Air France-KLM


A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

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  • Coca-Cola

Under its Leão brand, Coca-Cola Brazil has launched a range of yerba maté pods it says will meet Brazilian demand for practical and convenient healthy drinks. The capsules offer consumers a more convenient and practical way to prepare tea, according to the manufacturer. Compatible with Nespresso machines, the pods are available in three flavors: original yerba maté; blackberry, blueberry and vanilla; and passionfruit, orange and ginger. Leão said it sources the yerba maté from producers in southern Brazil while the herbs used in the Leão Senses range are imported mainly from Europe and Asia.Coca-Cola Brazil is the country’s biggest soft drink manufacturer, operating in nine segments: water, coffee, teas, soft drinks, nectars, juices, dairy products, sports drinks and vegetable drinks.Its portfolio includes 213 products, including regular, zero-calorie and low-calorie variations.Leão’s portfolio of brands includes the Leão tea and coffee range, Del Valle, Chimarrão Pampas and Powerade.


  • Chevron

Energy company Chevron has put its global media planning and buying business in review. WPP has been the brand´s incumbent for 16 years.  Two unnamed competitors will be pitching against the incumbent, aacording to a party close to the review . WPP currently handles global media for three of the world’s four largest fossil fuel companies, according to Adweek. The latter review resulted in the formation of dedicated unit Team Energy, which consists of Ogilvy, Grey, VML, Mindshare, Essence, SocialLabs and Landor.




  • Air France-KLM

Air France – KLM recently announced that LINKS Travel Trade, Marketing & Public Relations, a global communications agency specializing in the Tourism and Travel sector, has been named as the airline group’s agency of record (AOR). With deep knowledge in the Latin American and Caribbean markets, LINKS will develop Air France – KLM ‘s communications strategy specifically for the Mexico market beginning January 2019.LINKS Travel Trade, Marketing & Public Relations is headquartered in Miami with additional offices throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Los Angeles, México, New York, Panamá and Perú.



2019 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at isabel@portada-online.com.


  • Norwegian

Low-cost transatlantic carrier Norwegian plans to introduce free onboard Wi-Fi and new flights in Mexico and South America. The new Wi-Fi will be available on the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 MAX aircraft, with the first Wi-Fi-enabled Dreamliner having been delivered December 18, 2018. Norwegian said that more than 50 percent of its Dreamliner fleet would offer in-flight connectivity by 2020.This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel market brings together world-class travel agency owners and managers with the most opulent, luxury suppliers to cultivate collaboration, share insights, and help carve a path into the future of luxury travel.




  • Copa Airlines

Copa Airlines is to further expand its network in South America with a new non-stop flight connecting Suriname with its Panama City hub.The carrier will initially operate the route to Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 July 2019, using Boeing 737-700 aircraft.Copa Airlines currently has an average of 350 daily flights through its hub at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, connecting more than 80 cities in 32 countries.Confirmation of Copa Airlines’ new route to Suriname comes just weeks after the airline finalized a three-way joint business agreement with US carrier United Airlines and Avianca of Colombia on US-Latin America routes.

2019 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at isabel@portada-online.com.

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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  • Procter & Gamble

American consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has consolidated most media duties for its North American hair-care business with Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat following a review, Adage reported. The review included Omnicom’s Hearts & Science, the incumbent on most of the business. Both Carat and Hearts & Science will continue to handle the bulk of P&G’s broader North American media account—business that was awarded after a 2015 review.




  • La Bonita Supermarkets

Last May 19, Las Vegas Lights FC returned home to Cashman Field to face top Western Conference foe Real Monarchs SLC. Fans were able to take advantage of a special offer from the club, in conjunction with one of the team’s proud local partners – La Bonita Supermarkets. Each single-game ticket purchased at any of the six La Bonita locations in the Las Vegas valley came with a free Lights FC scarf.“La Bonita is thrilled and honored for this partnership opportunity with Las Vegas Lights FC, and the impact it is creating within our community,” said Jose Martinez, La Bonita Supermarkets Vice President of Operations. Las Vegas Lights’ Steve Pastorino talked about their deal with La Bonita Supermarkets. While the deal was a boon for credibility in the Latino community for the expansion USL club and their brand, the real success was in getting non-Spanish speaking Anglo fans to go and check out the offerings at the chain.

  • Heineken

Amsterdam-based brewer Heineken, currently the world’s second-largest beer company, has been conducting a global review of the media planning and buying business.Heineken calls the process a “presentation,” but it more closely resembles a closed review between the company’s two global media partners: Publicis Groupe’s Starcom Worldwide and Dentsu’s Dentsu Aegis Network, Adage has reported.Heineken does not expect to consolidate media buying to a single agency, according to sources familiar with the matter.Apparently, this review does not include other brands in the Heineken roster like Dos Equis, Tecate, Newcastle or Amstel Light. Heineken spent US$173 million on paid media in the U.S. in 2017, according to Kantar Media, while the  brand’s global annual marketing budget is approximately US$450 million.

  • Colonial Life

Spanish-speaking consumers can now learn more about healthy living, employee benefits, and other workplace issues on a new Spanish-language consumer site from Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company.As an enhancement to the company’s two-year-old WorkLife consumer website, the Spanish-language site will feature content on benefits and types of insurance, healthy living, finances and common workplace issues.“This website will be a valuable resource to Hispanic business owners and their employees,” said Dana Bagwell, director in growth markets at Colonial Life. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Latino consumers will increase 163 percent to 133 million by 2050. Colonial Life is investing in this population by improving the overall consumer experience and targeting high growth areas for Spanish-speakers.


2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact our Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at Isabel@portada-online.com.

  • Ibotta 

Free mobile shopping app Ibotta has appointed Los Angeles independent agency Mistress as agency of record, following a review. Mistress will handle creative, brand strategy, media buying and planning and social media strategy, tasked with developing campaigns to help Ibotta grow in 2018 and beyond.





  • Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic Limited have signed definitive agreements paving the way forward for their expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture. The joint venture agreement signed by Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic sets out the governance as well as the commercial and operational terms of the expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture.Upon completion, Air France-KLM will acquire a 31 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic currently held by Virgin Group for £220 million.Virgin Group will retain a 20 percent stake and Chairmanship of Virgin Atlantic.Delta will retain its 49 percent stake.Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic will now coordinate efforts to secure the appropriate regulatory approvals.The airlines’ expanded joint venture will become the preferred choice for customers travelling across the Atlantic. Customers will also benefit from the co-location of facilities at key hub airports to improve connectivity and access to each carrier’s airport lounges for premium passengers.

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.

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