A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the Latin American market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.
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::: Cafe Britt / Costa Rica ::: Duff Beer/ LatAm ::: GSK/ Novartis/ Global ::: “Estrategia”/Argentina ::: Mediacom/Uruguay :::
- Duff Beer/ LatAm
Homer Simpson’s beverage of choice, Duff Beer, will soon hit store shelves in Latin America. The iconic fictional brew will initially be offered in Chile, with plans to roll out to more of South America. “The Simpsons” is extremely popular in Latin America and fake versions of the beer began popping up in South America, many in Chile. Fox’s official product will make it harder for imposters to sell their own versions of Duff. The brew, created for Fox by British brewmaster Paul Farnsworth, will be a premium lager.
- GSK/ Novartis/ Global
Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis are reviewing their collective US$1.55bn global media agency roster, following the creation of a joint venture earlier this year.In March, British company GSK and its Swiss rival Novartis announced a new consumer health joint-venture, as well as a number of of asset swaps worth more than US$20bn.GSK last reviewed its media two years ago, diving its then-estimated US$1.5bn global media planning and buying account between GroupM and Omnicom Media Group’s PHD. Novartis used Starcom MediaVest Group for its global media.GroupM, PHD and Starcom all reached the latter stages of the review, with Starcom dropping out of the pitch.GSK becomes the latest major advertiser to announce a review of its media arrangements, adding to the estimated us$25bn-plus currently up for grabs.
- “Estrategia”/ Argentina
With the overall creative direction of Papon Ricciarelli and Gabriel Huici, Agency Don presents FiberTel new campaign to celebrate Friends Day. The effort consists of pieces for TV, print, radio, outdoor, online banners and social networks. Estrategia represents one of the cornerstones in the communication scheme of the firm.
Mediacom has announced the launch of a new operation in Uruguay, after having agreed with local partners who previously were managing the brand. The renewed agency will have a structure and a new management and will be integrated into the structure of GroupM in the country, under Mariana Piriz leadership. Martin Nunez, who was previously part of Mindshare and OMD, is the head of Mediacom Uruguay. He has over 10 years of experience in the area of media.Currentl,y Mediacom Uruguay has a customer base which consists of brands such as GSK, Map virulana, Soni + Vision and Monsanto.
- Cafe Britt / Costa Rica
Cafe Britt, the Costa Rican company known for their gourmet coffee and direct delivery model, has announced the launch of a new version of their website. Britt enjoys a reputation as innovative and customer-focused and their new website highlights these qualities. The Content Hub allows users to “Experience Britt” by explaining the history of the company, the principles that drive Cafe Britt’s business endeavors, and a blog packed with practical information about coffee.Designed for coffee lovers and created with the consumer in mind, Britt’s new website retains the best features of the old. It’s a new look, with the same exceptional coffee and service behind it.