SALES LEADS: Yolo Rum, San Diego Zoo, Nestlé…

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.

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  • Yolo Rum

Yolo Rum has announced a new distribution partnership with Mexcor International Wine and Spirits in Florida. The distributor will carry the three Yolo Rum signature lines—Yolo Rum Gold, Yolo Rum Silver and Yolo Rum Clear. Looking to expand its footprint in Florida and other states in 2018, Yolo Rum execs see the new partnership as a crucial next step.Since its founding in 1989, Mexcor International has grown, expanding operations on a near-annual basis. They carry over one hundred of the finest spirit brands from all over the world, and today the Company has a substantial national sales network extending to 46 states including Texas, California and Florida.Yolo Rum is the ideal synthesis of ancient crafts and modern tastes. At the heart of the operation is master distiller Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez. Born in Cuba and operating out of the Republic of Panama, Don Pancho is the world’s most-respected and honored ronero (that’s “rum blender,” for the layman). Yolo Rum continues to innovate creative marketing techniques and campaigns that rival much larger brands. The partnership with Mexcor will ensure an expanded presence in Florida and other states to follow in 2018.

  • San Diego Zoo

Agency Giant Spoon has been awarded media planning and buying duties for the San Diego Zoo, Mediapost has reported. The appointment follows a competitive pitch with other agencies.







  • Nestlé

The Hershey Company and The Ferrero Group have reportedly submitted final bids to acquire Nestle’s U.S. business.The bids were submitted Friday (6 January) for the confectionery business, which is expected to cost between US $2 billion and US$2.5 billion to buy, According to sources “familiar with the matter.” Back in June, Nestle revealed that the brand was exploring strategic options, including a possible sale for its U.S. chocolate and candy business. The business on the block has annual sales of 900 million Swiss francs (US$924 million). Nestle is owner of brands such as Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Laffy Taffy and Sno-Caps.





  • United Airlines

La Casa de Don Pedro, a community-based social services organization based in Newark, will receive a US$70,000 grant from United Airlines to provide emergency assistance and connect recent arrivals with job opportunities to help sustain their households in the area in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.Through United’s support, La Casa de Don Pedro will be able to provide more Puerto Rican families who seek assistance with individualized action plans.





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  • Rice’s Honey

Rice’s Honey, a 100% pure honey brand, has appointed Dallas-based Johnson & Sekin as its AOR following a formal review, Mediapost has reported. The agency will handle everything including overseeing media buying. The brand had no incumbent.Initial work from the agency will launch in early 2018 with an integrated campaign that will introduce a new label design and website as well as digital advertising and social media.







  • Azamara Club Cruises

Republica has been selected as the global strategic agency for Azamara Club Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. As part of the assignment, Republica will lead myriad initiatives encompassing strategy, creative, media, digital, and social for the project launching Azamara’s new ship, the Azamara Pursuit.Republica will work in partnership with Azamara and existing agencies to develop a unified, multifaceted marketing and communications strategy to showcase not only its brand, but also its unparalleled Destination Immersion® offering, which allows travelers to deeply experience the cultures of Azamara’s awe-inspiring destinations.



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