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What: The market for online grocery sales and home delivery is in its infancy in Mexico but offers huge potential given the 65 million Mexicans who now have access to the internet.
Why it matters: Grocery and general merchandise retailer Walmart has 4.5 million e-commerce customers in Mexico, and its competitors, like E-commerce Director Rafael Castelltort at Soriana, tell Portada how they are racing to sell groceries online, building new digital infrastructure, deploying machine learning, creating alternatives to credit card payments and launching websites highly customized for e-commerce and home deliveries.

Mexico may offer the perfect storm for selling groceries online. A rapidly growing urban middle class, internet penetration that now reaches 65 million, and grocery retail chains building sophisticated online payment and delivery infrastructures combine to make a bright future with huge potential, according to analysts.

“Supermarket chains in Mexico can grow tremendously in the future,” concludes a new study by the American media measurement and analytics company comScore. “The sector has huge potential for growth.”

Walmart leads the online grocery market with 4.5 million ecommerce shoppers in Mexico. Grocery chain Soriana comes next at 1.1 million, followed by Superama with 992,000. But while most Mexicans shop online using their mobile phones, online grocery shoppers still tend to use PCs more than any other device.

Many retailers now offer their own mobile applications, but the majority of online grocery shoppers in Mexico use a cell phone and rely on the cell phone’s internet browser instead of the retailer’s mobile application.

“Consumption by applications is still very incipient,” the study notes. Walmart’s online shoppers use its application only 25% of the time, while Soriana shoppers use Soriana’s application 15% of the time, according to the study shared by comScore with Portada.

Surprisingly, when it comes to time spent shopping online for groceries, the PC is king, with the exception of Walmart and Chedraui. More ecommerce shoppers at Walmart and Chedraui use their mobile devices than the PC.


Source: comScore

In Search of Younger Online Grocery Shoppers

All of the grocery chains chasing the ecommerce market face the challenge of winning over younger shoppers.

Adults over the age of 35 are more likely to shop for food online than any other age group. La Comer, however, has the largest group of online shoppers ages 25 to 34, compared to all grocery retailers, the comScore study found.

Women make up the majority of online grocery shoppers at Soriana, La Comer and Superama, while men dominate at Walmart, Costco and Chedraui.

The majority of our clients are women who value their time and value home delivery.

“The majority of our clients are women who value their time and value home delivery,” Rafael Castelltort, Director of Electronic Commerce at Soriana, tells Portada.

E-commerce shoppers have the option to pick their orders up at the stores, but home delivery is more popular.

Excellence in service is a pillar of Soriana’s strategy for winning over e-commerce customers. “We focus on the customer, deliver what they request, and in the time promised,” says Castelltort.

Soriana does not offer lower prices online than in stores to win over new ecommerce customers. The average weekly order is between 50-60 items and customers can pay for the delivery using PayPal, by paying cash to the delivery person or swiping a credit card on a mobile terminal the delivery person brings with the order. Customers don’t have to pay online with a credit card to make a purchase.

Service, Service, Service

A totally seamless purchasing process, from order to payment and delivery is Walmart’s mantra for winning the battle of online sales.

“We understand that customers aren’t only looking to save money, but are also looking to save time,” Roberto Villalobos, Director of Web Operations at Walmart and Superama tells Portada.

“We are constantly improving the online shopping experience for our customers and have implemented significant changes for grocery shopping on our internet site, including our own mobile application.”

We understand that customers aren’t only looking to save money, but are also looking to save time.

Walmart’s mobile application received the Best App award at eShow Mexico last year, Villalobos notes.

Challenges Ahead

Online grocery revenue in the U.S. reached $17.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $30 billion by 2021.

In Mexico, however, the comScore study found uneven growth over the past few years, and a slight downward trend for 2019. Long delivery times may explain both factors, the study said.

And while the online grocery sale market has “huge potential” in Mexico, the comScore study finds significant challenges remain on the horizon, including the need to incorporate machine learning, big data, and logistics which have proven key factors for success in other parts of the world.

“With sophisticated technology and offers oriented to the user, Mexican grocery chains can grow greatly in the future,” the comScore study concludes.

In Part Two of our series on e-commerce grocery sales in Mexico, we explore specific marketing innovation, payment, and technology strategies being used to win the battle to increase market share.

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  • Tony Roma’s®

Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s®, announced the opening of its newest restaurant, located in one of Bolivia‘s most populated cities, Santa Cruz. Situated in Barrio Equipetrol, a center for nightlife known for its popular restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs, the new Tony Roma’s will be open from noon to midnight on Sundays through Wednesdays, and from noon to 2 a.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays. This is the first Tony Roma’s restaurant for franchisee Grupo Restaurantes Internationales de Bolivia, S.R.L.The Santa Cruz opening resumes the momentum of international and domestic growth for the brand on the heels of their transformation which is revolutionizing the restaurant industry.Romacorp, Inc., is the parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurants, one of the world’s largest casual dining concept specializing in ribs. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Romacorp, Inc. has nearly 150 restaurant locations in more than 30 countries and is one of the most globally recognizable names in the industry.

  • Sol

Heineken´s Sol has launched its new brand positioning Taste the Sun, which embraces the sun’s positive energy, and reinforces the brand’s heritage as a lager born in Mexico, reflecting the country’s passion and vitality.The new campaign puts a spotlight on the brand’s longstanding connection with the sun by showing how every moment can be revitalized by the power of sunlight. Sol has created a series of innovative social posts that encapsulate the energy and freedom of the sun. Running across digital, TV, outdoors, e-commerce and off-trade activations, the campaign will be rolled out throughout 2018/19, starting with Chile, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Paraguay. It will then continue to be launched worldwide, from Australia to Belgium, South Africa to the UK. Today, the Mexican-born beer is available in more than 70 markets and has seen double-digit growth over the past year. Sol was founded in Mexico in 1899 and acquired by HEINEKEN in 2010.

  • Walmart

Walmart‘s main initiative to compete in the E-commerce space, particularly in LatAm, has been an omnichannel strategy, according to Jenifer Bice, Senior Director, International Communications. The key concept today for the american multinational retail corporation is “convenience“. According to Bice, consumers are looking for companies that make it all easier. In the US and also in Latin America, customers are wanting convenience, access, trust in the companies they’re engaging with, and to know that they’re not only getting great prices but also quality products. Walmart is looking to innovate and produce solutions to make customers´ lives easier and more convenient.  A key aspect of the equation is expedited delivery, which is why the company has decided to partner up with players in the delivery industry. The results in Latin America speak for themselves. In Chile, Walmart´s online sales have doubled in the past year and customers keep coming back. In Mexico, the brand launched an application called Cashi, to serve customers in mexico who are unbanked, so they have an option to be able to go in Walmart stores, use cash, and apply that cash to their app. Walmart has about 3,200 retail locations across Latin America.

 

  • Hilton

Hilton has opened a 171-room hotel overlooking Pilar Golf Club on the outskirts of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Located near the Pilar Industrial Park, the hotel is marketing itself to corporate travellers and provides an exclusive area for indoor and outdoor teambuilding activities.Hilton Pilar is 35 miles from domestic airport Jorge Newbery and 52 miles from Ministro Pistarini International.It is Hilton’s fourth hotel in Argentina, and the second under the Hilton Hotels and Resorts brand in the country, joining Hilton Buenos Aires, Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman and Anselmo Buenos Aires (part of the Curio Collection).

 

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  • Almundo

Iberostar Group, the Spanish owner of 110 Iberostar Hotel and Resorts worldwide, has increased its´stake in Buenos Aires based Almundo, an emerging rival of Argentinean travel online seller Despegar. Iberostar Group owns 75 percent of Almundo. In September, the group invested an additional US$12 million in Almundo, following on US$28 million the group invested in the company during the first quarter. Almundo will finish 2018 with annual gross bookings processed offline and online of close to US$500 million again. Today Almundo runs 67 retail agency outlets in Argentina and aims to grow that number to 200 branch offices by the end of 2019. It believes its technology, inventory, and marketing will draw many independent agencies to become franchisees. In Brazil, Almundo faces a formidable challenge there, given the established players. In Argentina, Despegar remains a formidable competitor. In Mexico and Colombia, Almundo is working to improve its marketing and operational efficiency. Almundo, which has more than 850 employees today, is also looking to expand outside of Latin America by 2020.

 

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.

What: We spoke to Jenifer Bice, Senior Director, International Communications and Pedro Mucciolo, Director, International Corporate Affairs at Walmart, in order to find out more about Walmart’s initiatives to compete in the E-commerce space at a global level, but more specifically in Latin America.
Why it matters: As E-commerce keeps gaining ground, stores with a long tradition of brick-and-mortar retail must come up with ways of staying relevant. For Walmart, the key is making consumers’ lives easier and as convenient as possible.

How can an international giant retailer that “has it all” at a global level hit closer to home amongst its local consumers?

The greatest innovations often come from the simplest of questions. Our fast-paced lifestyles have left us with a fundamental issue: we often don’t have as much time in our hands as we wish we had, and with the time we have, we still have to manage our lives and keep our fridges stocked, our homes fresh and our bodies clean. How many times haven’t we wished the shopping could do itself? Or had to make time to undertake the time-consuming journey of commuting, roaming, choosing, paying and repeat again next week? We spoke to Jenifer Bice, Senior Director, International Communications and Pedro Mucciolo, Director, International Corporate Affairs at Walmart, in order to find out more about Walmart’s initiatives to compete in the E-commerce space at a global level, but more specifically in Latin America.

Bring Technology Literally Closer to Home

Jenifer Bice

When we asked Jenifer Bice what she thinks about the future and how Walmart will prepare for it, she comments on the importance of an omnichannel strategy: “What excites me about what’s to come is how we’re adjusting our approach to not only focus on our traditional retail stores but to make sure we’re creating an omnichannel ecosystem to serve the customers.” With about 3,200 retail locations across Latin America, Jenifer believes that with that kind of physical footprint, “We are uniquely positioned to be able to service customers in a way that no one else can, so you can go online and order your groceries and drive up to a Walmart store, Bodega, or Sam’s Club and pick them up without having to get out of your car.”

As she explains, the key concept today is “convenience“. As time seems to move faster every day, consumers are looking for companies that make it all easier. “In the US and also in Latin America, customers are wanting convenience, access, trust in the companies they’re engaging with, and to know that they’re not only getting great prices but also quality products,” asserted Jenifer. “We know our customers, we’re innovating on their behalf, and producing solutions that we know will make their lives easier and more convenient so that they can spend less time walking around the store and more time being able to focus on their families or just having the convenience to shop when they want and how they want. “

Pedro Mucciolo

But the last mile (delivering from the store to your door) model isn’t new for the Walmart group, it’s been going on for a long time according to Pedro Mucciolo, who mentioned that “Superama, the supermarket banner for Walmart Mexico,  had a service called ‘the one hour express delivery service’, that’s been going up for almost 20 years and it started via phone and fax. With technology and innovation, Superama has been able to offer the service via mobile apps, of course, and your laptop.”

Then, the idea has been there a long time, but modern times call for innovative measures. Now it’s up to Walmart to support a great idea with the appropriate technology. A key aspect of the equation is expedited delivery, which is way the company has decided to partner up with players in the delivery industry. For example, “We do have a partnership in Argentina with a company called Mercadoni and they deliver in less than two hours within the city of Buenos Aires,” shared Jenifer.

And all the efforts have paid off. The results in Latin America speak for themselves: “In Chile, online sales have doubled in the past year, so that tells us something about customers wanting convenience and being able to shop wherever they are”, said Jenifer. And customers keep coming back for more, as data shows a customer who tries the service is very likely to use it again.

But perhaps the strongest element in people’s idea of convenience today is being able to download an app that can solve an issue in a matter of minutes, Jenifer told us that “In Mexico, we developed from the ground up and have launched an application called Cashi, and it was created to serve our customers in mexico who are unbanked, so they have an option to be able to go in our stores, use cash, and apply that cash to their app. It gives them a digital wallet so that they can then purchase products in our stores, they can pay utility bills, or they can order Netflix all though their app so that they don’t have to rely on a bank or carrying cash.”

Buy Local, Think Global: a Global Company Catering to Local Needs

“Because Walmart has operations around the world, we’ve been able to get different ideas from different places and roll them out either in a chain-wide app like Cashi or transfer that to other markets,” said Jenifer. “From an international strategy perspective, we’re really trying to make sure that our businesses in the local markets are solving the local needs of their customers. So you have all the beauty of a local business with all of the benefits of being part of a worldwide company.”

We’re really trying to make sure that our businesses in the local markets are solving the local needs of their customers.

The basic ingredient to keep in mind: represent your audiences. Consumers want to see themselves and their culture represented in what they buy and whom they’re buying from, so brands need to take that into account when reaching for audiences in different markets. “From a marketing perspective, the insights for each country are quite different,” asserted Jenifer. “For example, on Big Billion Day, which is the biggest shopping week of the year in India, the marketing is focused on making sure that they have key Indian celebrities who are helping tell their story and encouraging people to shop.”

When asked about how they do this to target US Hispanics, for example, Pedro Mucciolo explained that Walmart does their best to represent their Hispanic audiences in the store: “For the holiday season, we know that food is a very important part of Latin culture and US Hispanic culture, so the multicultural marketing team teamed up with our team to offer US Hispanic customers a series of shows that would have just Hispanic staff cooking recipes around the season and catering to the Hispanic customer, likely to purchase those products in order to make those delicious dishes from Mexico or Colombia or Venezuela. It was very successful, so every year we have a new campaign around holidays.”

Give Back to the Community

In the end, it doesn’t matter how many initiatives you have in terms of growing your business if helping the community isn’t one of them. “I’ve been in Walmart for 10 years but what continues to amaze me every day is how we focus on being this society and supporting the communities where we live and work,” shared Jenifer. “Whether that’s through the women’s economic empowerment initiative, giving grants to local farmers in India so they can make a life for themselves in their communities, focus on more sustainable practices in Latin America, recycle our bags or any other number of things. The more you dig and the more you learn, the more you’re proud to work here and to be a part of the company, so coming back to work with international, I feel I’m just starting to peel the onion again on the more important social things that we’re doing that seem to fly under the radar sometimes.”

“There are a large number of suppliers, for example in Central America, that start off really really small, and thanks to a variety of programs powered by Walmart, they become larger suppliers, so families get better lives, and we create more jobs and more opportunities for the communities as a whole,” added Pedro.

 

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  • Papa John’s

Pizza giant Papa John’s has awarded Havas Media its media business following a competitive pitch. Last Summer, Incumbent Interpublic’s Initiative resigned the account after former Papa John’s chairman John Schnatter´s racist comments.The company spent US$136 million on measured media in the U.S. last year, according to Kantar Media.

 

 

 

 

 

  • AT&T

AT&T is “in the process of” consolidating its huge WarnerMedia media account with Hearts & Science, one of the three big media agencies under the Omnicom Media Group network, Mediapost has reported.This would include the recently acquired Time Warner properties, which AT&T has renamed WarnerMedia. The WarnerMedia group includes the Warner Bros. studio, the Turner cable TV networks and HBO, which spent over US$600 million, US$100 million and US$80 million respectively on measured media last year according to Kantar Media.H&S has handled the AT&T media assignment since 2016.

 

 

 

 

  • Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. announced a new Hispanic marketing campaign to support the brand’s 2019 crossover utility (CUV) family. The campaign entitled “United by Rhythm” utilizes the classic hit song “Piel Canela” by Bobby Capo to showcase the universal passion and emotion consumers of all ages have for music.Through music with timeless significance, Mitsubishi Motors taps into the passion points of the Hispanic community and highlights its lineup of vehicles ready to drive consumers through all stages of life. Honing in on the brand’s established CUVs, the spots highlight the Eclipse Cross, Outlander and Outlander Sport.The new campaign comes at a time when Mitsubishi is in the midst of a strong and robust commitment to the Hispanic community. Since 2014, Mitsubishi’s Hispanic TV investment has increased 103 percent with presence across top networks including Univision, Univision Deportes, Telemundo and Galavision. As of this year, the brand also expanded into social with the launch of the all-new 2018 Eclipse Cross and has already become one of the top performing audiences.The “United by Rhythm” campaign will take a 360-approach in terms of placement with advertisements running across top Spanish language television and radio stations including sports and daytime TV integrations. Additionally, the campaign will be featured on digital and social media in sports, music, entertainment and lifestyle environments.

 

 

  • Walmart

Walmart is making another play for online shoppers with the acquisition of Bare Necessities, a leading e-comm retailer for intimates.Walmart says the move is part of its strategic effort to acquire category leaders with specialized expertise that can help enhance the customer experience on Walmart.com and Jet.com.Bare Necessities will continue to operate its website and will run as a standalone and complementary brand to Walmart’s other e-commerce sites, according to a statement from the company.The acquisition follows several recent efforts by Walmart.com to establish itself as a fashion destination.Bare Necessities was founded in 1998 and offers more than 100,000 SKUs from more than 160 brands, including an extensive assortment of bras, swimwear, shapewear and sleepwear.

 

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  • UBER

Uber is said to be planning on entering the grocery delivery competition, a trend that has already been adopted by other retailers such as Kroger, Walmart and Target.With the success of the Uber Eats restaurant delivery business, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company plans to move into home grocery delivery. Grocery delivery is on the rise and is a trend that many food retailers are catching onto, particularly partnering with third party platforms, according to Abasto.

 

 

 

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What: We looked at the top 15 online retail sites visited by shoppers in the US in July of this year and how they scored in numbers of visitors.
Why it matters: A climb in the number of shoppers visiting Walmart online continued in July as the big box retailer aggressively expands its online sales.

Number of visitors to the Top 15 e-commerce sites in the US, July 2018
Total Audience, Home and Work, PC/Laptop 940,883
Site Total Unique Visitors
Amazon sites 198,651
Wal-Mart 121,379
eBay 103,520
Apple.com Worldwide sites 68,456
Target Corporation 58,798
The Home Depot 48,001
ETSY.com 47,692
Samsung Group 45,129
WISH.com 41,120
Ticketmaster 36,963
Kohl’s Corporation 36,703
Best Buy sites 35,357
Lowe’s 34,382
Wayfair 34,203
Macy’s Inc. 30,529

(Source: comScore)

comScore reported a total of 121,379 online visitors to Walmart in July of this year, up from 114,807 in June and 119,117 in May. The home improvement retailer reported a 33 percent increase in online sales in the first quarter of this year, according to The New York Times. Lowe’s Home Improvement suffered another decline in visitors in July at 34,382 compared to 35,757 in June and 38,635 in May. Samsung’s online visitors jumped by 4,463 in July, up from 40,666 in June. Online visitors to eBay showed little fluctuation, with 103,502 in July compared to 104,604 in June and 104,619 in May. Macy’s dropped to last place among the 15 sites monitored by comScore in June and remained in last place in the July rankings.

  • Amazon continues to enjoy a big lead among the 15 online retail site rankings with 21 percent of all online visits.
  • Walmart placed second, followed by eBay, Apple.com worldwide sites and Target Corp—virtually the same top five sites in terms of number of visits and in the same order as in May and June.
  • Online visits to Macy’s continued their decline to 30,529 in July, down from 31,636 in June and 33,725 in May.
  • Online visits to Lowe’s Home Improvement also declined in July to 34,382 from 35,757 in June and 38,635 in May.
  • Best Buy has seen a steady if slight increase in visitors over the May to July period, starting at 34,142 in May and increasing to 35,357 in July.
  • The gap in online visitors between Amazon in first place and its closest online competitors continues. Amazon took 21 percent of all online visits compared to Walmart’s 12 percent and eBay’s 11 percent in July.
  • Home Depot holds the lead for online visits in the big box home improvement retailing category with 5% of all online visits among the 15 sites monitored compared to Lowe’s Home Improvement at 4%.

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José Antonio Ortega Carrero has been named delegate advisor of Prisa Brand Solutions USA and executive VP of Prisa Noticias Latam.

 

 

 

 

 

Tastia Group has named Montserrat Gázquez marketing director. Montserrat will be responsible for designing and implementing a new marketing and communication plan for Tastia Group and its brands.

 

 

 

 

Rabeea Ansari is the new marketing VP of Club Med for South America. The executive has been working in marketing for 15 years, holding different roles in Brazil, India, and France.

 

 

 

 

Facebook has named a new head for Latin America. Maren Lau will replace Diego Dzodan and will lead the teams of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Miami.

 

 

 

 

Executive Owen Oliva has been named beverages director by Walmart Central America. Until now, he had been leading the regional activity of the strategic brands of the company which he joined in 2013.

 

 

 

 

Banco de Chile has named  Serge de Oliveira as its new digital marketing manager. Prior to this, Serge was in charge of the online marketing department at Entel.

 

 

 

 

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  • Walmart

Walmart Inc will acquire Latin American food delivery service Cornershop for US$225 million, it said in a move to ramp up its online grocery business in Mexico and Chile. The deal mirrors Walmart’s growing investments and tie-ups in online delivery services across the globe, as it aims to compete with Amazon.com Inc, the world’s largest online retailer. Shares of the retail company’s Mexico division, known as Walmex, jumped more than 3% on the news, closing at their highest level since late July. Walmart’s acquisition of three-year-old Cornershop, which offers its service through a mobile app and was founded in San Francisco, will help it quicken deliveries for its Walmart, Superama and Sam’s Club stores in Mexico, according to analysts.

 

  • Hilton

Hilton announced its partnership with all-inclusive specialist Playa Hotels & Resorts to grow Hilton’s portfolio of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America. If Playa sounds familiar, it’s because it is the same company that Hyatt worked with back in 2015 to launch Hyatt’s two all-inclusive resort brands, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara.Hilton’s alliance with Playa includes the addition and renovations of two all-inclusive resort properties that will be owned and managed by Playa. Unlike Playa’s partnership with Hyatt, Hilton has decided to use the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand for its all-inclusive properties, rather than launch new ones.one about the future of travel. SubscribeThe two initial resorts to be added under this partnership by the end of 2018 will be the Hilton La Romana, an All-Inclusive Resort (formerly known as the Dreams La Romana), and the Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Resort (formerly The Royal Playa del Carmen). Hilton and Playa have plans to open eight more all-inclusive resorts together by 2025. Luis Perillo, Hilton VP, Sales & Marketing, Caribbean & Latin America and a member of Portada´s Travel Marketing Board, will be part of PortadaNY next Sept 24&25.

 

 

  • GUESS

GUESS, the global lifestyle brand famous for its iconic ad campaigns, and their timeless trend setting denim are teaming with multiple Latin Grammy Award Winner J Balvin to introduce GUESS Vibras. The 7-piece capsule of concert merchandise is set to launch September 19th on tour with J Balvin and will be sold at select GUESS stores near the concert locations days leading up to each performance.“My partnership with GUESS, a brand that has strong roots in the Latin community, not only aligns with my personal brand, but with my community and fanbase as well,” says J Balvin. The exclusive 7-piece GUESS Vibras collection, which is inspired by Balvin’s chart-topping “VIBRAS” album, and his personal style. Established in 1981, GUESS operates 1,061 retail stores in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Company and its licensees and distributors operated in approximately 100 countries worldwide.

 

 

  • Mercado Libre

Mercado Libre, one of Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company, selected Talkdesk, an enterprise contact center platform, to power and optimize their customer service and sales teams. Mercado Libre will deploy Talkdesk Enterprise Contact Center Platform to their teams in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Brazil. Supporting both sales and contact center operations through multiple platforms proved to be a costly and inefficient use of resources. Moving to Talkdesk Enterprise Contact Center Platform will allow Mercado Libre to drive operational efficiencies, reduce costs and increase revenue.

 

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  • Treebo Hotels

Ruptub Solutions, which owns and operates budget hotel chain Treebo Hotels, is planning to enter homestay business as it seeks to tap the nascent but fast-expanding non-hotel accommodation, a popular option among new-generation travellers.Encouraged by the potential in the budget hotel segment, the app-based hotel aggregator is also preparing to set its foot in “India-like” markets in a bid to scale up its business and have a diversified customer base.Buoyed by the potential of budget hotels in emerging markets, Treebo is studying markets such as South Asia, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa for an entry.Treebo plans to double the number of hotels registered on its platform to 800 by 2019 from the current 400.

 

2018 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.

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For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. 

  • Walmart

Walmart has announced it is acquiring Cornershop, a leading online marketplace for on-demand delivery from supermarkets, pharmacies and specialty food retailers in Mexico and Chile.Walmart will pay US$225 million for Cornershop, which has seen its number of unique users double in the past 12 months. Closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected by the end of the year.As part of the agreement, Cornershop will remain an open platform.

 

 

 

  • MoneyGram

MoneyGram customers in Mexico have thousands of new locations to choose from when they need to pick up money sent from family and friends around the globe. The company’s money transfer receive service is now available at more than 17,000 OXXO convenience stores in the country.When picking up at an OXXO store, consumers can receive up to 2,000 pesos in cash. All additional funds, up to 11,600 pesos, can be transferred into a bank account from the OXXO location, or put on Saldazo, a debit card co-branded between OXXO and CitiBanamex. Remittances are one of Mexico’s top sources of foreign income. According to the World Bank, more than US$30 billion flowed into the country in 2017.

 

 

  • PepsiCo

Pepsico announced the expansion of its global relationship with its´marketing execution partner HH Global in Latin America beginning with implementation in Brazil and with the commitment to expand throughout the region.Under the terms of the agreement, HH Global will provide a suite of marketing execution services and proprietary HHub technology to support PepsiCo’s creative production and procurement requirements for print and point of sale materials. The implementation extends HH Global’s agreement with PepsiCo which originated in 2009 in France and the Benelux countries and has since expanded to Russia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Yamile Elias, Director of Business Innovation & Marketing, Pepsico is a member of Portada´s Brand Star Committee LatAm.

 

 

 

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  • Google

Google will invest around US$140 million to expand its data center in Chile, the company’s only infrastructure of its kind in Latin America, which houses the information of millions of its users, the tech giant announced. The complex, built in the Santiago suburb of Quilicura, is part of a group of 15 data centers that store and transmit information generated by applications like Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Waze and Uber, Efe reported.

 

 

 

2018 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.

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Tracking First has appointed Matt Nelson as vice president of Marketing.  Prior to joining the company, Nelson worked as marketing leader at Qualtrics and has experience at Globespan Capital Partners, McKinsey and Company, and Hewlett Packard.

 

 

 

 

 

Captify has hired Tom Rogers as chairman. Rogers is a long-time NBC executive, where he helped found CNBC and MSNBC, and one-time TiVo chief. He will help bolster the search intelligence outfit’s North American expansion efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

Quintessentially Group has appointed Annastasia Seebohm as global chief executive officer. Seebohm previously held the role of US chief executive. She will be responsible for accelerating the global development of the group as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes & Noble has fired CEO Demos Parneros for violating company policies. The company did not specify exactly which policies were violated. Parneros joined the company in 2016 and was named CEO in 2017.

 

 

 

 

Jerome Touze has been appointed new chief marketing officer of Travelstart. Prior to this, Touze served as the COO of the social networking site Wayn.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Boff, the CEO for GE, has been named chair of the Ad Council’s Board of Directors. Boff will serve one year in this role helping raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of national social issues. She previously served as the organization’s vice chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 Walmart  has hired Barbara Messing as its new chief marketing officer. She previously served as former chief marketing officer of TripAdvisor. Additionally, Janey Whiteside is joining the company at the same time as chief customer officer, a newly created role.

 

 

 

 

 Sandy Russell has been hired by Wharf Hotels as vice president of sales and marketing. Russell will oversee the hospitality management company’s sales and marketing. She most recently held the position of vice president commercial operations Asia-Pacific at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

 

 

 

 

Silicon Valley veteran Dan Makoski has been named chief design officer by Lloyds Banking Group. Makoski’s mission will be bringing human-centred design to the banks digital presence. Prior to this role, Makoski served as vice president of design at Walmart.

 

 

 

 

 

Walt Disney Studios has appointed Asad Ayaz as their new president of marketing after 14 years of service at the company. He will be responsible for the studio’s marketing operationsincluding strategy, media, digital, creative and promotions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple has hired BBC Films veteran Joe Oppenheimer for international content role. Oppenheimer landed an Emmy nomination in 2014 and was acting head of BBC Films. He left BBC Films in late 2017.

 

 

 

Coty has named three new CMOs. The company says current CMO Friedemann Schmid is leaving in September, and will be replaced by three CMOs. Mike Bryce will lead color cosmetics, retail hair and body care; Mark Cooper will head marketing for lifestyle scenting; and Ukonwa Ojo will oversee global marketing for Covergirl and Sally Hansen, as well as become the U.S. CMO, a spokesperson tells Marketing Daily.

 

 

 

 

Telemundo 31/ WTMO just announced that Felix Pirela and Yunaisy Garcia will join the company as multimedia journalists for “Telenoticias 31”. Pirela previously worked at Globovision where he worked as an anchor and at Televen where he worked as a reporter and Garcia joins from Telemundo 48 (KSTS) in the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked as a content producer.

 

 

 

 

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

  • USLThe United Soccer League (USL) announced a partnership with WSC Sports, the leader in AI-powered sports video content, to automate and simplify USL’s video creation capabilities. USL will be able to create automated video highlights for more than 500 games of the regular season and playoff games. This places the USL on the same level as other WSC Sports clients that include the National Basketball Association, FIBA, Turner Sports and Cricket Australia.
  • Canadian Premier League has granted a conditional club for Vancouver Island. The club will begin to play in 2019, upon the completion of a lease agreement at Westhills Stadium in Langford.
  • Univision Deportes has made deals with Heineken, KFC, Nissan, and Walmart as sponsors for its World Cup coverage content, which will include reporting and analysis of the month-long tournament.
  • Adidas will be outfitting 12 teams in the upcoming World Cup, over Nike’s 10 gear sponsorships, according to REUTERS. While team deals are important for sales of football jerseys, “more critical for sales of boots is the sponsorship of top players.” According to REUTERS data, Nike expects 60% of all players heading to Russia to wear its boots.

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  • Twitter released a blog post sharing new data on which of the World Cup’s teams are the most mentioned around the globe over the past month. These are the top five: 1. Argentina. 2. Japan. 3. France. 4. England. 5. Spain.
  • CONMEBOL.comMP & Silva has made a formal offer to hold the media rights for CONMEBOL’s Copa America 2019 edition until June 13. The sales tender process will be open to broadcasters, digital platforms and media companies that operate in the United States territory and internationally and divided into two packages: the right to exploit the media rights in the United States in the Spanish language; and the right to exploit the media rights in the United States in the English language.
  • FOX Sports has made a deal with adidas as the presenting sponsor of the full company streaming effort across all digital platforms for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Coca-Cola is sponsoring the short-form 90 in 90 match highlights, one of the top-performing FOX Sports digital offerings, as well as joining adidas as a co-sponsor of Team Channels.
  • FanDuel is launching World Soccer Pick’em, presented by GameCredits. This marks the company’s first fully integrated fantasy US product for a global sporting event. Soccer fans will have access to a wide range of fantasy contests for the World Cup. FanDuel’s World Soccer Pick’em is available starting today, June 7th on FanDuel.com and on the FanDuel app.

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Javier M. Delgado is now Senior Director of Marketing at Walmart. Previously, he had been filling the role of Group Director, Multicultural Marketing at Coca-Cola.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AppsFlyer has appointed Guy Flechter as its Data Protection Officer. In this new role, he will lead the company’s data security and privacy. The appointment follows the recent hiring of Flechter as Chief Information Security Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Lucas, former global head of sales at Snapchat’s parent company Snap, is joining Oath as vice president-head of Americas sales. In this newly-created role, Lucas will manage Oath’s national and mid-market sales teams in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

 

 

 

 

 

Pam Hamlin is stepping out from her role as CEO of Arnold Worldwide. Hamlin said in an emailed statement that she has decided to explore “what’s next” for her, and said it was the right time for new leadership to take the agency forward.

 

 

 

 

Nike’s Converse brand has appointed Sophie Bambuck as new chief marketing officer, filling a void created by the departure of Julien Cahn in February.

 

 

 

 

 

SC Johnson has named Christian Gradlmuller new head of global media, Shelf Commercialization, as reported by AdLatina.

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing communications agency Campbell Ewald announced that it has promoted Laura Rogers to Executive Creative Director. Previously Group Creative Director, Rogers will continue to oversee creative for OnStar, Cadillac Magazine and Chevrolet New Roads Magazine, plus content specific programs for clients including Valero and Meritage Homes.

 

 

 

 

Cross-cultural agency The Community has promoted Denise Soberon and Jackie Guerra to the position of idea director.

 

 

 

 

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  • Walmart

 

After two years as Group Director Multicultural Marketing of The Coca-Cola Company, Javier M. Delgado has started a new position as Senior Director Of Marketing at Walmart.

 

 

 

 

  • White Castle

White Castle, America’s first hamburger fast-food chain, has announced a special new partnership with Puerto Rican singer and songwriter, Gilmarie. The artist’s new song, Make a Bold Move, was co-commissioned by White Castle and is featured in the chain’s new Hispanic national advertising campaign, and downloads of the song will directly benefit her dream of attending Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2018.Make A Bold Move, which was released on International Women’s Day, is dedicated to the empowerment of young Cravers and encourages them to be bold to keep working to achieve their dreams. The song is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora and YouTube.”When we listened to her voice and then heard her story, we just knew we had to support her incredible talent and motivation through this opportunity,” said White Castle Chief Marketing Officer Kim Bartley. White Castle’s new Hispanic advertising campaign will be comprised of many versions of television and radio commercials advertising discount combos including 10 Cheese Sliders for US$7.99 and a three Cheese Slider combo for US$4.99, and the return of Ghost Pepper Cheese for a limited time. After experiencing her glowing personality, the team decided to feature Gilmarie

 

  • Target

Starting April 17 on Target.com and May 20 in select stores, Target is introducing eight new cosmetic brands with more than 150 products designed for medium to dark skin tones, the company said in a blog post this week. The brands are Coloured Raine, EveryHue, Haleys Beauty, Hue Noir, The Lip Bar, Makeup Geek, Reina Rebelde and Violet Voss.”Target recognizes the need for affordable, quality products tailored to multicultural consumers, which is why this first national retail partnership for Hue Noir is so gratifying,” Hue Noir founder and CEO, Paula Hayes, said in a statement.Target has been among the biggest spenders on marketing tailored to Hispanic customers, not least a conspicuous tie-in with the hit show “Jane the Virgin” where the retailer’s merchandise and familiar red bullseye logo is often seen.

  • Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company has  launched a global creative review, after 75 years WPP’s dedicated unit Global Team Blue .Given the size of the account, it would seem almost certain that this will be a holding group figh. Ford  annual marketing spend in the U.S. is US$1.2 billion. Excluded from the review are Ford’s China business, public affairs, the U.S. dealer business and Ford’s luxury Lincoln brand, now parked at WPP’s Hudson Rogue, according to the memo. Mindshare looks after media buying for GTB. The review is part of a broader corporate drive to improve efficiencies across the business.

 

 

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!

  • Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza, one of the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, is launching yet another delivery revolution. Starting today, over 150,000 Domino’s Hotspots are now active nationwide so that customers can receive delivery orders at spots that don’t have a traditional address – places like local parks, sports fields and beaches, as well as thousands of other unexpected sites. Local Domino’s stores around the country have selected these Domino’s Hotspots, which are now locations where drivers can meet customers curbside to hand off orders.Domino’s Hotspots are online-only for prepaid orders on dominos.com and in mobile apps. Once a customer’s location has been determined, local Domino’s Hotspots that are available for delivery will appear on a map for customers to select. Before checking out, customers can leave instructions to help the driver find them.  After completing their order, customers will receive text message alerts about their Domino’s Hotspot delivery progress, including a final text that gives the estimated arrival of the driver at the hand-off spot.

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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.

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.

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  • Mars

Mars Inc., an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services, has kicked off a global media agency review. Mars Inc. spends an estimated US$1.5 billion on measured media annually. Currently, Mars Inc.’s media planning is handled globally by MediaCom. Media buying is locally contracted, with Publicis Media’s Starcom, handling the majority of local markets, and Mediacom and OMD handling the rest. The three agencies will continue to be contracted to Mars throughout the period of the review and have been invited to participate in it. Mars review is aimed at integrating planning and buying with a single global partner. Media and marketing consultant ID Comms will assist the company with the review process.

  • H&R Block

DIY_partnership_WM_newsroom_imageH&R Block and Walmart have announced that H&R Block will be the new, exclusive DIY desktop tax software provider available at Walmart stores nationwide, and sold directly by Walmart on walmart.com. This exclusive retail partnership brings the value, innovation and support of H&R Block DIY desktop software products to the world’s largest retailer, making the DIY products even more convenient for clients to purchase, and ultimately prepare their taxes and get their maximum tax refund.Among the key product enhancements for this year’s desktop software products is the addition of “drag and drop,” which easily imports tax information from any source, including last year’s tax return from other tax prep services. While new features like drag and drop save customers time by seamlessly prepopulating information on their tax return, H&R Block also remains committed to saving its clients money with unbeatable value.H&R Block DIY desktop software can be purchased in stores nationwide at Walmart, Walmart Neighborhood Market and online at walmart.com.

  • Sprint

“Keep your Verizon phone and save $900 in the first year,” Sprint’s website proclaims. “Stop feeling ripped off by Verizon.” This promotion, available to anyone who brings an eligible phone and switches to Sprint, has been available since last year. At the time, it was deemed “the most aggressive promotion in the history of the U.S. wireless industry”. Back in June 2017, the promotion had a positive effect on Sprint’s quarterly results. Though a similar outcome can be expected from this revival, the promotion coincides with Sprint removing two of its pricing offers, which will result in a bigger monthly bill for some Sprint customers.The offer is available for both individuals and families, and while it doesn’t include international calls, it includes data and text messaging outside the U.S. Users only have to bring their phone and buy a new SIM card. If they sign up for the promotion, they’ll begin paying monthly fees (starting at US$60) after the free year has been completed, on 1/31/19. Telcos are among the largest marketing categories, particularly when it comes to reaching Hispanic consumers. Both Verizon and Sprint target Spanish-dominant Hispanics and bilingual Millennials.

  • Bose

Bose has appointed WPP as its global agency to handle creative, media, localization, production and digital marketing, following a review. The business will be handled by a “custom-built team” of WPP shops, which were not identified by the company or agency.  The WPP team consists of creative shop Grey Group, digital agency Wunderman, marketing implementation unit Hogarth Worldwide and media agency MediaCom, Adweek has reported. Bose Corporation is a privately held American corporation, based in Framingham, Massachusetts, that designs, develops and sells audio equipment.

 

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!

  • Western Union

The Western Union Company, a leader in global payments, has announced the launch of its Spanish and Mandarin language offering via the Western Union® mobile app in the US, for iOS and Android.In addition to sending money to more than 200 countries and territories, with the updated app consumers can now check transfer fees and exchange rates, track a transfer, find Agent locations and access My WU®program information in English, Spanish or Mandarin. Consumers can fund transactions using digital payment options such as their bank account, Apple Pay, and debit/credit cards. They can also use the “Pay in Cash” feature to enter transaction information in their preferred language, and then pay in cash at a participating Agent location.To use the new multi-language app, consumers can simply toggle between their choice of languages within the app.According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey, more than 40.4 million people in the U.S. spoke Spanish at home. Western Union research shows that the top reasons for sending money for Hispanic consumers include providing regular support, living expenses, or gifting funds.

  • Celestial Seasonings

Celestial Seasonings, a tea company based in Boulder, Colorado, United States that specializes in herbal teas (tisanes), but also sells green, white, chai, and black teas, has appointted Laundry Service as its digital AOR. Laundry Service, part of Wasserman’s Cycle Media, will handle digital media, social strategy, creative, content creation, community management, and media buying for the brand. The companies have already launched a campaign that includes a flock of influencers who explain why Celestial is their tea brand of choice. Influencers in the campaign include Sara Forte and Summer Rayne Oakes. Laundry Service is a full-service marketing agency that offers services across social, digital, and more traditional channels such as broadcast and out-of-home.

 

 

  • Daisy Brand

Daisy Brand and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), the national governing body for the sport of soccer in Mexico, announced a multi-year partnership, designating Daisy as the Official Sour Cream of the Mexican National Team’s annual U.S. Tour, now in its 16th year.Daisy Brand will receive exclusive promotional rights across the Mexican National Team’s U.S. Tour. One focus of the partnership will be a custom content series highlighting the role that family, food, and traditions play in the lives of Mexican National Team players. This content will be rolled out on the road to this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.The Mexican National Team will kick off the 2018 U.S. Tour — and the team’s preparation ahead of the World Cup — in San Antonio’s Alamodome on January 31. The highly-popular CONCACAF nation will also play two back-to-back matches, March 23 in the Bay Area’s Levi’s Stadium and March 27 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.Soccer United Marketing (SUM), Major League Soccer’s commercial arm and partner of the Mexican National Team’s U.S. Tour for more than 15 years, facilitated the agreement.

  • NESTLÉ

The Italian candy maker The Ferrero Group has finally acquired Nestlé U.S. confectionary business for US$2.8 billion in cash. Ferrero will acquire more than 20 American brands with a rich heritage and strong awareness, including iconic chocolate brands such as Butterfinger, BabyRuth, 100Grand, Raisinets, Wonka and the exclusive right to the Crunch brand for confectionary and certain categories in the U.S., as well as sugar brands such as Sweet Tarts, LaffyTaffy, and Nerds. The confectionary group will acquire Nestlé’s U.S. manufacturing facilities in Bloomington, Franklin Park and Itasca, Illinois, and the confectionary-related employees and will continue to operate through the offices in Glendale, California, as well as from its other current locations in Illinois and in New Jersey. Nestlé’s U.S. confectionary business generated sales of approximately US$900 million in 2016.The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close around the end of the first quarter of 2018.

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Telemundo-owned WNJU New York has named John Gonzalez vice president of technology and operations. In his new role, Gonzalez will implement digital upgrades to station operational infrastructure and further expansion of the station’s online platforms.

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Duque is the new Vice President at H Code Media. He’s leading the launch of a newly formed division at H Code Media named H Code Studio – a full-service content studio that combines the identity of a brand, the storytelling of a production house, and the scale of a digital platform. Previously Duque, worked at impreMedia’s Studio ñ.

 

 

 

 

ROI Influencer Media has appointed former IPG Mediabrands strategist Mary Hill as director, brand & content strategy. In the new role, Hill is tasked with growing the firm’s multicultural division by both expanding the company’s media offerings and its influencer talent roster.

 

 

 

 

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced Judith McKenna‘s promotion to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Walmart International, the company’s second-largest operating segment. She will be succeeding David Cheesewright, who has been in the role since 2014 and recently shared his desire to retire from a full-time role.

 

 

 

Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, has appointed Greg Hughes as chief executive officer, part of a planned succession strategy to lead the next phase of the company’s evolution.

 

 

 

 

Bobby Hershfield was named VP and executive creative director at multicultural agency The Community.

 

 

 

 

 

GALLEGOS United has announced it has hired Dino Spadavecchia as executive creative director. Spadavecchia will oversee development and execution of creative concepts for all clients. He reports directly to Harvey Marco, co-president and chief creative officer.

 

 

 

 

NIKE, Inc. has promoted Dirk-Jan “DJ” van Hameren to VP, Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, van Hameren will lead Nike’s Global Marketing organization to authentically connect with every consumer who interacts with the NIKE brand and deepen relationships with them.

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook has appointed Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton to lead the firm’s multibillion-dollar drive to secure  rights for live sports streaming. He will start his partnership with the social network after the winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

 

 

 

 

Rubén Correa is now copyeditor and writer for CNN Español at CNN.

 

 

 

 

 

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54 percent of the creative professionals participating in a study conducted by global PR firm Ketchum and media brand Fast Company agreed that a lack of diversity of experiences impedes them from greater creativity.

PayPal — followed closely by Amazon brands — retains its Brand of the Year designation, leading mobile payment brands for the third consecutive year. However, up-and-coming brands Venmo (owned by PayPal), Square, and Apple Pay are making significant gains, according to new research from The Harris Poll’s 29th annual EquiTrend Study, which measures brand health over time.

A new study from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council called “How Brands Annoy Fans” found that nearly half of all consumers indicated they would rethink purchasing from brands or would boycott products if they encountered brand ads alongside digital content that offends them.

According to a study from the American Association of Advertising Agencies and SSRS, almost 40% of consumers agree that perceptions of the Trump brand have been unfavorably impacted by President Donald Trump’s “views and actions.”

According to MediaRadar, in the U.S., six of 13 brands that were “boycotting” YouTube — General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, AT&T, Verizon and Walmart — have run ads on the platform in the past month.

According to a new consumer study and survey report released today by the Ascendant Network and Signal, consumers favor retail and travel/hospitality brands that invest in technology to deliver connected customer experiences that are personal, seamless, and contextually relevant. 40% of consumers said they are likely to buy more often from brands that prioritize the customer experience, and 36% said they are likely to spend more with their favorite brand.

A new report from Research Now and Econsultancy has revealed that 54% of client-side marketers believe that surveys to test advertising effectiveness are essential to advertising validation. 77% of company respondents agreed that the success of advertising should drive the level of budget allocated to it.

According to a study from Florida State University, women are more likely to recall and pay attention to plus-sized and averaged sized models because they are not comparing themselves to the models, as they often do with thinner models.

Newbase‘s Marketing Priorities 2017 report found that 93% of global marketers surveyed find ROI and accountability to be key aspects of successful marketing campaigns, while 96% indicated that there is a need for greater transparency in the industry.

First-quarter digital advertising earnings in the United States are at their highest ever, hitting $19.6 billion, according to the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

What: With its purchase of Whole Foods for US $13.7 billion, Amazon strengthens its position in the race for the retail industry, and opens the door to direct contact with the Hispanic community.
Why It Matters: The U.S. supermarket sector is a business that moves about US $800 billion in sales annually, according to Bloomberg data.

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion is the largest acquisition to date by the Jeff Bezos-led company, and the most important merger in the retail industry. With this deal, Amazon now has 450 stores in major cities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. What are the implications for marketing and multicultural/Hispanic marketing in particular?

Lee Vann
Lee Vann, Chief Strategy Officer of Captura Group.

“Consumers are increasingly demanding products and services in near real time or “on-demand,” and a physical presence in major cities gives Amazon an infrastructure to support consumers in near real time. This is especially salient when it comes to the grocery category,” Lee Vann, Chief Strategy Officer of Captura Group, told Portada.

The two companies will operate separately and the supermarket chain will retain its brand. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos points out that Whole Foods is “loved” by its customers for the quality of its products, and will maintain its corporate offices in Austin, Texas, for now.

“The acquisition, giving Amazon the in-store presence previously lacked at scale, represents a level of competition that brick and mortar retailers had previously been able to avoid. While this entrance has an immediate effect on grocery, it puts other industries on notice,” said Sean Cheyney, Vice-President, North American Business Development at Triad Retail Media.

The acquisition gives Amazon the in-store presence it previously lacked. This represents a level of competition that other retailers had previously been able to avoid.

Both Amazon and Whole Foods stand to gain from this transaction, according to the industry expert. The e-commerce giant is in the habit of being an industry disruptor. “Now is the time that grocers and retailers across industries need to be competitive in their markets with their digital advertising and in alignment with their suppliers.”

The announcement undoubtedly rocked the supermarket industry, as the acquisition of Whole Foods changes the rules of food distribution. This was reflected in the stock market, with some companies in the food industry seeing their shares fall immediately. Kroger’s shares fell 15%, while Target lost 11% at the start of the trading session, and Costco 7%.

Now is the time that grocers and retailers across industries need to be competitive in their markets with their digital advertising and in alignment with their suppliers.

Competition Intensifies

AmazonThe deal puts the U.S. market in an interesting situation, just a few months away from the arrival of German supermarkets Lidl, and its rival Aldi, owner of Trader Joe’s supermarkets. With their entry, the German companies will strengthen their presence in a market with high growth potential.

On the other hand, while all this was happening, Walmart also announced on Friday its purchase of online fashion store Bonobos for $310 million. With this move, the retail giant seeks to compete directly with Amazon in the fashion sector.

Walmart also announced on Friday its purchase of online fashion store Bonobos for $310 million.

Walmart has demonstrated an aggressive strategy to gain ground in the e-commerce sector, becoming a very strong competitor. Last year, the company acquired jet.com for $3 billion.

The acquisition appears to have been a smart move, as Walmart sales grew 63% during the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

An approach to US Hispanics

Sean Cheyney
Sean Cheyney, Vice-President, North American Business Development at Triad Retail Media.

“This purchase is something that the industry had been waiting for many years to give it seriousness, organize its data, and better align the industry’s digital efforts. With these metrics, retailers are able to give consumers a better experience,” added Cheyney.

Analysts agree that Amazon will put the retail industry under a lot of pressure, as it first did with bookstores and electronics stores.

On the other hand, “remember that Amazon rolled out a Spanish language version of Amazon.com. As they seek to win with the on-demand consumer, they know they must win with US Hispanics, and now they have a front end to service those who speak Spanish and a physical presence in major cities to deliver,” said Vann.

Remember that Amazon rolled out a Spanish-language version of Amazon.com. As they seek to win with the on-demand consumer, they know they must win with US Hispanics, and now they have a front end to service those who speak Spanish and a physical presence in major cities to deliver.

In addition, it has the necessary cash to invest and be aggressive, with the support of its current suppliers and those it keeps adding. Likewise, it will have the strength to continue offering its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service.

It will also put its Amazon Go model to the test. The company opened its first automated food store in downtown Seattle, where payment is made through an Amazon account and a cell phone.

Whole Foods MarketThe idea has been described as “brilliant” by analysts, who see it as a “natural evolution.”

“Retailers across all industries should be watching closely to see how Amazon uses this acquisition and its effect on Amazon’s market share within the grocery sector. Given Amazon’s history, it will take the model developed for grocery, and then replicate it across other retail verticals. While watching closely, retailers can take steps to mitigate Amazon, blocking and tackling along the way. This includes getting serious about customer experience and advertising models that allow the retailer to earn its fair share of advertising dollars that its suppliers are currently spending to sell products on Amazon,” added Cheyney.

While watching closely, retailers can take steps to mitigate Amazon, blocking and tackling along the way. This includes getting serious about customer experience and advertising models.

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What: Retailer Walmart signed a three-year partnership with sports entertainment promoter Oak View Group.
Why it matters: This is Walmart’s first partnership in the sports marketing market.

Walmart announced a partnership with sports entertainment promoter Oak View Group by which the global company becomes the official retailer of 22 different facilities across the country, which are part of the Oak View Group’s Arena and Stadium Alliance.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed jet, this alliance is estimated at $40 million over the next three years.

Walmart’s deal will be shaped around a new program called Walmart Community Playmakers. Through this program, the retailer will honour local residents for their special causes, like work in education and fighting hunger.

The “playmakers” will be featured during more than 15 games of the NBA and NHL seasons, in arenas which include Chicago’s United Center and Los Angeles’ The Forum.

Also, the company will be able to use facility- and team-branded signage in their stores.

This is the first time Walmart signs a deal in the sports marketing market. According to Oak View Group, the deal will allow the retailer to reach 70 million people that visit the NBA and NHL facilities every year.

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  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car

jjjjjEnterprise Rent-A-Car announced the company has expanded the Enterprise Plus loyalty program into the Caribbean and Latin American markets.Members of the Enterprise Plus loyalty program can now earn rewards and free rental days at locations in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay.Earlier this year, the Enterprise Plus loyalty program was also introduced in Argentina, Paraguay and Curacao. The Enterprise, National and Alamo brands now operate in more than 85 countries, including 30 in Latin America.

 

  • American Airlines

descarga (18)American Airlines Inc. plans to invest US$100 million in an aircraft maintenance center in Sao Paulo, touting it as a sign of confidence in Latin America’s largest economy despite Brazil’s recession and latest political turmoil.The US airline would set up its first maintenance center in South America at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos airport, and would eventually offer services to other airlines.American Airlines spokesman Josh Freed said the No. 1 US airline by passenger traffic has plans to invest in Brazil but that he could not immediately confirm the amount.Four airports will be auctioned to private concessionaires on March 16 and the state company that manages Brazil’s airports will not take part for the first time.

 

 

  • Havas

hdPbVsbF_400x400Havas will merge global media and creative operationsin an effort to “accelerate integration” and create a “seamless” experience for clients, mandmglobal has reported.Both creative and media operations will become business units under a single regional P&L, with the new organisation to be overseen by former Havas Media Group chief Dominique Delport, who becomes global managing director and chief client officer.

 

 

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  • WAL-MART

mmmmWal-Mart plans to invest US$320 million in the Brazilian market over the next three years despite a drop in sales.Wal-Mart’s sales in Brazil dropped by 4.1 percent. Compared to increases by 8.9 percent across Mexico and Central America.The money will go towards re-branding its local branches with a stronger link to the American name.The company’s Brazilian director promises cheaper prices, a wider assortment of products, and more fresh produce. Wal-Mart arrived in Brazil in the mid-90s.

 

 

  • RGC Coffee

descarga (16)RGC Coffee Inc. (RGC), a worldwide supplier of green coffee http://www.rgccoffee.com/origins.html, has announced its new subsidiary, RGC Americas. Based in Bogota, Colombia, RGC Americas will oversee quality, market intelligence and sustainability programs. Colombian based industry experts Steven Diaz and Angela Pelaez have been hired respectively as General Manager and Sustainability Manager.RGC is an industry leader in quality and sustainability, partnering with large, medium and small coffee roasters. Opening the new subsidiary will allow RGC to meet future demands of coffee roasters who have mandated greater accountability and focus on quality.

 

 

  • Martin Audio

descarga (6)Martin Audio, a ccompany that delivers high quality professional loudspeaker systems for Live Sound and Installed applications, has appointed Pro Active Latin America as the company’s sales representative for Latin America and the Caribbean.Based in Mexico City and guided by Owner/Director Berenice Gutierrez, Pro Active LATAM has already built a portfolio that includes Allen & Heath, Ashly Audio and UDG in addition to Martin Audio.

 

 

 

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  •  Western Union

descargaMoney transfer service Western Union has appointed MullenLowe Mediahub to be its global media agency of record in a consolidated £250m account following a review that started back in May. MullenLowe Profero has been Western Union’s global digital media agency since 2006.MullenLowe Mediahub has created Team Union to serve the account, which will be based in London with 16 regional hubs across the Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas and local media buying in other countries.Western Union has reported advertising costs of US$166.3 million in 2015. In the U.S., it spent around US$20 million on measured media last year, according to Kantar Media.

 

  • Walmart

walmartAfter a lot a of speculation Walmart announced that it has consolidated its US$900 million U.S. media assignment with Minneapolis-based Haworth Marketing + Media.  MediaVest was Walmart’s previous North American media agency of record for nine years and is ending its relationship (on the media buying side) with the retailer as after this fiscal year ends on Jan. 31, 2017.

 

 

 

 

  • Molson Coors

18bd4c62e115703b3feaae375fdf2a43_400x400Molson Coors Brewing Co. is beginning a media agency review in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and plans to make a final decision in the first quarter of 2017.The review process comes as MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors, is set to become fully integrated into Molson Coors.Molson Coors’ business in Europe and in other international markets is not included in this process. MillerCoors currently has Initiative as its largest media partner in the U.S.MillerCoors spent US$920.8 million on U.S. advertising in 2015, according to the Ad Age Datacenter.

 

  • Wingstop

descarga-3Wingstop has hired Publicis’ Performics and Starcom USA as its’ media agencies after a competitive process. Performics will oversee all search and social for Wingstop, while Starcom USA will be responsible for strategic media planning and activation.With about 850 locations in the United States, Wingstop has also locations in Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates.

 

 

  • Mars

descarga-2Mars has kicked off a media buying review in the U.K., China, India, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Southeast Asia.Mars consolidated its global planning business with WPP’s MediaCom in December 2014. Neither the U.S. nor LatAm will be affected by the review. The company owns brands including M&M’s, Snickers, Twix, Dolmio, Uncle Ben’s and Pedigree, splits out its media planning and buying operations.

 

  • The California Milk Processor Board

descargaTo commemorate the 45-year legacy of legendary Hispanic TV icon “El Chavo,” CMPB and Grupo Gallegos (California Milk’s Multicultural AOR for 11 years), teamed up with Televisa and Grupo Chespirito to develop the first regional campaign to feature this iconic character.Grupo Gallegos created the “El Chavo y Leche” (El Chavo and Milk) promotional retail campaign to target Hispanic families during California’s fall season. Kicking off this month as an extension of Grupo Gallegos’ infamous “Atrévete a probarlo” (Dare to Try It) campaign, this new campaign uses the renowned imagery Grupo Gallegos has created for California Milk, along with the image of El Chavo and the tagline “¿Un vaso de leche con una rica torta de jamón? Atrévete” (A glass of milk with a delicious ham sandwich? Dare to try it.) Grupo Gallegos and CMPB are offering Hispanic consumers in California the opportunity to sample El Chavo’s iconic ham sandwich with milk, and take home a limited edition El Chavo barrel cup with the purchase of milk. Fans who share their photos with the hashtag #ElChavoyLeche will have the chance to enter a social media sweepstakes to win El Chavo branded swag and a gift card. Activations will be supported via a fully integrated campaign featuring TV spots, radio remotes, digital, as well as social, which will all drive consumers to more than 100 featured grocery stores in California.

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  • Reynolds Consumer Products

SMG (6)Meredith Corporation is partnering with Reynolds Consumer Products, producer of the iconic Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum foil, to create and distribute native custom content to engage millions of consumers across Meredith’s portfolio of brands. Media is being placed by Havas Media. Sources at Meredith tell Portada that there is a print component to the program running in Parents Latina magazine but that no Spanish-language media targeting Hispanics is being used. The two-year Meredith-multiplatform partnership will produce native and editorial custom content, including video, recipe integration, native units of recipe-relevant tips and geo-targeted shopper marketing units. More than 30,000 relevant recipes will advertise Reynolds products across Meredith’s food brands, such as Allrecipes, Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Living. The integrated campaign is an extension of Reynolds’ popular “Endless Table” Instagram cookbook campaign focused on seasonal entertaining and recipes.

  • Coca Cola & Rio 2016 Olympic Games

descarga (6)As the clock ticks down to the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Coca-Cola will celebrate with fans across the world with the multi-brand effort #ThatsGold, rolling out around the world this July. The effort will come to life through global TV and Print Campaign: Coca-Cola will bring #ThatsGold to life through global television commercials (TVCs) and out-of-home campaign, featuring famous gold moments from previous Olympic Games and the faces of some of the most famous athletes from around the world. The images featured in the global creative depict authentic, real gold moments on and off the podium with a Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light/Diet, Coca-Cola Zero or a Coca-Cola Life. A series of three video vignettes, produced in partnership with NBC, focus on some of the happiest and most triumphant moments enjoyed by Morgan, Eaton, McFadden, Manzano, Liukin and Adrian, on and off the podium. The vignettes are narrated by the athletes and feature a collection of images and video that share the emotion behind their favorite #ThatsGold moments. A fourth vignette features a selection of Coca-Cola athletes issuing a call to action to viewers, inspiring them to share their own #ThatsGold moments through photos and video across social platforms using the hashtag #ThatsGold. The slate of Coca-Cola athletes will help bring the Company’s #ThatsGold campaign to life and will be featured through: Limited-edition Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero packaging available nationwide, beginning in mid-July. The campaign will roll out this month in 50 countries. Spending was not disclosed.Ogilvy & Mather Brazil is the lead agency on the Olympic campaign.

  • Walmart

walmart_logo_youtube_400x400Months after losing the retailer’s media business, holding company Publicis Groupe have formed a non-exclusive “strategic relationship” that also gives Walmart access to all of the holding group’s agencies and resources outside of marketing, including capabilities to support corporate reputation and technology that builds relationships with customers.The partnership, which went into effect on July 1, is not exclusive and will initially apply to Walmart’s U.S. advertising (creative) and in-store creative, for which the holding company will serve as AOR.  Publicis Groupe will pull resources from the various agencies in its portfolio to ensure the right talent is working on each Walmart project. The relationship will be led by Arthur Sadoun, CEO of Publicis Communications.Regarding, what agencies will get Walmart’s media buying business, the answer, for now, is written in the sky. “We are not sharing our future media buying partner, also for multicultural,” sources from Walmart told Portada. (Check out today’s feature  article: Walmart’s Marketing Partners: Here’s what we know and what we dont know.)

  • MasterCard

NNNNMasterCard has unveiled a new logo Thursday that simplifies the brand for consumers and merchants. The new design includes red and yellow interlocking circles; the word “mastercard” can be positioned below or to the side, rather than to the top, and capital letters have been omitted to de-emphasize “card”. The company suggested the new logo has been made to emphasize the fact that MasterCard is no longer just a card product as the future will be predominantly digital.The new branding will be rolled out to the company’s digital payment service Masterpass by the end of July. MasterCard spent US$67 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2015.

  • Chespirito

bq88Z0w2_400x400¡Síganme los buenos! (‘Good guys follow me!’) With the aim of carrying forward the legacy of Roberto Gómez Bolaños through new generations of Latinos in United States, El Chavo Store is opening as the first official store for products based on the characters of Chespirito.The store opened a physical retail space in the city of Downey, California.  This is an area with a high percentage of Hispanic residents who share an affection for Chespirito, who was born in México but considered himself from all of Latin America.This major project is also being released at the online store: www.elchavostore.com where the products can be purchased from any part ofthe United States.El Chavo Store is a venture with 100% Mexican investment. This idea was born as an effort to strengthen the status of the legacy of Roberto Gómez Bolaños, bringing it to new generations of the Hispanic community in the United States.  The store offers iconic products of the most popular characters from ChespiritoEl Chapulín Colorado and El Chavo del Ocho.

INTRODUCING 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 Sales 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.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER:
For a short period of time we are offering the database for an introductory annual subscription of US$ 899!
Read the Frequently Answered Questions. (click on link “the most commonly asked questions…” and/or contact Research/Databases Sales Manager Silvina Poirier at silvina@portada-online.com.

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