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This year, Heineken USA’s “Beers of Mexico” seasonal Fiesta pack will include Dos Equis AZUL, a limited edition blend of signature golden wheat lager and blue agave. The variety pack will also contain Dos Equis Lager, Tecate and Sol.Beers of Mexico will be supported by seasonally relevant cross-merchandising offers (where legal) revolving around Cinco de Mayo and other occasions. Channel-specific initiatives include IRCs (instant redeemable coupons) and MIRs (mail in rebates). Custom POS and a 10-case cross-merchandising stacker will provide shoppers with convenient, one-stop shopping and give retailers handy, out-of-section merchandising solutions. Ryan Thompson, brand director for Dos Equis, Heineken USA, says Beers of Mexico satisfies consumers’ growing interest in Mexican brews. According to Nielsen, variety packs have more than doubled retailer profits over the last five years, with Beers of Mexico growing three times faster than the variety pack segment and faster than any other Top 10 Variety Pack on the market.The Beers of Mexico program runs February through July 2015.
According to a recent Wells Fargo & Company survey (PDF)*, 78 % of Americans want to learn more about money management with 53% of respondents specifically wanting to learn more about credit. To help fulfill this need, the company today announced the launch of Path to Good Credit, a series of interactive websites that offer consumers information about building and improving their credit. Path to Good Credit allows consumers to navigate through quizzes, videos, tips, and infographics that illustrate how good credit can help them succeed financially.The new Path to Good Credit websites are free and offer:Interactive videos, tips, infographics and quizzes, in English and Spanish, that allow consumers to test their knowledge and learn ways to build and rebuild their credit.User-friendly content available via mobile devices for on-the-go lifestyles.Key topics and tips on how to build and rebuild credit, like making minimum payments on time for every account and the importance of reviewing their credit report regularly to check for any incorrect information.Clarity on common misconceptions about rebuilding credit, including the need to keep using credit even if a person has had credit trouble in the past.The new sites join an existing Path to Good Credit site, launched in late 2014, that was designed to help millennials understand credit.
In June, chief marketing officer Jerri DeVard moved ADT’s creative business back to Doner after only eight months with Arnold. Now Doner’s first work for the security mammoth has been released, featuring actor Ving Rhames as the brand’s first spokesman. The new campaign, which has three spots so far, leans on Rhames’ tough-guy image seen in films like the Mission Impossible series and Pulp Fiction. One spot in particular shows Rhames guarding a home in all sorts of weather conditions. The ads’ messaging also focuses on the technological advances that the Boca Raton, Fla.-based brand has made. The 140-year-old security brand had a 16-year relationship with Doner as its lead creative shop before moving to Arnold.ADT’s annual media spending is estimated at US$75 million.Below, one of the spots:
Spotify has hired Dentsu Aegis digital shop 360i to handle its entire U.S. media account, including planning and buying.The music-streaming service is shifting the business from incumbent Starcom, owned by Publicis Groupe. However, Starcom will continue to support buying in France and the U.K. The move goes along with a digital-oriented strategy for the popular music site.Spotify spent under US$10 million on domestic measured media in 2013, according to Kantar Media.media clients include the entire media account for Pernod Ricard.
Hard Rock International has selected New York-based agency The Fearless Group as its media-buying agency of record for 2015.The Fearless Group will provide strategic analysis and implement advertising buys in the digital and mobile media space for the brand, including both its cafe and hotel businesses.Hard Rock spent about us$19 million on ads in 2013 and approximately US$13.3 million in the first nine months of 2014, according to Kantar. Hard Rock International operates 198 venues in 63 countries, including 152 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos.The addition of The Fearless Group rounds out an agency team that includes The Zimmerman Agency, which handles global public relations efforts for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casinos and Coyne PR, which handles global public relations efforts for the brand and Hard Rock Cafes.
Automotive giant Chrysler has begun a digital agency review.In May 2010,the company named Sapient Corp.’s SapientNitro its digital agency of record, overseeing interactive duties for Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck and Jeep. The scope at the time included services such as interactive experiences, online advertising and site design and development, in addition to support for international websites, Chrysler corporate content and dealer initiatives.Sapient was acquired by agency holding company Publicis Groupe earlier this month, creating a Publicis.Sapient network overseeing other Publicis digital agencies. The network will defend the business.London-based Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, or FCA, owns Ram Truck, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Fiat brands. It took shape in January 2014 after Fiat S.p.A., the automaker based in Turin, Italy, acquired 100% ownership of Michigan-based Chrysler Group. In regulatory filings, it said it spent US$2.79 billion, or 3.86% of worldwide net revenue, on global advertising in 2013.In the U.S., the Chrysler includes Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. The company spent US$1.97 billion on total U.S. advertising in 2013, according to the Ad Age DataCenter’s last full year of available spending data. The company has also appointed independent shop Ignite to support social.
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