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  • Sprint

Telecom giant Sprint has built its own ad agency by putting together its own marketing unit that will handle digital ad buying and advertising creative, as well as ‘programmatic’ ad buying, search advertising and even traditional media buying – all in house. Many if not all of these functions have traditionally been handled by outside ad agencies. Sprint follows other brands’ steps including Allstate, StubHub, Unilever and Netflix among others, who have all taken programmatic in-house in recent years. Last year, Sprint launched Yellow Fan Studios, an in-house creative studio. In the past year, it has also ended its relationship with ad agencies including Deutsch and DigitasLBi Chicago. The company continues to work with ad agency Droga5 for strategy and Horizon Media for buying ads on TV and other mediums, however.



  • Buchanan’s

Buchanan’s and global Latin superstar J Balvin launched the search for Los Imparables (the Unstoppables). During J Balvin’s ENERGÍA tour, which kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, Buchanan’s and J Balvin will be spotlighting Los Imparables (The Unstoppables) – the new generation of Latinos who are positively influencing and shaping mainstream culture – in cities around the country to bring these catalysts of Latino culture into the spotlight and celebrate their greatness. Those 21+ with a thirst to move forward, including creators, artists, musicians, and fashionistas, will be invited by Balvin to showcase their work for the opportunity to be featured on the artist’s Facebook page. Balvin is inviting those 21+ to join Los Imparables by sharing their work on Instagram for a chance to be spotlighted by him on his Facebook, including #Imparables and #EsNuestroMomento, and tag @BuchanansWhisky when posting the photo. Balvin will choose and highlight the winners on his social media channels throughout his tour. Carat is Buchanan’s media buying agency.




  • Univision & Rosetta Stone 

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the media company serving Hispanic America, has entered into a new partnership with language education powerhouse Rosetta Stone Inc., a world leader in technology-based learning solutions to debut Univision Aprender con Rosetta Stone, a new language learning program to help the Hispanic audience gain English-language proficiency. Conversely, those looking to gain proficiency in Spanish will also be able to benefit from the co-branded program. Several subscription options starting as low as US$79 for three months of access are available now on www.univisionaprender.com as well as through the Google Play and iOS app stores.Univision Aprender con Rosetta Stone is a mobile-first digital language learning solution tailored to Hispanic learners looking to learn English or Spanish. The program includes the immersive curriculum developed by language and education experts at Rosetta Stone, as well as its TruAccent™ speech recognition technology to help learners get speaking accurately right from the very first lesson.  Learners have access to a personalized skills-based learning platform, as well as numerous features including Phrasebook, Stories and Audio Companion. Various subscription options are available starting at US$79 for a three-month subscription, US$119 for a six-month subscription, US$179 for a 12-month subscription and US$249 for a 24-month subscription at launch.



  • Rakuten Group & Golden State Warrior

On September 12th, the Golden State Warrior announced they came to terms on a three-year jersey sponsorship deal with Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten. The jersey patch deal is reportedly worth US $20 million a year. During the 2017 Sports Marketing Forum in New York, Rahul Kadavakolu, Executive Director of Global Marketing & Branding, Rakuten Group, was the first person to talk about the deal, on behalf of the e-commerce giant. The brand is not only going global, but it is also making changes to its products so that each of them includes the name Rakuten, for example, Rakuten Viber, instead of just Viber. The sponsorship represents the biggest NBA jersey sponsorship contract to date.


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  • Hennessy

Hennessy, one of the world’s best-selling Cognac, and Golden Boy Promotions, the first national Hispanic-owned boxing promotional company, announced a formal partnership that brings to life the spirit of Hennessy’s “Never stop. Never settle” mantra, with content that tells the remarkable story of Saul “Canelo” Álvarez. Like Hennessy, the Mexican boxer epitomizes the importance of family and the pursuit of excellence. The integrated partnership features original content, in addition to digital micro-videos, special events, and cross-channel promotions intended to inspire others to “Never stop. Never settle.” In recognition of the millions of boxing fans that will be cheering across the globe this weekend, Hennessy recommends enjoying this Canelo-inspired cocktail while viewing at home. Hennessy is imported and distributed in the U.S. by Moët Hennessy USA. Hennessy distills, ages and blends spanning a full range: Hennessy V.S, Hennessy Black, V.S.O.P Privilège, X.O, Paradis, Paradis Impérial and Richard Hennessy.



  • Chili’s

Chili’s Grill & Bar has appointed 360i as its integrated media agency of record, Adage has reported. Chili’s has previously hired 360i as its digital marketing agency in 2016, including creative and media, following a competitive review. The Dentsu Aegis Network-owned agency will continue to handle that part of the business, but will now also field integrated planning, communications planning and broadcast planning, buying and execution for the casual-dining chain. Chili’s spent US$119 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2016, up from US$114 million in 2015, according to Kantar Media.




  • WPP

Holding company WPP has combined five of its brand consultancies and design agencies — Brand Union, The Partners, Lambie-Nairn, Addison Group and VBAT — to form one large global brand agency that will launch in January 2018. The new agency, which does not have a name yet, will have a combined staff of 750 people in over 20 countries, with client billings of more than US$100 million worldwide. The entity will be led by Jim Prior as global CEO and Simon Bolton as executive chairman. Back in June, WPP announced it was combining MEC and Maxus into a new entity called Wavemaker. On the same month, Mindshare absorbed Ogilvy’s Neo and in July, the holding company merged Possible into Wunderman.



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  • Dell/ Global

descarga (7)Dell has debuted ‘Future Ready’ , a new b-to-b campaign created by Y&R New York and VML New York aimed at the enterprise market. The multi-million dollar campaign debuted with a 30-second TV spot called “Beat Again,” which shows how technology helps a little girl in need of a heart transplant receive a new organ from a donor.In the TV spot, a mom is awakened by an alert on her tablet, and she wakes up her sleeping daughter for a journey to the hospital. Along the way technology assists them, from a wristband monitoring the girl’s health to secure cloud services storing her genetic data to a databank that finds the perfect donor match. At the end of the spot, a voice-over says, “and the mom who gets to hear her daughter’s heart beat once again.”A 60-second version will run online on sites including CNBC, CNN and YouTube, as well as more targeted IT sites.The campaign includes social media, mobile and out-of-home placements, and will continue to roll out with new executions during the year. The ads drive users to a microsite, where they can learn more about Dell’s technology solutions for businesses.


  • Shackleton /Chile

3HdW4Wi8_400x400Chilean agency Shackleton  has won the Kidzania and America Solidaria accounts. The former is a company of educational playgrounds, while the latter is an NGO that fights against children poverty. For the NGOs, the agency will only handle the digital account, while for Kidzania will handle all communications. This two new brands will be added to the agency’s portfolio, which include Coca Cola, CMR Falabella, Entel, Nestle and Banco Falabella.

  • Mullen Lowe Group/Global

CEkqMSeXIAAsOyxInterpublic Group of Cos. is bringing Mullen and Lowe & Partners together to form Mullen Lowe Group.Alex Leikikh, Mullen’s CEO, will become worldwide CEO of the Mullen Lowe Group. Lowe Campbell Ewald and its clients will continue to access the international network as required. The agency will operate independently within the Mullen Lowe Group.

  • Citi

CitiBlueWave_400x400Financial services company Citi, which includes Citibank, is about to conduct a global media agency consolidation review.Incumbents include MEC, which has handled Citi’s U.S. media planning and buying since 2007.  Both shops are expected to defend.The firm spent US$1.8 billion on marketing and advertising in 2014 and 2013, according to the company’s latest 10-K SEC filing. The firm did not spell out what portion of that was allocated to media spending. In the U.S., Citi spent US$332 million on ads in 2014 — down about 8% from the US$362 million it spent in 2013, per Kantar.The move follows a number of big media agency reviews that are ongoing. Others include reviews by Coca-Cola, L’Oreal, SC Johnson and Visa.

  • Coca-Cola’s “Inseparable”

descarga (2)Getting closer to Mother’s Day, Coca-Cola is launching a new video called “Inseparable,” an interactive  experience designed to tug at the heartstrings of both mother and child. It celebrates the remarkable, emotional journey of mothers and daughters, and ends with a simple message: “This Mother’s day give mom the gift she wants most. Call her.”The interactive video focuses on the unbreakable bond between mother and child, and takes viewers through the ever-changing, loving, and sometimes tumultuous relationship between mothers and daughters. During the video, viewers can toggle between the perspectives of mother, daughter and grandson allowing them to see through the eyes of each character. Upon finishing the Mother’s Day video, viewers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico  are prompted to surprise their mother with a free, 3-minute phone call to anywhere in the world.


  •  Fisher-Price 

CEUyA65WoAAwXGBFisher-Price has  introduced the new parenting awards “festival,” The Mommys created by 360i for Mother’s Day . The global social campaign rolling out in 15 countries invites Facebook users to celebrate accomplished moms by “virtually” rewarding them with one of six toy-like trophies — including an airplane with a spoon for a nose (“Super-Sonic Spoon Feeder”) and a toilet on a cake (“Potty Independence”).Each is based on a familiar stepping stone of early childhood. Users bestow an award on friends by sharing it on Facebook with the hashtag #TheMommys. “The Mommys” are part of the brand’s “Best Possible Start” platform centered around early childhood and the idea that kids’ best starts begin with Mom and Dad. The awards, launched last week and running through Mother’s Day, already have had a side effect of nurturing meaningful dialogue between parents on the Fisher-Price timeline. One of the challenges of the campaign for both client and agency has been staying tuned into the fanbase of 2.9 million Facebook users. ”