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A Media Revolution: the inclusion of Social Media

Tribune Co. Launches National Marketing Initiative

In a major national marketing initiative, Tribune Co. today announced the launch of Tribune365 (www.trb365.com), its multichannel sales solutions group providing customized marketing programs to advertisers looking to reach consumers across a variety of media platforms. Tribune365 gives marketers unprecedented, consolidated access to the nation’s top markets, and makes its official debut in a national media campaign of its own that breaks today in ad trade publications.

Tribune Co., whose properties across the U.S. include major-market newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel, 23 local TV stations (including KTLA-TV in Los Angeles and WPIX-TV in New York), and radio, digital, and mobile assets, will deliver results for national and local advertisers at a time when they are demanding solutions that work. Tribune365 was recently selected by the Dallas Morning News to serve as its national sales representative.

“As a content company, we’re in the business of delivering the local news, information and entertainment that consumers are looking for when, where and how they want it,” said Don Meek, president, Tribune365. “Tribune365 gives our marketing partners unique access to innovative, multi-platform solutions that help reach their target audiences and meet their business goals.”

Specifically, Tribune365’s national marketing initiatives include:

  • National advertising campaign: Using the tagline “Tribune. We Deliver.”, the campaign includes a series of executions in major advertising publications, both in print and online. In the ads, consumers are depicted in various locations (on the beach, on the train, at home) getting their news from Tribune’s collection of diverse media properties. The campaign positions Tribune as a multimedia company that is innovating amidst the evolving media landscape and delivering news to consumers according to their preferences.
  • Proprietary research: In partnership with Cincinnati, OH-based firm Personal Media Research, Tribune365 commissioned a national study on local media to more closely examine the way in which consumers get their local news and information, and the way advertising across various media platforms influences their purchase decisions. Among the study’s findings, consumers consider local news and information particularly valuable in their purchase decisions. Newspapers, in particular, rank stronger than all media on key measures related to ad trust and the shopping occasion. While no single medium has the “magic bullet”, the study finds that the best marketing solutions involve a combination of media as consumers choose to get their news from a variety of media and platforms throughout the day.
  • Web/podcasts: Through a microsite, http://trb365.com/tribunewedeliver, Tribune365 developed a series of podcasts featuring conversations with key members of the company’s leadership team, who speak to the vitality of newspapers and offer insights into how consumers get their local news across a variety of platforms.

“A good offense is always the best defense and we’re committed to evolving the business we’re in and leveraging the power of our local media assets,” said Meek. “We are already seeing positive results from advertisers who have come to us for innovative solutions to connect with their consumers.”

About Tribune365

TRIBUNE365 National Solutions Group is the new national, cross-platform sales team for Tribune Company, offering advertisers customized, innovative, multi-market solutions across all media platforms, including TV, print, digital, mobile, direct and event marketing. For more information about TRIBUNE365, including sales contacts, visit www.trb365.com.

About Tribune Co.

TRIBUNE is America’s largest employee-owned media company, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, Morning Call and Daily Press. The company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, Chicago’s WGN-AM and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience. At Tribune we take what we do seriously and with a great deal of pride. We also value the creative spirit and nurture a corporate culture that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

SOURCE Tribune Co.

Most Popular Searches for September Yahoo! En Espanol

Popular Searches for September

Yahoo! En Espanol today announced it’s most popular Searches on Yahoo! Pop for the month ending September 30 (http://espanol.pop.yahoo.com/pop/09-2009/). Yahoo! Pop allows users to access the site and stay in touch with what’s hot and use it as a resource to search for and spot trends. Information on Yahoo! Pop is available and searchable by day, month and category.

The Most Popular Searches for September in Yahoo! Pop include:

Top 10 Overall Searches:
1. Twin Towers
2. Tsunami
3. Sandra Bullock
4. Vida Guerra
5. Qualifiers 2010
6. Olga Tanon
7. Whitney Houston
8. Perez Hilton
9. Gaby Espino
10. Megan Fox

Tragedies, present and past, captured the interest of Yahoo! En Espanol users this month. The eighth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City no doubt propelled users to look for stories and information on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. The catastrophic tsunami that struck Samoa on September 29 following an 8.0 magnitude earthquake also topped the list at No. 2; the event left a confirmed 143 people dead and six missing in Samoa.

Yahoo! En Espanol users also searched for info on Sandra Bullock, star of the movie “All About Steve” that opened in September with mixed reviews. The actress, who plays a crossword puzzle constructor, also produced the film.

Propelled by controversy, singers Olga Tanon and Whitney Houston also topped the list. Tanon participated in the criticized Peace Without Borders Concert, held in Havana last month. Houston, interviewed by Oprah, brought to light very private aspects of her drug use and violent marriage. Cuban-American blogger Perez Hilton made headlines after having falsely reported that Jaclyn Smith had committed suicide in Honduras. Venezuelan soap opera star Gaby Espino and Hollywood actress Megan Fox also topped the list.

In addition to the most popular overall topics, Yahoo! Pop also reveals the Top Ten Searches in six other categories: entertainment, music, technology, celebrities, news and sports. During the month of September, the qualifier soccer matches for the World Cup were the number one search in the sports category, attracting the imagination of the fans, who will passionately follow their country’s teams all the way to South Africa next summer. Olga Tanon was No. 1 in the music category and Sandra Bullock topped the Entertainment category.

Updated daily, Yahoo! Pop search results showcase the diverse interests and concerns of U.S. Hispanics around the net, from gorgeous celebrity sightings and salacious political news to funny jokes and the latest consumer obsessions. To come up with the Yahoo! Pop Top 10 list, Yahoo! created a unique algorithm which scans anonymous query logs from Yahoo! Search across a variety of categories to see what themes and trends bubble up to the surface. Individual searches are never used to develop these lists. Every day millions of people visit Yahoo! to search for news, hobbies, curiosities and all types of information. By putting all of the searches together, the site displays the topics that are of most interest to people. To view the most popular searches of the day, click on ‘Pop’ on the Yahoo! En Espanol front page or visit: http://Espanol.pop.yahoo.com/.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global consumer brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is where millions of people go every day to see what is happening with the people and things that matter to them most. Yahoo! helps marketers reach that audience with its unique and compelling advertiser proposition. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit http://pressroom.yahoo.com or the company’s blog, Yodel Anecdotal (http://yodel.yahoo.com).

SOURCE Yahoo! En Espanol

Social Media Success Story Flawlessly Executed

A brilliant example of an Advertising campaign and Social Media success story with flawless  execution and of how to measure social media results:

Social Media Success Story: media exposure equaled $6.67 million in ad spend

The campaign “One Thousand Casmurros,” made for the biggest TV network in Brazil, Rede Globo. It was the agency’s first entry in Cannes.

Commemorating 100 years since the death of one of the greatest writers Brazil has ever seen, Machado de Assis, Rede Globo launched a miniseries inspired by one of his best-known books, “Dom Casmurro.” In order to promote it, LiveAd divided the book contents in a thousand pieces and organized a collective reading of the entire text, inviting people to upload their homemade videos reading in front of their webcams. The videos were posted on a special social network.

To pay tribute to one of Brazil’s most respected writers, Machado de Assis, the largest TV network in Brazil was launching a mini-series based on one of his books, Dom Casmurro.

Through the launch of the mini-series, we needed to build up TV Globo’s reputation with a new generation, disconnected from the television.

We created a website with the book and divided it into one thousand excerpts. In the website, people could choose and record pieces in real time with their webcam. We enabled a large scale collective reading.

At the same time, we hid one thousand DVDs with unique scenes in public places for people to find them and hide them again once they had seen it.

The results were astonishing: Spontaneous media exposure equaled $6.67 million in ad spend.


One Thousand Casmurros from Livead on Vimeo

In less than a month, the reading was completed ending in a total social media success story.

Influential admirers talked about it in public. 33 million viewers watched the series’ first episode. The media called it the best tribute to Machado de Assis of 2008.

Almost 106 million people were exposed to press notes related to the mini-series.

The subsequent media exposure was worth the equivalent of 6,7 million dollars in advertising spend.

Roundhouse Mini Cooper London guerilla marketing ads
Have a Social Media Crisis Plan
Social with Hispanics
Elianne Ramos is the principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications and vice-chair of Communications and PR for LATISM.
never lose your sense of wonder

A Media Revolution: the inclusion of Social Media

Tribune Co. Launches National Marketing Initiative

In a major national marketing initiative, Tribune Co. today announced the launch of Tribune365 (www.trb365.com), its multichannel sales solutions group providing customized marketing programs to advertisers looking to reach consumers across a variety of media platforms. Tribune365 gives marketers unprecedented, consolidated access to the nation’s top markets, and makes its official debut in a national media campaign of its own that breaks today in ad trade publications.

Tribune Co., whose properties across the U.S. include major-market newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel, 23 local TV stations (including KTLA-TV in Los Angeles and WPIX-TV in New York), and radio, digital, and mobile assets, will deliver results for national and local advertisers at a time when they are demanding solutions that work. Tribune365 was recently selected by the Dallas Morning News to serve as its national sales representative.

“As a content company, we’re in the business of delivering the local news, information and entertainment that consumers are looking for when, where and how they want it,” said Don Meek, president, Tribune365. “Tribune365 gives our marketing partners unique access to innovative, multi-platform solutions that help reach their target audiences and meet their business goals.”

Specifically, Tribune365’s national marketing initiatives include:

  • National advertising campaign: Using the tagline “Tribune. We Deliver.”, the campaign includes a series of executions in major advertising publications, both in print and online. In the ads, consumers are depicted in various locations (on the beach, on the train, at home) getting their news from Tribune’s collection of diverse media properties. The campaign positions Tribune as a multimedia company that is innovating amidst the evolving media landscape and delivering news to consumers according to their preferences.
  • Proprietary research: In partnership with Cincinnati, OH-based firm Personal Media Research, Tribune365 commissioned a national study on local media to more closely examine the way in which consumers get their local news and information, and the way advertising across various media platforms influences their purchase decisions. Among the study’s findings, consumers consider local news and information particularly valuable in their purchase decisions. Newspapers, in particular, rank stronger than all media on key measures related to ad trust and the shopping occasion. While no single medium has the “magic bullet”, the study finds that the best marketing solutions involve a combination of media as consumers choose to get their news from a variety of media and platforms throughout the day.
  • Web/podcasts: Through a microsite, http://trb365.com/tribunewedeliver, Tribune365 developed a series of podcasts featuring conversations with key members of the company’s leadership team, who speak to the vitality of newspapers and offer insights into how consumers get their local news across a variety of platforms.

“A good offense is always the best defense and we’re committed to evolving the business we’re in and leveraging the power of our local media assets,” said Meek. “We are already seeing positive results from advertisers who have come to us for innovative solutions to connect with their consumers.”

About Tribune365

TRIBUNE365 National Solutions Group is the new national, cross-platform sales team for Tribune Company, offering advertisers customized, innovative, multi-market solutions across all media platforms, including TV, print, digital, mobile, direct and event marketing. For more information about TRIBUNE365, including sales contacts, visit www.trb365.com.

About Tribune Co.

TRIBUNE is America’s largest employee-owned media company, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, Morning Call and Daily Press. The company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, Chicago’s WGN-AM and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience. At Tribune we take what we do seriously and with a great deal of pride. We also value the creative spirit and nurture a corporate culture that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

SOURCE Tribune Co.

Most Popular Searches for September Yahoo! En Espanol

Popular Searches for September

Yahoo! En Espanol today announced it’s most popular Searches on Yahoo! Pop for the month ending September 30 (http://espanol.pop.yahoo.com/pop/09-2009/). Yahoo! Pop allows users to access the site and stay in touch with what’s hot and use it as a resource to search for and spot trends. Information on Yahoo! Pop is available and searchable by day, month and category.

The Most Popular Searches for September in Yahoo! Pop include:

Top 10 Overall Searches:
1. Twin Towers
2. Tsunami
3. Sandra Bullock
4. Vida Guerra
5. Qualifiers 2010
6. Olga Tanon
7. Whitney Houston
8. Perez Hilton
9. Gaby Espino
10. Megan Fox

Tragedies, present and past, captured the interest of Yahoo! En Espanol users this month. The eighth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City no doubt propelled users to look for stories and information on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. The catastrophic tsunami that struck Samoa on September 29 following an 8.0 magnitude earthquake also topped the list at No. 2; the event left a confirmed 143 people dead and six missing in Samoa.

Yahoo! En Espanol users also searched for info on Sandra Bullock, star of the movie “All About Steve” that opened in September with mixed reviews. The actress, who plays a crossword puzzle constructor, also produced the film.

Propelled by controversy, singers Olga Tanon and Whitney Houston also topped the list. Tanon participated in the criticized Peace Without Borders Concert, held in Havana last month. Houston, interviewed by Oprah, brought to light very private aspects of her drug use and violent marriage. Cuban-American blogger Perez Hilton made headlines after having falsely reported that Jaclyn Smith had committed suicide in Honduras. Venezuelan soap opera star Gaby Espino and Hollywood actress Megan Fox also topped the list.

In addition to the most popular overall topics, Yahoo! Pop also reveals the Top Ten Searches in six other categories: entertainment, music, technology, celebrities, news and sports. During the month of September, the qualifier soccer matches for the World Cup were the number one search in the sports category, attracting the imagination of the fans, who will passionately follow their country’s teams all the way to South Africa next summer. Olga Tanon was No. 1 in the music category and Sandra Bullock topped the Entertainment category.

Updated daily, Yahoo! Pop search results showcase the diverse interests and concerns of U.S. Hispanics around the net, from gorgeous celebrity sightings and salacious political news to funny jokes and the latest consumer obsessions. To come up with the Yahoo! Pop Top 10 list, Yahoo! created a unique algorithm which scans anonymous query logs from Yahoo! Search across a variety of categories to see what themes and trends bubble up to the surface. Individual searches are never used to develop these lists. Every day millions of people visit Yahoo! to search for news, hobbies, curiosities and all types of information. By putting all of the searches together, the site displays the topics that are of most interest to people. To view the most popular searches of the day, click on ‘Pop’ on the Yahoo! En Espanol front page or visit: http://Espanol.pop.yahoo.com/.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global consumer brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is where millions of people go every day to see what is happening with the people and things that matter to them most. Yahoo! helps marketers reach that audience with its unique and compelling advertiser proposition. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit http://pressroom.yahoo.com or the company’s blog, Yodel Anecdotal (http://yodel.yahoo.com).

SOURCE Yahoo! En Espanol

Social Media Success Story Flawlessly Executed

A brilliant example of an Advertising campaign and Social Media success story with flawless  execution and of how to measure social media results:

Social Media Success Story: media exposure equaled $6.67 million in ad spend

The campaign “One Thousand Casmurros,” made for the biggest TV network in Brazil, Rede Globo. It was the agency’s first entry in Cannes.

Commemorating 100 years since the death of one of the greatest writers Brazil has ever seen, Machado de Assis, Rede Globo launched a miniseries inspired by one of his best-known books, “Dom Casmurro.” In order to promote it, LiveAd divided the book contents in a thousand pieces and organized a collective reading of the entire text, inviting people to upload their homemade videos reading in front of their webcams. The videos were posted on a special social network.

To pay tribute to one of Brazil’s most respected writers, Machado de Assis, the largest TV network in Brazil was launching a mini-series based on one of his books, Dom Casmurro.

Through the launch of the mini-series, we needed to build up TV Globo’s reputation with a new generation, disconnected from the television.

We created a website with the book and divided it into one thousand excerpts. In the website, people could choose and record pieces in real time with their webcam. We enabled a large scale collective reading.

At the same time, we hid one thousand DVDs with unique scenes in public places for people to find them and hide them again once they had seen it.

The results were astonishing: Spontaneous media exposure equaled $6.67 million in ad spend.


One Thousand Casmurros from Livead on Vimeo

In less than a month, the reading was completed ending in a total social media success story.

Influential admirers talked about it in public. 33 million viewers watched the series’ first episode. The media called it the best tribute to Machado de Assis of 2008.

Almost 106 million people were exposed to press notes related to the mini-series.

The subsequent media exposure was worth the equivalent of 6,7 million dollars in advertising spend.

Roundhouse Mini Cooper London guerilla marketing ads
Have a Social Media Crisis Plan
Social with Hispanics
Elianne Ramos is the principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications and vice-chair of Communications and PR for LATISM.
never lose your sense of wonder

Pizza Patron, Pepsi Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Pizza Patron announced that it has teamed with Pepsi in a national, co-branded promotion in all of its stores to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Pizza Patron, Pepsi Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Pizza Patron, Pepsi Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The promotion began September 1 and was specifically designed to celebrate and honor the Latin culture and lifestyle during Hispanic Heritage Month. It is a bilingual promotion, but Spanish-language dominant. Advertisements for the promotion read, “!Viva Latino! Pizza Patron y Pepsi Festejan el Mes Patrio,” which means, “Pizza Patron and Pepsi celebrate this historic, patriotic month for all Latinos of diverse roots.”

With any 2-liter purchase of Pepsi products through September 30, customers will receive a free phone egrip Non-Slip Strip. The egrip is a protective, silicone material that can be applied to the back of a cell phone to make it easier to handle and prevent it from sliding on any surface.

The free egrip features the Pizza Patron and Pepsi logos, as well as Pizza Patron’s slogan, “Latin Life, Enjoy,” which reinforces the company’s focus while broadening its current customer base by inviting every demographic to enjoy and experience the diversity found within the Latin lifestyle.

Cobranded Campaign for Hispanic Heritage Month between Pizza Patron and Pepsi

Cobranded Campaign for Hispanic Heritage Month between Pizza Patron and Pepsi

“Celebrating the rich history and traditions found within the Latin life and culture is what makes our brand strong,” says Andrew Gamm, brand director for Pizza Patron. “National Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance for us to honor the Latin culture which goes to the core of our company’s values.”

Source: QSR Magazine

‘Cambia Tu Look’ PeopleEnEspanol.com Interactive Tool

Innovative Interactive Tool Allows for Uploading Photos, Trying on Celebrity Hair and Makeup Looks, Plus Click-to-Buy Products

-First Hispanic Website to Offer Beauty Tool for Hispanic Consumers-

-T-Mobile Premiere Sponsor-

Further expanding on its celebrity style coverage online, PeopleEnEspanol.com today launched a new interactive tool, http://www.peopleenespanol.com/pespanol/cambiatulook where users can upload photos of themselves and try out new celebrity looks in hair and makeup. This technology is the first of its kind within the Hispanic market, where users are experimenting with looks designed for Hispanic women — complete with complimenting hair, skin and eye colors.

Cambia Tu Look is a free, fun, easy way to try on hundreds of the hottest celebrity hairdos, as well as lip, skin and eye colors – all in an instant. For the ultimate transformations, users can try on the complete hair-and-makeup looks of their favorite American and Latino stars such as Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Thalia, Katie Holmes and Maite Peroni, and learn how to the exact glamorous red-carpet looks. PeopleEnEspanol.com worked with leading celebrity beauty experts to provide users with step-by-step tips on how to achieve these sexy, modern celebrity looks.

Users can try out over 100 celebrity hairstyles and experiment with hair, lip and eye colors from more than 100 popular brands, then purchase these favorite beauty items online by clicking through to a retailer.

“PeopleEnEspanol.com is the ultimate Hispanic website for the hottest trends in celebrity fashion and beauty,” says Fran Hauser, President, Digital, Time Inc. Style and Entertainment Group. “With Cambia Tu Look we are providing an exciting, engaging experience for women where they can sample with new looks and shop for their favorite beauty brands.”

“Beauty and style are defining characteristics for Latinas,” says Lucia Ballas-Traynor, publisher, People en Espanol. “They have been following the hottest trends of today’s stars but now they can be inspired by creating their own unique looks and styles that differentiate them from mainstream.”

The makeover tool was designed and created in partnership with TAAZ, a San Diego-based technology company.

Source: People en Espanol

Aflac Launches ‘Soccer’ – Its 8th New Television Ad for 2009

National Campaign Focuses on Family and Financial Security

Aflac launches TV commercial for Hispanics

Aflac launches TV commercial for Hispanics

Aflac today unveiled its eighth new television commercial of 2009, titled “Soccer.” This commercial showcases the Aflac Duck as the web-footed star of the team, who helps provide a solid defense against unexpected medical bills. “Soccer” will debut on August 24, running nationally on CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC, CNN, CNBC, Discover Channel, USA, Headline News and the History Channel.

Aflac Launches ‘Soccer’ – Its Eighth New Television Ad for 2009

“Soccer” presents two mothers, one of whom is using crutches, chatting about insurance while watching their kids play soccer. Soaring acrobatically in and out of frame, the Aflac Duck protects the mothers from harm while letting them know that it is Aflac that pays cash when someone is sick or hurt.

After bending one like Beckham to score a gravity-defying goal, the Aflac Duck celebrates with a victory dance while singing “Aflac, Aflac, Aflaaaac,” much to the surprise of one familiar fan.

“Aflac protects families during uncertain times and ‘Soccer’ drives that point home in a way that will resonate with consumers,” Jeff Charney, Aflac senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO) said. “We combined the classic family activity — the Saturday morning soccer game — with the Aflac Duck’s unmatched brand of humor, to effectively remind people that Aflac has you under our wing.”

This is the 46th commercial starring the Aflac Duck and marks the first time Aflac has introduced eight television ads in a single year. The corporate spokesduck is a well-known fundraiser for pediatric cancer-related causes and was named to the Advertising Walk of Fame in 2004. On January 1, 2010, the Aflac Duck will mark its 10th birthday as the company celebrates its 55th year serving American consumers.

Source: Aflac

OOH Digital Video Display Audience Exceeds 155MM Per Month

New Report Benchmarks the Size of the U.S. Digital Video Display Market

Approximately 155 million (67 percent of) U.S. residents aged 18 or older have seen an Out-of-Home (OOH) digital video display, in the past month, at one or more of 17 types of public venues according to a new study by Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB). The Arbitron Out-of-Home Digital Video Display Study 2009 shows that the general audience for OOH digital video displays represents a cross-section of American consumers, and closely mirrors the average U.S. population.

Seventy-six percent of those who recall seeing digital video displays in the past month noticed seeing them at multiple venues. Digital video screens in retail locations alone (including grocery stores, large retailer/department stores, drug stores, shopping malls or convenience stores) reach more than 123 million (53 percent of) American adults in an average month.

“Out-of-home digital video displays, in most cases, broadcast advertising and content that are created for public environments and are distinct from network or cable TV viewing away-from-home,” said Alton Adams, Chief Marketing Officer, Arbitron Inc. “This Arbitron study focuses on this expanding market and is designed to provide insight to help advertisers target certain consumer groups including affluent households, male adults, young adults and Hispanics using OOH digital video networks.”

Audience Profile by Venue Type

According to the Study:

  • Nearly one in five (18 percent of) Americans aged 18 or older noticed a video screen in a place serving food or beverages in the past month; 21 percent of adults have seen video displays at a movie theater.
  • Twenty-two percent of U.S. adults have viewed a video screen at a gas station in the past month; 19 percent have seen video displays at an airport during the same time period and 7 percent have noticed video content while waiting for or riding mass transit.
  • One in seven adults (14 percent) has noticed a video display in an office building or elevator in the past month.
  • Nineteen percent of American adults have seen a video screen at a doctor’s office or hospital in the past month and 7 percent have viewed video content at a health club.

Targeting Consumers by Venue

According to the Study:

  • A person watching video content in a bar is 53 percent more likelyto be a young adult than the population at large.
  • A person watching a video display in an elevator is 88 percent more likely to live in an affluent household.
  • A person watching a video screen at a sporting event is 27 percent more likelyto be a man than the population at large.
  • A person watching a video display at a transit hub is twice as likelyto be Hispanic compared to the population at large.

How the study was conducted

Arbitron and Edison Research interviewed a total of 1,666 people from January 16, 2009 to February 15, 2009. Telephone interviews were conducted with respondents aged 18 and older who were chosen at random from a national sample of Arbitron’s Fall 2008 survey diarykeepers. In certain geographic areas, a sample of Arbitron diarykeepers was not available for the survey and a supplemental sample was interviewed via random digit dialing (RDD). Diarykeepers represented 70 percent of the completed interviews and RDD sampled respondents represented 30 percent.

Source: Arbitron Inc.

Burger King enters mobile commerce full-throttle

Fast-food giant Burger King has entered the mobile commerce arena by letting consumers place orders and pay for them their iPhone. Now that’s fast food.

Restaurant locator - Burger King enters mobile commerce full-throttle

Burger King enters mobile commerce full-throttle – Restaurant locator

Burger King Mobile Restaurant Locator

Burger King teamed up with Gomobo and PointAbout for the development and design of the application. The Burger King NOW location-aware iPhone application is currently being tested in the Queens, New York, area.

“The idea of the iPhone app is to go the full nine yards with a rich mobile ordering platform,” said Noah N. Glass, founder CEO of Gomobo, New York. “This is the first case study that we have done with an iPhone application and we expect to launch these types of applications for other quick-serve restaurants we are working with.”

Gomobo helps fast-food and restaurant chains mobilize their services via mobile Web sites, and now through iPhone apps as well. Clients include Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Burger King, the nation’s No. 2 burger-and-fries chain after McDonald’s Corp., has been known for its innovation with new technology, including its highly viral Subservient Chicken online viral marketing campaign earlier in the decade. Ordering and paying through the iPhone application is part of that DNA.

The iPhone’s GPS functionality lets users skip the step of entering in an address into the app. Instead it automatically finds the Burger King location closest to them.

When users place their order and come in to pick it up, they can skip the line and just grab their food, since they have paid for it via the app.

The application also tracks and saves order history and then acts as a loyalty card by offering incentives and deals.

Customize your Burger King meal

Burger King enters mobile commerce full-throttle

Burger King enters mobile commerce full-throttle

The goal behind this application is to drive incremental same-store sales – a key metric for the restaurant industry, Mr. Glass said. He also said that orders placed via the application have been 25 percent larger than in-store.

When customers start using the service, they increase their frequency of visits by 42 percent and the mobile offering takes existing loyal customers and increases their value by 75 percent.

The application is helping Burger King drive additional sales, since new customers can discover the stores near them that they may have not known about previously.

In terms of security, the application is fully secure. So, customers don’t have to worry about their credit card information being misused.

Also, the information is stored within the application, so that it doesn’t need to be re-entered each time the customer places an order.

When picking up their food, customers just need to give the last four digits of their mobile number, to confirm they are in fact the person that placed the order.

PointAbout helped Gomobo develop the application. It took the guts of the Burger King mobile site, which was developed by Gomobo, and poured it all into an iPhone experience.

Also, PointAbout made it possible for the application to remember the phone ID and allowed it to pull GPS information.

“Traditionally QSRs have focused on the four walls concept, which means doing marketing within the four walls of the restaurant,” Mr. Glass said. “They focused on what could be done in-store to make sure that patrons come back

“The mobile device allows them to extend where transactions take place and let customers make transactions from anywhere, therefore extending those four walls to the consumer’s hands,” he said. “It is also a much more efficient way of taking an order and the payment.”
Source: Mobile Marketer

ViveMejor Summer Tips for You and Your Family!

Beauty expert Leonardo Rocco and Chef Marcela Valladolid share their secrets for summer fun on ViveMejor.com!

Summertime is finally here! Now that the kids are out of school, why arrange an expensive family getaway when you can experience a perfect day close to home? By staying close to home you can spend quality time with your loved ones, save money and discover more of your unexplored surroundings. Take full advantage of these perfect summer days with ViveMejor.com, your lifestyle resource. ViveMejor offers you tips on what to do with the family, how to prepare delicious meals that all can enjoy, and offers beauty tips so you can enjoy the summer in style!

Below are some fresh ideas to guide you on how to begin your perfect summer day with an outdoor picnic. Author, mom and Chef Marcela Valladolid offers some recipes that are delicious and affordable, so you can enjoy a fabulous lunch without breaking the bank!

1. Consider making use of your outdoor space this season and start a home garden with your family. Have each of your loved ones choose different things to plant and let your garden come alive! Take a few minutes each morning to weed and water your herbs and vegetables, so you can enjoy them for lunch or dinner once they ripen. Plant some cilantro, a popular herb in Hispanic dishes, and use it to make a Tropical Fruit Dip. This scrumptious appetizer goes wonderfully with papayas or mangoes, and is made with Hellmann’s(R) or Best Foods(R) Light Mayonnaise, providing real taste with half the fat and calories of Real Mayonnaise. Each tablespoon of this amazing dip is just $0.14(i)! By enjoying this treat while waiting for the main course you’re sure to start your lunch off right!!

2. After lunch, head to the beach, and make sure to pack plenty of beach toys to keep the kids busy. As they are enjoying their day in the sun and begin to get thirsty, give them a new and exciting drink like a Lemon Mo-tea- to, which is a great alternative to sodas! It is made with seltzer water, Lipton(R) Lemon Sugar Sweetened Iced Tea Mix and crushed mint leaves, which can also come from your very own home garden! The Lemon Mo-tea-to is quick, easy and full of flavor, so it is a summer refreshment that the whole family will love!

After spending an entire a day outside with your loved ones don’t be afraid to wind down and take some time for yourself after the kids go to bed. Take the opportunity to pamper yourself to make sure you look and feel great! With the summer humidity and rising temperatures, your beauty routine might change and hair and skin may become harder to manage. Luckily, beauty expert and celebrity stylist Leonardo Rocco is ready to share his secrets, tips and advice for looking as fabulous as ever during this season!

1. After a day in the sun, the heat and humidity can cause hair to become dry and damaged, making it harder to control. The key to gorgeous summer hair is moisturization. For salon proven performance without paying the salon price, use Suave Professionals(R) Damage Care Shampoo and Conditioner. This formula helps revitalize damaged hair, giving it a healthy-looking shine that will make other moms jealous! Try not to use blow dryers and straightening irons everyday when styling, as they will cause additional damage to your hair. Instead, try letting it air dry to show off its natural, glossy waves for a care-free look!

2. In addition to causing damage to your hair, spending a lot of time outdoors and in the sun can also wreak havoc on your skin. After cleansing your face at night make sure to keep it moisturized and healthy looking by using Pond’s(R) clarant B3. Besides serving as a great moisturizer, it is proven to even out women’s skin tone by reducing the appearance of dark spots in just 4 weeks You can always feel confident and put your best face forward while enjoying outdoor fun!

3. Finally, to avoid uncomfortable underarm wetness in your summer clothes, apply Dove Clinical Protection(R) at night before bed. Night time gives the unique prescription-strength formula time to work, building a strong level of 24-hour wetness protection that will help you feel confident while you’re out in the sun this summer!

With all these tips from Chef Marcela and Rocco, you are ready to enjoy the summer, eat well and look great while doing it, all at affordable prices! The only thing left to worry about is planning out the next exciting activity for you and your loved ones. Just make sure to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!

For even more recipes, beauty tips, and money-saving coupons, don’t forget to visit www.ViveMejor.com!

(i) Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.

About Unilever

Unilever’s mission is to add vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Each day, around the world, consumers make 160 million decisions to purchase Unilever products.

In the United States, the portfolio includes major brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Hellmann’s, Klondike, Knorr, Lipton, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Suave, Sunsilk and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever employs nearly 12,000 people in both the United States and Puerto Rico — generating nearly $10 billion in sales in 2008. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com.
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New Financial Services Hispanic Marketing Campaign

Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB), a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, announced this week the launch of its new financial services Hispanic marketing campaign tailored for the growing Hispanic population. The campaign entitled “Las cosas que hacemos por los suenos,” or “The Things We Do for Dreams,” seeks to expand the Bank’s positioning as a trusted financial partner for Hispanics. The creative executions show variations of the “American Dream” such as owning a home or taking a family vacation, along with the Bank’s tips regarding how to make those dreams a reality through proper financial planning.

The campaign began running in April and will appear throughout the year in markets that are part of the Bank’s footprint: Chicago, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Naples, Grand Rapids, and Indianapolis. The ads will run in radio, print, Out of Home and online in Spanish language media. Part of the campaign will also be a series of financial workshops and television vignettes providing tips on how to best handle one’s finances during the current economic climate and beyond. A comprehensive public relations push will support all initiatives.

Why a New Financial Services Hispanic Marketing Campaign

“The Hispanic market is a key growth segment for Fifth Third Bank. The goal with this campaign is to inform Hispanic customers about the best ways to keep their finances healthy and growing so they can make their dreams a reality,” said Larry S. Magnesen, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

“Fifth Third Bank just celebrated its 150th anniversary, a testament to the Bank’s strength and heritage. Our campaign seeks to couple that message of trust with a personal connection around Latino insights. At the end, the goal is simple: to get them to see Fifth Third as a partner they can trust,” commented Catherine Nunez Account Director at the vox collective, the full service advertising agency Fifth Third Bank is partnering with for many of its multicultural initiatives.

The campaign pieces can be viewed at: www.thevoxcollective.com/fifththirdbank

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $119 billion in assets, operates 16 affiliates with 1,318 full-service Banking Centers, including 99 Bank Mart(R) locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,354 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 49% interest in Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2009, had $166 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $23 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ(R) National Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank, Member FDIC.
Source: Fifth Third Bancorp