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  • Mattel

imagesMattel has put its US$150 million media planning and buying account in the U.S. in review.It is uncertain whether Mattel will bring on one or two agencies to handle the business.Publicis Groupe’s Starcom is the incumbent on the media planning account since 2005.WPP’s MindShare currently handles media buying for Mattel in the U.S.




  • NHI & DishLATINO

descarga-1The National Hispanic Institute (NHI) and DishLATINO are joining forces to promote leadership and education among the next generation of young Latinos in the U.S. DishLATINO has begun contributing advertising time on nearly 30 top Spanish language networks to tell the story of NHI and its mission to engage achieving high school and college students in community leadership roles.Founded more than 37 years ago, NHI invests in students through educational programs, civic engagement and an emphasis on community service.The ad spot educating DishLATINO customers about NHI can be found here as it airs (Spanish only) and here with English subtitles. DishLATINO also developed a promotional video for NHI’s use which can be found here.The campaign announced aligns with DISH’s broader corporate citizenship program, DISH Cares, which fosters community engagement with an emphasis on STEM education and workforce development.


  • Cargill’s Rumba Meats

na31984893Cargill is repositioning its Rumba line of fresh variety meats with an emphasis on Hispanic consumers, a segment of the U.S. population that enjoys and values traditional ethnic food.  Each element of Rumba’s new marketing effort – including its packaging, logo, point-of-sale materials, online advertising and tagline – was tested with consumers. Vibrant colors, such as red, blue, yellow and green hues that were selected for Rumba Marketing elements with Rumba’s new look include packaging, a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Rumba Meats), Internet website (www.rumbameats.com), digital banner ads, YouTube, Pandora Internet Radio ads and retail point-of-sale elements. Wichita, Kansas, based agency Sullivan Higdon & Sink is Rumba Meats AOR, including for media planning and buying. (Check out our interview today with Carolina Tabares, Senior Brand Manager Rumba Meats at Cargill).

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  • Target

o8aqvwhg_400x400Target has released its’ holiday spots from 72andSunny and Team Arrow Partners aimed specifically at Hispanic shoppers, which over-index in Target’s customer base.Its ads include “The Toycracker,” a Broadway-musical inspired spot which stars a little girl, Marisol, and Target’s mascot, Bullseye the dog, as well as a parade of toys you can buy at Target.John Legend and Chrissy Teigen will appear in two four-minute videos airing during ABC’s broadcast of Frozen on Dec.Target will run 16 TV spots throughout the holiday season, and is increasing its TV spend 21 percent over 2015, with a 67 percent increase in Spanish language TV spend.


descargaMiami tourism organization Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has appointed VML as its new global marketing agency of record following a formal review resulting in a four-year contract with an additional one year option for the WPP agency, Mediapost has reported. VML services will include brand strategy, strategic planning, media planning and buying as well as creative development.

  • Dos Equis 

After premiering a trailer of The Most Interesting Man in the World last month, Dos Equis released a full-length commercial today, “Airboat.” The  campaign features a more interactive character whose adventures show why he’s different and how he’s gained his legendary status. The commercial also portrays how the creative and character have evolved over the past decade, reflecting the differences of what it means to be interesting to today’s millennial beer drinkers 21 and older.The creative evolution of the campaign, created by Havas Worldwide, is deeply rooted in research that the meaning of interesting has changed over the past decade.The Most Interesting Man can also be seen giving a nod to the sport, and will be featured in two additional football-themed commercials running from the Playoff through the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 9, 2017. The 15-second spots launch November 14.

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DISH has selected Havas Worldwide as its new digital agency of record to support its general market and Latino digital marketing needs. Dish Latino digital needs were previously handled by Miami based agency Media 8. Offline Hispanic marketing  will continue to be done by Hispanic Group  also out of Miami.

Havas WorldwideHavas WW was chosen after a comprehensive agency review led by Keith Nyhouse, vice president of digital marketing.

DISH Latino, the Hispanic-targeted offer by Dish Network, has been growing steadily in the past few years, growing its advertising and marketing spend “substantially, in double digits,” Alfredo Rodriguez, VP of marketing at DISH, told Portada in an interview last year.

Dish Latino was the ninth largest Hispanic market advertiser in 2012, according to data from Kantar Media with an overall advertising expenditure of US $87.5 million.

“As DISH continues to grow its brand in an ever-evolving digital landscape it is important we have the best advisors to move the company forward,” said Nyhouse. “We found that in Havas WW and are excited to work with them to continue building DISH’s business.”

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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.

        • Gain
          GainP&G brand Gain is launching its first Spanish-language Internet “novela”. The novela, called “Novela de Amor”, will be launched this Wednesday May 8 on Gain’s Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/Gain). There will be a total of 4 chapters throughout May. Sources at P&G tell Portada that “Aroma de Amor” is being supported with online and mobile banners. For the Online portion Gain is partnering with Maxpoint Interactive, an ad network to distribute the banners driving to the Gain You Tube page. Maxpoint interactive is not only a reach partner, but it specializes in zip-code targeting consumers in key USH DMAs. For the mobile portion, Gain worked with Ads Mobile and Google’s adMob. Ads Mobile has a top Hispanic mobile network where we can reach Latinos through Entertainment and Home focused sites. Our second partner Google ad Mob will enable us to build reach with access to 80K+ mobile app properties.
        • Acento – Century Link
          Acento has beenselected as Multicultural Agency of Record for CenturyLink, thethird largest telecommunications company in the United States, providing Internet, Voice, TV and managed services to business and consumers in 37 states. Acento will contribute significant category experience andDirect Response expertise for reaching Hispanic consumers. The agency will provide strategic guidance,counsel and full advertising services to the CenturyLink marketing team to ensure breakthrough creative concepts are leveraged across a broad channel mix.
        • Zurich Insurance
          Zurich Insurance Group, a life and general insurance product company, has awarded Interpublic Group of Cos. its integrated global marketing account after a holding company review.
        • Kraft Mac & Cheese
          Having scored a hit with the Hispanic campaign it launched last year, dubbed “Sabemos que te va a encantar” (“We know you’re going to love it”), Kraft Macaroni & Cheese has launched a new round of TV spots and other creative focused on driving home the same core message, in humorous fashion: Eating this American favorite doesn’t make Latinos any less Latino. The three new spots all began airing recently, on channels including Telemundo, Univision, Galavision, Azteca, Discovery en Espanol, MTV3, Fox Deportes, ESPN Deportes and Nat Geo Mundo.The campaign also includes targeted radio ads, and in-store point-of-purchase promotions and sampling opportunities. Social media aren’t part of the current Hispanic campaign, but will be key in upcoming efforts, Kraft brand director, Noelle O’Mara, told MediaPost.
        • Negra Modelo
          Negra Modelo beer will air its first TV spots on the new season of Chef Rick Bayless’ Emmy-nominated series “Mexico: One Plate at a Time.”Two new spots, “Judged” and “Meals,” highlight Negra Modelo’s quality and ability to pair well with a variety of meal options, particularly the Latin flavors that Bayless uses to create his dishes. The new season premiered May 4 on PBS. “Negra Modelo is the lead brand in our robust partnership with Chef Bayless because of the brand’s strong history with quality cuisine,” said Jim Sabia, chief marketing officer for Crown Imports, Negra Modelo’s exclusive U.S. importer. “Our new creative for Negra Modelo showcases how the beer pairs so wonderfully with food, which is reflective of Chef Bayless’ culinary approach.” The partnership between Crown Imports and Bayless includes sponsorship of “Mexico: One Plate at a Time,” as well as Negra Modelo appearing alongside Bayless’ Frontera-branded lineup of salsas, grilling sauces and organic chips for a national promotion, which will be leveraged at retail with POS and value-added promotions supporting Negra Modelo and other brands within the Crown portfolio. Crown Imports and Bayless will also introduce branded food pairings and recipes later this summer which will be featured across brand social media channels.
        • Bacardi
          BacardiBacardi USA has consolidated its media-planning and buying activity to Mindshare following a competitive pitchwith the account estimated to be worth US $130m a year. The shift in Barcardi’s agency roster comes as its new management team continues to stamp its mark on the business. An initiative that has taken place since CEO Ed Shirley took over the company last year
        • Caladryl
          Valeant Consumer Products, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, multinational and specialty pharmaceutical company, has recognized the size and growth of the U.S. Hispanic Market as a primary pillar for success for its recently acquired over-the-counter lotion Caladryl®. The brand ranks as the number one outdoor itch brand for Hispanics in the U.S. Recognizing an emerging minority-majority market, Caladryl’s new management team has made a strategic decision to focus more clearly on the Hispanic community with the former Johnson & Johnson product. “We are excited to speak to the Latino consumer in their language about a product they grew up with. Caladryl is a familiar product to the Hispanic community, and we want to foster and embrace that connection through communications developed specifically for this audience, regional Spanish TV, and social media initiatives that will engage our key consumers and drive them to purchase,” states Katherine Salazar, Associate Director of Consumer Products at Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Caladryl® has New York and Denver based cultural agency XL Alliance as its Hispanic marketing partner Caladryl® plans to launch new bilingual creative, shopper marketing programs and digital strategies to support its peak period this summer.
        • T-Mobile and Toyota
          Telemundo Media announced two branded entertainment agreements with T-Mobile and Toyota for its hit telenovela “Pasión Prohibida.” Telemundo will bring the novela characters into the branded entertainment multiplatform campaigns. Both efforts were developed by Conill, the advertising and media agency partner for T-Mobile and Toyota.As the exclusive wireless sponsor, T-Mobile will empower lead novela characters Bruno Hurtado and Bianca Santillana to become real social media personas, enabling fans to follow their every move and expanding their experience from a one-hour broadcast to a 24/7 telenovela. Bruno and Bianca will interact on a daily basis with fans and with each other, posting status updates, feelings, thoughts and pictures via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, granting fans unprecedented access to these characters.
        • Xoom
          Xoom Corporation, a digital money transfer provider, today announced that Mexican radio personality Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, has become an endorser for the company. Piolin is starring in a series of radio commercials for Xoom and, during his radio show, he provides live shout outs for Xoom.com, advocating how convenient, safe and fast it is to send money home to Mexico and Central America using Xoom. Piolin’s radio show “Piolin por la Mañana” runs weekday mornings on more than 50 Univision and non-Univision affiliate radio stations in the Spanish language format and online. Piolin is also known for his activism in immigration reform, and has often discussed his own experience of immigrating to the United States on his radio program.

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