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.
- Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo announced it will sponsor the Mexican National Soccer Team for the team’s annual U.S. Tour building on the company’s July 31 announcement of a national sponsorship of Major League Soccer (MLS). Sources at Wells Fargo tell Portada that it negotiated the terms directly with Soccer United Marketing/FMF (Federacion Mexicana de Futbol), with input from their agencies. Annual activation and media plans will be determined year to year throughout the course of the agreement. (For more information read today’s Interview with Mariela Ure, SVP Hispanic Segment at Wells Fargo).
- Ford Mustang
Ford is launching ‘Mustang Countdown,’an online video series to throw the spotlight on the legendary sports car and the culture that has formed around it all across the globe, and to continue the celebration leading up to the 50th birthday of the car on April 17, 2014. JWT is implementing the campaign which is centered at Ford Mustang’s YouTube channel . The campaign will last until the 50th birthday of the car on April 17, 2014.
- Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable launched a series of national Spanish-language TV spots to celebrate the road to the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil, Multichannel reports. The “Every Fan Counts” (“Cada fan cuenta”) campaign targets U.S. Hispanic customers in general but particularly those cheering for Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. The campaign, which focuses on customer acquisition and upgrade, is currently running across Spanish-language broadcast networks, including Univision and Telemundo.
- Corona Extra
Corona Extra and pop singer Marc Anthony are coming together for the U.S. leg of the multiple (Latin) Grammy Award-winner’s “Vivir Mi Vida” world tour. The nine-city tour will start on Aug. 23 in Miami, with Corona as the official beer sponsor. The sponsorship includes an array of elements to support the brand at retail and at the concerts, including pouring rights at each venue, retail point-of-sale, event signage, brand inclusion in concert promoter media outreach. (Corona is a Crown Imports brand. John Alvarado, Senior Director Brand Marketing at Crown Imports, will be one of the main speakers at Portada’s Seventh Annual Hispanic Advertising and Media Conference in New York next month on Sept. 26.)
The Cincinnati-based retailer said sales in the second quarter of 2013 slid 1% to US $6.01 billion. On a comparable-store basis, sales also receded 1%.“Second quarter sales performance was softer than anticipated,” says Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s, Inc. chairman and CEO, in its release, “and we are disappointed with the results. Our performance in the period, in part, reflects consumers’ continuing uncertainty about spending on discretionary items in the current economic environment. After a cool spring, we have taken appropriate markdowns and customers are responding favorably.” The company, which says it is intensifying second-half marketing spending as a result of the softer sales, adds that it is encouraged by its early take on back-to-school sales as well as stronger spending in women’s ready-to-wear category.
- Taco Bell-Doritos Locos/Fiery
Taco Bell last week revealed the third flavor in its Doritos Locos Tacos menu line: Fiery. The Irvine, Calif.-based division of Yum! Brands Inc. said the follow-up to the Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco flavors will be available nationwide on Aug. 22. The company said the Fiery DLT launch will be supported by television, in-store point-of-purchase materials and radio advertising, staring Aug. 25, as well as the digital and social media activity already underway.
To boost declining popularity and sales, Kraft is shifting directions by scrapping its adult targeted advertising and focusing more on families, Ad Age reports. Kraft will double its previous Jell-O marketing spending on a new campaign that will include TV, print and digital. The tagline of the new campaign is “Fun Things Up.”
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