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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.

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here.

  • Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is dropping its service to Mexico City from its hub at Houston Hobby Airport. Houston is the only city currently offering nonstop service to Mexico City in Southwest’s Latin America route network. Southwest made the announcement in its most recent earnings call, when CEO Gary Kelly reported that the route would end March 31. During the call Kelly said that the airline was focusing on leisure destinations, while Mexico City had been more of a business travel market.Southwest serves Mexico City from Houston Hobby four times daily. All told, the airline serves Mexico from a total of 21 peak and seasonal cities in the United States, with its most recent addition being new service between Chicago Midway and San Jose del Cabo.

 

  • Expedia

Travel website Expedia have quietly stopped selling airline tickets for Venezuela amid recent political turmoil. Washington-based Expedia Group said the company was acting on behalf of travelers’ wellbeing and in accordance with recent travel advice by foreign governments about crime and civil unrest.American Airlines, with two flights daily from Caracas to Miami, is the only remaining U.S. carrier providing service to the country after Delta and United Airlines pulled out in 2017 amid a political crisis that has forced millions to flee the country.

 

 

 

  • Hilton

Hilton and Atlantica Hotels announced the signing of a management license agreement whereby Atlantica plans to develop and manage DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Brazil. As part of this agreement, the companies also announced the first planned DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This agreement will introduce DoubleTree by Hilton in Brazil, underscoring Hilton’s continued commitment in the Caribbean and Latin America to introduce the company’s industry-leading brands across the region.DoubleTree by Hilton joins Atlantica’s portfolio of 19 brands represented by 120 hotels in Brazil, including Hilton Garden Inn. Hilton and Atlantica have opened four Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Brazil, including the recently-debuted, 153-room Hilton Garden Inn Itajaí, located near Brava Beach, Hilton Garden Inn Goiania, Hilton Garden Inn Belo Horizonte and Hilton Garden Inn Santo André. The companies plan to open two additional Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Fortaleza and São Paulo.Scheduled to open in 2021, the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Brazil will be located at Padre Cacique Avenue, in the city of Porto Alegre and Rio Grande do Sul state. Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 140 hotels and resorts open to welcome travelers in the Caribbean and Latin America, including seven hotels in Brazil. Luis Perillo, VP, Sales & Marketing, Caribbean & Latin America at Hilton is part of Portada´s Travel Marketing Board.

 

  • Grupo MYT

Mexico-based restaurant brands operator Grupo MYT has secured a significant strategic investment from global private equity firm L Catterton.The restaurant company will use the funds to support and accelerate its expansion and growth across Mexico. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Established in 2003, Grupo MYT designs and operates various restaurant models for the casual food segment in the country. It was founded by brothers Carlos, Andrés and Alfredo Mier y Terán. Brands operated by the company include Japanese casual dining restaurant Moshi Moshi; casual Mexican restaurant and cantina La Imperial; full-service multi-genre food hall Cocina Abierta; and La Crepe Parisienne kiosk format.L Catterton has made investments in various Latin American restaurant brands such as Cholula, Luigi Bosca, St. Marche, Rapsodia, Femme – Laboratório da Mulher, Espaçolaser, and Bodytech.

 

2019 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.

 

  • Grupo Vidanta

Grupo Vidanta, a resort and tourism developer in Mexico and Latin America, has announced the introduction of The Estates, a luxury development to debut at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta and Vidanta Riviera Maya, two of the company’s seven resort portfolio destinations. It formerly existed under the name of “Jungle Estates.”With an initial presence in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta and Vidanta Riviera Maya, The Estates will be Vidanta’s premier resort offering, positioned for the luxury market. The new units will be designed to reflect the beauty of the surrounding natural landscape.The Estates will be in nature-filled settings at Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Maya.

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

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here. 

  • UnitedHealth Group

Horizon Media has been selected to take over media planning and buying duties for health insurance firm UnitedHealth Group. Previously, the account had been partly handled by Periscope.According to Kantar Media, UnitedHealth group, the biggest U.S. health insurer, spent US $151 million on measured media during the first months of 2017. It ranked sixth on the Fortune 500 in 2017.

 

  • Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group has named MullenLowe Mediahub to handle its U.S. media planning and buying account, Adweek reports.Previously, Wyndham employed multiple agencies to handle its media account, with the majority of digital buying done by an in-house team. In 2016, Wyndham spent US$28.3 million on measured media in the U.S. and US$10.1 million during the first half of last year, according to a Kantar Media report.

 

 

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

  • Converse

Nike-owned Converse, a skating shoes and lifestyle brand footwear best known for its’ Chuck Taylor sneakers, has kicked off a global media buying and planning review, according to AgencySpy. Converse is said to be looking to consolidate the entirety of that business with a single agency network.Back in 2015, Omnicom snatched Converse account away from Mediavest.

 

 

 

  • Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Co. and The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) announced applications are open for the 2018 ¡Lánzate! / Take Off! Travel Program. This impactful program, which was recognized in 2015 by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, provides roundtrip air travel to selected Latino college students to travel home to see family. Applicants must write a personal essay addressing questions outlined in the application.  In the essay, applicants should demonstrate or discuss socio-economic need such as financial need or cultural considerations.  Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at least 200 miles from home. Students can submit applications through April 13, 2018, at www.hacu.net. Education advocates and HACU leaders from across the country will form a diverse selection panel this summer to choose the deserving students who will benefit from the 2018 program. In 2017, the panel selected 100 students to receive roundtrip travel from Southwest Airlines®.

  • Post Consumer Brands & MLS

Post Consumer Brands and Major League Soccer (MLS) are kicking off a multi-year sponsorship program that will allow fans to get closer to the game and help celebrate the sport alongside Post’s portfolio of winning cereals.When MLS starts its 2018 season on March 3, Post will serve as the exclusive cereal sponsor and be visible in stadiums at more than 370 MLS games, including national TV broadcasts. According to Roxanne Bernstein, Chief Marketing Officer at Post Consumer Brands “partnering with Major League Soccer is a meaningful way for us to connect with these fans, including Hispanic families and younger millennials, and we look forward to evolving the program with MLS over time.”Throughout June and July, consumers will see the program come to life at select retailers around the country – including limited edition cereal boxes spanning the Post cereal portfolio including Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Honey Comb and others.

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!

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

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

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • Jägermeister

Phaedrus has apponted media agency Trade for Jägermeister’s communication. The media agency will be in charge of strategy, planning and implementation of the beverage brand next digital campaign.

 

 

 

 

  • Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines will start cargo service to four destinations – Mexico City, Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta – this May, with plans to add more markets. Photo: Provided By Southwest Airlines / Ashlee Duncan/Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines said it will start cargo service to four destinations – Mexico City, Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta – this May, with plans to add more markets. Southwest said it will start service to four destinations – Mexico City, Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta – this May, with plans to add more markets throughout the year. The Dallas-based carrier said it still needs government approval, but seemed confident that won’t hold up its plans.The launch of international service is enabled by a new technology system to handle sales and back office accounting that’s being rolled out next month.

  • Radisson

Leading hotel group Radisson has announced the opening of a new property in Curicó, Chile.The new Radisson Hotel Curicó features a modern design with exceptional amenities. Located in Curicó, the hotel is minutes from beautiful vineyards and the many attractions in the nearby commercial district.

 

 

 

 

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.

  • IHG

IHG on February 20 announced that avid hotels, its new high-quality midscale brand, is now available for franchising in Mexico.The launch of the brand in Mexico closely follows the introduction of avid hotels in the U.S. and Canada last fall, where the company has already signed 75 franchise agreements. This milestone further demonstrates the brand’s rapid start and growth potential, according to IHG.The franchise fee for the brand will be five percent of gross rooms revenue, and all avid hotels franchise agreements for Mexico executed before Sept. 30, 2018, will be eligible for a two-point franchise fee discount in year one and a one-point franchise fee discount in year two. This incentive can only be earned if the hotel opens by Sept. 30, 2020.

 

  • Copa Holdings

Copa Holdings continued its strong operating momentum in the fourth quarter of 2017 in LatamThe number of flights, passengers, and miles flown were up, and the cost to fly was down, driving solid profitability. Stronger results were driven by a growing fleet, which allows for more available revenue miles. But costs were also down after management adjusted how long the company would depreciate aircraft. Here are the operating highlights to understand for the quarter:In January, Copa took delivery of a 737-800 aircraft, increasing the fleet size to 101. There isn’t a lot differentiating airlines, but Copa Holdings has distinguished itself as one of the best operators in the world.

 

 

 

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting LatAm consumers:
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.

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.

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

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • Amazon

Amazon has consolidated its global media planning and buying business with IPG Mediabrands network following a review that began in July. The agency will be in charge of promoting Amazon’s e-commerce hub, assorted tech products and Prime subscription service globally. Mediabrands will create a dedicated team to service the account. Amazon spent more than US$950 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2016, according to Kantar Media. Analysts estimate the company’s annual global budget exceeds US$1 billion.

 

  • Instituto Tecnológico Monterrey

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey Technology and Higher Education Institute) announced that UM is its new media agency. The agency will work on both on and off media and digital production. The account will be led by Francisco García, head of IPG MediaBrands Monterrey.

 

  • Pepsi

As part of Pepsi’s latest campaign for the launch of “Pepsi Black,” Pepsi zero-sugar cola, the brand has unveiled a new experience dubbed “Shazamear” through its creative pieces. The campaign, which will extend until December 21st, will allow the VP pieces of the brand in subway stations to be”Shazamables”. Under #ProbaSinPrejuicios concept, users who do Shazam on the pieces will experience an action of augmented reality where they can create their own melody, interact with the image of the brand and also be redirected to an exclusive microsite where they can share their experience in the different RRSS. The action was developed by US Media Consulting, Shazam’s exclusive partner in Latin America since June 1, and its media agency, Zenith Optimedia and Performics.

To get detailed contact information about the DECISION MAKERS BEHIND THESE CAMPAIGNS AND ACCESS AN INTERACTIVE DATABASE OF MORE THAN 2,500 MARKETERS targeting LatAm consumers, please contact Sales Research Manager Silvina Poirier silvina@portada-online.com to activate your subscription.

  • Pegamil

Media agency Mídios, led by Héctor González, has been chosen to work on the communication strategy and media planning of Argentinian company Anaeróbicos’ brand Pegamil.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Southwest Airlines 

Furthering its reach, Southwest Airlines Co. began operating new international service daily from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the carrier’s 11th country served. In addition, Southwest® initiated new service between its South Florida gateway at FLL and both San Jose, Costa Rica(SJO), and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic(PUJ), giving Customers nonstop access from Fort Lauderdale to 10 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

 

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting LatAm consumers:
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.

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.

  • CenturyLink

CenturyLink, a global communications and IT services company, has engaged cross-cultural agency Pinta to tap the burgeoning Hispanic market. The scope of work includes advertising, digital content creation, media buying, social media management, public relations and activating the agency’s proprietary in-store platform, Bodega Media®.

 

  • Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines has appointed Media agency Spark Foundry, part of Publicis Media, as its’ new paid media agency following a review that included various agencies. Dallas-based Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media was the incumbent for about 30 years.The Company spent more than US$230 million on advertising last year according to its annual report. The agency will handle media planning and buying, data and analytics, measurement and performance and content marketing.

 

 

 

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!

  • Mexico Tourism Board

The Mexico Tourism Board unveiled a new global campaign, “A World of Its Own,” in New York City. The campaign represents the next chapter in Mexico’s global tourism positioning and promotion and focuses on the vibrant experiences that keep visitors coming back to Mexico and its hundreds of destinations, time and again. The “A World of Its Own” positioning highlights the sheer scale and diversity of Mexico’s tourism offering and comes at a time when Mexico has climbed from the 15th (2012) to the 8th most visited country in the world (source: UNWTO), outpacing the global industry average in growth, by several times.The multi-faceted global marketing campaign will begin to roll out immediately, with its first phases focused on the visitmexico.com website, digital and social media programs, and public relations efforts. Advertising, promotions and events in partnership with the tourism industry, and Mexico’s many destinations, will begin rolling out across global markets in October.  A new digital platform will launch in December, allowing for interaction with the “World Of its Own” video, with 360-degree views of Mexico experiences and a Mexico bucket-list building tool for consumers.

  • Tequila CAZADORES

Tequila CAZADORES®, a 100% blue agave premium tequila, debuted a new limited-edition blanco bottle, reimagined by legendary tattoo artist Mister Cartoon in honor of Día de los Muertos. The hand-rendered bottle design features Mister Cartoon’s signature fine point style, nodding symbolically to the Día de los Muertos traditions Mister Cartoon values most. Available nationwide, the Mister Cartoon X Tequila CAZADORES Día de los Muertos bottle will hit shelves in mid-September, ahead of the November holiday.  Mister Cartoon has also created a set of skull bandanas – inspired by illustrations from the limited-edition bottle – that will be available through MisterCartoon.com/shop with 100% of proceeds from sales going towards disaster relief in Mexico.

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting U.S. consumers:
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.

 

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.

  • Con Edison

Havas New York has been appointed new agency of record of energy giant Con Edison after a competitive review led by Joanne Davis Consulting. Havas will handle both creative and media duties for the company, which serves most residents of New York City and the surrounding area including Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties.WPP’s Possible handles digital for Con Ed. Con Ed is a privately owned company that spent US$6 million marketing budget in 2016, according to Kantar Media. Con Ed spent around US$7 million the previous year.

 

  • Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines will conduct a media agency review after working with Dallas-based Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media for more than 30 years.Camelot resigned the business and will not to participate in the review. Southwest Airlines said it is working with Select Resources International to conduct the search and is expexted to make a selection by late September. Southwest Airlines spent US$203 million in measured media in the U.S. in 2016, according to Kantar Media.

 

 

  • At&T

Soccer United Marketing (SUM)Major League Soccer’s commercial arm, announced a multi-property sponsorship extension with AT&T. The agreement renews AT&T’s status as the Official Partner of Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Soccer and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), via the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour.The multi-property sponsorship is a multichannel approach with brand integration across broadcast, digital, video, content, in-stadium exposure, and on-site activation at key events.AT&T will become the presenting sponsor of MLS’Decision Day, the final day of the regular season when every team plays at the exact same time. The result is the most intense and dramatic two hours of the MLS season as teams fight for playoff positions. This year’s Decision Day is Oct. 22. AT&T also has a strong presence across a number of promotional vehicles, including the AT&T Goal of the Week, Month, and Year voting platforms and The Movement presented by AT&T, an online MLSsoccer.com series that explores the growing soccer movement and culture in North America. AT&T has been a sponsor of MLS since 2009.

 

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!

 

  • Dietz & Watson

Philadelphia-based Dietz & Watson, an American manufacturer of delicatessen foods, has launched both a media and creative agency review. Search consultant Pile & Co. will manage the process. The company’s creative agency Allen & Gerritsen will not participate in the review. Philadephia-based MayoSeitz Media is the media agency incumbent. D&W spent US$12.4 million on ads in 2016, according to Kantar Media, up sharply from the US$7.7 million the firm spent in the prior year.

 

 

 

  •  Gap

Clothing retail chain Gap has started a review to find an agency to handle its U.S. digital media buying and planning, Adweek’s Agency Spy reports. According to Kantar Media, the chain spent us$178 million on paid U.S. media last year and in first quarter that total was us$42 million. Gap does not publicize its media agency relationships.

 

 

 

 

  • Michelin

French tire manufacturing Michelin has awarded Havas Media its global media business following a competitive pitch. Incumbent MediaCom participated in the review, AdWeek reported. Michelin spends and around US$100 million annually on ads globally and more than US$25 million in the U.S. Havas will handle media planning and buying duties for all of the company’s major markets including the United States, Mexico, Canada, France, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and China.

 

 

 

NEW FEATURES TO PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DATABASES
We have incorporated new features to the interactive database of corporate marketers and agency executives targeting U.S. consumers:
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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Which sites do Hispanic users use for their travel planning? How important is each platform, depending on the content offered? On which sites do they decide to make their purchases? Read on for the answers to these questions, drawn from comScore’s May 2017 ranking.

Once again, Hispanic netizens showed their love for travel, or at least their interest in travel options. Seventy-four percent of all users visited travel-related sites during the month of May.

One of this month’s surprises was Matador Network. The travel recommendations site, created by real travelers, joined the ranking for the first time. With 2.1 million unique visitors, it seems to have captured the attention of the Hispanic public with its relaxed tone and varied content.

Source: comScore MMX Multi-Platform, U.S., Hispanic All, Desktop and Mobile, May 2017, Desktop 2+ and Mobile 18+Total Unique Visitors/Viewers (000)
Total Digital Population
   Total Internet: Hispanic All35,505
   Travel26,276
1   TripAdvisor Inc.10,137
2   Expedia Inc.8,274
3   Uber5,913
4   Priceline.com Incorporated3,817
5   Lyft, Inc.2,865
6   MATADORNETWORK.COM2,115
7   Airbnb Sites1,986
8   USA TODAY Travel1,548
9   Southwest Airlines Co.1,459
10   Delta Airlines1,197

Once again, TripAdvisor made the top of our list. This is probably due to the fact that the platform has been skilled at updating itself, becoming a site that offers not only reviews of hotels, restaurants, and attractions, but also price comparisons. Forty percent of users who consult travel content pass through this platform.

U.S. airlines are still present in the ranking. Delta Airlines placed 10th, with 1.2 million users, squeezing out American Airlines (ranked 8th last month). Southwest Airlines remained in the ranking, although it dropped two positions, with 7% fewer users than in April.

Startups continued to show their relevance. Uber, Lyft and Airbnb remain strong month after month, ranking 3rd (with 5.9 million users), 5th (2.8 million users), and 7th (1.9 million users), respectively.

Which sites do Hispanic users use for their travel planning? How important is each platform, depending on the content offered? On which sites do they decide to make their purchases? Read on for the answers to these questions, drawn from comScore’s April 2017 ranking.

It seems that US Hispanics are very interested in travel, with 74% of all users checking out travel-related sites in April of this year.

Source: comScore MMX Multi-Platform, Travel, U.S., Hispanic All, April 2017, Desktop 2+ and Mobile 18+Total Unique Viewers (000)
Total Digital Population
   Total Internet: Hispanic All35,703
   Travel26,554
1   TripAdvisor Inc.11,971
2   Expedia Inc.7,297
3   Uber6,359
4   Priceline.com Incorporated3,703
5   Lyft, Inc.3,005
6   USA TODAY Travel1,722
7   Southwest Airlines Co.1,571
8   American Airlines1,538
9   CNN Travel1,460
10   Airbnb Sites1,386

The ranking shows that when it comes to travel, Hispanic users like to be well-informed. This could explain why TripAdvisor is in first place, with almost 12 million unique visits in April.

The next step for users is to access and purchase the trips they have chosen. This explains why  OTA Expedia came in second, with 7.2 million visits.

Uber claimed the third spot in this month’s ranking, a sign that the start-up’s efforts to remain a market leader in local transport services have born fruit, with 23.7% of Hispanics who consume travel-related content visiting the Uber site.

But the competition isn’t far behind. Lyft gained territory to claim fifth place, with 3 million unique visits.

Meanwhile, two airlines managed to carve out a spot in the ranking: Southwest Airlines ranked seventh, with 1.57 million visits; and American Airlines, eighth, with 1.53 million. It seems that American’s series of travel altercations did not affect its market presence too much.

Finally, it is worth noting that no hotel chain made the ranking this month. While Hispanic users are interested in lodging, they may prefer new alternatives such as Airbnb, whose usage policies continue to be adjusted in accordance with the local laws of each of the locations where service is provided. Even so, the platform received 1.4 million hits.

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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.

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

For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here.

  • Burger King Argentina

descarga-6Following a pitch involving several media outlets, Havas Group Argentina has won the Burger King account again. The media group, which has been working with the fast food chain for the last seven years, will continue to provide integral media assistance including strategy, planning, negotiation and buying.

 

 

 

  • Farmacity Argentina

descarga-5Drugstores chain Farmacity has chosen Havas agencies’ Forward and Socialyse to handle its media and social networks strategies in Argentina. The agencies will work on brand strategy through media and content generation.

 

 

 

 

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  • Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Southwest Airlines

ts3ee5sq_400x400Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC announced Southwest Airlines will extend its itinerary of flights to Puerto Rico beginning June 4, 2017. These flights will increase options for travelers looking to enjoy the best of the Caribbean, as Southwest offers service in more than 100 destinations in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.Southwest Airlines extended its flight itinerary for bookings until Aug. 14, 2017.

 

 

  • Hyatt

vmc1vbc2_400x400Hyatt is planning to open a Hyatt Place hotel within the Aruba Airport Business Centre in Oranjestad, Aruba. With construction expected to begin in early 2017, Hyatt Place Aruba Airport is projected to open in late 2018, and will join the already open Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino.Additionally, this hotel will mark the fourth Hyatt Place hotel in the Caribbean, joining Hyatt Place Manatí, Hyatt Place San Juan/Bayamón and Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center in Puerto Rico.

  • Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville announced a landmark partnership to develop a collection of all-inclusive Margaritaville resorts. The agreement introduces Margaritaville, an All-Inclusive Experience, by Karisma, which will include new resorts built in beachfront destinations throughout the Caribbean. Karisma Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning luxury hotel collection that owns and manages properties in Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. Margaritaville is a global lifestyle brand with seven destination resorts/hotels across the Southeast United States and Caribbean and eight additional locations in active development.

  • Carsales

descargaCarsales, the online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia,  is continuing its push into Latin America with the US$6.7 million acquisition of DeMotores which runs auto-classifieds websites in Argentina, Colombia and Chile.The purchase solidifies Carsales’ position in Latin America after it took majority stakes in Mexico-based auto-classifieds businesses SoloAutos and Chile’s largest online auto advertisements website, Chileautos in the 2016 financial year.The sale is for 100 per cent of Demotores businesses which were owned by an entity controlled by S.A. La Nacion, a news media group based in Argentina.Carsales will fund the purchase via exist cash reserves and debt facilities.Carsales said Argentina was an attractive place to invest because it had a high gross domestic product per capita and population relative to the region.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev

descargaAnheuser-Busch InBev has decided to outsource U.S. media buying to an agency, putting in doubt the future of its in-house media unit. The brewer has not yet picked an external partner, but expects to complete its ongoing agency review in October. It is possible that the brewer would move some BMG employees to whatever agency it picks.A-B InBev is the nation’s 22nd-largest ad spender, shoveling out US $1.56 billion for U.S. advertising on brands including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob and Stella Artois in 2013, according to the Ad Age DataCenter.Agencies that survived an initial round of cuts include WPP’s MediaCom, Omnicom Group’s OMD, Publicis Groupe’s Spark, which is part of Starcom Mediavest Group, and Dentsu’s Vizeum, according to people familiar with the matter.The media changes are occurring under a new leadership team. Mr. Socquet joined the brewer’s U.S. division in January after running marketing in Canada since 2010. He recently elevated Lucas Herscovici, the former VP of U.S. digital marketing, to a newly created role called VP-consumer connections, which includes oversight of media, as well as digital and sports marketing.

Starcom- Buyagift

descarga (4)Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) has been appointed to handle the international Pay Per Click (PPC) and digital activity for Buyagift.The international deal follows a pitch against Netbooster.

 

‘YO SOY EL ARTISTA’: Toyota, Revlon, T-Mobile

descarga (5)Telemundo announced a multiplatform sponsorship initiatives with Toyota, Revlon and T-Mobile that will be part of its new reality competition series, “Yo Soy El Artista.” The program will debut on Sunday, September 14 at 8PM/7C. “Yo Soy El Artista” will air simultaneously in the U.S. on Telemundo and throughout Latin America on the cable networks E! and Telemundo Internacional. It will incorporate the Toyota Camry and Toyota Prius via engaging integrations throughout the 13-episode run. Toyota will also sponsor branded vignettes and cross-promotional segments about the series on popular Telemundo programs. The partnership will extend off the television screen with a digital component, “La Trayectoria” (The Path) and a Twitter Amplify program .Revlon will feature Revlon Luxurious ColorSilk Buttercream™ hair color in a number of multi-platform initiatives. Miguel Garcia, expert stylist for Revlon Luxurious ColorSilk Buttercream, will lead a three-episode challenge.T-Mobile will become the exclusive wireless sponsor and official voting partner for “Yo Soy El Artista,” in addition to providing on-air and digital integrations.

Stolichnaya Vodka

images (1)Stolichnaya Vodka’s new campaign, developed by Stoli’s new AOR Richmond, Va.-based The Martin Agency,  is all about authenticity: Stoli as “the” vodka versus “a” vodka. The labels and cap stand out and the bottle is implied by the slightest color offset against a red background.The campaign also brings back TV ads, which will arrive in 2015. The effort includes print, out-of-home, and digital elements, all with the tag, “Stoli, The Vodka.” Digital includes 25 animated shorts running on Stoli sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, with shorter versions on Vine and Instagram.

 

Airbnb

descarga (8)Starcom has been awarded the global media planning and buying account for rental and hospitality website Airbnb. The account will be led out of the Chicago office with Starcom US working closely. The pitch was headed by TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, which partnered with TBWA\Paris and Lew’Lara\TBWA in Brazil as well as TBWA\Singapore and TBWA\London that had been working on projects with Airbnb in Asia Pacific and Europe. Also, TBWA has been appointed as global creative agency following a competitive review against unnamed agencies. Airbnb has more than 500,000 listings in 33,000 cities and 192 countries. The service was founded in August 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco.

Southwest Airlines

descarga (6)Southwest Airlines is unveiling a brand refresh as it grows up and out of the U.S.The carrier is revamping its campaign, tagline, in-airport signage and even the aesthetic of its planes. The initial effort breaks with a commercial unveiling the new plane design themed, “Without a heart, it’s just a machine.”The new push aims to raise that bar by drawing in new passengers beyond its faithful flyers with the message that unlike most airlines, it cares. The relaunch is by far the airline’s biggest to date. This push is different in that it covers all communications, products and even its airport kiosks. GSD&M led the marketing for the rebrand. Branding firm Lippincott handled the design of plane’s exterior, the in-flight materials, the in-airport look and the logo redesign, Razorfish handled the design of the Southwest microsite. Camelot, Southwest’s longtime media agency, fielded the media.

Jimmy Dean®

descarga (7)Jimmy Dean®, a brand that has long been associated with breakfast and the morning sun, has released a new integrated marketing campaign to introduce the brand’s new line of lunch and dinner offerings. The new marketing initiative is keeping the iconic Sun character as the central theme of the promotion, which aims at delighting consumers through unexpected moments that brighten their days. The campaign, developed by TBWA Chiat Day Los Angeles, includes the launch of the world’s first solar-powered GIFs as the highlight of the “Sun Cinema” event, a shadow selfie consumer sweepstakes, and two new television spots. The multi-faceted 360 degree campaign will also be supported through additional on-the-ground events, print, digital, social, out-of-home advertising, shopper marketing and public relations.

 

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