To leverage the UEFA Champions League, Pepsico launched a 360º campaign spanning 13 Latin American countries featuring some of the sport’s greatest household names.
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The soccer program is attempting to gain international success as the island rebuilds from the damage left behind by Hurricane Maria.
The Angels have opted out of their lease at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., opening up the possibility that the franchise could move after the 2019 season.
Top LatAm Sports Sites: 52% of Mexicans With an Internet Connection Looked for Sports Content in June
Latin Americans are very interested in sports; the websites they choose to consume content shed light on what interests them the most. Since the first half of the FIFA World Cup took place in June, there have been interesting developments in the latest rankings.
The National Football League is looking to grow the popularity of football abroad and Mexico is a market that the league has targeted.
International motorcycle racing circuit MotoGP will return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2021, after what will have been a more than 15-year absence. Adding a Rio event to the Texas and Argentina races may help make the sport more appealing to U.S. and Latin American fans as well as marketers here.
The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) has partnered with Twitter to distribute exclusive content produced by the CBF. As the universe of “broadcasters” expands, the potential audience for team- or league-based content increases, making it more attractive to potential marketing partners.
The MLBPA has announced the donation of more than a quarter million dollars through its Trust to Project C.U.R.E. in Mexico. In conjunction with the highly successful MLB Mexico Series, and Latinos among MLBPA membership at an all-time high, connecting to the fan and player base through charity is critical.
Tech newcomer Tronsmart has signed Uruguay National Team star Luis Suárez as brand ambassador in advance of the FIFA World Cup next month. Brands that don’t have the wherewithal for official FIFA World Cup partnerships can still find under-the-radar ways of promoting their products during the time when soccer fever is highest across the world.
Players with Latin American ties are an increasing segment of the international growth of the NBA. With tens of millions of fans in the region, these and other player connections to their nations of origin will make marketing there even more desirable for brands.
Gatorade’s Jill Leccia: “We Promote Sports Within Young Soccer Players and Document Their Amazing Stories”
Jill Leccia, Gatorade Sr. Director of PepsiCo Latin America Beverages, talked to Portada about the process of creating a global marketing campaign that’s also aware of consumer’s individual needs. Today it is more important than ever for brands to connect with consumers at a personal level while keeping local idiosyncrasies in mind but within a global context.
Argentina footballer Javier Mascherano’s deal with Latin American eSports agency eSports Planet reflects the growth of the competition’s growth in the region. Latin America has been a hotbed of elite gaming; partnering with a mainstream international sports star is a logical step in reeling in the casual fan base.
We looked at the sports websites with the highest amount of Latin American (and particularly Mexican) visitors in January 2018. A significant percentage of Latin Americans devotes time to consuming sports content online. Interestingly, two of the top three sites are based in Brazil.
Three-on-three basketball (3×3) is expanding its footprint to Quito, Ecuador and Mexico City among new locales. The expansion to Latin America opens up many sponsorship opportunities.
A growing trend among professional athletes has been the usage of social media to make important announcements. And on Sunday, December 17, Brazilian soccer star Kaká declared his retirement via his Twitter account to his nearly 30 million followers.
Saudi property developer Fawaz Alhokair is considering a bid to own A.C. Milan.Arab investors continue to make forays into football ownership due to the brand power of top clubs, and it may be sooner rather than later that they look control South American teams as well.
Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. has signed an exclusive contract with soccer star Neymar Jr. to support its 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ marketing and brand campaigns beginning in January 2018.Neymar Jr.’s exclusive contract with Arcos Dorados’ Brazilian operation further strengthens McDonald’s brand market leadership in the country.
Spanish bank Santander will not renew its Formula One sponsorship of Ferrari from next season.