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Tracking First has appointed Matt Nelson as vice president of Marketing.  Prior to joining the company, Nelson worked as marketing leader at Qualtrics and has experience at Globespan Capital Partners, McKinsey and Company, and Hewlett Packard.

 

 

 

 

 

Captify has hired Tom Rogers as chairman. Rogers is a long-time NBC executive, where he helped found CNBC and MSNBC, and one-time TiVo chief. He will help bolster the search intelligence outfit’s North American expansion efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

Quintessentially Group has appointed Annastasia Seebohm as global chief executive officer. Seebohm previously held the role of US chief executive. She will be responsible for accelerating the global development of the group as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes & Noble has fired CEO Demos Parneros for violating company policies. The company did not specify exactly which policies were violated. Parneros joined the company in 2016 and was named CEO in 2017.

 

 

 

 

Jerome Touze has been appointed new chief marketing officer of Travelstart. Prior to this, Touze served as the COO of the social networking site Wayn.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Boff, the CEO for GE, has been named chair of the Ad Council’s Board of Directors. Boff will serve one year in this role helping raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of national social issues. She previously served as the organization’s vice chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 Walmart  has hired Barbara Messing as its new chief marketing officer. She previously served as former chief marketing officer of TripAdvisor. Additionally, Janey Whiteside is joining the company at the same time as chief customer officer, a newly created role.

 

 

 

 

 Sandy Russell has been hired by Wharf Hotels as vice president of sales and marketing. Russell will oversee the hospitality management company’s sales and marketing. She most recently held the position of vice president commercial operations Asia-Pacific at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

 

 

 

 

Silicon Valley veteran Dan Makoski has been named chief design officer by Lloyds Banking Group. Makoski’s mission will be bringing human-centred design to the banks digital presence. Prior to this role, Makoski served as vice president of design at Walmart.

 

 

 

 

 

Walt Disney Studios has appointed Asad Ayaz as their new president of marketing after 14 years of service at the company. He will be responsible for the studio’s marketing operationsincluding strategy, media, digital, creative and promotions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple has hired BBC Films veteran Joe Oppenheimer for international content role. Oppenheimer landed an Emmy nomination in 2014 and was acting head of BBC Films. He left BBC Films in late 2017.

 

 

 

Coty has named three new CMOs. The company says current CMO Friedemann Schmid is leaving in September, and will be replaced by three CMOs. Mike Bryce will lead color cosmetics, retail hair and body care; Mark Cooper will head marketing for lifestyle scenting; and Ukonwa Ojo will oversee global marketing for Covergirl and Sally Hansen, as well as become the U.S. CMO, a spokesperson tells Marketing Daily.

 

 

 

 

Telemundo 31/ WTMO just announced that Felix Pirela and Yunaisy Garcia will join the company as multimedia journalists for “Telenoticias 31”. Pirela previously worked at Globovision where he worked as an anchor and at Televen where he worked as a reporter and Garcia joins from Telemundo 48 (KSTS) in the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked as a content producer.

 

 

 

 

What: We talked to brilliant members of Portada’s Council System to find out where they think the industry of marketing is heading in the immediate future.
Why it matters: In view of the accelerated pace at which the industry is evolving, companies need to get ready for what is coming in marketing.

The Age of Mobility

It is undeniable that we are living in an era of unprecedented change. Consumers have fully moved to digital and social media, and new technologies boost this transition. More personalized and targeted ad formats help create deeper engagement between brands and consumers,  and data is the main ingredient that allows companies to understand new opportunities.

As a new study on the State of the Media Industry by Ooyala states, “[Audiences] are now used to finding video content wherever and whenever they are looking for it, so mobile isn’t a novelty anymore— it’s the expectation.” Now, companies need to make sure to keep up with the consumer, and not the other way around. The Ooyala study found that mobile video and social video consumption are rising steadily; brands and media companies need to devote more effort to targeting consumers on those media.  “It’s about getting better targeting for the right consumer at the right time in their lives, that’s a big part of it,” says Rafael Lopez-de-Azua, Head of Media and Digital – Latam, Coty. “There’s always question marks specifically about how good is the data and the accuracy of that data, but there are really good solutions for the U.S. Hispanic market.”

Data, an Unavoidable Beacon

Recently, companies have begun to accept that the incorporation of new technologies and data-specialized teams is inescapable. Data-driven technologies like AI, Blockchain, and connected home and voice technologies are changing forever the way consumers relate to media and products, to the point that new realities are merging with ours.

“I guess not only the marketing but the whole world is going towards data, data, data,” comments Pablo Chiozza, SVP USA, Canada & Caribbean at Latam Airlines. “Nowadays no one runs a marketing campaign, no one launches a product if it’s not supported by hard data, so I guess in the present and the future, all the actions we’re taking are based on data, data, data, so it’s all about how you prepare, not only to gather data but then to read data and to take the most information out of it.”

Challenges of the Media Industry in the Near Future

“One of the biggest challenges we face nowadays is the fact that the old media hasn’t been brought up to speed in terms of data, and what I’d like to see is more integration,” shares Ana Lucía Soto, National Media Manager at JCPenney. “Some of the linear channels like radio and TV that have been continuing this challenge over the years with having data that’s actionable in the same time and manner as digital, I would like to see that come together so that we can deliver media plans in the time that we’re planning them.”

There’s always going to be the need for that human touch that highlights culture; that’s something that machines cannot do and it’s 100% human.

But when asked if she thinks this process could lose touch with humanity, Ana L. Soto explains that automated processes will never take away the human factor. “There’s always gonna be the need to have somebody addressing the human issues and even though things are getting more automated and data is present all around us, I feel like there’s always going to be the need for that human touch that will highlight the culture,” she says. “That’s something that machines cannot do and that’s 100% human. I think there’s always going to be a need to evolve with the times and to catch up with technology, but there’ll always be room for the human factor.”

 

Panregional Marketing, particularly South Florida based Panregional Marketing, has undergone substantial changes over the last two years. That is why the agenda of PortadaLat this Wednesday and Thursday in Miami incorporates a stellar session called Panregional Marketing: “Values, Passion and Rationale”. Senior executives from MasterCard, Coty Inc, IPG Mediabrands, Mindshare, Facebook, Viacom and Sony Pictures Entertainment will discuss the challenges, the values and their passions for Pan Regional.

This Thursday, on day 2 of PortadaLat, Pan Regional Media Planning and Buying Pros from the agency and brand world and Senior Sales Executives will discuss the challenges, the values and their passions for Pan Regional. Will their arguments and rationales be strong enough?

PAN REGIONAL MARKETING:
Values, Passion and Rationale

MODERATOR:
Jose Vicente Luque, Head of Media and Agency Relations, Latin America & Caribbean Region
PANELISTS:
Victor Lopez, Head of Digital, Havas Media
Yamileth Bermudez, Media Operations Director, IPG Mediabrands Miami
Paulo Cesar, Head of Trading Latin America, Mindshare
Maria Esther Nieves Garcia, Ad Sales Manager, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Walter La Mendola, VP Ad Sales and Brand Solutions, Viacom
Marco Casas, Head of Agency, Miami, Facebook
Rafael Lopez de Azua, Head of Media & Digital Latam,Coty Inc

Prepare for PortadaLat th Wednesday and Thursday with Speaker Interviews: Pepsi, MasterCard, Latam Airlines, Trivago, Visa…

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GENERAL PASS: Attend the overall PortadaLat event on June 7 and June 8. All sessions, keynotes, networking, food and beverage included! (US$549)
DAY 2: BRAND INNOVATION DAY (June 8)
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VIP ATTENDEE: Meet up to 5 high-level brand, agency or media executives of your choice attending or speaking PortadaLat. These 10 minute meetings will take place in a separate room during the first and second day of PortadaLat and are designed to help you build valuable relationships. General Pass offering is included. (US $ 1,999).
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A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the Multicultural market and/or targeting Multicultural consumers right now.

SPECIAL 50% OFF HOLIDAY OFFER for the subscription to Portada Interactive Database of Marketers targeting U.S. consumers. Please contact Sales Research Manager Silvina Poirier silvina@portada-online.com to activate your subscription at the special offer price (offer expires Dec. 23!.)

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  • Mondelez/Kraft Heinz

descarga-1Global snack maker Mondelez International Inc. may be acquired by food company Kraft Heinz Co., according to Adage. The magazine Bilanz reported on the possible takeover, citing a person it didn’t identify.If the deal were to take place, it would bring together well-known brands including Heinz ketchup, Kraft macaroni and cheese, Oscar Mayer meats, Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers.  In 2012 Kraft spinned off Mondelez and later in 2015 it merged with Heinz

 

  • Amgen

descargaBiotechnology company Amgen is reviewing its’ media business in 2017, according to people familiar with the matter. WPP’s MEC Global is Amgen’s incumbent since 2003. Amgen reviews the media business every three years .Amgen spent nearly US$136 million on measured media in the U.S., according to Kantar Media in 2015.

To get detailed contact information about the decision makers behind these campaigns and access an annual subscription to the interactive database of more than 2,500 marketers targeting U.S. consumers, take advantage of the SPECIAL 50% OFF HOLIDAY OFFER. Please contact Sales Research Manager Silvina Poirier silvina@portada-online.com to activate your subscription at the special offer price (offer expires Dec. 23!.)

  • Wix.com

descarga-3Following the successes of its first two Super Bowl appearances, Wix.com Ltd. announced that it will return to the Super Bowl marketing lineup with a new TV spot airing during the FOX broadcast of Super Bowl LI, Sunday, February 5, 2017.  Wix will again depart from the traditional client-agency route for their third Super Bowl ad for a campaign expected to make an impact during the game and well beyond. Wix has a winning tradition of working with major sports brands and events. Earlier in 2016, Wix partnered with the New York Yankees to help find the #BiggestYankeesFan. The company also has sponsorships with the City Football Group, including Manchester City FC, New York City FC and Melbourne City FC.

 

  • Coty

dpnemsdt_400x400Coty has appointed Anomaly as its global creative agency partner for the Sally Hansen brand, following a review. The agency will handle TV, print, social, owned channels and in-store. Anomaly will also handle communications planning and media strategy for the brand.The work is being led out of Anomaly’s New York office. Last September, Coty appointed Publicis Media as its lead media agency globally. Publicis Media’s Zenith leads the assignment which includes the current Coty brands and P&G Specialty Beauty Business* brand portfolio being acquired by Coty.

 

To get detailed contact information about the decision makers behind these campaigns and access an interactive database of more than 2,500 marketers targeting U.S. consumers, take advantage of the SPECIAL 50% OFF HOLIDAY OFFER. Please contact Sales Research Manager Silvina Poirier silvina@portada-online.com to activate your subscription at the special offer price (offer expires Dec. 23!.)

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting U.S. consumers:
New Leads: Weekly more than 20 new leads uploaded to the Database by the Portada team as well as the contacts related to the above weekly Sales Leads column written by our editorial team.
Download the Database: Download the full Database in Excel Format.
Search Database: You can search through a user-friendly interactive Interface: Search Fields include: Name, Company/Agency, Job – Title, Address, Zip, E-mail, Accounts (Agency), Phone, Related News.

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

CHECK OUT PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DIRECTORY OF CORPORATE MARKETERS AND AGENCY EXECUTIVES TARGETING LATIN AMERICAN CONSUMERS! with newly introduced upgraded features (see at the bottom of this article. 15 NEW LEADS HAVE JUST BEEN UPLOADED. To acquire the database, please contact Silvina Poirier at 1-800-397-5322  or e-mail her at silvina@portada-online.com.

Click here for previous Latam Sales Leads editions

  • Coty

descarga-5Coty has appointed Publicis Media as its lead media agency globally. Publicis Media’s Zenith will lead the assignment which will include the current Coty brands and P&G Specialty Beauty Business* brand portfolio being acquired by Coty, with the transition expected to be completed in October of this year. Publicis Media will work in close collaboration with Beamly, Coty’s internal digital social and programmatic agency. The combined Coty assignment will span sixteen markets, with Publicis Media responsible for strategy, trading, content and data and analytics for Coty whose brands include color cosmetics brands Rimmel and Sally Hansen, and fragrance brands Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Davidoff, and post the merger will include leading cosmetics brands COVERGIRL and Max Factor, fragrance brands such as Hugo Boss and Gucci, and haircare brands such as Wella and Clairol.

  • Richemont

imagesSwitzerland-based luxury goods company Richemont has launched a global media agency review, according to MediaPost.The company spends around US$400 million on ads annually.Publicis Media’s Optimedia was the incumbent of the largest portion of the company’s media assignment. The firm’s brands include Cartier, Montblanc, Baume & Mercier and Piaget.

 

  • Marriott Rewards

Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s loyalty program, has launched a new portfolio marketing initiative featuring loyalty member stories, leveraging key partnerships, and activating at events throughout the year. A key centerpiece of the initiative is a new advertising campaign starring Marriott Rewards members. Using the tagline “You Are Here” across multiple marketing channels, the campaign will debut tonight on U.S. broadcast television during NFL football, followed by placements on Facebook’s new, immersive mobile experience, Canvas, and through multi-platform sponsorship with CNN in over 126 countries. You Are Here will expand globally into markets in North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia.In addition, all Marriott Rewards members will be invited to share their own memorable travel moments at events, on the website, and on Marriott Traveler, the company’s digital travel magazine.

  • Toyota

2016-09-19-11-21-toyotacenterbrazil_cropped_90Toyota’s Brazilian subsidiary (the first of the kind outside Japan, dating back to the 1950s) has opened its first Advanced Research Centre (acronym is CPA in Portuguese) in Latin America, conceived to integrate new products and suppliers’ research and development-related activities.The centre is in São Bernardo do Campo, in the Greater São Paulo area, where Toyota produced the Land Cruiser BJ40 utility (badged Bandeirante here) for nearly four decades.The automaker spent BRL46m/US$14m on the new structure that till now was restricted to producing parts for the Corolla and Etios sold in Brazil together with connecting rods and crankshaft forgings for US-made Camry and Corolla engines.The plant currently employs 1,400 workers.

  • Kodak

j1xetyet_400x400Kodak have enlisted a subsidiary of the CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group to help expand the company’s branding worldwide.The CAA-GBG offshoot will create a long-term brand extension strategy for Kodak with a particular focus on audiovisual technology and communication sectors. The brand management companies say North America, Latin America and Asia are specific areas where there could be branding growth. Kodak plans to align itself with technology and lifestyle businesses as part of the plan.Through TLC, CAA-GBG has already led branding expansions for Coca-Cola, Jeep, Hershey’s and Jennifer Lopez.One Kodak official said the company looks forward to TLC maximizing the value of Kodak’s brand.

 

INTRODUCING NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting Latin American consumers:
New Sales Leads: Weekly more than 20 new leads uploaded to the Database by the Portada Team as well as the contacts related to the above weekly Sales Leads column written by our editorial team.
Download the Database: Download the full Database in Excel Format.
Search Database: You can search through a user-friendly interactive Interface: Search Fields include: Name, Company/Agency, Job – Title, Address, Zip, E-mail, Accounts (Agency), Phone, Related News.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER:
For a short period of time we are offering the database for an introductory annual subscription of US$ 899!
Read the Frequently Answered Questions. (click on link “the most commonly asked questions…” and/or contact Research/Databases Sales Manager Silvina Poirier at silvina@portada-online.com.

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

Check out Portada’s Interactive Database of Corporate Marketers and Agency Executives with newly introduced upgraded features (see details at the bottom of this article). 20 NEW LEADS HAVE JUST BEEN UPLOADED. To acquire the database, please contact Silvina Poirier at 1-800-397-5322 or e-mail her at silvina@portada-online.com.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here.

  • Richemont

imagesSwitzerland-based luxury goods company Richemont has launched a global media agency review, according to MediaPost.The company spends around US$400 million on ads annually, including US$135 million in the U.S.Publicis Media’s Optimedia was the incumbent of the largest portion of the company’s media assignment, including North America. The firm’s brands include Cartier, Montblanc, Baume & Mercier and Piaget.

 

  • Coty

descarga-5Coty has appointed Publicis Media as its lead media agency globally. Publicis Media’s Zenith will lead the assignment which will include the current Coty brands and P&G Specialty Beauty Business* brand portfolio being acquired by Coty, with the transition expected to be completed in October of this year. Publicis Media will work in close collaboration with Beamly, Coty’s internal digital social and programmatic agency. The combined Coty assignment will span sixteen markets, with Publicis Media responsible for strategy, trading, content and data and analytics for Coty whose brands include color cosmetics brands Rimmel and Sally Hansen, and fragrance brands Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Davidoff, and post the merger will include leading cosmetics brands COVERGIRL and Max Factor, fragrance brands such as Hugo Boss and Gucci, and haircare brands such as Wella and Clairol.

  • el Jimador

4ryoy7cf_400x400el Jimador, #1 selling tequila in Mexico and official sponsor of the Mexican National Soccer Team, is offering soccer fanatics the chance to win a VIP trip with “The Ultimate Fan Experience” as part of the brand’s soccer platform. Now through September 30, fans are invited to enter for the chance to win an exclusive trip to Chicago to watch Mexico’s National Soccer Team take on Panama on October 11, 2016. In addition, winners will have pre-game access to observe player warm-ups on the field. Each winner will receive the trip for two, with round-trip airfare, two nights of hotel accommodation in downtown Chicago, and transportation to the stadium on game day. Fans are invited to enter by texting “Chicago” to 68405 or visiting http://ultimatetrip.eljimador.com/ to complete a submission form. The match will air on UniMás Network LIVE from the Toyota stadium in Chicago on October 11. Ed Carias, senior brand manager of El Jimador, was one of the participants at last week’s Hispanic Sports Marketing Forum (the first day of #Portada16).

 

  • Sofia Vergara & Avon

photo-4-4-512x288Award-winning actress Sofia Vergara and Avon celebrated the launch of So Very Sofia by SofiaVergara, a vivacious new fragrance. The fragrance launched exclusively through Avon. Bold and feminine, the fragrance combines succulent fruits with tropical florals and fragrant herbs for an addictive scent.The scent evolves to reveal a heart of delicate Flor de Mayo Orchid, the national flower of Colombia, Sofia’s native country.Avon fragrances are available exclusively through Avon Representatives. Avon LLC generated over us$1 billion in revenues during 2015, and has nearly 400,000 independent sales Representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon features iconic brands such as Anew, Avon Color, Mark, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories.

  • Colgate-Palmolive

make-the-u-bannerIn celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Colgate-Palmolive announced its third annual partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to launch the company’s Haz la U™educational grant program, now in its eighth year. To promote the importance of education among Latinos and help get them on the path to higher education, Colgate will support the HHF’s Youth Awards program through its community service category, which focuses on community-minded students who have demonstrated excellence in volunteerism and leadership in 10 regions across the nation, totaling up to US$100,000 in grants.Eligible students can apply for grants via Colgate.com/HazLaU through October 15, 2016. Thirty-one Hispanic high school students will be selected by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to receive the Haz la U™ educational grants to help finance their first year of college.With versions in English and Spanish, her story can be seen on Colgate’s YouTube channel.

  • Brisk® Iced Tea

jeppbevb_400x400Brisk®, the iced tea brand known for its bold flavors, launched the #BriskMode Accelerator Program today, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. #BriskMode empowers aspiring artists to creatively express what their own heritage means to them through art, music and fashion design. The program also provides an online platform with virtual inspiration from influencers in the art, music and fashion fields, and resources that stimulate creative self-expression and provide opportunities for amplified exposure of their artistic passions.The #BriskMode contest entry period opens today, September 15, and runs through Friday, October 7. During this time, budding creatives can visit the #BriskMode website, www.BriskMode.com, to submit art, music and fashion designs to enter for a chance to win a trip to Long Beach, California. The #BriskMode contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older (19 in Alabama or Nebraska).The contest will produce five winners.Creative Director Aerosyn Lex will design a limited-edition T-shirt inspired by his own heritage to commemorate the #BriskMode program.

  • Mary Kay Inc.

1Mary Kay Inc. is breaking ground on a new 480,000 square foot U.S.-based global manufacturing and research and development facility located on a 26.2 acre plot of land in Lewisville, Texas. The new US$125 million building will support the company’s future needs in producing skin care, color cosmetics and fragrances for more than 3.5 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants in more than 35 countries.The criteria for selecting the new site included employee and logistical considerations, as well as proximity to the company’s other North Texas facilities, including its global headquarters in Addison, a distribution center in Carrollton and a warehouse facility in Dallas.The beauty company employs more than 500 manufacturing and R&D employees and produces up to 1.1 million products per day, of which 57 percent are exported to Mary Kay’s international markets.

 

INTRODUCING NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting U.S. consumers:
New Sales Leads: Weekly more than 20 new leads uploaded to the Database by the Portada Team as well as the contacts related to the above weekly Sales Leads column written by our editorial team.
Download the Database: Download the full Database in Excel Format.
Search Database: You can search through a user-friendly interactive Interface: Search Fields include: Name, Company/Agency, Job – Title, Address, Zip, E-mail, Accounts (Agency), Phone, Related News.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER:
For a short period of time we are offering the database for an introductory annual subscription of US$ 899!
Read the Frequently Answered Questions. (click on link “the most commonly asked questions…” and/or contact Research/Databases Sales Manager Silvina Poirier at silvina@portada-online.com.

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.

Check out  Portada’s Interactive Directory of Corporate Marketers and Agency Executives. 15 NEW LEADS HAVE JUST BEEN UPLOADED. To acquire the database, please call Matt Eberhardt at 347-961-9516 or e-mail him at matte@portada-online.com SEE A DEMO OF THE DIRECTORY!

Click here for prior Sales Leads issues.

  • NBA

8GMNsRg3_400x400The National Basketball Association has assigned media planning and buying duties to Starcom Mediavest Group, the incumbent was  Media Storm, part of the Water Cooler Group network that is co-led by former Mindshare exec Antony Young. The NBA spent US$135.8 million on measured media last year, up from US$93.6 million in 2013, according to Kantar Media.  Media Storm was only contracted to work with the NBA for the 2014/15 seaso. SMG is expected to handle the account via its sports marketing practice, which is called “Sports at SMG.”The NBA’s lead creative agency is Translation, which won the account in December, replacing Omnicom’sGoodby Silverstein & Partners, which had been the NBA’s agency of record since 2007.

  •  Coty

descarga (5)Katy Perry and beauty company, Coty, are capitalizing on her following — the most of any Twitter user– with the virtual Katy Perry Pop Up to promote the sale of her newest fragrance, Mad Potion.The virtual pop-up shop is selling the product for us$30 through Twitter’s buy button until a limited availability runs out.The account, which so far has gained more than 14,000, is the first of its kind for a beauty brand. The goal is primarily to pique consumer’s interest.Twitter’s buy button debuted late last year, and retailers like Home Depot and Burberry, as well as artists such as Eminem and Pharrell have used the buy button to sell products.Coty has worked with Mr. Perry’s two other fragrance lines, and has experimented with pop-up shops before. Last year, Coty and Marc Jacobs created a pop-up shop in Soho to promote Daisy. This time, Coty promoted the brand by extending the relationship between Ms. Perry and her followers. The fragrance will hit retailers like Walgreens, Kohl’s and Macy’s once the limited availability on Twitter runs out.

  • J.C. Penney

descarga (6)JCPenney is fighting online bullying with a new campaign called “Bend the Trend” this back-to-school season. The initiative will encourage consumers to compliment each other’s style instead of shaming one another on social media.The effort is in contrast to JCPenney’s 2013 back-to-school spot, which earned criticism from parents who felt it promoted bullying.For the effort, JCPenney recruited some notable YouTube talent. The retailer teamed up with DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV for a four-part video series featuring the Merrell Twins, the stars of Primrose Makeup, Josh Tryhane, Sierra Furtado, Paulina Cerrilina and Hunter March. The young stars will use their platforms to encourage positivity online and share their styles for back-to-school.There will be a social push also on August 12, called “National Shout Out Day,” when JCPenney will ask consumers to sing each other’s praises. The department-store chain will also provide shareable compliment cards on Tumblr to inspire people to be a little nicer to each other.”Bend the Trend” , releasing with  two new TV spots geared toward kids and teen, also pushes young people to explore their own unique styles while promoting deals to parents.It features an interactive mix-and-match game where consumers can create their own looks, or “smash ups,” with apparel and accessories from JCPenney’s back-to-school collection. Users can add their creations directly to the shopping cart and share them on social media.The department-store chain is also running a print ad in Seventeen magazine’s August issue, and raising money for JCPenney Cares, which will fund children’s charities, during the month of August.

  • McDonald’s

McDonald’s lead Hispanic agency, Alma in Miami, has rolled out “A Little Lovin’,” a three-minute bachata musical starring the 20-year-old Dominican-American singer Leslie Grace. At the beginning, she is seen sitting in McDonald’s with a case of writer’s block, but a McDonald’s employee (played by Daniel “Cloud” Campos, who also was the director and choreographer) soon inspires her to find “A Little Lovin’ ” all around. The spot will premiered during Thursday’s broadcast of Premios Juventud on Univision.Sony Music Entertainment repurposed Grace’s “Solita Me Voy” song for the spot.

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

CHECK OUT PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DIRECTORY OF CORPORATE MARKETERS AND AGENCY EXECUTIVES TARGETING LATIN AMERICANS! If you want additional information or to acquire the database, please call Matt Eberhardt 347-961-9516 or e-mail him at matte@portada-online.comSEE A DEMO OF THE DIRECTORY!

 ::: American Airlines – Global ::: GSK-Novartis/ Global ::: Farmacias del Ahorro – Carat Mexico ::: “Fiat Happy Hour” – agency Niña ::: P&G – Coty :::

  • American Airlines/ Global

VnfmkRNI_400x400American Airlines’ global creative and media accounts are up for review as the marketer prepares to retire the US Airways brand after acquiring the rival carrier. American’s longtime agencies McCann Erickson, New York, and its affiliate in Dallas, TM Advertising, will defend the creative business. Fellow Interpublic agencies like UM handle American’s media internationally and TM works on the airline’s U.S. media. Those incumbents will also participate in the review, which AAR Partners is managing. A decision is expected by early October. Global media spending is estimated at US$60 million. In the U.S. alone, American Airlines spent just under US$30 million in media last year, according to Kantar Media.Read more.

  • GSK-Novartis/ Global

4f04e6a303341df5bbe81beafdf29f33_400x400 fUQmgECF_400x400GSK absorbed Norvartis’ consumer brands, including Excedrin, in a March deal. Now GlaxoSmithKline is conducting a global review of media planning and buying for its consumer healthcare brands.In March, GSK and Norvartis closed on a US$20 billion deal in which GSK absorbed Norvartis’ consumer brands and vaccines, and Norvartis took on GSK’s cancer drugs.As a result of the deal, GSK employed no less than three media agencies on its consumer business (PHD, MediaCom and Starcom), setting the stage for a consolidation among roster shops. Global media spending on the account approaches US$900 million. Starcom, which previously worked for Norvartis, is not participating in this contest, leaving GSK U.S. shop PHD against MediaCom, which works for GSK in overseas markets, sources said. In a statement, GSK thanked Starcom for its work on Novartis’ brands, which include Excederin, Theraflu and Lamisil. GSK’s over-the-counter brands include Aquafresh, Sensodyne, Nicorette and Tums.

  •  Farmacias del Ahorro/Mexico

BVO7DqTx_400x400From July onwards, the agency Carat Mexico adds the drugstore chain to its portfolio. The agency will be in charge of the  traditional and digital media strategy design, which next year will focus on the e-commerce and branded content areas. Carat Mexico, part Dentsu Aegis group, has clients like Sony, Skype, Hello Food! and DENTIX new Mexican operation.

  • “Fiat Happy Hour” /Argentina

descargaAgency Niña has created a new campaign for Fiat Under the slogan “Fiat Happy Hour” with the aim of alleviating the busiest time of the week. For two Fridays, Illia Highway’s toll were lifted for 60 minutes. Drivers could pass without paying or queuing and get faster to their homes. The campaign was created by Sebastian Reggiani and Guido Donadio, directed by Federico Gianotti and produced by Javier Vera, all part of Niña.

  • P&G / Global

Logo_400x400Procter & Gamble has agreed to part with much of its beauty business,  including brands like CoverGirl, Clairol and Wella, and give those to Coty in an operation of almost US$15 million.With this deal, which includes a total of 43 brands, the plan launched by P&G last year to get rid of 100 brands and 15% of its business in the area is “substantially completed.” When the process is finished, Procter will have given away 93 brands out  of 100. In total, the brands involved in the transfer to Coty had an advertising investment of approximately US$ 300 million in 2014, according to Kantar Media, and were almost all handled by WPP’s  agency Grey. Coty is requesting payment terms of 150 days for all the agencies participating in the global media review. The beauty brands in the agreement had sales of US$5.9 million in fiscal year 2013-2014.

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  • Team Ignition

f360Team Ignition Pancultural Marketing LLC, a multicultural advertising agency founded in 2008, has announced that it is undertaking a major rebranding effort and has changed its name to fluent360™.Danielle Austen, Managing Partner and CEO, says the new name captures the agency’s identity as expert communicators of multicultural insights, behaviors and influence. fluent360 aims to connect brands with multicultural consumers by way of smart, culturally informed messaging that will drive popular trends and, ultimately, brand growth.While headquartered in Nashville, fluent360 will also operate out of offices in Chicago. As a full-service agency, fluent360 caters to brands targeting the US Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American and LGBT consumer segments, with a 360-degree range of services in planning, creative, account, media, experiential and production. The shop is currently the agency-of-record for all multicultural advertising duties for Nissan and Infiniti in the US.In addition to the name change, and a visual rebranding that includes a new website and logo, fluent360 has brought on new talent to lead in areas of creative, media and account planning. Dilam Mattia, formerly of Globalhue, will lead the creative team as Executive Creative Director. Jennifer Leonard, a seasoned multicultural media-executive formerly of iNspire and Dieste, will lead media. Djuana Stoakley has been named Director of Strategic Planning, Research and Insights.

  • Prime Access
    logo-introMichael Hernandez has joined New York City based agency Prime Access, as Digital Media Supervisor. He previously worked at Identity/UM as Media Planning Supervisor. Prime Access  also recently added  Eva Salas as Media Director, before Salas worked at Havas Media as Media Investment Manager, Local Broadcast Group.
  • Keurig Green Mountain

imagesKeurig Green Mountain has named Mediavest, part of Starcom Mediavest Group (SMG), as its new Media Agency of Record following a formal review. Mediavest will be responsible for all U.S. media strategy and planning. Incumbent Havas Worldwide will continue to serve as creative AOR, which the agency has handled since December 2013. Keurig Green Mountain spent US$137.2 million on advertising in fiscal 2014, down from US$193.2 million and 147.7 million in fiscal 2013 and 2012, respectively, according to company financial filings. Media spending is in the US$50 million to US$60 million range according to Kantar.

  • Tecate Light / “One Bold Night”

descarga (4)Tecate Light has released its latest chapter of its “Born Bold” campaign in the form of the short film, “One Bold Night.”  Delivered in four easy-to-watch 60-second episodes, the new films depict the iconic Tecate Light Black Eagle experiencing an epic night from gritty, basement boxing match to penthouse party, all shot from the point-of-view (POV) of a friend’s mobile phone.Tecate Light fans are invited to continue where the film left off by submitting photos of their boldest night out with friends. The best photos submitted through the brand’s Facebook and Twitter channels using #OneBoldNight will be transformed into branded social media posts, with consumers competing for the most “likes” and “shares.”  The winner will receive a bold party from Tecate Light for them and friends, which will be filmed, edited and released as the epic conclusion to the “One Bold Night” film.The effort was directed by Todd Bellanca and created with Saatchi & Saatchi NY.  The new film complements the brand’s on-going social engagement strategy to create culturally relevant content, delivered in bold new ways that resonate with their bi-cultural Hispanic audience. The effort is being pushed through the use of YouTube’s new Playlist Card platform for the debut – making Tecate Light the first Hispanic and alcohol beverage brand to use this innovative technology introduced earlier this year as an evolution to YouTube’s existing “annotations” feature.

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  • Coty

Logo_400x400Fragrance manufacturer Coty has selected ZenithOptimedia for global print and TV media support, according to an agency statement.The Publicis Groupe shop will retain its business in Germany and Austria, and expand its 10-year relationship by adding another 13 markets around the world. The global contract covers North America, Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe.

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  • VoixStar Telecom

logoVoixStar Telecom is set to start operations by this coming summer, with headquarters in Florida and operations in 2 other countries.With full mobile service, VoixStar will be a 360 Solutions Telecom, offering mobile, VOIP services, no PIN prepaid long distance and reloads or top-up for any mobile company in the world.VoixStar will start operations in a MVNE, offering full mobile LTE service in the U.S and 4G in Mexico and Colombia.VoixStar Mexico is also set to start operations at the same time as the U.S. this coming summer. VoixStar appointed Israel Iturbide as President of VoixStar Mexico with headquarters in Mexico City.In Colombia, VoixStar is schedule to launch their operations in the city of Cali. www.voixstar.com

  • Bacardi

PysfgttC_400x400Liquor marketer Bacardi Limited is about to shift global creative duties to BBDO Worldwide and media responsibilities to OMDWorldwide. The two Omnicom Group agencies will oversee Bacardi as well as other major bands including Grey Goose, Martini, Bombay Sapphire, Dewars, William Lawson’s, Cazadores and St. Germain.The company did not hold a formal review. Bacardi, one of the world’s largest privately held spirits company, spent US$74 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2014, according to Kantar Media. As of 2013 the company ranked as the 131st-largest ad spender in the states, according to the latest ranking from the Ad Age DataCenter.Media has been handled by WPP’s Mindshare in the U.S., and by Publicis Groupe’s ZenithOptimedia in Europe. The agency consolidation comes as Bacardi is in the midst of cutbacks.BBDO and OMD will handle the business from two global hubs in New York and London.

  • Visa

2a-H3Slp_400x400Visa has begun a global media agency review for the first time in over seven years.Omnicom’s OMD retained its U.S. account and added more international business during the last review. Visa spent us$113 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2014, according to the Ad Age DataCenter.

  • #PepsiChallenge

ziiqQdOt_reasonably_smallPepsi is giving creative control of its most iconic brand equity, the Pepsi can, to fans. As part of the 2015 #PepsiChallenge, consumers will have the opportunity to re-envision the recognized can with their own special designs and creative flair in the “Live For Now” Design Challenge.Led by #PepsiChallenge global ambassador and world-renowned fashion designer and creative director, Nicola Formichetti, the “Live for Now” Design Challenge will kick-off with a design concept from Formichetti, featuring his beloved Nicopanda emblem, that will serve as inspiration and lay the groundwork showcasing where consumers can go with their own submissions. A blank Pepsi can, with only the logo intact, allows consumers to re-imagine the facade of the Pepsi can, with the only limitations their own imagination.Continuing through May 13th, submissions from around the world will be accepted on www.PepsiChallenge.com, with one (1) winning designer offered a once-of-a-lifetime design experience at the PepsiCo Design & Innovation Center in New York City working alongside PepsiCo’s industry-leading design team.Every time consumers around the world use the #PepsiChallenge hash tag on public Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube profiles, Pepsi will donate US$1 to Liter of Light to help bring environmentally-friendly, inexpensive and easy to make lights to those around the world who need it most.The Pepsi Challenge will continue throughout 2015 with additional global and local challenges. Challenges are issued on Pepsi social channels, PepsiChallenge.com and via global and local ambassadors.

  • Coty

Logo_400x400Fragrance manufacturer Coty is conducting a review to consolidate global media. As part of the review, the company is asking agencies to agree to 150-day lags in payment.The beauty giant is currently based in New York, has a limited number of contenders.OMD, which supports Coty in the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Canada, has declined to participate in the review.Agencies within WPP’s GroupM and Dentsu Aegis will not participate as well, according to industry executives.Havas Media, Interpublic’s Initiative and Publicis’ Zenith have also been invited to participate in the review.