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What: The winners of the 2018 Portada Awards were announced during an exclusive party at the end of #PortadaNY on September 25.
Why it matters: The winners of each of the five Portada Awards categories are a good representation of successful practices in the marketing and advertising industry.

 

After a full day of panels, speed-networking, delicious food and great views of the Manhattan skyline, Portada was thrilled to close the annual Portada New York marketing conference with an Award Ceremony last night, in which the five Portada Award Winners were announced. The principal of Portada’s non-for-profit partner BOSS NYC, Josh Solomon, kick-started the show. Also present were the sponsors of Portada New York: Adsmovil, AcuityAds, Cultura Colectiva, HCode, Latcom, Oath, Undertone, and VidaPrimo.

 

 

The Winners of the 2018 Portada Awards 

 

Grassroots Multicultural Fan Engagement by a Team, Property or League


NASCAR Latino, “NASCAR Latino Grassroots Influencer Program”

 

 

Best Multicultural Engagement Activation by a Brand with a Team or League

 

American Airlines, “Extending the Culture of Carnaval / When RIO Carnaval meets U.S. Basketball”

 

Best Soccer-Specific Activation in North America

 

Club de Cuervos / Netflix, “Chava en Rusia”

 

Top Brand Marketer Driven by Multicultural Insights


Jorge Inda Meza, Head of Marketing, West Region, Anheuser-Busch

 

Top Campaign Driven by Multicultural Insights


Gallegos United, “El Chavo/Toma leche”

 

 

The juries that chose the winners were composed by members of Portada’s Sports Marketing Board and Agency Star Committee, two units of the exclusive Council System, which is formed by seven units in total, and whose members will have four private meetings in 2019. To find out more about this and other opportunities Portada has to offer, contact sales coordinator Michelle Lopez at michelle@portada-online.com

Portada 2019 Events 

March 15, 2019: Portada Los Angeles -Brands-Sports Summit, Hotel Loews Santa Monica, Los Angeles
April 3, 2019: Data and Content Marketing Forum, New York City
April 12, 2019: Portada Miami:  Hotel EAST, Miami 
September 12, 2019: Portada New York, Yotel New York, New York City 
October 17, 2019: Portada Mexico, Casa Lamm, Mexico City

 

What: Portada talked to the two minds behind the new Got Milk? campaign: Steve James, Executive Director of the California Milk Processor Board, and John Gallegos, CEO of Gallegos United to find out more about the cultural attunement insights behind the effort.
Why it matters: The unprecedented growth of the US multicultural population is calling all marketers into action; by analyzing how experienced companies deal with the cultural attunement question, we can gain helpful insights as to the most effective ways to (not answer it) approach it.

First launched in 1993 by the California Milk Processor Board, the “got milk?” advertising campaigns have become one of the most referenced, beloved, and awarded campaigns in marketing history. A long list of celebrities (from Britney Spears and the Friends cast all the way to Kermit the Frog and the Simpsons) with milk mustaches and a memorable slogan have definitely earned the brand good health over the years, but both the landscape and the organization’s approach to milk have changed.

Until recently, their work followed a clear targeting strategy: appealing to the “general audience”, and to Hispanics in a more separate and specific way. And for almost two decades, the strategy worked like a charm: in 1996, 4 years ahead of the 2000 census which showed that Latinos comprised a staggering 32% of the population, the CMPB launched its first original campaign in Spanish, “Familia, amor y leche”.

In 2006 it was replaced by “Toma leche”, an effort to unify the agency’s English and Spanish work by using humor as a vehicle for touting milk’s multiple benefits. In 2011, successfully appealing to the segment’s more hopeful and aspirational traits, they came up with the character “The Master of the Glass Half-Full”, adopting “positivity” as a direct response to Coca-Cola’s appropriation of “happiness”.

But now, after 24 years and more than US $2 billion of marketing support, per capita consumption of milk is once again caught up in a sustained, albeit more complex decline. From 2012 to 2017, milk sales fell 3.5 percent, while dairy alternatives grew by 4 percentaccording to CNBC. And since the early 2010s revealed that milk may not be the key ingredient to building healthy bones and preventing osteoporosis as it was long believed to be, its place in the food pyramid has been threatened, too. As part of our long-going search for insights that help identify what attributes or qualities make a brand multiculturally appealing, we talked to CEO of Gallegos United John Gallegos and Executive Director of the CMPB Steve James about the new culturally-driven Got Milk? campaign.

1. Cultural attunement is elusive; when in doubt, go for the universal

In the face of challenges, the CMPB partnered up with the agency Gallegos United, an agency with experience in culturally attuned campaigns, such as the TurboTax Chupacabras ads. Then, CEO John Gallegos brought his experience to the table from the get-go, pertinently realizing that, “although Hispanics are a growth driver for the business, there’s always the danger of making the effort ‘overly Hispanic’ or to generalize the message where it doesn’t have as much impact with Hispanics”.

The strategy shifted […] to unifying the already vastly diverse Californian market with a universally relatable ad campaign.

The new goal was to avoid segmenting and alienating consumers by over-polarizing the message, so the strategy shifted from “diversifying” to unifying the already vastly diverse Californian market with a universally relatable ad campaign depicting children’s relationship with milk for an audience of cross-cultural Millennial parents, the largest and fastest-growing volume consumers in the Californian market. “We think these children and their busy, over-scheduled, over-committed lives are a universal phenomenon, not just Hispanic”, says Steve James, Executive Director of the CMPB. “Millennial parents can also relate to this, since they’re as heavily involved as the children”. Ironically, if you want specific demo groups to identify with it, make it as universal as you can.

2. The honest perspective of children helps bring it home

One of the things that make the ads so relatable is that kids are actually honest and enthusiastic spokespeople for the product: as Steve James pointed out, recent research from the dairy industry indicates that a vast majority of kids love drinking milk and would be happy to drink more, but that their parents are the ones limiting their portions and offering other options. So the campaign aims at both children identifying with the problematic and making parents realize that they might not need other options. Even the ad with the boy going “Ah, pica!” when trying some hot sauce, appeals to all Californians because “salsa” is universal for them; which talks about how cultural attunement is a two-way phenomenon.

The segment gets both inclusion and greater exposure levels than the “general audience”, a term whose lines keep blurring more and more.

And in the era of vast options, the toughest challenge for marketers is managing an immensely broad media landscape while creating the now essential emotional connection with consumers. Steve James explains: “We’re speaking to consumers where they are, whether it’s on television, digital, social media, streaming, point of sale… We’re trying to find consumers at any possible touch point we can”. And that might just be the only differentiating factor between the two recently unified segments, since Hispanics over-index on portable devices, digital devices, and digital consumption. As a result, the segment gets both inclusion and greater exposure levels than the “general audience”, a term whose lines keep blurring more and more.

3. Television still stands out among more modern media

However deep into the age of the portable device, good ol’ television is —surprisingly enough— still the key player to start the conversation. “If you’re not on television, you sort of don’t exist,” asserts James, “people expect you to be on TV, so we’re spending a lot of our media dollars on TV […] and point of sale this year, where we’re increasing our spend in retail so that we can connect the dots”. But the days in which campaigns could rely mostly on television are over and done with, which represents a huge challenge for traditional players who started campaigning more than two decades ago. “We used to be able to produce a commercial or two and run them on three networks and call it a day, and that was all you had to do. Now, we’re trying to reach people through their streaming devices and their cellphones and their iPads and social media”, says James. “We’re doing all we can to adapt to that new environment”.

But how are Gallegos and his team planning to actually connect with their audience beyond ad placement on multiple devices? One of the most notable trait of Millennials is their constant and active search for answers, unlike previous generations that just accepted the wisdom of their parents or society. So one of the most important activations of the campaign will be based on joining the conversation and give new parents “something they can count on”, as one the campaign’s taglines declares.

“If a millennial parent has a question like ‘should I be serving more milk?’, or ‘is milk so good for my kid?’ we want to be in the conversation,” states Gallegos. “We want to be talking to influencers, whether it has to do with food, health, or nutritional benefits. And many of those conversations are happening online and in the social media. We’re hoping to meet that challenge by providing a lot of good, solid, factual nutrition information to those people who are searching for it”.

A cool-looking kid welcomes Facebook users to the “got milk?” with the line “I don’t trust men who don’t drink milk”

4. A campaign’s success depends on “when” as much as on “how”

For example, they tapped the cereal and granola consumers by branding such products with a reminder in 2015

In marketing, it’s not all about the how, but also about the when. Timing is crucial for an ad campaign to reach its audience in the correct context and mindset. According to Jennifer Mull, Chief Marketing Officer at the Gallegos United collective, following the campaign launch in July the agency is creating a ‘crescendo’ during the Back-to-School timeframe, “Building on media every week with the addition of social, digital content, radio, and point of sale. [It’s] the season when families get back into their routines for the school year, so it was important to remind them how they can count on milk to power through their daily lives at any and all times,” asserts Mull. “[We’re] also planning a big consumer activation that will bring to life how kid’s lives are tough and milk is always there to get them through it, the details of which are still in development”.

The ‘You Can Always Count on Milk’ campaign is a multi-billion effort meant to touch all of California’s consumers and advertising will be unified across all segments with English and in-language communications in Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Tagalog. We’ll wait to see how it turns out.

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.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

  • Adidas

Mediacom, part of WPP and GroupM agency, has won the Adidas US$300 million media account. The appointment puts an end to agency Carat’s nearly 20-year relationship with the brand. Carat had handled media planning and buying for Adidas in the U.S. and U.K. for 19 years. This is a huge win for MediaCom and its holding company WPP.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Constellation Brands

Corona Premier and Corona Familiar – the first major Corona innovations in over 25 years – are already exceeding sales expectations, according to Constellation Brands. The beer marketer is also experimenting with premium refresher Corona Refresca in test markets. Corona Premier and Corona Familiar were launched last March in Constellation Brands´ major Hispanic markets. Corona Refresca, which comes in guava lime and passionfruit lime flavors, is marketed as a “premium spiked refresher” targeting women from 25 through 29 years old. The Svedka seltzer borrows the name of Svedka vodka, which is owned by Constellation. Corona Refresca was recently introduced in a handful of local markets, before deciding to go national, supported by English and Spanish language tv campaigns. Constellation took a similar approach with its new low-calorie Corona Premier brand, which was sold in regional markets before going national this year. The Corona Portfolio is brewed in Mexico by Constellation Brands and imported to the US by the company.

 

 

  • Albertsons

Publix Supermarkets Inc. has entered into an agreement with Idaho based Albertsons to buy three Safeway stores in Florida. Financial terms of the agreement were undisclosed, Abasto has reported. The three locations will continue operating under the Safeway banner until early September and will have grand opening dates with the Publix banners within the fourth quarter of this year.In 2008, Albertsons sold off most of its Florida stores, including 49 stores in a single deal to Publix, but held on to three locations in Altamonte Springs, Largo and Oakland Park. Now, with this deal, Albertsons will have no retail presence in Florida.Publix is Florida’s largest supermarket chain and currently has 1,187 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

 

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.

 

  • California Milk Processor Board (CMPB)

Gallegos United has released its first work for the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) after winning the account from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Mediapost has reported. The new campaign, called “You Can Always Count on Milk,” shows a lack of demographic checkpoints as the brand wants to reflect that today’s market doesn’t need demographic silos in order to be “culturally attune.” The first phase of the new campaign includes TV, with spots both in English and Spanish, as well as a newly redesigned gotmilk.com. The campaign will run across online video, social media, retail point-of-sale, mobile push notifications, and, for the first time, search engine buys to link up with parents seeking questions like “how much milk can I serve my child?” or “is milk healthy for me? “The iconic Got Milk? tagline will continue to be placed at the end of the ads due to its “strong brand equity.”

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.

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.

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.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

  • Shell

Energy giant Shell has launched a global review of its creative and media business, after working with WPP-owned agencies JWT and MediaCom for decades. Incumbent MediaCom built ‘Team Media for Shell’ designed to handle planning and buying for the firm’s global retail business as well as its corporate and recruitment advertising when it won the global account. Shell is estimated to spend around US$200m on marketing each year.

 

 

 

 

 

  • TurboTax

TurboTax®, the nation’s leading online tax preparation service from Intuit Inc., announced the launch of its new integrated Latino marketing campaign aimed at giving Latinos the confidence that with TurboTax their taxes are done right with a guaranteed maximum refund.   The integrated program includes TV, radio and digital advertising, community events and social media activations, in both English and Spanish, to ensure relevancy among acculturated and unacculturated consumers. The Hispanic marketing campaign kicked off with “No hay por que tener miedo” (There’s Nothing to Be Afraid Of) advertising theme.  The TV spot creative was concepted by Multicultural agency GALLEGOS United in collaboration with TurboTax’s AOR Wieden+ Kennedy. The Spanish language spot is running on Univision, Telemundo and Azteca America among others and will air through the end of tax season.Through key media integrations on the leading networks and Spanish-language programming including Univision’s “Despierta América” and Telemundo’s “Don Francisco Te Invita”, the brand will be providing insight into the benefits of filing taxes with TurboTax. These are being executed in partnership with GALLEGOS United and Hispanic public relations agency, Havas FORMULATIN.

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  • Netflix

Netflix has announced its quarterly results, and they plan to increase their ad spend from US $1.3 billion to $2 billion in 2018. Netflix is a major global advertiser, particularly in the digital category. The ad spend is producing a positive ROI: “We’re taking marketing spend up a little faster than revenue for this year (from about US $1.3 billion to approximately US $2 billion) because our testing results indicate this is wise, ” Netflix Q4 earnings release says.

 

 

 

  • Domino’s

Domino’s has appointed The Community as its U.S. Hispanic agency of record, following a review.The Community will be tasked with creating campaigns encompassing traditional, social, digital, and mobile advertising for the U.S. Hispanic market. Its first work is expected to launch in mid-2018.

 

 

 

NEW PORTADA RESEARCH REPORT: “Content Marketing Initiatives targeting Hispanic and Multicultural Audiences”. The report is filled with intelligence for brand marketing executives targeting multicultural consumers – the majority of consumers in many major U.S. markets –  as well as for media and marketing tech vendors. This report provides a description of 20 content marketing initiatives. Each program’s main elements are described (Brands involved, Target Audience, Owned Properties, Paid Media Program, Key Influencers) are summarized and the agencies and brand decision-makers behind them are listed. Described companies include: Avocados from Mexico, Barilla, Best Western, Ford, General Mills, Hershey’s, Kellogg, Kimberly Clark, Kraft, Makita, Miller Coors, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, State Farm, Sprint, Unilever, Verizon, Vilore and Wonderful Pistachios. Buy the report here  Upgrade to “Research Plus Membership” for only US$ 999 and access this report and 9 more!

  • Modell’s

Dennis Holt’s independent media agency USIM has been named print and broadcast media agency of apparel retailer Modell’s Sporting Goods, Mediapost has reported. USIM was selected following a formal review.Omnicom’s Zimmerman Advertising was the incumbent.USIM will be in charge of providing insights, strategy, planning and execution, and the business will be managed out of USIM’s New York City office.

 

 

 

 

  • Bacardi – Patrón Tequila

Family-owned Bacardi Limited, one of the largest privately held spirits company in the world, announced it is expanding its portfolio of premium spirits with a definitive agreement to acquire 100% ownership of Patrón Spirits International AG and its PATRÓN® brand, the world’s top-selling ultra-premium tequila. According to the most recent IWSR data, this transaction will make Bacardi the number one spirits player in the super-premium segment in the U.S. and the second largest spirits company in market share by value in the critically important United States market.The Patrón leadership team, including Chief Executive Officer Edward Brown, Chief Operating Officer David R. Wilson, and Chief Marketing Officer Lee Applbaum, will continue in their roles.

 

  • San Antonio International Airport

Fort Worth-based PAVLOV Advertising has been named agency of record for San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and the San Antonio Airport System (SAAS), according to a news release. The US$4 million contract covers an initial three-year term, with the option to extend for two additional one-year periods.The provided services include: advertising creative, graphic design, traditional and digital media planning and placement, public relations and interactive to promote SAT’s service offerings from new routes and in-airport concessions to the SAT “Meet Me” loyalty program and parking.

 

  • HSBC

HSBC, the British banking and financial services company, has launched a review of its global media account.The incumbent on the account is GroupM’s Mindshare. ID Comms, the U.K.-based media consulting company, will be running the pitch. It is thought the bank spends about US$400m a year on media but the bank does not disclose its spend.

 

 

 

 

  • P&G

Procter & Gamble Co., one of the world’s biggest ad spender, Procter & Gamble Co., It’s  moving more media planning and buying in-house, according to Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller.P&G has already cut agency and production costs by US$750 million annually in recent years, and looks to cut another US$400 million in the future.The firm will automate more media planning, production and distribution, bringing more of it in-house and more likely affecting its’ North American media shops: Omnicom’s Hearts & Science and Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat.

 

 

 

  • Tecate

Tecate, the Mexican growth engine inside the Heineken USA portfolio, announced an evolution to their award winning “Born Bold” campaign introduced in 2015 called “We Are Bold.” The new campaign is built around four friends’ brotherly bond while emphasizing the camaraderie, rivalries and unspoken, yet understood inside jokes during their regular barbecues (BBQ). The “We Are Bold” campaign is rooted in consumer insights for the beer brand’s core demographic, the bicultural Hispanic male, and the role that the BBQ grilling occasion or Carne Asada, as literally translated by this group, plays culturally as a social forum to grow closer to their friends and as a key consumption occasion.The campaign will launch on national Hispanic and English television with two 30-second spots created by Tecate with Nómades including “CHILL” and “GYM” with a third, “COMPETITION,” debuting closer to May.Tecate will increase their investment in paid media by five-fold in 2018 with the campaign running for 52 weeks, up from 17 in 2017, across online video, broadcast, digital, social, PR and out-of-home. Billboards will start appearing in select Sun Belt states (AZ, CA, NM, NV and TX) in the coming weeks and expanding to 30 key markets including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando and others by early Spring.

 

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.

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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  • Johnny Rockets

PR agency ROX United has been named public relations agency of record (AOR) for California global restaurant chain  Johnny Rockets. ROX United will provide strategic public relations and communications services to help the restaurant chain reach consumers nationally by increasing awareness of the overall brand. ROX United will also help Johnny Rockets positioning around their tagline “Stay Original.”ROX United is part of UNITED COLLECTIVE, a culturally attuned communications group consisting of five specialty agencies. In addition to ROX United, UNITED COLLECTIVE includes creative agency GALLEGOS United, business planning consultancy POLY United, content creation and post production offering LUNA United, as well as digital agency CANVAS United. UNITED COLLECTIVE was formed to help brands capitalize on today’s evolving consumer landscape. ROX United’s current client roster includes: Nike, Domino’s and the California Milk Processor’s Board (got milk?), among others.

 

  • Pinterest

Design App Pinterest has hired independent agency Giant Spoon as its media agency of record, in what is considered “its first move into U.S. paid marketing.” Pinterest will not be a huge media spender, and in fact the company dedicated less than US$200,000 to measured media in the U.S. in 2016 according to Kantar Media, but it has more than 175 million active users.

 

NEW PORTADA RESEARCH REPORT: “Content Marketing Initiatives targeting Hispanic and Multicultural Audiences”. The report is filled with intelligence for brand marketing executives targeting multicultural consumers – the majority of consumers in many major U.S. markets –  as well as for media and marketing tech vendors. This report provides a description of 20 content marketing initiatives. Each program’s main elements are described (Brands involved, Target Audience, Owned Properties, Paid Media Program, Key Influencers) are summarized and the agencies and brand decision makers behind them are listed. Described companies include: Avocados from Mexico, Barilla, Best Western, Ford, General Mills, Hershey’s, Kellogg, Kimberly Clark, Kraft, Makita, Miller Coors, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, State Farm, Sprint, Unilever, Verizon, Vilore and Wonderful Pistachios. Buy the report here  Upgrade to “Research Plus Membership” for only US$ 999 and access this report and 9 more!

  • Treasury Wine Estates

Independent cross-cultural agency BARÚ has been selected to handle Treasury Wine Estates’ media business in the U.S., AgencySpy reports.

 

 

 

 

  • Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis International (PEI) has appointed Media Storm as its media AOR to handle all media planning, buying and analytics for the fashion company’s portfolio of brands including Perry Ellis, Original Penguin by Munsingwear, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Rafaella, Cubavera, Ben Hogan, Jantzen,  Callaway, PGA TOUR and Jack Nicklaus.PEI spent US$5.88 million on advertising in the U.S. in 2016, down from US$6.65 million in 2015, according to Kantar Media.The incumbent agency was PGR Media.

 

  •  CONCACAF

Digital marketing agency The Story Room announced that it will handle brand strategy and digital marketing services for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the continental championship that will be played throughout July in 14 venues across the United States. The Story Room will be responsible for planning and implementing an integrated digital marketing strategy as well as developing the content program for the Gold Cup, targeting both English and Spanish-speaking soccer fans in the region of the Federation which is made up of 41 countries in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. In addition, the agency will generate a comprehensive digital audience research study on soccer fans across the CONCACAF region.The account will be run out of The Story Room’s Miami office, with additional support coming from the agency’s outposts in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Montevideo.

  • The California Milk Processor Board

The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) has unveiled its’ latest campaign that integrates creative storytelling with advertising, digital, social, public relations, retail activation, and even virtual reality to encourage Hispanic consumers to rethink how they consume milk.The Atrévete “Mega Dares” campaign, from GALLEGOS United, seeks to create new nontraditional occasions for consumers to drink milk by daring them to try unexpected food and milk pairings with an additional twist – such as a wind turbine. Digital assets include teaser, :15, :30 and :60 second Mega Dares vignettes that will appear on websites popular with the Hispanic female target, such as Hoy, Telenoticias and Huffington Post ES among others. Additional behind the scenes footage will live on the tomalache.com website.GALLEGOS United created a series of consumer activations to take place at select retail locations throughout the state of California. The “Mega Dares” campaign will also include in-store POS, social media initiative and a public relations influencer campaign led by ROX United. The campaign begins on May 15 and will run through June 30.

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