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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 Latin American consumers right now.

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  • Puma

Puma has appointed Havas Media to handle its global media buying and planning business, as of the beginning of 2019. The appointment follows a global review.Puma spent an estimated US$300m on measured marketing globally last year, according to global consultancy R3.

 

 

 

 

 

  • LATAM Airlines Group

LATAM Airlines Group has announced that it will offer non-stop flights between Santiago and Quito, Ecuador, starting from April next year. The airline group will operate four non-stop flights per week using the latest generation Airbus A320neo aircraft, with capacity for 174 passengers. LATAM Airlines Group flight LA548 (Santiago-Quito) will depart from Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benitez airport on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 06:00, arriving in Quito at 09:00.The route will complement LATAM’s daily non-stop service between Santiago and Guayaquil, increasing its seat capacity between Chile and Ecuador by 72,500 seats annually, equivalent to 62 per cent growth. From Quito, LATAM offers domestic connections to Guayaquil, Cuenca and the Galapagos islands.

 

  • United Airlines

United Airlines this weekend inaugurated year-round, daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare and León, Guanajuato, Mexico. United is the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service between Chicago and León, providing convenient one-stop service for business and leisure customers from 42 cities across the U.S., Asia and Europe. Tickets are available for purchase on united.com.United has operated service to León for more than 25 years from its hub at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is United’s hometown hub and the sixth busiest airport in the world. United operates more flights out of ORD than any other airlines and occupies nearly 80,000 square meters of terminal space at the airport. From Chicago, United flies to 22 destinations in MexicoLatin America and the Caribbean.

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  • FCCA

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association that represents the mutual interests between destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America and FCCA Member Lines, which operate 95 percent of global cruising capacity, is announcing that it has committed to a multi-year plan for its award-winning marketing campaign. Through the pledge, the FCCA will continue with its Caribbean Is Open / Caribbean for Everyone campaign, which began in September 2017 and has generated more than 5.77 billion impressions and shown a measurable improvement in Caribbean cruise bookings, while incorporating a tiered structure to open inclusion for more of the association’s partners in order to present a united front.New initiatives determined through collaboration by the FCCA and its partners will continue to use the campaign’s multifaceted approach to target both travel consumers and stakeholders, as well as the media.

2019 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the above campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at isabel@portada-online.com.

 

A summary of the most exciting news in soccer marketing. If you’re trying to keep up, consider this your one-stop shop.

  • VisaTelemundo Deportes is adding to its sports content portfolio the exclusive Spanish-language U.S. media rights to the 2019 Copa America to be held in Brazil. Organized by South America’s soccer ruling body CONMEBOL, Copa America is the oldest international continental soccer competition and it determines the continental champion of South America.
    “We are extremely pleased to join forces with CONMEBOL and the Copa America tournament,” said Ray Warren, President, Telemundo Deportes. “It is a world-class event and perfectly aligns with our approach to partner with owners of the biggest and best global sporting events to bring them to our Spanish-language audience in the U.S.”

 

  • Visa, the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, released an analysis of foreign travelers’ spending during opening days of 2018 FIFA World Cup, discovering that in the stadiums, the share of contactless payments grew to 54%, inclusive of purchases made by fans from Russia and abroad.

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  • AeroméxicoOn Saturday, June 30, Aeromexico sponsored the short #FutSinGénero ( with no gender) tournament to promote equal rights among women and men in soccer. Soccer celebrities like Charlyn Corral, Lucero Cuevas, and Kenti Robles joined the event. The project has managed to create the Female Professional Soccer League in Mexico, and also to develop a strategic growth plan for professional female players.

 

  • It seems that Nike is close to becoming the winner of the World Cup jersey sponsorship battle. The Nike swoosh appears on the outfits of Brazil, France, and England, favorite teams to win the World Cup, plus Croatia, according to betting websites. Archrival Adidas still has Belgium, Russia, and Sweden in the quarter-finals, and Puma is adding Uruguay to the game.

 

  • As the MLS expansion process continues, Detroit remains in the mix. The bidders are hoping to bring Major League Soccer to the Ford Field. “I think MLS has now accepted the fact that Ford Field is the right place,” said Arn Tellem, vice chairman of the Pistons, who has been charged by owner Tom Gores with coordinating the bid in Detroit.

 

  • Wayne Rooney has confirmed he’ll be joining the MLS, through a 3 1/2 year designated-player contract with D.C. United. The British soccer player follows the lead of Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic and retired countryman David Beckham by leaving Europe for MLS later in their careers. Rooney is expected to make his debut July 14 when the team opens its new stadium in Southeast Washington against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

A summary of the most exciting news in multicultural sports marketing. If you’re trying to keep up, consider this your one-stop shop.

  • Telemundo announced that it will bring Exatlon to the channel on July 16. This will represent the debut of the sports-reality format that pits two teams against each other to test their physical, mental and competitive skills with participants that include celebrities, Olympic medalists, world champions, and amateur athletes. Erasmo Provenza hosts and joins Jessica Cediel, who will present highlights, updates and exclusive content.
  • PUMAPUMA has locked a new multi-year partnership with The Basketball Tournament, as the exclusive footwear and apparel partner. PUMA will receive promotional rights to all TBT games, including a presence on-site as well during all ESPN broadcasts. In addition, PUMA is offering an official endorsement deal to any player who competes in TBT and then signs on with an NBA team the following season. “TBT is a unique concept and a perfect tournament for us to get involved with as we kick off our re-entry into basketball,” stated Adam Petrick, Global Director of Brand and Marketing for PUMA. “We want to shake things up within the sport, and this tournament does that and more by providing opportunities for previously unrecognized talent, and giving fans new ways to experience the game.”

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  • Dak PrescottCowboys quarterback Dak Prescott signed a multi-year deal as the ambassador for Campbell’s. He’ll promote Chunky MAXX through 2020. He’s the first NFL QB to lock a multi-year deal with the brand since Donovan McNabb.
  • UFC and AirAsia announced that current “OnePride MMA Pro Never Quit” women’s strawweight champion of Indonesia, Linda Darrow has been selected as the first-ever student to be admitted into its UFC Scholarship program. As part of the program, Darrow will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the United States to train at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas.

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.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at isabel@portada-online.com.

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  • Bayern Munich

German soccer side Bayern Munich have announced a “unique content and sales” partnership with Perform Group, focusing on Latin America (LATAM).The deal will allow brands to use the UK-based digital sports media company’s platforms, as well as providing them with the opportunity to engage with the Bundesliga outfit.Bayern Munich opened their first international office in 2014 in New York to service the Americas, with a primary focus on building the infrastructure in North America in order to replicate the model in Latin America.The club said their aims are to “build presence and increase the fan base in LATAM through local language digital platforms and mutually beneficial partnerships.”Bayern have supporter clubs in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Venezuela.

  • PUMA

Puma, designer and manufacturer of athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories, has kicked off a global media pitch, according to people familiar with the matter.Until May, Puma was part of Kering, a Paris-based marketer of luxury goods including leather goods, fashion, shoes, jewelry and watches under such brands as Gucci, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta. Kering last month spun off Puma as a standalone public company, reducing Kering’s stake to about 16 percent from 86 percent. Publicis´ Blue 449 is the incumbent on the account.Puma’s global media spending is around US$120 million.

 

  • Turkish Airlines

Colombian authorities have requested Turkish Airlines (THY) to increase the number of direct flights between Istanbul and Bogota, according to THY America Sales Marketing Vice President Mustafa Doğan.In response to the request, Doğan said that THY was pleased with the demand in Istanbul-Bogota flight and will take a more active role in the region.The national flag carrier will examine Colombia’s demand on technical and commercial terms. The only reason the company is not so active in Latin America is distance and the limitations of current aircraft technology.Flying to 303 destinations in 120 countries, THY holds the title of the airline flying to the most destinations in the world.

 

  • Dream Hotel Group

Hotel and brand management company Dream Hotel Group and Mexico-based Tamayo Desarrollos have set plans to open the next Chatwal hotel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in 2020.Dream has chosen architecture, planning and design firm CallisonRTKL to design the new hotel. The signing of The Chatwal San Miguel de Allende follows Dream Hotel Group’s latest announcement to develop three new hotels in Latin America: Unscripted Tulum in Mexico, Unscripted Belize and Dream Belize. The 24-room Unscripted Belize is slated to open in late 2018 while the 100-room Dream Belize and the 97-room Unscripted Tulum are both scheduled to open in 2020. Dream Hotel plans to sign another 50 hotels and resorts worldwide across its brands Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels over the next five years.

2018 NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. To find out about Portada’s new networking solutions targeting the decision makers of the below campaigns, please contact Sales Manager Isabel Ojeda at isabel@portada-online.com.

  • The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced the opening of reservations for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. With a leisurely cruising style, the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton, and ports at sought after destinations around the world, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to its guests onboard and transform the luxury cruising industry.Reservations are now open for the inaugural season of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, set to take the seas in February 2020.The first yacht will cruise a wide variety of destinations, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada and Northeastern United States. Voyages will range from seven to ten nights with ports including Barbados, Cartagena, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Mykonos, Portofino and many more.

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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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  • Northgate Gonzalez Market

Northgate Market, a family-owned and operated Hispanic supermarket chain with 40 stores throughout Southern California, has named Circus its agency of record (AOR) effective immediately.Circus will help the Northgate Market brand develop integrated and strategic advertising campaigns designed to differentiate Northgate in the competitive Southern California market.
“We are thrilled with the opportunity Northgate Market is giving us as its AOR. We are confident that by partnering our marketing experience in the U.S. along with our data driven creative teams and Northgate Market’s knowledge of their business and customers, we can create high impact, effective work and help Northgate Market boost their business”, said Bruno Lambertini, founder and CEO of Circus & Portada´s Council of the Americas board member.

  • Estrella Jalisco

As soccer fever takes hold, Estrella Jalisco, the Official Beer of the Mexican National Team (MNT), is launching a campaign to encourage soccer fans in North America to unite and root for the only North American team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ – the Mexican National Team. To mark the official launch, soccer legends Alexi Lalas of the United States, Luis Hernandez of Mexico and Canada’s Dwayne de Rosario will sign the North American Adopted Football Team Agreement, which celebrates what unites the continent and pledges soccer loyalty to Mexico for the 30 days of the FIFA World Cup™ tournament, beginning June 14. The official signing will take place in Los Angeles. With the United States and Canada not competing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, Estrella Jalisco sees an opportunity for neighbors to unite. Fans who root for the MNT by using the hashtag #VamosPorLaEstrella will be entered for the chance to win various prizes including one grand prize of becoming an official Estrella Jalisco ambassador for the next four years with access to unlimited Estrella Jalisco and access to the MNT Tour games in the United States.

  • PUMA

Puma, designer and manufacturer of athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories, has kicked off a global media pitch, according to people familiar with the matter.Until May, Puma was part of Kering, a Paris-based marketer of luxury goods including leather goods, fashion, shoes, jewelry and watches under such brands as Gucci, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta. Kering last month spun off Puma as a standalone public company, reducing Kering’s stake to about 16 percent from 86 percent. Publicis´ Blue 449 is the incumbent on the account.Puma’s global media spending is around US$120 million.

 

 

  • Comcast’s Xfinity X1

Comcast’s Xfinity X1 cable platform announced a bilingual FIFA World Cup viewing experience, with video features that integrate both Fox‘s and Telemundo‘s coverage of the June 14-July 15 tournament in Russia. Screens, menus and voice commands will be available in both English and Spanish, with full-game replays, highlights, web video, real-time analytics and on-screen stats rounding out the experience. Also, Xfinity for the first time is adding sports notifications for TV and mobile. It will be a great test for fans of the sport who may have had to turn down the volume and follow their favorite brands when the language, especially Spanish, did not fit the household.Via the Xfinity Stream app, Comcast subs will also be able to view live matches offered on Telemundo, Universo, Fox and FS1 and access game replays and highlights on an on-demand basis.Comcast said it will also, for the first, time, let its pay TV customers receive notifications on TVs and smartphones when their favorite team is about to hit the pitch. In the smartphone setup, users can receive text messages with the alerts and a direct link to the Xfinity Stream app, Comcast said.

 

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  • The Boston Beer Co.

Omnicom´s Hearts & Sciences has won Boston Beer Co. US$50 million media account. The firm brands include Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard and Twisted Tea, Adweek first reported. Publicis Groupe’s Zenith was the incumbent media agency. Boston agency MMB is the Boston Beer creative agency and was not part of the review.

 

 

 

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.

What: Uniform manufacturers, banks, cement companies, and casinos top the list of Mexican soccer sponsors.
Why it matters: Knowing what Mexican brands are targeting Mexican soccer fans also offers interesting clues about brand affinity of Mexican-Americans in the U.S. In addition, having the exclusive for making and selling team uniforms, or having your beer logo on a team jersey – in addition to selling the beverage at the stadium – are profitable investments for brands, even if sponsorship figures for Mexican soccer remain undisclosed.

descarga (7)Liga Mx, which according to statistics is followed by at least 60% of the Mexican population, has a series of sponsoring brands that are split among those which produce team uniforms, and those which stamp their names or logos on the garments used by the players on each of the 18 teams that make up the largest Mexican soccer league.

First are the brands that manufacture and provide the teams with their uniforms:

Puma leads the league with five teams (Atlas, Santos, Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Querétaro); Charly with three clubs (Veracruz, Puebla, and Chiapas); Nike with three teams (Pumas, América, and Pachuca); Pirma with two clubs (Morelia and Leon); Under Armour with two teams (Cruz Azul and Toluca); Adidas with two clubs (Tigres and Tijuana), and Umbro with one team (Necaxa).

The dollar value of the sponsorships is guarded with great secrecy, and neither the brands nor the teams generally divulge the numbers that grant them the exclusive rights to the manufacture and sale of team jerseys. With retail prices that range from 900 to 1,300 pesos, it translates into a very profitable business for sponsors.

 

Las marcas que visten a los equipos de la Liga MX
Marca Equipo
Puma Atlas
Santos
Monterrey
Guadalajara
Querétaro
Charly Veracruz
Puebla
Chiapas
Nike Pumas
América
Pachuca
Pirma Morelia
León
Under Armour Cruz Azul
Toluca
Adidas Tigres
Tijuana
Humbro Necaxa

descarga (8)But even when sportswear brands are globally renowned, industry experts say that the crux of the sponsorship business is not in who makes the uniforms, but in the brand that supports each of the teams – and whose logo appears on team jerseys – as is the case of beer brands in markets like Germany, Brazil, and  Mexico.

The relationship between beer and soccer fans does not seem to be a coincidence, since the three countries (Mexico, Brazil and Germany) are the most important beer producers. Beer has thus become the sponsor of such important sports events as the Super Bowl, Europe’s Champions League, Formula One, and Mexico’s Liga Mx.

When the Liga Mx championship was defined, the Tigres wore the Tecate brand on their jersey, while the América wore the Corona brand. As all the fans know today, the corona or crown, was taken by the Nuevo León team.

Liga MX Beer Brand Sponsors
Brand Team
Corona Atlas
Corona Santos
Tecate Monterrey
Tecate Guadalajara
Corona Querétaro
Tecate Veracruz
Corona Puebla
Corona Chiapas
_______ Pumas
Corona América
Corona Pachuca
Corona Morelia
Corona León
Tecate Cruz Azul
Corona Toluca
Tecate Tigres
Bud Light Tijuana
Corona Necaxa

But other brands also want the attention their product would get by being printed on a uniform. This is the case with cement companies that sponsor their own teams, such as Cruz Azul, Cementos Fortaleza (Pachuca), and Cemex (Tigres); banks such as Banamex (Toluca and Pumas), BBVA Bancomer (Monterrey), Multiva (Querétaro), and Compartamos Banco (Chiapas); and, most recently, casino chain Caliente.

In fact, Caliente – which includes the online betting site Caliente.mx – is the brand that arrived in mid-2016 and went on to become one of the main sponsors of Mexican soccer, with its support of four teams: Tijuana, Puebla , Morelia, and Chiapas, and is poised to increase its sponsorship efforts starting in the second half of 2017.

Debora Montesinos contributed in this article

 

 

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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 ::: Maxus Argentina – Essen ::: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. ::: PUMA ::: Jetblue :::

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  • ESSEN

TPfHe5A5_400x400Maxus Argentina, part of the WPP’S GroupM media agency holding, has been chosen by Essen, as its new media agency. Maxus will be offering the new client media planning and buying services for the brand.ESSEN is a national company founded in 1980 with the aim of accompanying those who cook at home and promote healthy food.

 

  • Maruti Suzuki

CSOu2CwXIAAQeYTIn a first-ever move, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. will start exporting its newly-launched premium hatchback Baleno to to Latin America, Europe, Sri Lanka and japan, among several other countries from next year onwards.The car is available exclusively from its Nexa outlets and is produced at its Manesar plant in Haryana.The official said MSIL’s much-anticipated compact SUV will be launched by March 31, 2016.

  • PUMA

zE15Yvye_400x400PUMA has launched three new products in Argentina; evoSPEEDSL soccer cleats and IGNITE XT running shoes, using Usain Bolt and Rihanna as their ambassadors. A mobile strategy for Argentina was added to its global advertising campaign, developed by Optimedia and with Kickads as its mobile partner, which achieved great results and provided some insights on mobile advertising. The afternoon is the “prime time” for mobile, and while 80% of page views are from Android, iOS has the highest CTR.There were three product launch campaigns with targets 100% focused on Branding. They developed a media strategy, creative process as well as formats especially designed for mobile devices, using the full potential of this medium to reach the youth target as is well as to appeal to three senses (visual, auditory and tactile), in order to employ higher levels of segmentation and interaction.At the launch of the evoSPEED SL soccer cleats, Kickads developed a mobile ad based on the concept of “levitation” and managed to highlight the product’s main attribute: it’s the most light-weight soccer cleat the market. The evoSPEED SL soccer cleat ad was on for 14 days as part of a group of quality soccer mobile apps and web mobile apps targeting male soccer/sport lovers older than 18 years of age. This action had 50% engagement (half of those who were exposed to the ad interacted with the piece) and with 15,000 clicks it reached almost 200,000 Argentine males.

  • JETBLUE

descarga (2)JetBlue has announced its intent to expand the airline’s service to Barbados by adding a daily roundtrip flight between Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) in Barbados. The new daily roundtrip service is set to begin in April 2016, subject to government approval, with seats going on sale in the coming weeks. JetBlue’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood focus city will become the third JetBlue city with non-stop flights to Barbados.

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.

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  • Sprint

Sprint has selected Deutsch LA as its new Agency of Record. The review focused on TV creative advertising, which has been handled recently by Figliulo & Partners, which was awarded the assignment late last year. Starcom MediaVest Group continues to handle media and sibling agency DigitasLBi remains the company’s digital agency. (Read our interview published today with Kymber Umaña, Hispanic Marketing Director at Sprint.)

  • TOMMY HILFIGER

descarga (6)The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp., has announces that internationally renowned tennis star Rafael Nadal will appear as the global brand ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored collections beginning in Fall 2015. Both collections are available at Tommy Hilfiger stores globally, through select wholesale partners and online at tommy.com.The campaign imagery will be photographed in early 2015 in Spain and it will break globally in fall 2015 with dedicated print, online, and out-of-home media placements worldwide. To further support the global initiative and collaboration, Nadal will attend exclusiveTommy Hilfiger launch events in North America, Europe and Asia.

 

  • Tampico

descarga (7)Beverages Tampico has selected Macias Advertising and Roar Media in the U.S, including General, Total and Hispanic markets. Macias will be handling all of their creative work including brand and content development and Roar Media will be their Digital Media and PR agency. Prior to this Tampico had been working with Bravo as their AOR, only focusing on the Hispanic Market, but now they are expanding their target demographic to a broader audience.

  • Toyota

descarga (8)Toyota has teamed up with actor William Levy to create the first-of-its-kind, choose-your-own adventure video on Instagram with the new 2015 Toyota Camry.Created by agency Conill, the new Toyota campaign is aimed to tell a story that speaks to the hearts and minds of Hispanic consumers and leverages consumer passion points of fun and adventure.To view Instagram CLICK HERE.

  • Mars

imagesMars has appointed WPP’s MediaCom as its global media planning agency of record following a pitch.MediaCom will take control of the account in 2015.Until now, the business has been led by Publicis Group’s Starcom, which will continue to handle media buying for Mars. Mars Incorporated , which owns the Snickers, Galaxy, M&M’s and Maltesers brands, spent more than US $1.5 billion globally on advertising in 2013, including US $680 million in the U.S.,.The win comes shortly after it emerged that MediaCom have also taken Coca-Cola’s US $100m Mexico account and Procter & Gamble’s LatAm and Caribbean digital business from Starcom. This is a massive account and if MediaCom wins the review, it would be the second major planning win for the agency at Starcom’s expense.

  • Coca-Cola

descarga (9)Coca Cola has ended its 13-year ‘American Idol’ sponsorship. Coca Cola has been with the show since its inaugural season (Ford is the other). AT&T joined the show in its second season and departed before the start of last season. Ford plans to remain a sponsor this season. The soft frink company may be following the advice of its media agency MediaVest.American Idol’s last season’s finale drew 10.1 million viewers, down from 38 million in season 2. Those ratings declines led advertisers to spend US $394.7 million on the show in 2014, down 49.5% for the US $781.9 million they spent in 2012, according to Kantar Media data.

  • Kellogg’s

descarga (10)Cereal brand Kellogg’s will go traditional TV commercial formats by shunning the lively morning kitchen—when folks eat breakfast—and show boxes of Kellogg’s cereals set out on a table at night with bowls and spoons ready for the next morning, encouraging consumers with the tagline: “See you at breakfast.”  The campaign is by Leo Burnett and will air in primetime TV and have print and digital elements.Kellogg’s cereal revenues declined 6% for the 52 weeks ending Nov. 30. Kantar Media data finds the most popular time to advertise cold cereals is primetime. Kellogg’s will increase its primetime ad placements by 15%.

  • Puma
  • descarga (11)Pop star Rihanna has signed a multiyear partnership agreement with athletic apparel maker Puma through which she will become the brand’s “global ambassador” for women’s fitness and serve as its creative director for women’s products. The company says she will directly influence the product design process beginning this spring.Although Rihanna is not an athlete, Puma CEO Bjorn Gulden says retro-sneakers and athletic-looking attire have been part of her stage and street persona for years. Its coming campaigns plan to broaden its appeal among women.
  • Avocados
    descarga (5)Avocados from Mexico will bring together almost 1,000 Hispanic stores in key regions for Guac Fiesta, a retail promotion that will offer a US $3,500 prize package to five winners.The campaign is designed to increase consumption through football season among bicultural Hispanics in California, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, Miami and New York City.The program will run from Jan. 1 through Feb. 1 and includes sweepstakes prizes and coupons using mobile, digital, social media and consumer relations.The Guac Fiesta campaign includes a text-to-win contest where consumers have a chance to win a big screen TV for football viewing parties.Retailer support is available and includes tear pad coupons and in-store purchase coupons for shoppers.
  • Bud Light
    descarga (3)Bud Light is rolling out new packaging and marketing with a TV ad that touts the messages printed on labels as “12-ounces of inspiration.”The brand packaging  will eventually feature more than 100 different messages scrolled on bottles. The new labels are part of the brand’s “Perfect Beer For Whatever Happens” campaign.The new ad, which was developed by BBDO, begins a new phase of advertising for the brand that will heavily promote the new packaging. The ad will debut regionally on New Year’s Day during college football bowl games and run nationally during the NFL playoffs. The new ad is notable for its product close-ups and description of the liquid as “crisp,” “smooth” and “refreshing.”

  • Ford
    descarga (4)Ford is announcing the arrival of Ford 2015 F-150 truck with what it says is its biggest truck marketing campaign ever. The campaign, which will debut during the first-ever college football playoff for NCAA Division I teams, centers on sports, especially NFL and NCAA football. There are also sponsorship components around Professional Bull Riding, NASCAR, Future Farmers of America, and country music, with mobile across all platforms. In addition to the TV campaign — which includes two 30-second ads — there is also radio and a country music tie-in. But the effort also includes a separate campaign for the other truck demo, and the fastest-growing one: Hispanic truck owners. A digital video series, “F-150 Tough Science,” is part of the pro-sports tie-in. It features ESPN “Sport Science” creator John Brenkus. Read  “Ford launches largest Truck Ad -Campaign ever with strong Hispanic component.”

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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.

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  • Coca-Cola

imagesCoca-Cola Co. (KO) has bought a 16.7% percent stake of country’s No. 2 energy-drink maker Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST), for US $2.15 billion.  The deal gives Coca-Cola greater exposure to the energy drinks market, one of the fastest-growing segments in the beverage industry. Coke,which already distributes Monster in about half the U.S., plans to expand Monster’s distribution footprint “in a major and meaningful way.” Coke will become Monster’s preferred distribution partner globally, while Monster brands will be the only energy drinks distributed by Coke.

  • Constellation Brands

constellationBrands-Constellation Brands, a leading Mexican beverage alcohol company, has acquired the Casa Noble tequila brand, including its’ trademark and related assets. The agreement is expected to close in September 2014 and is subject to customary closing conditions. Further terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Constellation Brands has all Grupo Modelo brands’ exclusive sales rights in US. This purchase, according to chief executive officer Rob Sands, complements the Mexican beer brands portfolio perfectly to leverage the existing routes-to-market and reach Hispanic consumers. Back in 2013, Grupo Modelo introduced Modelo Especial Chelada in US markets, bringing an authentic Mexican recipe to the brands’ Hispanic consumers. Portada interviewed Jim Sabia, CMO, Crown Imports on that launch.

  • Aeromexico

descarga (1)Aeromexico, has announced the operation of its fourth weekly flight between Merida and Miami, as of November 8th this year, to increase its domestic and international connectivity.This new service will operate on Saturdays and, as the current three frequencies, will be operated with an Embraer 190 airplane configured with 99 passenger seats, 11 in the Clase Premier cabin.Incoming passengers from Miami will be able to take this flight to connect to Villahermosa and Mexico City, and to 44 additional domestic destinations 35 international cities from the Mexican capital city.

  • Acura 

descargaThe official home of luxury automotive brand Acura is launching its new luxury sedan along with a huge marketing campaign The brand TLX model new campaign includes a significant investment in digital video, but no broadcast primetime TV, Ad Age reports. More than one-third of the ad budget will be for digital and Facebook will get another substantial chunk. Acura will also take over major Web portals such as Yahoo and MSN. TV ads will run on platforms such as Hulu and Crackle, and traditional TV spots will air during NFL games and SportsCenter among other cable shows. (see note below about digital marketing and media buying agencies for the Acura brand). This is the Acura’s first major campaign since it was separated from Honda. Here is Acura’s TXL “My Way” video:

  • Hewlett-Packard

descarga (2)Hewlett-Packard Is launching a commercial for its notebook and also tablet Pavillion x360 that is comprised entirely of six-second Vines, the Twitter-owned looping video platform, The Wall Street Journal reports. To carry out the spot , marketing agency Niche had to recruit Vine talent. HP’s creative agency 180LA worked with the talent who had relative freedom to create their own Vines for the commercial.

  • Puma

descarga (3)Puma  is about to launch its’ Forever Faster” marketing campaign featuring its lineup of athletes including sprinter Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man; men’s soccer star Mario Balotelli; women’s soccer legend Marta; and golfers Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson. The kickoff spot is called Calling All Troublemakers, in which the athletes flex their credentials as rebels and rule breakers not on the field, but splashing in a hot tub. They invite viewers to join them .The campaign will begin in North America, Latin and Asia-Pacific and then roll out to Europe, the Middle East and Africa shortly afterwards.Ads, from JWT, include print, TV, digital and social.

  • Burger King

descarga (4)Burger King will offer again is chicken fries after a two-year gap when it dropped them from its menu. To promote the delicious chicken fries, the fast food chain will release a new campaign led by Code and Theory, Burger King’s digital agency, that will include one TV spot. Each Thursday, the chain will rerun a 2005 chicken fries spot. The commercial, originally created by Crispin Porter + Bogusky, was modified by BK’s lead global agency David. BK will focus mostly on digital platforms to market the return.

  • J.C. Penney

descarga (5)National retailer J.C. Penney is releasing the major promotion “Love, Liz Claiborne” to revitalize sales and appeal customers, especially women aged 35-50. Ads will run in magazines such as InStyle, Real Simple, Redbook and People and on AOL, BuzzFeed and Hulu. TV spots may also be added. OMD is Penney’s media agency. Around US $1.1 million were invested to advertise the Liz Claiborne line in 2012, but nothing during 2013 and nothing through the first quarter of 2014.

  • American Honda

descarga (6)Publicis Groupe agency has been selected to oversee digital marketing for both the Honda and Acura brands, after an eight-month review. Digital was previously split among several agencies, including Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, Genex, RPA and Mullen. RPA will continue to handle creative for Honda, as will Mullen for Acura. MediaVest continues as the media agency for both brands.

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