Central America & The Caribbean

Latin Interactive World: Pedro Labarta – Brand Networks: “The Time to Invest in Better Technologies for E-commerce is Now”

Pedro Labarta is Managing Director Mexico and LATAM at Brand Networks. Brand Networks is a platform that helps brands to plan, optimize and automate paid and owned content through thousands of social points daily.Last May, Brand Networks acquired Social Adverting company Shift. Latin American and U.S Hispanic expansion is one of the major growth strategies in […]


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.


Research: Latin Americans Have Significantly Higher Brand Attachment, Havas Study Reveals

Havas’ Meaningful Brands 2015 study reveals  that brands do matter in LatAm, as the disconnection to brands is lower  than globally, which means the connection with brands is healthier than in other regions. Latin America outperforms global results by 7 percentage points in “brand attachment”. In LatAm 47% of the people would care if the brands analysed disappeared, […]


Forbes adds Central America and DR to its Latam footprint

What: Forbes is expanding its presence in the Latin American market with new monthly editions in the Dominican Republic and six Central American countries. The first issues were published last month in partnership with Mexican publishing house Media Business Generators (MBG). Both editions were available on newsstands in late March. Why it matters: Forbes’ foray into […]


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.


Redmas to sell advertising into Demand Media’s eHow en español

What: Cisneros Interactive’s RedMas will exclusively sell advertising into Demand Media’s eHow en español in 17 Latin American countries. Both companies will also work together to monetize eHow en español’s U.S. Hispanic traffic, where it has 1.5 million visitors. Why it matters: The deal reflects a trend towards specialization in the Latin Interactive markets. Both Demand […]


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.


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