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

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  • Verizon

Verizon premieres two Spanish language commercials for the first time ever. Two Spanish language ads without subtitles will run during Sunday night’s Academy Awards – a first ever for the broadcast. The spots are part of the launch of a new creative approach from Verizon that highlights real customers and their stories about why they chose Verizon. The stories are as diverse as Verizon’s customers and reflect on how Verizon’s technology enables people businesses and society to innovate and make positive change.   The Spanish ad spots feature Hispanic-American customers who stay connected to their families – during life moments both big and small – through Verizon’s network. This will mark the first time Verizon will air a Spanish language ad spot in prime-time television. These are two of the six spots Verizon will air Sunday night to launch the new creative:Susana and Randy – Randy is an emergency first responder and although he is away from home a lot, he stays connected with his wife and four kids and never misses a “buenas noches” video call.Maria – With family members all over the country – and in Mexico – it is important for Maria to be able to connect with them to share important moments in life from dance competitions to new haircuts.

 

 

  • NBCUniversal Entertainment

NBCUniversal Entertainment, the Entertainment division of NBCUniversal, has placed its media business in review. Incumbent GroupM´s Essence, which won the account in 2017, will defend. WPP’s Maxus had been NBC’s media agency of record since winning a 2011 review that followed Comcast’s acquisition of the cable giant and a subsequent 2014 pitch for the digital portion of the business.

 

 

  • Buchanan’s

Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky is proud to announce the release of BUCHANAN’S DeLuxe Blended Scotch Whisky x J Balvin Limited Edition Design. The custom design of the award-winning 12-year-old blend was created by global Latin music artist J Balvin, who has partnered with the brand for its Es Nuestro Momento campaign since 2016. The exclusive release marks the brand’s first-ever product collaboration and represents its commitment to celebrating the greatness of the Latin community.Through the J Balvin limited edition design, the brand toasts the impact of Latin culture on art, music, fashion and beyond, and all those leaving their mark on the world.During the multi-year partnership, the brand and J Balvin have worked to bring the Es Nuestro Momento spirit to life. Together, they have celebrated rising music talent, giving producers and creators a chance to feature J Balvin on a track. BUCHANAN’s Blended Scotch Whisky has also sponsored Balvin’s last two U.S. tours, encouraging fans of legal drinking age to “leave their mark” at the brand’s Casa Buchanan’s tour experience. Most recently, they have spotlighted artistic talent with a national pack design contest.

 

  • Keurig Dr Pepper

Keurig Dr Pepper, a leading producer and distributer of hot and cold beverages to satisfy every consumer need, has appointed Initiative as media agency of record for the U.S. and Canada, according to Adweek. Spark Foundry was incumbent on the business.

 

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  • Café La Llave

Gaviña & Sons,Inc. makers of the popular Latin-style espresso Café La Llave, and a wide variety of other family-crafted coffees, announced the launch of Café La Llave espresso capsules, compatible with Nespresso® OriginalLine machines. The new line comes in 10-count packs (SRP $5.99) and is available on Amazon.com, with plans to roll out across South Florida supermarkets later this year.Café La Llave has an authentic coffee legacy, which dates back almost 150 years to the Gaviña family’s humble beginnings in the rich coffee-bearing soil of Cuba. Today, it is one of the few Hispanic-owned coffee brands in the U.S., and is still made by the same family who created it 47 years ago.As part of Café La Llave’s espresso capsule launch, the company has enlisted celebrity chef Ana Quincoces to serve as brand ambassador during its first-ever appearance at the star-studded South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF), which draws foodies from all over the country and takes place in Miami from February 20-24. F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. will be rolling out a variety of other Nespresso® Compatible capsule coffees this year, including several varieties for their Don Francisco’s Coffee flagship brand. All F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. coffees are blended, roasted and packed in the U.S., right from the company’s state-of-the art facility in Vernon, California. The company also has distribution centers in Florida.

 

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  • GM Chevrolet

General Motors has recently moved the local portion of its Chevrolet media business from Dentsu’s Carat to Publicis-owned Martin Retail Group, Adweek has reported. Martin Retail Group will handle media planning and buying duties for the brand’s regional dealers across the United States. Carat will remain global media agency of record for all GM brands.

 

 

  • Nintendo

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has tapped Interpublic’s Initiative to handle its’ U.S. media business following a competitive review, AdAge first reported the news. Publicis Media’s Blue 449 was incumbent. Nintendo spent US$84 million on paid media in the U.S. in 2017 and just under US$36 million during the first nine months of 2018, according to Kantar Media.

 

 

 

 

  • Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer unveiled the newest iteration of its brand campaign, “Our Soccer,” highlighting the intersection of sports, culture and entertainment. The campaign features an anthem that expresses the unique experience of being an MLS fan and the growth of the soccer movement in North America. The most diverse sports league in the world, MLS places the spotlight on its star-studded, multi-cultural fan base by featuring multi-platinum Latin superstar Prince Royce.The campaign was produced by Cornerstone and The FADER, MLS’ creative agency of record. Spots were directed by acclaimed filmmaker Clayton Vomero.The spot was produced in English, Spanish, and Spanglish (a fusion of English and Spanish), French-Canadian (for MLS’ fans in Quebec) all reflective of MLS’ rich, multicultural fan base. The campaign will run on MLS partner networks including ESPN, FOX Sports, Univision, TSN and TVA Sports, and across international broadcast partner platforms, as well as the league’s own digital channels.

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  • Los Altos Ranch Market

Phoenix leading Hispanic grocer Los Altos Ranch Market is planning to enter the Tucson market. Los Altos Ranch Market will occupy the former Fry’s store in the Placita del Rio shopping center, on the northeast corner of Irvington Road and Interstate 19.

 

 

 

  • Pancheros Mexican Grill

Pancheros Mexican Grill, a chain of fast casual Tex Mex restaurants in the United States serving Mexican-style cuisine, has appointed Boulder-Colorado-based Supply as its media agency-of-record following a review. Pancheros previously worked with J.W. Morton. The chain was founded in 1992 by Rodney Anderson when he opened two units: one in Iowa City, Iowa (near the University of Iowa campus), and one in East Lansing, Michigan (near the Michigan State University campus). There are currently 71 units throughout the country.

 

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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  • Samsung

Samsung has appointed Leo Burnett as global creative AOR for the brand’s visual-display division (TVs), following a competitive pitch. Led by the agency’s Chicago office, the 75 market remit will include global brand positioning, integrated communications strategy and creative. Starcom will provide media planning and buying expertise, given its role as Samsung’s global media AOR.Samsung spent US$27 million on measured media for its TV division last year in the U.S., according to Kantar Media.

 

 

 

 

  • CMPC Tissue

Media agency Initiative will be in charge of CMPC Tissue‘s media strategy and planning in Latin America. The agency will be responsible for media planning, buying and strategy for CMPC Tissue’s brands La Papelera de Plata, Productos Tissue del Perú, Industria Papelera Uruguaya, Melhoramentos CMPC, Absormex CMPC Tissue, Drypers Andina and Productos Tissue del Ecuador, in markets such as Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador. The account was handled by various agencies in the different countries where CMPC Tissue has presence. The regional hub will be based in Chile and will work jointly with each of the local teams.

 

 

 

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car

As part of its ongoing expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the world’s largest car rental company has opened four new Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations at the Dominican Republic’s largest airports: Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo;Cibao International Airport (STI) in Santiago de los Cabelleros; and Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) in Puerto Plata. Enterprise Holdings Inc. owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, as well as National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car. The National brand has been operating in the Dominican Republic since 1974.The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand expanded into Latin America in 2015, and announced the opening of 22 new locations throughout Belize, Honduras, Mexico, Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Uruguay in 2016.Today, the Enterprise, National and Alamo brands operate in more than 90 countries, including 31 in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

 

 

  • MoneyGram

MoneyGram and Grupo Elektra, have extended their agreement to provide money transfer services inside nearly 2,000 Elektra locations in Mexico through 2021. The partnership strengthens MoneyGram’s position in the dynamically growing market – with over US$30 billion inflows in 2017, the U.S. to Mexico is the largest remittance corridor in the world.Grupo Elektra is Latin America’s leading specialty retailer and financial services company and the largest non-bank provider of cash advance services in the United States. Since 2012, MoneyGram and Grupo Elektra have worked together to make sending and receiving money around the world easy and convenient for consumers in Mexico.

 

 

 

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  • Avianca Airlines

Avianca Airlines inaugurated a trio of Latin American flights from Orlando International Airport.Since 2011, the airline has provided a daily flight from Orlando to Bogota, Colombia.The three new flights are: daily to Lima, Peru; four times a week to San Salvador, El Salvador; and three times a week to Guatemala City, Guatemala.Orlando International Airport’s international business has grown from 3.3 million passengers annually in 2011 to 6.2 million currently.Airline officials expect the bulk of tickets for the Guatemala and El Salvador flights to be sold in those countries, while the Peru flight will bring a more even mix of tickets sold in the U.S. and Colombia.The airline was founded in Colombia in the early 1900s but is now based at three hubs: Bogota, San Salvador and Lima.

 

 

 

  • Johnson’s Baby

Johnson & Johnson recently re-staged an entire line of products on a global basis for its´JOHNSON’S® Baby brand. For nearly 125 years, Johnson’s Baby—shampoos, washes, lotions—grew to become one of the most popular baby brand in the world, with sales in more than 140 countries. To reach this size and scope, the brand developed regionally, leading to 470 products, 293 formulas, and 102 different types of bottles and closures.The restructuring of the brand included streamlining operations, simplifying the supply chain, paring back ingredient lists, and creating updated and globalized formulations based on cutting-edge science as well as parental preferences.The new packaging began reaching store shelves in North America in July. India and China are next, followed by Europe and then Latin America.

 

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Jacqueline Bracamontes, an important figure of Latin American television, has signed a multi-project long-term deal with Telemundo to include hosting and her return to acting. She will host the new primetime sports and entertainment show “Viva el Mundial y Más”, and will be joined by Karim Mendiburu of “Titulares y Más.”

 

 

 

 

Veteran programming executive Suzanne Scott was named CEO of Fox News. She has been with Fox News since its launch in 1996, and now she will be the first female chief executive the unit has ever had.

 

 

 

 

 

Campbell Soup chief executive officer Denise Morrison is retiring from her role, which she’s held since 2011. Her retirement is effective immediately. Keith McLoughlin, a member of the company’s board since 2016, has been named interim chief executive.

 

 

 

 

AdMarketplace, the search advertising technology company, appointed Ariff Quli as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Quli brings extensive industry experience to adMarketplace’s sales and marketing teams and a proven track record of driving growth.

 

 

 

 

Kris Magel is leaving IPG Mediabrands’ Initiative for a role at Dentsu Aegis Network. Magel was shifted into the role of East Coast president over a year ago to handle accounts such as Merck, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Arby’s and Papa John’s.

 

 

 

 

Arc Worldwide has named Elizabeth Harris chief strategy officer, North America. In her role, she will join the executive leadership team, reporting to Soche Picard, chief executive officer, Arc Worldwide North America.

 

 

 

 

Lisa De Bonis, one of the founding partners of Work Club, which was acquired by Havas in 2014, has left to take a managing director role at Accenture. She will focus on strategic accounts and on scaling Accenture Interactive’s creative futures offer.

 

 

 

 

Manny Ruiz, who founded Hispanicize Media Group, is stepping down to start a new business venture. “I am encouraged that the original Hispanicize partners will remain to scale the company in collaboration with our CEO Joe Uva, a very capable management team and a dedicated board of directors,” says Ruiz. “Although I will not be day to day at HMG, I am not fully leaving the company.”

 

 

 

Huge has announced seven new executive roles in the wake of co-founder Aaron Shapiro’s departure earlier this year. He stepped aside in March and appointed Michael Koziol as CEO. The new additions are (L to R): Gela Fridman, president, technology; Derek Fridman, chief design officer; Michael Horn, chief data officer; Holly Mason, president, Brooklyn; Jason Musante, chief creative officer; Alexandra Lutz, chief strategy officer; and Thomas Prommer, president, platform strategy.

What: IPG Mediabrands’ Initiative has been awarded  The LEGO Group global media duties following a pitch process.
Why it matters: Publicis Groupe’s Starcom was the U.S. incumbent since 2004.

IPG Mediabrands’ Initiative has been awarded  The LEGO Group global media duties following a pitch process.

Publicis Groupe’s Starcom was the U.S. incumbent since 2004.

“We are excited about working with the Initiative team to connect with parents and kids in new, innovative ways. After an extensive global review, we believe that Initiative’s digital-first approach, international reach and strong local insights will support our long-term ambition to bring LEGO play to more children around the world,” said Julia Goldin, chief marketing officer of The LEGO Group.

“The LEGO brand and iconic products have a special place in the lives of children and parents, and we’re honored they’ve entrusted us with such a big responsibility. We’re thrilled to be part of their team,” said Mat Baxter, global CEO of Initiative.

The toy marketer spent around US$85 million in the U.S. (its biggest market) on ads last year, according to Kantar Media.

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  • Carlsberg Group

Danish brewery group Carlsberg Group has tapped IPG Mediabrands media shop Initiative to handle its global media planning and buying following a competitive pitch.The brands previously worked with Omnicom-owned OMD. The appointment will be effective January 2018. The account is believed to be more than US$100 million globally.

 

 

 

  • got milk?

The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creators of the iconic got milk? campaign and its Spanish-language counterpart Toma Leche, has teamed up with Grupo Chespirito to host the 1-year anniversary of “El Chavo del Ocho Day” in Los Angeles on Sept. 8. In honor of “El Chavo del Ocho Day,” Toma Leche is celebrating the Latin American tradition of “La Merienda” by hosting free snack + milk pairings at various events throughout the month in each market.The most-watched show on Mexican television, El Chavo was known as a courageous kid in and out of trouble, who entertained generations of fans across Latin America.  Millions of viewers who have embraced the character for his wholesome, pure authenticity and innocence still watch the animated version and reruns in Latin America and on Spanish-language networks in the United States.Toma Leche will host a family-oriented event at Vallarta Supermarket, located at 3425 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, on Sept. 8, from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Planned festivities include La Merienda milk + snack pairings, interactive games, and a large-scale coloring wall of El Chavo for attendees to draw on.

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  • Tajín International Corporation

Claudia Sandoval, who won “MasterChef” in 2015, has announced a partnership with Tajín seasoning company. Sandoval will serve as the official chef and recipe creator in the U.S for Tajín International Corporation. As part of the partnership, Chef Claudia will create a series of recipes featuring the leading seasoning brand as one of the principal ingredients. Sandoval will also represent the brand as an ambassador at various food events this year.Last year, she represented Tajín on several media appearances and served as a judge for Tajín’s first ever Culinary Challenge in Houston, Texas.New York based d expósito & Partners is Tajín Hispanic AOR.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Honda

Fit for Fun: New Marketing Campaign Highlights High Tech and Sporty Character of 2018 Honda Fit

The redesigned 2018 Honda Fit is here and to amplify the Fit’s enhanced fun factor, Honda is debuting a new integrated marketing campaign, titled “Fit for Fun,” focusing on the ‘fun’ attributes of the vehicle. The “Fit for Fun” campaign is the brand’s most robust multicultural, mobile and social-driven campaign to-date. The campaign leads off with a 30-second general market TV spot, “Fun Surprises,”. To extend the Fit campaign to multicultural audiences, Honda is launching a :30 Hispanic TV spot, “Secret Life of Fits”  and a series of “Fituation” spots geared toward reaching African American millennial car buyers .In a new :30 Hispanic spot, “Secret Life of Fits,” Honda shows how the 2018 Fit is a vehicle built for fun. The spot targets a diverse group known for their appetite for adventure and excitement. In addition, coming in late September, in partnership with Latino digital network, mitú, Honda will debut a new online series merging comedy with traffic, and will feature comedians including Lejuan JamesFrankie QuinonesJenny Lorenzo and Jesus TrejoIn the new “Fituation” series of TV spots, co-written and directed by Chris Spencer, Honda is looking to appeal to an African American millennial audience.The “Fituation” series will extend reach within networks and programs including BET, TV One, NFL, and NCAAF. Likewise, the Hispanic “Secret Life of Fits” TV spot will air in Hispanic Primetime, Cable, and Sports programming. To reach Millennial viewers who are cord-cutters or cord-nevers, the campaign leverages premium online platforms and devices, including Hulu, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.

https://youtu.be/lrgFiddd7z4

 

 

  • Wendy’s 

Wendy’s has teamed up with BRAVO Miami to launch an integrated campaign to promote the new Wendy’s Giant Junior Bacon Cheeseburger US$5 deal that celebrates young Latino “Giant Juniors,” Hispanic Ad reports. The campaign, which revolves around 3 characters who embody the Hispanic “Giant Junior” young adults doing great things but still living with their parents, will air on TV, online video and in Social Media.The piece was directed by Pablo Fusco of Black Van Films and edited by Alex Dondero of Vaporpost.

https://youtu.be/WzmmVjWmJM0

  • Cellular Sales

Knoxville, TN-based Cellular Sales, one of the largest Verizon Wireless retailers in the U.S., has appointed EP+Co AOR following an informal review, Mediapost has reported.As the 600-store retailer currently operates with an in-house marketing team,  duties will be split on a project-by-project basis..EP+Co’s scope will include brand, strategy, content, digital media (buying and creative) as well as customer relationship management. EP+Co will also oversee local targeting efforts when needed.

 

 

 

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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.

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 ::: Alcatel OneTouch/Initiative ::: Hill+Knowlton / Ideal ::: Headway Digital / Peru ::: Krispy Kreme/ Peru ::: “Perdón”/ Schneider/ Argentina :::

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  • Alcatel OneTouch/Initiative

4uMh6TYK_biggerLeading mobile and Internet provider, Alcatel OneTouch,has selected agency Initiative to expand  its pan-regional client roster in Latin America.The regional Mediabrands team in Miami, led by Yamilet Bermudez, will work hand in hand with Alcatel’s marketing team in developing strategies and planning in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America and the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Initiative will handle all analysis of traditional media planning and strategy, negotiation and media buying, programmatic, and digital services.Alcatel OneTouch designs, develops and markets a growing range of mobile and Internet products. At the beginning of 2015, the company was named number one in sales of smartphones in Latin America and the Caribbean, holding the record in the first three quarters of 2014, according to IDC figures.

 

  • Krispy Kreme/ Peru

descarga (3)Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. has announced its signature sweet treats will soon be available in Peru through a development agreement it has signed with Agape Coral, SAC, to open 24 Krispy Kreme® shops throughout the country over the next five years.The principal owner of Agape Coral is Fontana Holdings Business, Ltd., in which Manuel Corripio Alonso owns a majority interest.Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is a global retailer of sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. The Company has more than 1,000 retail shops in 24 countries.

  •  “Perdón”/ Schneider/ Argentina

foto-cerveza-798x350With the overall creative direction of Javier Mentasti and Maximiliano Maddalena , produced by Landia and directed by Luciano Podcaminsky, Ogilvy & Mather presents its new campaign “Perdón” (“Sorry”) for the beer brand Schneider. “Perdón” (“Sorry”) is the first commercial for women’s category. Ogilvy & Mather Argentina new spot for Schneider is based on the concept that quality and taste of Schneider could be summarized in one big secret: the ripening time.

 

 

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 ::: JetBlue Airways Corp./ latam ::: Bridgestone – Firestone – Innocence ::: Themis Lostaló laboratory – Initiative ::: Volvo Bus Latin America – Ericsson  ::: BREWED IN BRAZIL ::: 21st Century Fox ::: DHL :::

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  • JetBlue Airways Corp./ latam

_u6w7zXG_reasonably_smallContinuing with its Latin American expansion, low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways Corp. has decided to start daily flight service from two important cities in Florida – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) – to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport.JetBlue will run flights beginning Oct 1, 2015 from these two cities at promotional fares starting at US$99 for a one-way trip to Mexico City.The company has decided to serve Airbus A320 in both routes. Flyers will enjoy more leg space, free unlimited snacks and soft drinks. Moreover, passengers travelling to Latin America and the Caribbean will be offered free first-run Hollywood movies while on board.The inclusion of Mexico City marks the carrier’s second destination in this country and 35th in the Latin American and Caribbean region.A few days back, JetBlue announced its plans to launch flights connecting Quito, the capital of Ecuador, with Fort Lauderdale. This service is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2016, subject to government approval. Boston-based Mullen is JetBlue’s Advertising and Media Agency.

  •   Themis Lostaló / ARGENTINA

descarga (6)Themis Lostaló laboratory has chosen Initiative  to plan its media strategies in the Argentinean market.

 

 

  • Volvo Bus Latin America

tXtRir-L_400x400Volvo Bus Latin America and Ericsson have signed a partnership agreement for localization and customization of Volvo’s ITS4Mobility intelligent transport system in order to address the needs of the Latin American market. The real-time traffic management and passenger information system increases the efficiency of urban transportation systems, thereby contributing to enhanced mobility.Ericsson will be responsible for development, implementation, support and maintenance of the traffic management and passenger information system – which will be offered commercially by both companies in Latin America. The solution will be developed by Ericsson in the city of Indaiatuba, Brazil.The customization of the system will, in addition to addressing the needs of cities in Latin America.Benefits include improved mobility, increased operational productivity and passenger satisfaction.Bus operators will be able to track their fleet in real time – gaining access to information about travel time, punctuality, and number of buses on each route. This information will enable the bus operators to distribute their vehicles in an optimal manner to address changing passenger flows.Passengers will also have access to real-time information about bus arrival times. This information will be available via the internet, smart phone applications, text messaging or call centers. Information of this nature will allow passengers to better plan their trips so as to avoid delays and long waiting times.

  • BREWED IN BRAZIL

qqBrewed in Brazil’s exclusive coffees  has begun a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise US$6,000 so that your original love of good coffee can be restored. The crowdfunding money will be used to make the process seamless, with satisfaction guaranteed. A lot of work and planning has gone into this campaign because Pryjma and his staff are coffee lovers too.Via the crowdfunding, Brewed in Brazil will secure production deals for the first three shipments in order to guarantee the availability of the coffee. High-quality coffee bags for the shipment will be purchased. These special bags will make sure that the coffee does not oxidate and no extra air gets in. Specialists are overseeing the choice of the packaging material that provides protection from light. A box that fits mailboxes will be designed. Logistics company partnerships will be established so that delivery times can be optimized. Country guidelines have already been studied to make sure that your package will be regarded as a letter delivery so that you don’t have to be home when the mail carrier brings it. The company has worked with consultants to make sure that everything is included in the subscription prices. These exclusive coffees won’t be showing up in your grocery store or even Starbucks. All the brews are exclusively for the tasting pleasure of Brewed in Brazil subscribers.All you have to do is wait for your monthly coffee shipment to arrive in your mailbox . Brewed in Brazil will take care of everything else.

  • 21st Century Fox/ Global

HH21st Century Fox is reviewing its worldwide media buying and planning business across its film, TV and home entertainment groups.The review includes the Fox Film Studio, Fox Broadcasting, Fox News and the FX Networks, amongst others. Collectively, these divisions spend an estimated UD$1bn a year in media.Last year, in the US alone, the company spent US$770m in measured media, according to Kantar.The company currently employs several media agencies including Publicis Groupe’s Zenith Media and Dentsu Aegis’ Vizeum, who are the main incumbents on the account.The review is expected to cover traditional media planning and buying, search, social and programmatic, and is will be completed by the end of the year.

  • DHL/global

FFGFollowing its sponsorship of CNN’s The Circuit, international delivery business DHL is extending its brand campaign with the network on multiple platforms and a new CNN feature strand Trader.CNN is DHL’s exclusive international media partner. The campaign includes sponsorship of The Circuit and Traders linear TV content as well as all online components on CNN.com and CNN Money, as well as spot advertising across the network.Traders is a feature strand that follows the stories of trading goods and services worldwide. It will be aired fortnightly from 19 May during CNN International’s The Business View with Nina Dos Santos and on CNN US’s CNN Newsroom Weekend. DHL branding also runs exclusively on a Traders microsite hosted on CNN Money.This will be DHL’s third year of sponsoring The Circuit.

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.

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 ::: Papa John’s – Initiative ::: IPG – Turkish Airlines ::: Richards/Lerma – Marca Lamasney  ::: Ogilvy Brazil – KLM airline  ::: Concept Media – Ledesma ::: OLX – Ogilvy&Mather Brazil :::

  • Papa John’s

descargaPizza chain Papa John’s has selected Interpublic’s Initiative as its global new media agency. Initiative’s will focus on strategy and buying for digital and traditional media and social.The pizza retailer spends about US $130 million on ads annually, according to Kantar.The selection came without a formal review. The incumbent was Zimmerman Advertising, a Fort Lauderdale, FL-based agency. Initiative will handle the account out of its New York office. PapaJohn’s is present in most Latin American countries but not in Brazil and Argentina.

  • Turkish Airlines

9K9zoDMW_400x400IPG Mediabrands media group has been chosen by Turkish Airlines to develop strategic planning and media plans for the Turkish airline.

“I am very happy with this incorporation to our customer base. I feel pride and a great challenge to be part of this great team, “said Sandra Muñoz, Managing Director of Initiative.

  • Marca Lamasney / Mexico

ojfnTFoz_400x400As of February onwards, a new phase begins for Richards / Lerma in México. Marca Lamasney is joining Richards / Lerma, an independent agency originated in the United States with offices in Mexico. Richards / Lerma was founded six years ago by Pete Lerma. The agency is part of The Richards group, “the largest independent media group in America.” After six years of being an independent agency working for clients such as Bimbo, P&G, Abbott , Obela, and Bonafont among others, Marca Lamasney takes the next step by joining efforts and experiences with the American agency Richards / Lerma, which has offices in Dallas, Buenos Aires and Mexico DF. In Mexico, is in charge of brands such as Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’s and projects for Google, among others. Aldo Quevedo and William Tragant, founder of Fury in Buenos Aires, and partner of Richards / Lerma will be in charge of the creative leadership of the three offices. In Mexico, the agency will be led by David Ravelo and Lourdes Lamasney. The agency operates under the name of Richards / Lerma Mexico.

  • KLM / Brazil

Ld-G0Des_400x400Ogilvy Brazil has just added group Air France-KLM airline to its portfolio. The new account will be handled from Rio de Janeiro offices, which since early last year have been operating as Air France agency in Brazil, under CEO Luis Carlos Francos leadership.

 

  • Ledesma / Argentina

descargaConcept Media agency has been chosen by notebooks and school parts company Ledesma, to be in charge of the ‘Back to School’ campaign for the brand Exito. The campaign will take place at the launching of the new notebooks line and can be seen from this week.

 

  • OLX / Brazil

K3lHSAXG_400x400OLX, a firm devoted to online classifieds, has assigned its advertising account to Ogilvy & Mather. Thus, the agency will begin to develop the new brand positioning in the local market. In addition to the winner, in the pitch they also participated DM9 Rio, Lew’Lara’TBWA, We and NBS.

What? UM won Hershey’s Media buying and planning account, previously held by OMD.
Why it matters: The Hershey company spends more than US $500 million in media in the U.S. only and is growing substantially overseas, particularly in Latin America. Interestingly, the Hershey account will be included in Initiative(UM’s) recently announced Programatic Trading program. Initially in North America (including U.S. Hispanic market), Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Hershey'sThe Hershey Co. said it has switched ad agencies after an eight-month review process, hiring New York-based Universal McCann for all of the chocolate giant’s global paid media planning and buying. The assignment includes all paid media, including TV, print, digital and Hispanic for the U.S.–the company’s largest market–as well as Hershey’s growing international businesses. Key growth markets include China, Mexico, India and Brazil. Hershey has previously worked with OMD.

The company spends an estimated US $500 million in measured media in the U.S. alone. Global spending wasn’t immediately available but the company said on a recent earnings call that it planned to spend 20% more on ads in 2013. That’s after a significant hike in spending last year.

Inclusion in new Programmatic Program, also for U.S. Hispanic

IPG Mediabrands last week announced that it has formed a consortium of ‘like minded companies’ including A+E Networks, AOL (including Adap.tv), Cablevision, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, to work with MAGNA GLOBAL to create an end-to-end, integrated programmatic-buying business model. The arrangement will allow IPG Mediabrands access to Consortium members select media and data, and the inventory will include display, video, mobile, digital out-of-home, radio and TV, some of which hasn’t been previously available to buy programmatically before. Sources at UM/Mediabrands in Miami tell Portada that Hershey’s will be included in the recently announced program. This will gradually also be done for the U.S. Hispanic market as well as for Puerto Rico and Mexico. Later on, the programmatic buying roll-out will include the rest of Latin America.

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What? UM won Hershey’s Media buying and planning account, previously held by OMD.
Why it matters: The Hershey company spends more than US $500 million in media in the U.S. only and is growing substantially overseas, particularly in Latin America. Interestingly, the Hershey account will be included in Initiative(UM’s) recently announced Programatic Trading program. Initially in North America (including U.S. Hispanic market), Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Hershey'sThe Hershey Co. said it has switched ad agencies after an eight-month review process, hiring New York-based Universal McCann for all of the chocolate giant’s global paid media planning and buying. The assignment includes all paid media, including TV, print, digital and Hispanic for the U.S.–the company’s largest market–as well as Hershey’s growing international businesses. Key growth markets include China, Mexico, India and Brazil. Hershey has previously worked with OMD.

The company spends an estimated US $500 million in measured media in the U.S. alone. Global spending wasn’t immediately available but the company said on a recent earnings call that it planned to spend 20% more on ads in 2013. That’s after a significant hike in spending last year.

Inclusion in new Programmatic Program, also for U.S. Hispanic

IPG Mediabrands last week announced that it has formed a consortium of ‘like minded companies’ including A+E Networks, AOL (including Adap.tv), Cablevision, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, to work with MAGNA GLOBAL to create an end-to-end, integrated programmatic-buying business model. The arrangement will allow IPG Mediabrands access to Consortium members select media and data, and the inventory will include display, video, mobile, digital out-of-home, radio and TV, some of which hasn’t been previously available to buy programmatically before. Sources at UM/Mediabrands in Miami tell Portada that Hershey’s will be included in the recently announced program. This will gradually also be done for the U.S. Hispanic market as well as for Puerto Rico and Mexico. Later on, the programmatic buying roll-out will include the rest of Latin America.

Join us at PORTADA Mexico!