account under review, three years after awarding the business to Omnicom’s PHD and WPP’s Mediacom.The reappraisal potentially puts a US$1.7bn advertising budget up for grabs and comes as part of a mandatory three-year cycle of reviews at the behest of GSKmanagement, According to Ad Age.

 

 

 

  • Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts has appointed Dallas-based independent agency The Richards Group for brand and creative work and Dentsu Aegis Network-owned agency 360i for media and analytics following a review, Adage has reported.Crossmedia, the media incumbent, did not participate in the pitch.As of late last year, the company operated 5,054 stores and 129 Worldpac branches and employed approximately 71,000 across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to its website. The company also serves 1,218 independently owned Carquest branded stores.Advance Auto Parts Inc. spent US$29.1 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2017, according to Kantar Media.

 

  • Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is launching a new, integrated marketing campaign called “Re-Established”. The campaign, launched nationwide on Sunday, May 6, leans into the company’s history and heritage as it acknowledges past issues, communicates the extent of changes made across the organization, and shows how the company is recommitting to its customers and their satisfaction.The first component of Re-Established is a one-minute commercial called “Trust” that airs nationwide and signals Wells Fargo’s intent in a bold way. The advertisements will run across print, digital,broadcast, and mobile channels. As with previous Wells Fargo advertisements, the campaign acknowledges the diversity of the company’s communities through tailored ads for specific audiences, such as in-language messages in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and Spanish and advertising in African American media. The Re-Established campaign was developed with BBDO-San Francisco, Wells Fargo’s agency of record since March 2014.

  • McDonald’s 

McDonald’s is introducing the new 100% fresh beef Quarter Pounder burgers by launching the “Speechless” campaign,  inspired by the idea that words can’t describe the pure delight, the feeling, and the taste of a hot and juicy burger.  Led by We Are Unlimited, in close partnership with The Marketing StoreBurrellAlma, IW, Resolution and OMD, “Speechless” is an integrated campaign running broadcast, online video, radio, out of home, social media and in digital. Launched nationally on May 7th, work will run through the end of 2018.Charles Barkley, Gabrielle Union and John Goodman help describe customers’ reactions to the taste of McDonald’s hotter and juicier burger. Additionally, Luis Fonsi describes in Spanish just how good McDonald’s Quarter Pounder tastes in spots created for the Hispanic Market. The creative and production of these spots was led by Alma.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

 

  • Amscot Financial

Amscot Financial—the Florida-based leader in providing convenient, consumer-oriented financial services through its network of retail branches— reveals its latest Spanish-bilingual campaign geared toward a growing and evolving Hispanic consumer segment.  The new campaign highlights convenient financial services for the growing needs of the ‘gig economy’ with the rise in entrepreneurship, self-employment and those seeking professional development.  The broadcast media campaign will launch May 14 and air across the largest Hispanic DMAs in Florida — Miami-Dade, Orlando and Tampa, with a rotation of 28 fifteen second combined TV and radio executions.Hispanics represented 51% of Florida’s population growth from 2010 to 2015, according to new population data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Nationally, Hispanics have the highest rate of entrepreneurship Standford Business: State of Latino Entrepreneurship.  Amscot Financial launched its first Florida-wide, Spanish-bilingual campaign with Semilla AD in 2013 during Amscot’s expansion to South Florida and continues to actively cater to Florida’s evolving Hispanic market with culturally-dedicated campaigns reflecting their customers evolving financial needs.

 

  • Heineken

Beer brewer Heineken is moving ad verification in-house, Digiday has reported. The company is running a global search for one ad verification technology it can run directly from all its markets. Once the search ends, Heineken will have effectively brought its ad verification in-house,according to people familiar with the matter. There’s a desire at the company, according to one source, to understand for themselves whether the online ecosystem is delivering against its needs and the best use of budget.Heineken has two media-buying agencies: Dentsu Aegis and Starcom MediaVest.

 

 

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  • Nestlé – Starbucks

Swiss food giant Nestlé will spend US$7.15 billion for the right to market Starbucks Corp. products. This is the third-biggest transaction in Nestle SA’s 152-year history. However, the company won’t get any physical assets in the deal. By entering a marketing pact with Starbucks, the Swiss company is revealing the limits to growing with Nescafe and Nespresso.Starbucks is the second-most-valuable brand in fast food, according to BrandZ’s Global 2017 report, which estimates it’s worth US$44 billion. Nestle will take over about 500 Starbucks employees who will remain based in Seattle.Starbucks will continue to produce packaged coffee and other goods in North America, while Nestle will be in charge of the rest of the world. In addition, the Swiss company gets the rights to sell packaged coffee products in supermarkets, restaurants and catering operations under the flagship Starbucks brand.

 

 

  • Lionsgate

Lionsgate/Pantelion/MGM’s Overboard, a film targeting Hispanic moviegoers and fans of Mexican star Eugenio Derbez, came in 2nd for the weekend of May 4-6 as of Saturday AM with US$14.75M at 1,623 venues, the biggest opening in Pantelion’s history. PostTrak reports a Latino turnout of 41%, with the demo giving the pic an 83% positive. Overboard‘s opening is higher than the Mexican star’s April 28 release last year, How to Be a Latin Lover, which opened to US$12.2M and yielded a 2.6 multiple for a final US$32.1M.  MGM and Lionsgate co-financed Overboard, which cost in the low to mid-teens.

 

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • McDonald’s

McDonald’s Latin America and agency DPZ&T is marking the Big Mac’s 50th anniversary with a limited-edition Coca-Cola can designed as an homage to the burger’s storied recipe.The can will be delivered this week to influencers and brand lovers, who can then share their reaction on social media, using the hashtag #BigMacCan. DPZ&T also created a 49-second digital spot to announce the limited edition design, stating: “There are things everyone can do. And things only Big Mac Can do.”

 

  • Tony Roma’s®

Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s®, announces the opening of its newest restaurant, located in Arequipa, the second-largest city in Peru. The new location can be found on the third floor of the popular Mall Plaza Arequipa, a destination well-known for its wide range of brands, entertainment and cuisine, making it the number-one commercial center in the city. This is the second Tony Roma’s restaurant for franchisee Freddy Nossar of Inversones Gondomar SAC, who successfully launched the Tony Roma’s brand in Peru during 1994.“As the Tony Roma’s brand continues to expand both internationally and domestically, we have focused on key regions such as Latin America, in an effort to strengthen our presence throughout influential cities around the world,” said John Brisco, President Global Franchise of Romacorp, Inc.

 

 

  • Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz, the German automaker and a division of the German company Daimler AG, has kicked off a global media agency review, Adweek first reported. The review comes less than three months after hiring Publicis Groupe as its global agency network for creative and digital.  It is unclear if any of the global regions would be excluded. Mercedes-Benz spends more than US$1 billion on media advertising annually globally.
 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Revlon

Cosmetics brand Revlon has placed its´ global media account back into review after having consolidated with Mediacom less than a year ago. MediaCom will not  defend. Revlon spent US$420 million on advertising in 2016, according to Kantar Media.

 

 

 

  • Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels International is partnering with Spanish hotel operator and franchiser Sercotel Hotels to expand into Spain and Latin America. Choice Hotels will also aim to create new opportunities for hotel development across Europe and Latin America through this new partnership. The two groups will bring Choice hotels managed by Sercotel’s management unit into these markets while adding select Sercotel properties to the Choice Hotels portfolio. Booking on ChoiceHotels.com and the Choice Hotels app will extend to these Sercotel properties. They will also participate in the Choice Priveleges loyalty program.The new Choice Hotels properties will join Sercotel’s approximately 150 hotels in Spain and 28 in Latin America.

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

 

Hilton  and Hotelaria Brasil announced the signing of a strategic development agreement for Hotelaria Brasil to initially develop five franchised Hampton by Hilton hotels in Brazil – marking the brand’s debut in the country. The announcement underscores Hilton’s commitment to expand throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, and reinforces the upper-midscale brand’s momentum with 139 openings worldwide in 2017, including Hampton hotels in the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay. As part of the agreement, the companies have confirmed the first hotel is scheduled to open in 2019 at Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Expected to open in early 2019, the 160-room Hampton by Hilton Guarulhos Airport is located less than two miles from the airport. Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 130 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in the Caribbean and Latin America. The company is actively pursuing additional Caribbean and Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of approximately 80 hotels throughout the region.

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting LatAm consumers:
New Leads: Weekly more than 20 new leads uploaded to the Database by the Portada team as well as the contacts related to the above weekly Sales Leads column written by our editorial team.
Download the Database: Download the full Database in Excel Format.
Search Database: You can search through a user-friendly interactive Interface: Search Fields include: Name, Company/Agency, Job – Title, Address, Zip, E-mail, Accounts (Agency), Phone, Related News.

 

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

  • Delta

Delta Air Lines has consolidated all of its media work with the PHD, Adage has reported. The airline had appointed PHD as its primary media agency in the U.S. two years ago. Digitas, which used to be the incumbent,  still works with Delta on customer relationship management.Delta Airlines spent around US$34.8 million in measured media in the U.S. in 2017, according to Kantar Media.

 

 

 

  • Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz, the German automaker and a division of the German company Daimler AG, has kicked off a global media agency review, Adweek first reported. The review comes less than three months after hiring Publicis Groupe as its global agency network for creative and digital. Omnicom’s PHD is currently incumbent on the business in the U.S. It is unclear if any of the global regions would be excluded. Mercedes-Benz spends more than US$1 billion on media advertising annually globally.

 

 

 

  • Revlon

>Cosmetics brand Revlon has placed its´ global media account back into review after having consolidated with Mediacom less than a year ago. MediaCom will not  defend. Revlon spent US$420 million on advertising in 2016. Spending on measured media in the U.S. in 2017 was US$81.7 million, according to Kantar Media.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • Vallarta Supermarkets

Vallarta Supermarkets, one of the nation’s largest Hispanic supermarket chains has announced it is contributing $110,000 to local education organizations to support Latino students seeking a university or college education in markets the company serves.  “We will be using multiple platforms to inform our customers of our scholarship contributions in local markets including: Vallarta Supermarket’s website, social media, and employee briefings,”  said Rick Castillo, Marketing Director of Vallarta Supermarkets.”We hope our customers will take advantage of this wonderful educational opportunity.”

  • Jarritos®

Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified media company serving Latino audiences and communities, announced  a partnership with Novamex to air and promote its “Destapa Tu Fortuna” campaign on all of Entravision’s radio stations nationally. The campaign, which started on May 1st and will end on September 15th is designed as a way to recognize and give back to Jarritos customers. It will be supported by Entravision’s syndicated radio personalities who will leverage their on-air and social media influences to drive awareness.The “Destapa Tu Fortuna” campaign includes the drinks Jarritos, Mineragua, Sidral Mundet and Sangria Señorial with consumers looking under the cap for a winning code. Prizes include US$300,000 in cash, six cars, and millions of purchase discounts on Vudu and Fanatics. The campaign is in part sponsored by entertainment service Vudu which lets consumers rent, buy, and watch movies and TV shows, and Fanatics, the ultimate sports apparel store and fan gear shop.Customers can find a registration code on the caps of these four drinks – Jarritos, Mineragua, Sidral Mundet y Sangría Señorial and register the code on website, www.MyPrizes.net. The website will prompt you when a winning code is entered and the steps to claim your prize. Jarritos is one of the leading brand in the US in the Mexican soft drink category and has become a Mexican cultural icon.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • Gatorade

Gatorade has launched a new international campaign titled, “Everything Changes,” and the brand’s first sport-specific product, Gatorade Football Energy. The Gatorade “Everything Changes” campaign focuses on the shift that takes place when football club teammates become rivals. The TV advertisement features the storyline of FC Barcelona players, Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, who are best friends and train together until it’s time to play against each other. While their respective objectives change, fueling with Gatorade does not.The integrated campaign also features Brazilian National Team superstar and Manchester City striker, Gabriel Jesus. The campaign will run in several Latin American countries, Western Europe, Asia, Mexico, and the U.S. It will extend beyond TV to print, digital and social media, point-of-sale and more. Leveraging the GSSI research on football players such as Messi and Suárez, Gatorade has developed their first ever sport-specific product, Gatorade Football Energy. Gatorade Football Energy was developed for football players from amateur to professional levels and has a combination of carbohydrates, electrolytes and fluid, specifically for football players. The product is available to all U.S. athletes on Gatorade.com and will be available in retail outlets in Mexico and Brazil in 2018 before launching in other Latin American countries. The new product comes in three great flavors: Lemon, Mango and Orange.Gatorade is also providing a stage for amateur players to showcase their skills at a global level. For the third consecutive year, Gatorade is sponsoring and organizing their annual Gatorade 5v5 Football Tournament, which will introduce a women’s bracket for the first time this year. Over 2,000 teams from more than 19 countries across Latin America, Europe and North America will compete for a chance to play in the Gatorade 5v5 Global Championship in May in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Corona

Mexican beer Corona is the most valuable brand in Latin America, overtaking Brazil’s Skol, which has held the title for the past two years, according to the sixth-annual BrandZ™ Top 50 Most Valuable Latin American Brands announced by WPP with data prepared by Kantar.Corona took the top spot in the ranking after seeing an 8% brand value growth to US$8.3 billion, edging out Skol, which grew by just 1%. The brand is sold in more than 180 countries and its success and global growth have been helped by Corona’s ability to generate an affiliation with the “fun-loving” attributes associated with Mexican and Latin culture. This year’s BrandZ Latin American ranking shows the four beer brands in the Top 10 – Corona, Skol, Brahma and Aguila – all controlled by global giant AB InBev, have maintained and invested in their local characteristics enabling them to boost brand value.

 

 

  • Perry Ellis International, Inc.

Perry Ellis International, Inc. has entered into a license agreement with Rosega S.A. to design and distribute men’s dress shirts under the Manhattan trademark in Argentina. Perry Ellis is a leading designer of a broad line of high quality apparel and accessories. Rosega is a leading retailer of fashion apparel brands in Argentina.The new collection will be distributed in department and specialty stores with a product launch planned in the Fall 2018. Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and president of Perry Ellis International, Inc. said, “Working with Rosega will leverage the equity of this lifestyle brand to further our Latin American reach.”

 

 

  • United Airlines

Azul Linhas Aéreas has announced that current shareholder United Airlines has just concluded a private preferred share transaction with Hainan Airlines. The transaction increased United’s economic stake in Azul from 3.7% to 8.0%.Azul and United connect via their gateways in Sao Paulo – Guarulhos (GRU), Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) and Orlando, Florida (MCO). In Brazil connecting customers have access to the largest domestic network in the country, serving more than 100 cities, while flying Azul’s award winning domestic experience. In the United States, customers have access to United’s industry leading global network. In addition to unparalleled connectivity, Azul and United customers can earn elite status miles as well as enjoy benefits such as priority boarding, lounge access and priority baggage when flying the two airlines.

 

 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

 

  • Subway

Fast food sandwich chain Subway is said to be closing 500 of its stores this year in the United States to open more than 1,000 stores around the world, including Mexico, the United Kingdom, China and India.The chain has more than 40,000 locations around the world, outpacing McDonald’s and Starbucks.

 

 

 

 

  • Aeromexico & Jet Airways

Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will enable their codeshare sales, which will allow passengers to travel to and from both countries by connecting via London to Mexico City, Delhi or Mumbai, as of May 1 this year.This agreement will provide passengers better connectivity options and access to both airlines’ route networks, which will help strengthen trade and tourism between both countries, that have experienced a 15% annual growth rate over the last three years.Aeromexico will put its “AM” code on the direct flights offered by Jet Airways from London to cities in India. In turn, Jet Airways will put its “9W” code on flights operated by Aeromexico from London to Mexico’s capital city.

 

  • Estrella Jalisco

Anheuser-Busch’s Mexican Import brew, Estrella Jalisco has released its’ latest TV commercial “Estrella Toast”, the first ad from the brand since the signing on of agency DAVID.Estrella Jalisco’s media planning and buying agency is Dentsu Aegis Network. The spot embodies the fun, festive spirit of Estrella Jalisco, the official sponsor of the Mexican Men’s National Team, just in time for World Cup in June. Portada spoke with Lara Krug, Vice-President – Mexican Imports and Regional Brands, Ahneuser-Busch on the campaign.

As the official beer of the Mexican National Team, we wanted to tap into the passion that the Mexican National Team fans have for their team – win or lose – during the World Cup as they go from the star this year.We felt it was important to show the passion and comradery among MNT fans that support El Tri as they go from the star, no matter what – which is what our tagline for this campaign “Vamos Por La Estrella” is all about.Estrella Jalisco is a brand that was born in Jalisco Mexico, so we obviously have an eye toward the Hispanic and Ambicultural consumer. As the brand continues to grow and evolve, we are also looking to expand our audience a bit to a bi-cultural consumer who is looking to discovery a new light but flavorful beer.We’re proud of our heritage and will continue to highlight that . Estrella Jalisco has a great flavor profile that consumer’s love and we are getting the media and sponsorship investment from Anheuser-Busch to grow this brand. With this new campaign and the ability to use the beautiful MNT and World Cup marks in both our creative, trade materials and packaging, we believe Estrella Jalisco is the Mexican Import brand to watch in 2018.“According to Krug, Estrella Jalisco’s main goal is to continue to gain awareness as the brand grows and enters new geographic areas. There are certain elements of Estrella Jalisco creative and media buys that target the Bi-Cultural Hispanic audience. Additionally, the brand knows the FIFA World Cup and Mexican National Team marks will help in that regard as well. The FIFA World Cup is going to be a huge pillar of Estrella Jalisco’s  marketing strategy in 2018 – having started in March all the way through July. “Engaging with the Hispanic and Ambicultural consumer is a place where some marketers can slip up. We must really understand who our consumer is, what they are passionate about and where they spend their time to make sure we design communication, experiences and use media in a way that they will best engage with. We also are really trying to diversify our media spend and shift our money into digital and social, while also balancing that with TV, especially during the FIFA World Cup and the Mexican National Team games since we know our consumers will be watching passionately. Consumer media consumption is ever-evolving, so we try to stay as looped in as possible”.

  • Dentsu Aegis

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Chilean performance agency, White Label. Following the acquisition, White Label will rebrand to iProspect, the global digital marketing and business performance agency, marking its official launch in Chile. This acquisition provides greater scale for iProspect in Latin America, one of the fastest growing media markets in the world with 110% digital ad spend growth in the last three years (source: eMarketer).Founded in 2012, White Label brings its team of 30 performance marketing specialists to iProspect.iProspect Chile will continue to operate under the leadership of White Label’s founder and Managing Director, Alejandro García, who will report to Iván Pozarski, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Chile and Philippe Seignol, President of iProspect in Latin America. This acquisition will significantly increase Dentsu Aegis Network’s brand presence locally and will grow the Chilean team to more than 100 professionals serving more than 70 clients.Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting LatAm consumers:
New Leads: Weekly more than 20 new leads uploaded to the Database by the Portada team as well as the contacts related to the above weekly Sales Leads column written by our editorial team.
Download the Database: Download the full Database in Excel Format.
Search Database: You can search through a user-friendly interactive Interface: Search Fields include: Name, Company/Agency, Job – Title, Address, Zip, E-mail, Accounts (Agency), Phone, Related News.

 

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

  • T-Mobile & Sprint

T-Mobile US and Sprint Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction at  a total implied enterprise value of approximately US $59 billion for Sprint and approximately US $146 billion for the combined company. The combined company will be named T-Mobile. Currently the third-and fourth-largest carriers in the U.S., these companies are both major marketers, particularly toward Hispanic and multicultural audiences. Both companies marketing expenditures amount to several  billion dollars. With T-Mobile spending in advertising alone US $1.8 billion in 2017 and Sprint US $700 million.  T-Mobile has been working with Publicis Seattle for more than ten years. Sprint works with Droga5 and Horizon Media, even though Sprint has its’ own  in-house agency. It is too early to know which (agencies) will be working on the business once marketing is consolidated under the T-Mobile brand.  According to the press release announcing the merger, the new company will be able to light up a broad and deep 5G network faster than either company could separately. T-Mobile deployed nationwide LTE twice as fast as Verizon and three times faster than AT&T, and the combined company is positioned to do the same in 5G with deep spectrum assets and network capacity. According to the press release, the New T-Mobile will employ more people than both companies separately and create thousands of new American jobs. However, it is not clear to outside observers, why functions such as procurement and marketing should not be rationalized. Following closing, the new company will be headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with a second headquarters in Overland Park, Kan. John Legere, current President and Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile US and the creator of T-Mobile’s successful Un-carrier strategy, will serve as Chief Executive Officer, and Mike Sievert, current Chief Operating Officer of T-Mobile, will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of the combined company. The remaining members of the new management team will be selected from both companies during the closing period. Tim Höttges, current T-Mobile US Chairman of the Board, will serve as Chairman of the Board for the new company. Masayoshi Son, current SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO, and Marcelo Claure, current Chief Executive Officer of Sprint, will serve on the board of the new company.Both companies will operate independently until the deal receives approval from regulators.

 

  • LVMH

LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) has placed its U.S. media account into review, Adweek has reported. Two sources familiar with the review confirmed that an RFI has been issued and agencies invited to pitch. Havas Media has been LVMH’s incumbent since 2009.The company is one of Havas’ largest U.S. clients.The French luxury goods company spent US$386.1 million on marketing efforts in the U.S. in 2017 and US$400.4 million the previous year, according to Kantar Media.LVMH brands include  Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Fendi and others; wine and spirits including Château Cheval Blanc, Hennessy and Krug; specialty retailers like Sephora; watches and jewelry such as Hublot and Bulgari; and cosmetics and fragrances including Acqua di Parma, Guerlain and Benefit Cosmetics.

 

  • Nestlé

Nestlé, one of the biggest advertisers in the U.S., is said to be looking to consolidate North America agency relationships, Adage has reported. The move only covers businesses under the Nestlé USA umbrella and is aimed at cutting costs, according to people familiar with the matter. Nestle’s media buying is currently done through  GroupM’s Metavision agency.  Nestlé U.S. operations include eight separate corporate entities: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina, Gerber, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Skin Health, and Nespresso which have a combined media spend of US$2.75 billion, according to the Ad Age Datacenter.

 

 

  • Century 21 Real Estate LLC

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of the iconic CENTURY 21® brand, along with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Miami Dade College, presented today the 70 newly-licensed real estate agents of the “Empowering Latinas” program, which awarded 70 scholarships to help Latinas in South Floridaearn a real estate license. The winners from South Florida were selected from more than 140 Latinas who applied for the “Empowering Latinas” scholarships. Among the new licensees are teachers, interior designers, nurses, architects, researchers, housewives, and legal assistants.The awardees of the “Empowering Latinas” program received a scholarship that offset the cost to obtain a real estate license in Florida. Subsequently, CENTURY 21 affiliate brokers in the South Florida region provided mentorships to the awardees and offered them the opportunity to hone their craft with a local franchise affiliate.

  • Fresco y Mas

Fresco y Mas has debuted in Central Florida, transforming a Winn-Dixie store into a Hispanic supermarket with vibrant yellow signage, fresh-baked Cuban bread and a butcher slicing up special cuts of meat. The Fresco y Mas rebrand was announced as parent company Southeastern Grocers goes into bankruptcy.According to Southeastern president and CEO Anthony Hucker the strategy is to rebrand some stores under different banners such as Fresco y Mas to cater to specific neighborhoods.“The strategy at Fresco y Mas is really simple — we try to provide them with a really authentic Hispanic shopping experience that truly reflects the specific needs of the Hispanic communities,” Hucker said.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at [email protected]

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