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

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  • U.S. Army

Omnicom’s DDB has been assigned U.S. Army US$4 billion ad account, according to the Department of Defense.The DOD statement said the new contract could extend to 2028. The scope of work includes media, creative, digital, PR and direct marketing.McCann has been the incumbent on the account for more than a decade.DDB will create a dedicated unit for the army account that will include staffers from OMD, Rapp, Critical Mass, Annalect, The Marketing Arm and other specialist Omnicom agencies.

 

 

 

  • Dunkin’

Dunkin’, long recognized for keeping on-the-go guests energized with its signature hot and iced coffees, is now determined to be known for great-tasting espresso beverages. Nearly one month after unveiling its new rebranding designed to emphasize its beverage-focused strategy, Dunkin’ revealed one of the most significant product initiatives in the brand’s recent history, with the goal of offering an entirely new espresso experience for customers in its U.S. restaurants by the holiday season. The donut chain has unveiled it’s newest campaign from BBDO, “Sipping is Believing,” which iincludes TV spots and digital ads featuring quirky, edging-on-satiric humor. The campaign also includes social media, radio and digital display ads, and promotions and events through the end of the year. Dunkin’ is offering medium-sized lattes and cappuccinos for US$2 all day from Nov. 19-25, and during afternoons from Nov. 26-Dec. 30.The espresso line reboot is a crucial initiative within Dunkin´s newly announced, beverage-focused strategy.

 

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  • Revlon

Revlon has put its global brand PR account up for review, according to an individual familiar with the process. Lippe Taylor had been the brand AOR for several years, but it declined to participate in this process. Revlon reported net sales of US$655.4 million in Q3, down 2% year-over-year. Its net loss of US$11.1 million in the quarter was an improvement from the loss of US$32.4 million in the prior year. Last June, Revlon picked Initiative for global media duties.

 

 

 

2018/2019 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.

  • Honda

In partnership with Universal Pictures and Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Honda has discovered that their Happy Honda Days event was stolen by the Grinch during Sunday television programming, leaving an empty Honda dealership and spreading unhappiness across the automaker’s annual holiday campaign. The Grinch canceled Honda’s annual sales event because it was simply too happy and today, he has taken over the brand’s Twitter channel, where he shares unhappy and unmerry holiday comments, featuring the hashtag #GrinchTakeover. Fans will want to follow along to see what else the Grinch may be scheming — or if Happy Honda Days can be saved.The Grinch is also using Honda’s Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube channels to spread word about his Twitter takeover. As a marketing partner of the film, Honda’s campaign includes two TV commercials, digital media, social media posts and NBCUniversal custom content featuring the Grinch.

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  • Mazda North America

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced that Apple CarPlay™ integration for your iPhone® and Android Auto™ are now available as a dealer-installed update for applicable Mazda vehicles, model year 2014 or newer and equipped with MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system.This dealer-installed update includes both hardware and software components. his integration helps keep the driver’s hand and eyes away from their smartphone. Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers.

 

 

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.

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  • Goya Foods

Goya Foods, one of America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, has launched the ‘Can Do’ campaign, a yearlong series of consumer product promotions and food donations to benefit Feeding America and local food banks.  A minimum of 600,000 pounds of Goya products will be donated to families and individuals throughout the United States who lack access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate meals. The ‘Can Do’ campaign is part of Goya Gives, a national initiative committed to supporting local communities through social and environmental causes.The ‘Can Do’ campaign kicked off June 1, 2017 and will end May 31, 2018.  Throughout the course of the year, Goya will feature a different product promotion, including GOYA® Coconut Water during August, and GOYA® Refried Beans and GOYA® Ready to Eat Red Label Beans during September.

  • Lexus

The Magnificent Seven actor Manuel Garcia Rulfo has won yet another role. Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, the sought-after movie star has been tapped as the new voiceover for Lexus’ Spanish-language marketing initiatives. Garcia Rulfo’s first original work for the luxury automotive brand will be heard later this year as part of a new Lexus campaign created by Walton Isaacson, the brand’s agency for diverse market segments. As part of the transition, his voice has also been incorporated into current Spanish language campaigns. Garcia Rulfo has starring roles in this year’s Murder on the Orient Express, Soldado and Mexiwood movies. Team One is Lexus’ AOR for General Market Media Planning and Zenith is the General Market Media Buying agency.WI is Lexus’ AOR for Black, Hispanic and LGBTQ Media Planning and Buying as well as creative for these markets.

  • Universal & Zumba

In time for the upcoming release of “Despicable Me 3,” Universal Pictures wants to ckeck Latino audiences can make it to all theaters.  Latinos made up about 30% of the Despicable Me and Minion previous movies during opening, according to Forbes. To make sure the trend continues, Universal has teamed up with dance fitness company Zumba to create an original song and workout video as part of a strategic cross-promotion of Despicable Me 3 targeting the Latino audience. Zumba instructor Toni Costa was selected to create the choreography and performs the dance routine in the video with the Minions. The video has been uploaded to Zumba’s Instructor Network, and will be shared on all of its social platforms, including YouTube.  The song will be played in Zumba classes globally.The video will also be heavily promoted in Spanish-language network shows with in-studio demonstrations of the dance. The movie will be  released nationwide on June 30.

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  • Mazda

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced the launch of a new insights-driven Hispanic campaign, seeking to link common attributes shared between the Hispanic community and the brand’s core values. The campaign was developed specifically for the Hispanic consumer, aiming to tap into the existing positive affinity for Japanese-made products.The new campaign is an extension of the Driving Matters general market campaign. In order to first establish that connection, the series will kick off on July 9 with a week-long “disruption” phase that will be in Japanese-only. Following the disruption phase will be three phases, each focusing on relatable Mazda brand philosophies: Passion (KODO—Soul of Motion design), Harmony (Jinba Ittai driving dynamics) and Perseverance (Hiroshima Challenger Spirit).The campaign, scheduled to begin in July 2017, will utilize partnerships with influential Hispanic media outlets, including Telemundo and Univision to amplify the message. Through the partnerships, each outlet will offer unique creative components tailored to their specific audience. The campaign and creative was developed in collaboration with Mazda’s fully integrated and dedicated WPP team agency, Garage Team Mazda in partnership with WPP’s multi-cultural marketing communications network, The Bravo Group. Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 600 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. (CHEK OUT our interview with Russell Wager, VP of Marketing at Mazda).

  • Combined Insurance 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic population is projected to represent 30 percent of the American population by 2050. Aligned with this projection, Combined Insurance, a provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, is announcing plans to hire 500 Spanish-speaking sales agents throughout Florida, Texas, Illinois and Arizona by the end of 2017. Combined Insurance has continuously found ways to connect with and serve the increasing U.S. Latino/Hispanic market—hiring Spanish-speaking agents, customer service representatives, and managers to support the growth. The firm offers an in-class sales training and onboarding program for new agents entirely in Spanish. That same development and learning continues throughout their career with managers who understand the needs of Spanish-speaking communities and are familiar with the trends among Latinos and insurance. Additionally, sales agent careers offer unlimited income potential and a total compensation package for full-time employees that includes benefits, a 401k retirement savings plan and a discounted stock purchase plan.The company also recently announced plans to hire 2,000 more veterans by the end of 2019.

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Universal Pictures announced that the studio has created an Emerging Writers Fellowship designed to identify and cultivate new and unique voices with a passion for storytelling.

universalEmerging writers who are chosen to participate in the program will work within the studio to hone their skills and gain access and exposure to Universal executives, producers and other key industry professionals. The announcement was made by Universal Pictures Co-Presidents of Production, Peter Cramer and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum who will oversee the fellows.

“This fellowship is a great opportunity for aspiring writers but it’s also a great opportunity for Universal,” said Cramer.

“As audiences continue to be even more discerning about the films they see, finding new voices with unique and creative ideas is extremely important for our business,” added Kirschenbaum.

Under terms approved by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), the Emerging Writers Fellowship will allow Universal the opportunity to expand the community of writers with whom the studio works. The Fellowship was an idea championed by Executive Vice President of Production Scott Bernstein.

Universal will entertain applications for the fellowship beginning on September 3, 2013. Interested applicants will be asked to submit a screenplay and other background materials to the studio for evaluation. Ten finalists will be selected and interviewed in Los Angeles. Out of that group, up to five fellows will be chosen to work for the studio over the course of one year. During that time, fellows will work exclusively with the studio and be given the opportunity to work on current Universal projects as well as pitch original story ideas. Fellows will also attend workshops, interact with top literary agents and sit in on Universal’s executive meetings. They will also be assigned industry mentors.

Universal Pictures announced that the studio has created an Emerging Writers Fellowship designed to identify and cultivate new and unique voices with a passion for storytelling.

universalEmerging writers who are chosen to participate in the program will work within the studio to hone their skills and gain access and exposure to Universal executives, producers and other key industry professionals. The announcement was made by Universal Pictures Co-Presidents of Production, Peter Cramer and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum who will oversee the fellows.

“This fellowship is a great opportunity for aspiring writers but it’s also a great opportunity for Universal,” said Cramer.

“As audiences continue to be even more discerning about the films they see, finding new voices with unique and creative ideas is extremely important for our business,” added Kirschenbaum.

Under terms approved by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), the Emerging Writers Fellowship will allow Universal the opportunity to expand the community of writers with whom the studio works. The Fellowship was an idea championed by Executive Vice President of Production Scott Bernstein.

Universal will entertain applications for the fellowship beginning on September 3, 2013. Interested applicants will be asked to submit a screenplay and other background materials to the studio for evaluation. Ten finalists will be selected and interviewed in Los Angeles. Out of that group, up to five fellows will be chosen to work for the studio over the course of one year. During that time, fellows will work exclusively with the studio and be given the opportunity to work on current Universal projects as well as pitch original story ideas. Fellows will also attend workshops, interact with top literary agents and sit in on Universal’s executive meetings. They will also be assigned industry mentors.

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