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Philips Lighting has named David Albertín as its new marketing manager for Spain and Portugal. He has been a part of the company since 2002, and will now replace Jorge Jusdado.

 

 

 

 

 

Western Union has appointed Natalia Cordero to product manager in Costa Rica, as reported by AdLatina. Previously, she worked as a digital marketing specialist at Abbot.

 

 

 

 

AdLatina has reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev has promoted Federico Barallobre to head of insights, innovation and analytics for the South America region.

 

 

 

 

 

Grupo PSA‘s automotive brand Opel has appointed Paula Vicente as the new director of marketing in Spain. She had previously filled the role of planning & strategy manager at the same company.

 

 

 

 

 

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD) has announced that Ricardo Rubini will replace Elie Whaba as SVP, Sales, Latam & the Caribbean. In his role, Rubini will oversee TV sales and the firm’s negotiations throughout Latin America.

 

 

 

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

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  • 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.

 

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  • 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.

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

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

CHECK OUT PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DIRECTORY OF CORPORATE MARKETERS AND AGENCY EXECUTIVES TARGETING LATIN AMERICAN CONSUMERS! with newly introduced upgraded features (see at the bottom of this article. 15 NEW LEADS HAVE JUST BEEN UPLOADED. To acquire the database, please contact Silvina Poirier at 1-800-397-5322  or e-mail her at silvina@portada-online.com.

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  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car

descarga-2For travelers heading to Latin America, it was recently announced that the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand has opened shop in Argentina, Paraguay and Curacao.Tourists arriving for business or pleasure trips in Central and South America will find Enterprise car rentals available at airport locations in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Argentina; Asuncion, Paraguay; and Willemstad, Curacao.The car rental company’s growth in Latin America has been part of Enterprise’s global expansion and continued success in the travel industry. In total, the Enterprise, National and Alamo brands can be found in 85 countries across the world, including 29 locations in Latin America.(Check out interview with Entreprise Rent-A-Car’s Lee Broughton).

  • Norwegian Air Shuttle 

descargaNorwegian Air Shuttle is evaluating plans for a base in Buenos Aires with flights from cities including Oslo, London, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona as the next phase of its low-cost expansion strategy.Services to the Argentinian capital could start in 12 months if government permissions are granted.  The Latin American country’s second-biggest city also has the potential to become a domestic hub.South America is attracting outside operators as an economic downturn, weaker local currencies and increased dollar-linked costs squeeze local players.Qatar Airways said in July it would pay $613 million for up to 10 percent of Latam Airlines Group SA, the region’s biggest carrier, while China’s HNA Group Co. last year acquired a 24 percent stake in Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras SA for $450 million. Colombia’s Avianca Holdings SA and Avianca Brasil are seeking separate partners while planning to merge in the longer term.Norwegian Air is still awaiting permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to use its Irish subsidiary for trans-Atlantic U.S. flights and has also applied for such rights for its U.K. unit.

  • Western Union

descarga-3Legacy remittance provider Western Union will nearly double the size of its retail locations in Mexico through a new partnership that will bring Western Union services to many locations of OXXO, the country’s largest convenience store chain.Now, OXXO customers will be able to receive funds via a national hotline, in-store phones, or kiosks. As a result of the partnership, Western Union’s network in Mexico will nearly double to 26,200 locations.This is part of what seems like an ongoing Western Union push to expand in Mexico. Western Union recently partnered with Walmart in Mexico to expand its retail pickup locations.Mexico is the fourth-largest remittance recipient worldwide and the most popular destination from the US.  That means that growing its presence there could help Western Union increase its consumer-to-consumer revenue in the Latin America region, thereby growing a key segment of its business.

  • IHG

vvvvvInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) continues to ramp up its growth with the expansion of its brands in the Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico. Set to open as Latin America’s first, Candlewood Suites Queretaro-Juriquilla in north-central Mexico offers convenient access to the Soccer Stadium and downtown Queretaro.Also contributing to IHG’s Latin American growth is the signing of two new-build Holiday Inn Express properties in Peru. In Paraguay, the inaugural Holiday Inn Express will join Crowne Plaza in the capital city of Asuncion. On the books in the Dominican Republic is the InterContinental Santo Domingo that will expand that brand’s presence within the Caribbean.By the end of next year, additional IHG properties are set to open in Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador and the Bahamas.

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

CHECK OUT PORTADA’S INTERACTIVE DIRECTORY OF CORPORATE MARKETERS AND AGENCY EXECUTIVES TARGETING LATIN AMERICAN CONSUMERS! with newly introduced upgraded features (see at the bottom of this article. 15 NEW LEADS HAVE JUST BEEN UPLOADED. To acquire the database, please contact Silvina Poirier at 1-800-397-5322  or e-mail her at silvina@portada-online.com.

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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.

 

  • 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.

 

 

  • Hilton

descargaHilton has outlined its plans to drive expansion in Latin America. Based on Hilton’s second quarter 2016 results and for the 12 months ended June 30, Hilton has opened approximately 20 new hotels in Latin America and has signed nearly 30 deals. Hilton now has more than 16,000 rooms trading across a portfolio of more than 90 hotels and resorts in Latin America. Additional hotels are expected to open by the end of this year in Colombia, Honduras, Mexico and Peru.Hilton maintains a strong pipeline of more than 50 projects and more than 7,750 rooms across Argentina, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Hilton’s current portfolio in Latin America includes 10 brands, while its expansion plans in the region span seven of the company’s existing brands: Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton, with approximately 70% of the projects driven by focused-service brands.

 

  • Infinity Media FCB

nnnnAgency FCB Buenos Aires has announced the launch of its’ new media unit Infinity Media FCB, which will be led by Daniel Bloise. The agency will work aligned with those customers who require their services, providing expertise for brands that look for solidity and innovation in this area.

 

 

 

  • MullenLowe Profero

k8fo1be9_400x400As part of its expansion in Latin America, MullenLowe Profero will open an office in Colombia. The company will start operating from October. The agency has chosen Colombia as the second Latin-American country to open an office, following Brazil. The new unit will provide processes, methodologies and unique tools, accompanied by a know-how that contributes to the further growth of its’ business in Colombia. MullenLowe Profero is Mullen Lowe Group’s global digital marketing agency, which operates 15 offices worldwide and has more than 750 employees. The division works for brands like Unilever, Primark, Virgin Trains, Peninsula Hotels and Western Union, among others.

 

 

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

 

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

Check out Portada’s Interactive Database of Corporate Marketers and Agency Executives with newly introduced upgraded features (see details at the bottom of this article). 20 NEW LEADS HAVE JUST BEEN UPLOADED. To acquire the database, please contact Silvina Poirier at 1-800-397-5322 or e-mail her at silvina@portada-online.com.

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here.

  •  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.

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.

What: Money transfer service Western Union has appointed MullenLowe Mediahub to be its global media agency of record.
Why it matters: MullenLowe Mediahub has created Team Union to serve the account, with 16 regional hubs across the Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas and local media buying in other countries. Western Union is an important marketer targeting U.S. Hispanic and Multicultural Audiences in the U.S.

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.

The company has decided to consolidate its global offline and online media planning and buying, having used a roster of agencies on a project basis, including Vizeum for global above-the-line media.Vizeum and  Zenith both participated in the review.

It is the first global account win for MullenLowe Mediahub since MullenLowe Group announced in April it had fused Mediahub and MullenLowe Profero’s Performance media arms, creating a full-service media agency.

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.

Mcgarrybowen will continue to handle Western Union’s global creative duties alongside BarBar Shop, the company’s in-house global creative production unit.

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.

 

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

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  • Diageo

descarga (5)Consumer goods companies Diageo, which owns a wide portfolio of world-famous drinks brands, is conducting a global media agency review. The company spends an estimated US$2.3 billion a year on media. Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat currently handles the largest portion of the assignment, including the U.S., which it won after a review in 2010. The company’s portfolio includes six big global brands: Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Tanqueray, Guinness, Captain Morgan and Bailey’s, as well as other regional brands. Diageo spent US$105 million on measured media in the U.S. last year, according to Kantar Media.

  • Western Union

descargaMoney transfer leader firm Western Union is conducting a global media agency review of its US$100 Million Media Business. It is still unknown whether incumbent agency Gravity Media will participate in the review. In the U.S., the company spent around US$20 million on measured media, according to Kantar Media, down from nearly US$40 million in 2014.

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

descarga (4)Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® has announced that its Aloft brand will soon debut in Veracruz, the main commercial seaport in Mexico, and Queretaro, one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The hotels are exciting additions to the brand’s existing portfolio in the region, which includes Aloft Bogota Airport in Colombia, Aloft San Jose in Costa Rica, Aloft Panama, Aloft Cancun and Aloft Guadalajara in Mexico; and the recently opened Aloft Asuncion in Paraguay. Aloft is Starwood’s fastest-growing brand in Latin America with a robust pipeline of seven hotels in different stages of development in three countries.

  • Mitsubishi Aircraft

descarga (3)Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. plans to step up its sales pitch for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan’s first domestically produced passenger jet, particularly in Latin America, according to the chairman of its U.S. unit. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America Inc. will market the MRJ more to win orders for the first time in the region as “there must be demand” for a small jet like the MRJ. The key factor is increasing air travel by the middle classes nations such as Mexico and Colombia as economies grow. A total of 407 MRJ aircraft are already on order and 20 more will be added to Mitsubishi Aircraft’s order book when the company based in Aichi Prefecture signs a definitive agreement with Aerolease Aviation, an aircraft leasing company based in Florida.

  • Hilton Worldwide

descarga (1)Hilton Worldwide will more than double its presence in Peru over the next three years with the development of seven new properties across four brands: Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton.These new deals underscore the company’s rapid growth and momentum in Latin America, where Hilton Worldwide has been aggressively expanding, now with more than 90 hotels and 15,500 rooms open and welcoming guests across the region.Hilton Garden Inn Lima Surco anf Hilton Garden Inn Lima Miraflores will mark the first dual-branded hotel outside of North America for these particular brands, and one of Homewood Suites first hotels in the region since the brand developed its Latin America and Caribbean prototype in 2015.These projects will be developed and owned by T&C Developments, and managed by Hilton Worldwide.

  • Toyota

descarga (5)Toyota will open a new US$170 million engine plant in Brazil to bolster the automaker’s operations throughout Latin America.Besides supporting Toyota operations across Latin America and the Caribbean region, it also underscores Toyota’s long-term commitment to Brazil, which has been mired in a recession for more than a year and is now engulfed in political turmoil. Besides helping protect Fiat’s position as the top automaker in Brazil from competition from General Motors and Toyota, the new plant is part of FCA’s plan to expand the global reach of the Jeep brand.

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

Check out Portada’s Interactive Directory of Corporate Marketers and Agency Executives. 15 NEW LEADS HAVE JUST BEEN UPLOADED. To acquire the database, please call Jennifer Chan at 347-840-1311 or e-mail her at jennifer@portada-online.com SEE A DEMO OF THE DIRECTORY!

For prior Sales Leads editions, click here.

  • Diageo

descarga (5)Consumer goods companies Diageo, which owns a wide portfolio of world-famous drinks brands, is conducting a global media agency review. The company spends an estimated US$2.3 billion a year on media. Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat currently handles the largest portion of the assignment, including the U.S., which it won after a review in 2010. The company’s portfolio includes six big global brands: Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Tanqueray, Guinness, Captain Morgan and Bailey’s, as well as other regional brands. Diageo spent US$105 million on measured media in the U.S. last year, according to Kantar Media.

  • Western Union

descargaMoney transfer leader firm Western Union is conducting a global media agency review of its US$100 Million Media Business. It is still unknown whether incumbent agency Gravity Media will participate in the review. In the U.S., the company spent around US$20 million on measured media, according to Kantar Media, down from nearly US$40 million in 2014.

 

  • Purina

CiRBQx_WkAA3-u5Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is teaming up with former pro quarterback and current football analyst Brady Quinn and his wife, Olympic gymnast, Alicia Sacramone Quinn to celebrate National Pet Month by asking people to Roll Over Hunger and help feed shelter pets during the month of May. Pet lovers everywhere can participate in the Roll Over Hunger challenge by uploading a photo or video of themselves or their pets rolling over to www.RollOverHunger.com, and sharing their photos and videos on social media using #RollOverHunger. For every photo or video uploaded to the website during the month of May, Purina will donate US$2 to the Petfinder Foundation, up to US$50,000, to feed shelter pets in need. The Quinn’s will host a Twitter chat on Tuesday, May 3 at 3:30 PM ET to share more about the campaign. Pet lovers on Twitter can participate in the conversation and learn more about how to get involved by following #RollOverHunger. Consumers can visit www.RollOverHunger.com to learn more about the initiative and receive a US$10.00 Purina coupon through an instant win game.

  • Allstate

o1jbwvpS_400x400Allstate Insurance Co. is refreshing its tagline after more than 60 years with its new campaign: “It’s good to be IN Good Hands.” The change aims to modernize the 85-year-old brand for young consumers. The effort will include a series of TV spots featuring celebrities including Tim Gunn, Adam Devine and Leslie Jones, all of whom are popular within millennials.The campaign includes four 30-second spots. Leo Burnett worked on the campaign.The ads will run through the remainder of the year. Allstate, which services more than 16 million households and has total assets of US$104.7 billion, plans to support the campaign with social media, digital video and display and streaming radio.

 

  • Western Union/ Azteca America

la (1)Azteca America, which announced at its Upfront last month that it would be incorporating Real-Time Participatory Media (RPM) into its programming, has signed its first sponsor for the service. Western Union, a leader in global payments services, has kicked off a two-week promotion — tied to Mother’s Day — that showcases Azteca’s capability to deliver high-level engagement between viewers and shows. Western Union is sponsoring RPM activities during “Escape Perfecto,” which airs during Azteca America’s popular 7 PM family game show hour, “La Hora Ganadora.” Starting May 4th, viewers were invited to participate in “Celebrando a Mama,” and answered Mother’s Day-themed trivia where they were asked: “What was the best gift you gave your mother?” Western Union’s sponsorship includes a branded quiz capsule, Western Union logo placement and a 30-second Western Union TV spot.

  • Wonderful Pistachios

5x7 Hashtag-v1Wonderful Pistachios announced that Jared Borgetti, soccer player and goal scorer for the Mexican National Team, will serve as the brand’s ambassador for a series of activations in celebration of this summer’s international soccer tournament taking place across the U.S. Borgetti will help build and foster awareness of Wonderful Pistachios as the game day snack among passionate soccer fans, and promote smart snacking during sporting events and active living among U.S. Hispanics. Borgetti will participate in a series of events hosted by Wonderful Pistachios during the most important soccer tournament of Latin America played this summer. During each activation, Jared will sign autographs, interact with fans, present donations to local junior soccer leagues and offer media interviews. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to win premium giveaways. The first event will take place in Houston on May 19, followed by San Antonio on May 20 and Los Angeles on June 3. Social media users will also have the opportunity to join in the excitement by following exclusive content produced by soccer enthusiast and social media influencer Jorge Perez known as “Soccer Machine” and following the hashtag.

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  • KAYAK

Ai5sX59q_400x400LINKS Worldgroup – a full-service marketing communications agency with focus in Latin America  – has announced that it has been named the public relations agency for KAYAK, a travel search engine that offers users the information they need to make the best decisions in travel, following a competitive review. LINKS will represent KAYAK’s public relations efforts in Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru including strategy development, content marketing, crisis management and media relations.LINKS Worldgroup has extensive experience in managing communications and marketing for top brands within the hospitality, tourism, lifestyle and luxury sectors, such as Marriott International brands (JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott); Tourism New Zealand; Cayman Islands Department of Tourism; HighGate Hotels’ luxury/lifestyle portfolio (ROW NYC, The Quin, WestHouse Hotel New York, and The Knickerbocker) JetBlue; Sáfilo Group; among others. The addition of KAYAK to LINKS’ portfolio complements the clientele in these sectors.

  • Starwood

LsrDZv9R_400x400Starwood Hotels & Resorts became the first U.S. hotel company to sign a deal with Cuba since the 1959 revolution, announcing a multimillion-dollar investment. The company just announced a takeover deal by Marriott, worth US$13.6 billion.Starwood will manage and market two properties in Havana and signed a letter of intent to operate a third.Starwood will operate the military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel under its Four Points Sheraton brand, and the state-owned Gran Caribe Inglaterra Hotel under its Luxury Collection brand.Starwood was the subject of a takeover battle, and on Monday announced it had accepted a bid from Marriott.

  • Aeromexico

NMZvH2-T_400x400Aeromexico is revamping its brand, beginning with a new advertising campaign that invites current and potential customers to break the existing myths and preconceived notions, and encourages them to discover new destinations by enjoying a one-of-a-kind flying experience.The campaign states that Aeromexico is undergoing a comprehensive renovation plan focused on innovation. The campaign consists of a series of vignettes that entertain traditional myths about destinations, cultures, and services that Aeromexico invites people to break. The campaign premiered this week on television, radio, print, and billboards, and will gradually include different types of ads and graphic materials. Ogilvy & Mather Mexico produced the campaign.Aeromexico operates over 600 daily flights, connecting more than 45,000 passengers through its expanded route network including 46 domestic and 39 international destinations in Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

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  • Western Union

BzSaYQEC_400x400Global payments services Western Union has announced that it will launch remittance services from across the world into Cuba following U.S. regulatory and policy changes that allow Cubans and non-Cubans to send remittances via Western Union to this island nation. For the first time, Cubans and other citizens worldwide will join their U.S. counterparts to send remittances into Cuba within minutes* using Western Union’s cross-border payments platform. The Company expects to activate services in a phased approach by end of second quarter 2016.

 

  • Dentsu Aegis Network / Flock

1GIjvqfm_400x400Tokyo-based holding company Dentsu Aegis has closed three major agency deals, one of those to acquire mexican agency Flock Advertising México, S de RL de CV.Post-acquisition, Flock will be incorporated into Isobar.Flock ranks among the region’s top interactive shops, with clients including American Express, Coca-Cola, Dominos Pizza and Jose Cuervo.Read more.

 

 

 

  • VivaAerobus

descarga (4)Mexican low cost carrier VivaAerobus has entered into the global distribution system operated by Sabre Corporation. VivaAerobus is embarking on a new phase of its expansion plans, focusing on diversifying its reach to other revenue streams, including travel agencies as key intermediaries, and servicing a broader customer base.The announcement follows an agreement signed between VivaAerobus and Sabre, which includes access to a set of software solutions and GDS capabilities that will be critical to improving the way the airline automates commercial processes, sells seat inventory and manages electronic ticketing across sales channels.The technology enhancement at VivaAerobus will help create an e-commerce environment with capabilities for air retailing via the Sabre travel marketplace, while also adopting industry standards that will support the airline’s real-time connectivity with travel agents in Mexico, the U.S., Latin American and Caribbean markets.

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  • Fusion 2013
    Ford’s new model Fusion 2013 is sponsoring a new app for the  iPad  introduced by Televisa’s Vanidades Magazine. The campaign also has print and digital media components. Fusion 2013 is also being advertised in Hispanic TV.
  • Tecate
    Tecate & Tecate LightHeineken USA , the owner of the Tecate brand, selected iNSPIRE! to  reach second generation Hispanics.  iNSPIRE!’s responsibilities will  include supporting billboard, radio and digital campaigns in key brand markets.  Based on the success of Tecate’s Spanish-language creative among  U.S. Spanish-speaking consumers, Olabuenaga Chemistri will remain the  agency of record for all Spanish-language communications for the Tecate  franchise and Indio in the U.S.  MediaVest’s MV42 will continue to lead the  media buying efforts for the Tecate franchise and Indio in the U.S.

 

  • Heineken
    Heineken launched the Heineken Champions mobile and Facebook app kicking off a nationwide competition for a chance to bring a grand viewing event of the UEFA Champions League final to the winning city on May 25. In connection with its sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League this year, Heineken will create an exclusive viewing party in the United States that is designed to provide an experience only the brand can deliver. Fans over 21 years of age can vote until mid-April for a chance to have the viewing party in their city by taking a photo of themselves enjoying an UCL match, uploading it to the Facebook tab or mobile app, and tagging their location. Every photo uploaded scores a point for their city.
  •  Western Union
    Western Union and the Western Union Foundation have made a two-year grant commitment, supporting education and economic development programs offered through the U.S.-Mexico Foundation (USMF). The combined grant consists of $250,000 from the Western Union Foundation and $250,000 from the Western Union Co. to support the USMF Educational Transformation Fund, which provides educational opportunities to communities throughout Mexico, and the USMF Economic Opportunity Fund, which improves the economic opportunities for marginalized communities in Mexico. The total commitment of $500,000 supports USMF efforts to improve global access to quality education and economic opportunity, according to a release. “The Western Union Foundation is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all. With the support of the Western Union Co., its employees and agents, the Western Union Foundation works to realize this vision by supporting education as a pathway toward a better future through Western Union’s Education for Better program,” said Patrick Gaston, president, the Western Union Foundation.
  • Kia Motors America
    Kia ForteKia Motors America (KMA) announced today that it has signed on as the “Official Automotive Partner” for Univision’s “Nuestra Belleza Latina” (“Our Latin Beauty”), one of the network’s top-rated shows.  The sponsorship includes on-air brand integration and related digital activations throughout the season including sponsored challenges for the show’s contestants using various Kia vehicles.  Kia is also awarding this season’s winner with an all-new 2014 Forte compact sedan.”Kia’s U.S. marketing initiatives are focused on raising consumer awareness, perception and consideration for the brand, and sponsoring ‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ is the latest effort to communicate and interact with the Hispanic community in authentic and meaningful ways,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, Kia Motors America.  As the official automotive partner of “Nuestra Belleza Latina,” Kia’s sponsorship will include integrated segments such as a branded challenge and a branded recap that includes the contestants enjoying a day away from the competition with a Kia vehicle.  Digital activations include 11 custom pieces for Univision.com with the contestants, a custom photo shoot of this season’s winner with her all-new 2014 Kia Forte compact sedan, as well as social media mentions via Twitter and Facebook.
  • FAIR Health
    Fair Health, an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and out-of-network reimbursement, has launched the Spanish-language version of FH Consumer Cost Lookup® (consumidor.fairhealth.org or fairhealthconsumer.org). The free Spanish-language consumer website will help more people better manage their healthcare costs by providing free, independent and transparent health insurance information.Both the English- and Spanish-language versions of the FH Consumer Cost Lookup enable individual consumers to search and evaluate cost estimates for user-selected medical and dental procedures and services by geographic area. The tool also allows consumers to estimate the amount that an insurer will reimburse for services received out-of-network. Uninsured individuals can use the tool to obtain an estimate of the full cost of procedures in their geographic area.


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