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Central America & The Caribbean

Publisher Profile: How Grupo Cerca Caters to Central America and Beyond…

San Jose, Costa Rica based, Grupo Cerca has had a somewhat pioneering development. It can be said that the company founded 11 years ago by Argentinean entrepreneurs Marcelo Burman and Damian Szafirsztein, introduced modern magazine publishing on a regional level into Central America. We talked to Damián Szafirsztein, VP Grupo Cerca, about recent developments Grupo Cerca.

Research: Copa America 2015 – Soccer Fans in Latin America Deciphered

With the start of the Copa America 2015,  June 11 until July 14 in Chile and one of the most anticipated sports events of the year, soccer passion and emotion will be running high throughout Latin America. While the popularity of soccer is very widespread throughout the Southern continent, what soccer means to fans and how they live their passion is very different. Havas Sports & Entertainment  has published the study: “Fans, Passions and Brands”, which surveyed 21,000 fans across 16 countries, and aims to understand the motivations and behaviors of soccer fans and their relationship with brand sponsors.

One more Latin MCN: FAV! Network launches with Emiliano Saccone as COO

One more piece in the puzzle of the emerging Latin Digital entertainment and online video space: FAV! Network, a digital entertainment company created to bond global content creators, audiences and advertisers around the diverse Latino cultural DNA has officially launched across the Americas.

Changing Places

Research: Facebook continues leading in LatAm – LinkedIn grows: comScore

The Social Networking Market in Latin America has been experiencing a phenomenal growth, reaching a total of 85,934 minutes per users per month on such sites. Of this result, Brazil reachs the top  position as the Latin American country with the highest number of minutes spent on social networks (49,682 minutes and 55,240 page views).

Cisneros Interactive and PERFORM Group close an advertising representation deal for Latin America

Cisneros Interactive, a division that encompasses all of Cisneros’ digital initiatives, has signed up an advertising representation deal with PERFORM Group, the digital sports content group. Following this agreement, Cisneros Interactive’s mobile and online ad networks for the Americas, Adsmovil and RedMas, respectively, will commercialize PERFORM’s advertising inventory and products in certain Latin American markets.

Opera Mediaworks buys Hunt Mobile, expands into the Latin world

Mobile advertising platform Opera Mediaworks, part of Norway’s Opera Software, is acquiring Hunt Mobile Ads, a Buenos Aires Argentina headquartered mobile advertising company with presence in Latin America (Mexico City, San Jose, Costa Rica; Bogota, Colombia; and Sao Paulo, Brazil)and in the U.S. Hispanic market (Miami). The amount of the transaction has not been disclosed.