A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the Hispanic market and/or targeting Hispanic consumers right now.
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CVS has awarded its business to Interpublic Group of Cos’ UM, concluding its pitch that began this spring. Pile and Company supported the search. The business moves from WPP’s Mindshare, which won the account in 2010 when the creative- and media-agency business was last up for review.For UM, it’s another huge win just weeks after the agency’s Coke account win. It’s also an added bonus for parent network IPG Mediabrands as the network’s other agency, Initiative, loses the massive Hyundai Kia account.CVS in 2014 spent US$84.4 million on measured media in the U.S., according to Kantar Media.
Kraft Foods Group is expected to announce a media review in the coming weeks, sources told Adweek. Starcom is the incumbent for Kraft’s media planning and buying account. The review is the result of rationalization measures related to the implementation of the Kraft-Heinz merger.. It’s not immediately clear if the process will cover global spending or only that for North America. Last year the marketer for brands like Oscar Mayer, Planters and Maxwell House spent $513.8 million on U.S. measured media, according to Kantar Media.
- “Premios Tu Mundo” Sponsors
TELEMUNDO announced Allstate Insurance Company, L’Oréal Paris, Samsung, Volkswagen and Walmart as sponsors of “Premios Tu Mundo,” honoring the year’s best Hispanic actors, singers and TV moments. The fourth-annual celebration of U.S. Latin pop culture will broadcast live on TELEMUNDO tonight, Thursday, August 20, at 8PM/7c with star-studded musical performances, and will be preceded by the blue carpet special “La Alfombra de Premios Tu Mundo” at 7PM/6c, from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.Incorporating live audience participation into “Premios Tu Mundo” for the first time ever, Allstate’s sponsorship will include blue carpet and main show integrations featuring the return of the Effie Award-winning character “Mala Suerte” (“Bad Luck”). L’Oréal Paris, the returning exclusive beauty sponsor, will make a special announcement on “Un Nuevo Día” the morning of “Premios Tu Mundo.” Now in their third year, Samsung Galaxy partners with “Premios Tu Mundo” to introduce TELEMUNDO’s first-ever “MundoEmoji,” a branded interactive space where celebrity guests will be transformed into a customized emoji version of themselves using the Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen. Volkswagen will have novela star Fabian Rios arrive in a 2016 Jetta and will again present the fan’s most anticipated award of the evening, “El Favorito de la Noche” (The Favorite of the Night). Returning as the exclusive retail partner, Walmart’s sponsorship will embrace “momentos inolvidables,” unforgettable moments. Walmart will drive this theme home across key elements of the blue carpet broadcast and main show.TELEMUNDO’s “Premios Tu Mundo” will be hosted by Angelica Vale, Raul Gonzalez, Gabriel Porras, Maria Elisa Camargo, Rafael Amaya and Carmen Aub, and feature musical performances by Nicky Jam, Paulina Rubio, José Manuel Figueroa, Fanny Lu, Yandel, Alejandra Guzman, Farruko, Lucero, Yuri, Olga Tañon, J Balvin, Jencarlos Canela, Victor Manuelle, Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Regulo Caro and Ky-Mani Marley.
- Hornitos Tequila
Multicultural agency the La Comunidad, part of SapientNitro, is launching its first campaign for Beam Suntory’s tequila brand Hornitos in May. The concept is based on the premise that while every tequila should be made using 100% “virgin” agaves, Hornitos Tequila believes that an “experienced” agave is the best agave for your drinking pleasure.The campaign kicks off with the “Road Trip” ad that explains the work is aimed at millennial men. The second ad, “Skydive,” showcases an airplane taking off, an agave getting a kiss from a beautiful companion and then skydiving off the plane.Fans are encouraged to follow the agaves’ journey on Tumblr with new spots and images highlighting a new adventure to debut every week as well as on Instagram. They are also invited to submit their own adventures with the #NotJustAnyAgaves hashtag.In all, the social-media campaign runs on Hornitos Tequila’s English-language social-media platforms.Parent company Beam Suntory’s advertising costs were US$902.6 million (108,810 million yen) in 2014, up from us$674.4 million (83,771 million yen) in 2013, according to its financial records.
- Marriott International
Marriott International is launching a new portrait and video series featuring three Latino influencers.Diane Guerrero (“Orange Is The New Black,” “Jane the Virgin”), Diego Boneta (“Scream Queens”), and Boyce Avenue (YouTube music sensation) use the hashtag #LoveTravels to encourage travelers to explore their personal passions, and celebrate their unique perspectives and experiences.The stories from the new #LoveTravels ambassadors reflect how travel is a transformative experience and a bridge between cultures, careers and families. Diego, Diane and Boyce Avenue discuss what it means for them to be both Latino and American, their passion for human rights and the empowerment of the Latino community.Marriott is taking this opportunity to support the Latino community who inspired the #LoveTravels campaign through their dedication to family, work, love, and diverse cultures.Marriott enlisted LatinWorks, a full-service cultural branding firm, and photographer Braden Summers to create the campaign. From Aug. 17 through Oct. 31, the #LoveTravels videos can be seen on mobile and tablet devices through Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.The #LoveTravels social movement kicked off in 2014 with Jason Collins, Geena Rocero, Angela Simmons, and Tim Howard. The campaign includes a dedicated Web site, Facebook page and Instagram account.
NASCAR has announced it has teamed up with Eugenio Derbez to collaborate on an original, full-length comedy movie.Long heralded as one of Mexico’s most popular actors, writers, directors and producers, NASCAR’s popularity among Latinos has increased in recent years, as drivers such as Cuban-American Aric Almirola and Mexican Daniel Suarez have seen increasing success in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ and NASCAR XFINITY Series™. Derbez raced competitively in Mexico and has a deep passion for the sport.Benjamin Odell, partner with Derbez’s production company, 3Pas Studios, will serve as producer of the project along with Derbez. Zane Stoddard, vice president of NASCAR’s entertainment, marketing and content development division, will serve as executive producer.Based in Los Angeles, NASCAR’s Entertainment Marketing and Content Development division develops and produces quality television, film and digital projects on behalf of the sport.Derbez is represented by UTA and attorney Howard Abramson of Behr Levehson Levy. 3Pas Studios has a first look deal with Pantelion Films, the joint venture between Lionsgate and Mexico’s Televisa Studios.
- Goya Foods
Goya Foods is partnering with the United Soybean Board (USB) to launch a new campaign to bring awareness to the health benefits of Goya Vegetable Oil. Goya Foods will be USB’s first Hispanic-focused strategic partnership. Starting in August, Goya Vegetable Oil will feature a new label marked “100% Soybean Oil” prominently on the front panel of the product in both English and Spanish. Goya will kick off the first of its campaign with a combination of impactful in-store ads and displays at point-of-purchase across 500 grocery stores in the Northeast area, where sales are at its highest for Goya Vegetable Oil. The campaign will then extend nationwide.
- Canvas Worldwide: Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors
Horizon Media announced the launch of a second stand-alone media agency network, Canvas Worldwide. The new media agency network, a joint venture between Horizon Media and global creative powerhouse INNOCEAN Worldwide, will officially launch in September 2015.Canvas Worldwide will have two main offices in Los Angeles and New York, with regional offices in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta when it launches in September. Canvas Worldwide will be naming a CEO in coming weeks.Canvas Worldwide’s first clients will be Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America.
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