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

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  • Toyota

The Toyota Corolla, a perennial top seller among light vehicles in the U.S., is on the way with a new platform and feisty personality. While much of the US car market has swung to the booming crossover segment, not all consumers have backed away from cars. Toyota believes there are still pockets of opportunity for car sales with multicultural groups. African-American, Asian and Hispanic consumerswill be key targets as Toyota looks to maximize the sales potential of the 12th-generation Corolla, said Sam De La Garza, Toyota’s senior manager of small-car marketing. The Toyota sedan campaign will have a similar feel to the hatchback’s ads, which are based on the “Greater Than” tagline. The brand is also  developing ads that will target African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and then total market. Although the Corolla ranks 11th overall when looking at the industry as a whole, it sits at No. 2 among Hispanic buyers, trailing only the Honda Civic. It’s No. 6 among Asian buyers and No. 7 for African-American consumers.

 

  • Avon

Beauty brand Avon has consolidated its global media buying and planning business with agency Spark Foundry, following a formal review. Media Buying & Planning were previously handled by Publicis Media agency and WPP’s GroupM. From January 2019, Spark Foundry will “hub” the account from London. Key markets outside the U.S. include Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, the Philippines and the UK. Avon spent US$118 million on global advertising in 2017, according to its latest annual report. In 2016,Avon hired Horizon Media as agency-of-record for offline media and activation in the U.S., a move that came after the beauty brand separated from its global parent and became a privately held company in North America.The North American business, which is now majority-owned by Cerberus Capital Management, operates under the name New Avon, but is still known as Avon to consumers and representatives.

 

  • Hoy Health, LLC

Hoy Health, LLC has announced robust channel partnerships and reseller agreements with diverse healthcare and business entities, opening opportunities to bring quality healthcare programs and services focused on primary care to medically underserved and Hispanic populations. Hoy Health is an emerging health-tech company with solutions for individuals and institutional re-sellers that include affordable Rx drugs, chronic condition management programs and telehealth/virtual care. Hoy Health Establishes Key Partnerships Across Multiple, Varied Business Sectors; Meets Primary Healthcare Needs of Medically Underserved.According to Mario Anglada, CEO, Hoy Health. “Hispanics are the fastest growing population in the US, accounting for US$1.7 trillion in purchasing power.” Channel partners and resellers will offer products that span the Hoy Health ecosystem.

 

 

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  • State Farm

Insurance giant State Farm, which consolidated its marketing business with Omnicom early this year, is reviewing its PR duties. According to sources, the process involves the company’s relationship with Interpublic’s Weber Shandwick, which has served as State Farm’s lead agency for nearly a decade. As the US’s largest property and auto insurer, State Farm has a hefty marketing spend; In 2016, the company reportedly spent US$726m. Along with smaller regional partners, State Farm works with some non-Omnicom shops, including Translation which has produced multicultural-targeted campaigns for the client.

 

 

 

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings parent company Inspire Brands announced that it has chosen The Martin Agency as its new creative AOR after a competitive review. The appointment follows a media agency assessment that resulted in Mindshare picking up the account from Horizon Media. Buffalo Wild Wings spent about US$75 million on ads last year, according to Kantar Media.

 

 

 

 

  • Volkswagen

WPP has won Volkswagen‘s creative account in North America, following a seven-month global agency review. The incumbent in the U.S. was Interpublic’s Deutsch. Omnicom will handle Europe and South America. The German automaker will centralize its marketing to be run from four main hubs that it calls “powerhouses.” They are based in Berlin, New York, São Paulo and Beijing. VW previously used roughly 40 agencies globally. Omnicom’s PHD remains Volkswagen’s global media agency.As VW’s “Powerhouse” agency for North America, WPP will handle Digital, Creative, Dealer and Production throughout the United States and Canada, with additional responsibility for Mexico. WPP formed a new entity to handle the account called The VW Partnership. The review covered the automaker’s flagship VW brand, not its other nameplates, which include Audi.Volkswagen is the 61st-largest advertiser in the U.S. with US$746 million in spending last year, according to the Ad Age Datacenter.

 

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 ::: Mondelez – Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat, Publicis Groupe’s SMG  ::: General Mills – WPP’s GroupM ::: Bayer ::: Bacardi :::

  • Mondelez

6D3DK65E_400x400The snack food marketing giant Mondelez International has split its US$2 billion global media agency assignment between Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat and Publicis Groupe’s SMG. The new appointments are effective January 2016.Both agencies are incumbents and competed in a review that began in June . But the marketer has opted to retain both shops.Carat came away with North America (which SMG had handled) while retaining Europe and Asia-Pacific. SMG has been assigned Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.Mondelez also confirmed that Carat has been appointed its single communications agency for global categories, which includes communications planning.

  • General Mills

glogosocial_400x400General Mills has consolidated its global media agency business with WPP’s GroupM, led by its agency Mindshare. This is happening three weeks after it was announced that Mindshare won the U.S. media business of General Mills. GroupM will support General Mills in Europe and Australia/Asia, and lead GM’s Yoplait Europe business and a portion of its’ business in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.The move consolidates business that was previously handled by a handful of other agencies and networks.Read more.

 

  • Bayer/ Global

js6tDCe-_400x400German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is looking for a new digital creative and media agency for its Bayer Consumer Care (BCC) division, which includes Bayer Aspirin, Claritin, Afrin and Midol.The company already works with creative agencies JWT and BBDO on brands such as Merck, AlkaSeltzer and Berocca, while WPP’s MediaCom handles all media.Bayer is looking to expand beyond its more “traditional” approach to media, especially TV.

 

 

  • Bacardi/latam

PysfgttC_400x400Bacardi is targeting millennial consumers with a new global campaign celebrating individuals with the “cojones” to “take the stage” and make themselves heard.It marks a departure from the rum brand’s previous marketing push around its heritage, with a campaign entitled ‘Untameable since 1862’.The new TV ad, called ‘The Truck’, attempts to show the world from the perspective of millennials, “capturing the energy of their life” as they embark on a cross-country journey for the ultimate house-party, mandmglobal reports.The campaign – the first to launch since Bacardi handed its ad and media agency accounts to BBDO and OMD respectively – introduces the new tagline, ‘There’s nothing in the way’.

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What: General Mills has consolidated its global media agency business with WPP’s GroupM, led by its agency Mindshare. This is happening three weeks after it was announced that  Mindshare won the U.S. media business of General Mills.
Why it matters: The move consolidates business that was previously handled by a handful of other agencies and networks.

glogosocial_400x400General Mills has consolidated its global media agency business with WPP’s GroupM, led by its agency Mindshare, as the latter has been chosen to handle its massive U.S. business.

GroupM will support General Mills in Europe and Australia/Asia, and  lead GM’s Yoplait Europe business and a portion of its’ business in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

The move consolidates business that was previously handled by a handful of other agencies and networks.

General Mills’ brands include: Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait. The food Giant spent US$866.4 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2014, down from US$893.4 million in 2013, according to the Ad Age DataCenter.In 2013, the company spent US$1.03 billion globally, including its largest market, the U.S.