A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.
- Papa John’s
IPG media agency Initiative has resigned as Papa John’s media agency, after originally saying it would continue to work with the pizza chain amid controversy surrounding racist comments made by founder John Schnatter, Ad Age first reported. The move follows the resignations of Papa John’s PR agency Olson Engage last week and creative agency Fallon this week. Papa John’s is a large advertiser with more than 3,500 locations nationwide and an ad budget of around US$130 million annually.
Chinese multinational technology company Lenovo has appointed Publicis Media to handle is global media strategy, planning and buying, as it consolidated agencies. Lenovo spends some US$125 million on advertising annually globally and Publicis Media will set up a new dedicated unit, Lenovo One Media, to handle the account. The unit will combine staff from Publicis Media agencies Spark Foundry and Performics. It will be responsible for 28 markets across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia and Asia Pacific. Both traditional and digital media platforms are included as part of the account. Lenovo One Media will be overseen by Andre Marciano who will serve as chief operating officer.
- Constellation Brands
In an effort to strengthen its appeal to Hispanic drinkers, Constellation Brands, distributor of Corona, Modelo Especial, and Pacifico bought Four Corners Brewing last week. Corona President Bill Newlands said Four Corners has been able to capitalize on a hot beer trend: Hispanic-influenced products.Four Corners, a Dallas craft brewer, produces Local Buzz Honey-Rye Golden Ale and El Chingón IPA, among other beers.Buying Four Corners signals Constellation’s increased focus on marketing its beer lineup to Hispanic people, one of the fastest-growing segments of the American population.The group is a key demographic for Constellation, accounting for 40% of the company’s sales.The companies did not disclose terms of the deal and expects the beers to appeal to the broader consumer market because of the popularity of Hispanic-themed drinks and foods, and drinkers’ desire to experiment with new brands. John Alvarado, VP, Brand Marketing, Constellation Brands is a member of Portada´s Sports Marketing Board.
Swiftpage, the provider of Act! CRM software, a lcloud-enabled platform aimed at helping small and mid-sized businesses grow, announced the availability of Act! 365, an all-new sales productivity and emarketing solution tightly integrated with Office 365 in Spanish in North America. Act! 365 is the most effective SMB-focused sales productivity and emarketing solution on the market and is designed to meet the needs of the Spanish-speaking and Latino-owned business community.Designed specifically for Office 365 users, Act! 365 is purpose-built to boost sales and marketing results for fast-growing small businesses. Powerful, easy to use, and cost-effective at just $10 per user/per month, Act! 365 provides customer management features, sales productivity and pipeline management tools, and practical emarketing capabilities, integrated with Office 365 and accessible on mobile devices. Swiftpage has also launched a dedicated Spanish language Act! 365 website with features, pricing and customer resources. New users can sign up for a free trial here to start taking advantage of the powerful software’s sales management and email marketing capabilities to fuel their business growth.
Ecommerce giant Amazon has increasingly been making attempts to work directly with bigger brands making large media buys on its platform, and, as a result, many of those brands are bypassing their ad agencies, Digiday has reported. Amazon is said to be sending its sales team to meet directly with marketers and chief marketing officers, offering them to use Amazon Marketing Services not only for media buying but also to get help with other strategies for using the platform. HP and Lego are among the brands working directly with Amazon. Guillermo Rivera Hernández, Sr. Marketing and Content Manager, Amazon MX is a member of Portada´s Brand Star Committee LatAm.
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Independent, full-service agency Chemistry announced it has added a series of new business to its roster including Atlanta Botanical Garden, Turner and Flower Child. Flower Child is a healthy, happy, fast-casual restaurant that is revolutionizing the way we eat out. The brand has named Chemistry Agency of Record to centralize all creative, media and social efforts. Work will launch this month through end of year to grow the Flower Child Tribe, evolve the brand in the lifestyle category, build buzz and sales nationally.Atlanta Botanical Garden named Chemistry digital dotcom partner. The agency will lead a redesign of the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s website, to create a mobile-first, responsive experience that is as rich, innovative, immersive as the experience itself. The work is expected to launch in the fall of this year.Chemistry is partnering with Turner’s instant classic film streaming service, FilmStruck. The agency is developing social campaigns to increase subscriptions and engage its cinephile users. Work will launch this summer. The agency recently began working with COX Media, Sweet Leaf Tea and Atlanta CVB. To support this growth, Chemistry moved to a larger office in the West Midtown district of Atlanta, transforming a former oil warehouse into a space to accommodate a team that grew almost 60 percent in 2017.
Sprint and their ad agency, Alma are keeping up with the latest and incorporating robots and technology into their new spots. Sprint Latino’s Robots Campaign was created with the message to enhance people’s lives through the latest technology at the best price with the help of robots. Robots have analyzed data and know that too many people are still paying too much for their wireless network. They have made it their mission to tell humans that Sprint is the only logical choice and that Sprint offers put wireless within everyone’s reach.
2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at Isabel@portada-online.com.