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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 Multicultural consumers right now.

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  • AB InBev

Brewing giant AB InBev has named Dentsu Aegis Network’s Vizeum as its new agency for the U.S. and Canada following a global media planning and buying review that had kicked off back in March. US incumbent MediaCom has been awarded Mexico and parts of Latin America.In the U.S, the brewer spends spent around US$740 million on ads in 2016 and upwards of US$2 billion a year on ads in more than 50 countries worldwide, according to Kantar Media.

 

 

 

  • Carl Buddig

PACO Collective has been selected as the cross-cultural agency of record for Carl Buddig, a fourth-generation family owned and operated business producing tasting, affordable meats that they would be proud to serve to their family. Buddig Brand Director of Marketing, Robert Gay said PACO’s track record in leading brands to new insights surrounding Hispanic target markets makes the agency a perfect fit. Based in Homewood, Illinois, Carl Buddig & Company has been feeding family traditions for nearly 75 years with the very best in taste, variety and convenience. Carl Buddig & Company is the family-owned parent company of Buddig lunchmeat, Old Wisconsin hardwood-smoked sausage and snack products, and Kingsford ribs and BBQ entrees. Buddig offers an assortment of meats for sandwiches, snacks and special recipes, including Buddig Original, Premium Deli and Fix Quix® products.

 

 

  • Sprint-TMobile Update

T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly close to agreeing on terms to merge their companies into one entity.Reuters reports the two companies are now close to finalizing an agreement, and it could come as soon as this month. (Check out how a Sprint-T-Mobile merger can impact the Hispanic telecommunications service consumer.

 

 

 

  • Sprint-Gaby Natale

Gaby Natale is joining the wireless family as a Sprint Latino brand ambassador and social influencer. The wireless carrier and its multicultural public relations agency, APC Collective, have tasked the SuperLatina host with developing organic content for the brand’s upcoming campaigns bringing the community closer to their favorite events, celebrities, artists and movies.Natale’s duties as a Sprint brand ambassador will involve leveraging her audience and creativity to produce culturally relevant content for the brand.The partnership calls for a holistic, multi-layered campaign that will build on Natale’s motivational speeches and keynote addresses, supporting her personal endeavors and a number of Sprint-sponsored campaigns and sponsorships.

 

  • Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box quick-service restaurant chain has appointed Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat LA as its’ new media agency of record, following a review. Seven agencies participated in the review, including 15-year incumbent Horizon Media.Carat will handle both traditional and digital media planning and buying for the 2,200-restaurant chain nationwide. The account is estimated to bill more than US$90 million annually.

 

 

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  • Nordstrom

Nordstrom, the American chain of luxury department stores,  has appointed Dallas-based Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media as its new media agency of record following a review. Mindshare was the incumbent. It’s not clear if the GroupM shop participated in the review which began earlier this year.Nordstrom spent around US$70 million on measured media in 2016, according to Kantar. Camelot will focus on media planning and buying for Nordstrom.com and its U.S. full-line stores.

 

  • Honda

Honda has recently launched the 2018 Fit subcompact vehicle and as part of the brand’s most robust millennial and multicultural-focused campaign to-date, Honda has debuted the brand’s latest – a partnership with mitú – featuring the “Latino Comedy Traffic Jam” online series.  To generate awareness about the 2018 Honda Fit and new Fit Sport edition, Honda has worked closely with mitú to launch the largest and most comprehensive branded content program (the “Latino Comedy Traffic Jam”) on mitú’s platform, being one of the first partners to bring together such a vast pool of comedy talent, including LeJuan James, Joanna Hausman, Frankie Quinones and Jesus Trejo. “Latino Comedy Traffic Jam” comes to life via six videos featuring both established and up-and-coming Hispanic comedians and personalities taking commuters on what they think will be a test drive. In addition to the videos, Honda paired these comedians together to create six podcasts, which live on a first of its kind, custom on-demand Honda-sponsored Pandora station, helping entertain audiences along their own commutes with a mix of comedy and music tracks

  • Hotels.com

Online booking giant Hotels.com has launched a pitch for its North America media business, Adweek has reported;  Crispin Porter & Bogusky was the U.S. incumbent and Wavemaker (FKA MEC and Maxus) was the incumbent in Canada. CPB won’t defend the media assignment but will continue to handle creative chores for the client, which are not part of the review. Wavemaker is expected to participate in the review.The company spent around US$175 million on ads in the last year according to Kantar Media.

 

 

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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 Multicultural consumers right now.

To subscribe to Portada’s Interactive Database of Marketers targeting U.S. consumers, please contact Sales Research Manager Silvina Poirier silvina@portada-online.com.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here.

  • Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box, a West Coast fast-food chain,  has launched a media review.The review is part of Jack in the Box’s commitment to regularly evaluating resources, partners and vendors. Horizon Media (HMI), the incumbent agency for 15 years, will be participating in the review process.Jack in the Box spent nearly $92 million on measured media in 2016 and $24.5 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to Kantar Media.

 

 

  • Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) announced that it has acquired Hola Doctor Inc. (HolaDoctor), the digital provider of health and wellness solutions for Hispanic audiences. The acquisition is a significant strategic initiative by PALIG that both expands its presence in the U.S. Hispanic market and strengthens its position as a healthcare leader in Latin America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Over time, PALIG will be able to develop individual life, accident, and health insurance products tailored to the U.S. Hispanic market that can provide complementary benefits to those products already offered through HolaDoctor’s insurance brokerage unit.HolaDoctor will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Pan-American Life Insurance Group with a significant level of independence, although teams from both organizations will share expertise, product assets, and resources to grow the business. The acquisition is not expected to affect employment at Pan-American Life or HolaDoctor.

  • Siemens & FC Bayern Munich

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!

  • Teasdale Latin Foods

Teasdale Latin Foods (“Teasdale”), a national provider of private label and branded Hispanic foods to the retail, food service and wholesale channels and majority owned by private equity firm Snow Phipps Group, announced that it has acquired Rudy’s Tortillas (“Rudy’s”), an independent provider of high quality tortillas and chips into the foodservice channel.   The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The transaction advances Snow Phipps’ strategy of building a comprehensive Hispanic foods platform diversified across product, customer, channel and geographic exposure, and further enhances Teasdale’s national footprint in the Hispanic foods category, specifically within the attractive bakery and foodservice channel.  With the acquisition of Rudy’s, Teasdale Latin Foods is able to provide an entire suite of private label and branded Hispanic food products to a diverse customer base across a variety of channels including retail, foodservice, wholesale, industrial and international. Rudy’s will continue to operate as a division of Teasdale Latin Foods with the existing management team continuing on with the business.Rudy’s is the fourth follow-on acquisition that Snow Phipps has completed in partnership with the Teasdale management team since Teasdale was acquired in October 2014.   Teasdale Latin Foods brands include Teasdale®, Casa Fiesta®, Viva Mexico®, Mexene®, D.L. Jardine’s®, 7J® and Sontava!

  • McDonald’s

McDonald’s is launching a review and seeking to consolidate its local U.S. creative accounts, AdAge reports.The review will be handled by Select Resources International and will include both current roster agencies and new agencies, who will begin pitching on July 17. We Are Unlimited, the dedicated creative agency Omnicom launched to service the client last November, is undergoing some changes. Other agencies working on regional McDonald’s accounts are Zimmerman Advertising, Doner, H&L Partners, Stern and Bernstein-Rein.All media duties have been moved to Omnicom Group’s OMD. OMD was already McDonald’s media agency at the national level. McDonald’s was the 33rd largest U.S. advertiser last year, with spending up 1.5% to nearly US$1.46 billion, according to the Ad Age Datacenter.

 

 

  • PSA Group 

PSA Group, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe and owner of  Peugeot and Citroen, has appointed WPP”s MediaCom to handle global media duties. PSA Group spends aaround US$1 billion annually on ads.

 

 

Ogilvy Mexico & Miami have  signed a strategic joint-venture agreement with Miami based MARCA.  The agreement will further extend Ogilvy’s US Hispanic service offering and strengthen MARCA’s current capabilities in digital, social media, and analytics. The partnership was announced by Tony Nieves, President, MARCA and Horacio Genolet, CEO of Ogilvy Latina.

 

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
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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.

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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.

  • Honda

Honda Acura Honda launched a new television and digital advertising campaign in support of the 2013 Civic. Targeting millennials and starring America’s Got Talent host and performer Nick Cannon, the “Best Yourself” campaign celebrates diversity and the drive to achieve success through non-traditional paths. The two-minute long form ‘Best Yourself’ video is currently posted on YouTube while the 60-second commercial will make its national broadcast debut on America’s Got Talent on August 11. Both videos showcase individuals working towards their personal goals interspersed with footage of Cannon driving the redesigned 2013 Honda Civic. In the videos, he provides the narration about the will and ambition to improve one’s self. The campaign’s message is incorporated across digital platforms and initiatives that include a ‘Best Yourself’ social campaign that encourages audiences to share their hopes and plans for taking their lives to the next level using the hashtag #BestYourself on Honda Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Media partners for the campaign include AOL/Huffington Post, Complex Media Network and Ballislife.com with video distribution through YouTube and Visible Measures.

  • Quaker Oats

PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats unit has partnered with Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) to launch a new digital destination for Hispanic moms. The Fuente de Energía (Energy Source) destination, part of Univision.com’s Vida y Familia vertical site, is accessible through mobile platforms as well as online. The site features original content including articles, recipes, photo essays, custom trivia and polls, covering health, food and other topics and ideas to help moms keep themselves and their families energized.

  • T-Mobile

T-Mobile announced it has gained 1.1 million customers, including 685,000 contract subscribers, in the second quarter. That compares with a loss of 557,000 contract subscribers, the most valuable type of customer, in the period a year earlier boosted by a big marketing push and its launch of Apple Inc’s iPhone. The uptick represents its largest customer growth in four years. Being able to sell Apple‘s iPhone in April was good for T-Mobile. For the full year, T-Mobile said it expected to add 1 million to 1.2 million contract subscriber. This year T-Mobile also began an overhaul of its network, and started offering lower-cost plans to lure customers from competitors and it also gained extra muscle from its merger with the smaller carrier MetroPCS, which recently announced an expansion into 15 new markets. . T-Mobile’s corporate parent, Deutsche Telekom AG , said it would plow more money into the No. 4 U.S. mobile provider to help it continue to grow.

  • Tampico

TampicoTampico Beverages announced the launch of its ‘Act on Impulse’ social media campaign aimed at multi-ethnic young adults in the United States. Known as the “blend master of flavor,” Tampico is curating and diffusing an eclectic mix of creative content and promotions that are designed to celebrate the irresistible nature of its beverages. From now until September 28, 2013, consumers may go to facebook.com/drinktampico, click the “Act on Impulse” tab, and follow the instructions to get impulsive and enter for a chance to win sweet prizes from Tampico’s “Impulsive Prize Room.” The campaign, developed by Roar Media and Macias Advertising, in Miami, will also be supported by online advertising as well as guerrilla videos and ongoing field marketing activities.

  • Jack in the Box

Burger chain Jack in the Box is running a summer campaign using the Vine mobile/video application and other social platforms. With digital agency-of-record Struck, the QSR brand has produced 101 videos showing its customers how to “Go Big” — part of the chain’s overall promotional theme touting recent menu additions like its Big Stack, Big Waffle Stack, Loaded Chili Cheese Wedges and Really Big Chicken Sandwich.

  • Profero

Digital Agency Profero has moved its New York office to a larger, newly renovated 13,000 square-foot office on Park Avenue South. The new location more than doubles the office previously occupied by the agency, and responds to increased revenue growth and an expanded team. The agency has experienced new hires in all areas, particularly in the Profero Performance team including media, display, paid search, SEO and social. Profero’s presence in Brazil has also resulted in new business for the New York office. A year after its acquisition of a full service Hispanic shop, Profero NY continues to build its cross-cultural muscle as Vox Profero. With revamped Latin expertise that taps the power of digital, the team is establishing the agency’s footprint in Latin America. Profero clients include ASOS, Barclays, Diageo, Lufthansa, M&S, New York Times, Unilever, Vonage, General Motors and Western Union.

  • COR

La Agencia de Orci has introduced a new agency targeting the “new general market”. COR was created by Andrew Orci in partnership with Rich Colby, formerly of Colby & Partners. Their new agency has been operating under the radar for about a year, with clients including Cox Cable, Georgia-Pacific, and Sutter Home Winery.

  • British Airways -Iberia

British AirwaysBritish Airways and Iberia announced that Carat is their new global media partner. The agreement will take effect from October and November respectively. Carat, part of Aegis Media, will manage both airlines’ global media planning and buying – with separate teams working on each account independently. British Airways head of marketing, Abigail Comber, said: “We are delighted to welcome Carat on board. They are a great fit for the brand going forward, to deliver business value.” Iberia’s head of Marketing, Carolina Martinoli, said: “We are looking forward to working with Carat in the many marketing projects we have ahead, from the new commercial initiatives, improved long haul product and the relaunching of Iberia’s brand. They have impressed us with their international reach and knowledge and we are excited about the opportunities ahead.”Carat will join British Airways’ agency roster, which includes advertising agency BBH and digital media agencies 12th Floor and OgilvyOne. They will work on brand and marketing projects, which include the current ‘To Fly. To Serve.’ campaign. Iberia will continue to work with its creative agency Ogilvy and Mather, as well as Ideup and Reprise as digital consultants.

  • Siemens

MediaCom won Siemens AG Global Media Account away from PHD. Siemens, the German-based company specializing in energy, technology and health care spent about $46 million on U.S. measured media in 2012, according to Ad Age. Incumbent PHD, a unit of Omnicom, had the global account since 2008. The shift comes as Siemens is beginning a campaign with PHD and DG MediaMind aimed at increasing Siemens brand awareness. HorizonMedia continues as global media agency for Siemens Enterprise Communications, the telecom company, which operates separately. This is the second client MediaCom won away from PHD this summer. In June, Sony selected MediaCom for its global mobile media account.

  • Vme

Balsera Communications has been tapped to be the agency of record for Vme Television, the only public Spanish language television network in the United States. Balsera will be leading Vme’s public affairs and public relations strategies.

  • Ellliott Spitzer –New York

Eliott SpitzerThe former governor and attorney general went up with his first Spanish-language TV spot of the controller’s race for New York City last week, appealing to an increasingly powerful voting group with Wall Street war stories.

  • Abogados de Accidente –New York

Catalina Marketing has started a Spanish campaign for personal injury attorney Kevin Gratt. They have created 3 videos – two videos will be displayed on nyaccidents.info and one will be displayed on brooklynpersonalinjurylawyers.co. The three videos are entitled Abogados de Accidente de Bronx, Abogado de Accidente de Queens, Abogado de Accidente de Brooklyn.

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