Archive for March, 2014

¿Cómo Se Dice “Winning”?

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P&G Charmin Addy

The MKTG INC Cincinnati office added another silver ADDY to its collection at the local ADDY Awards hosted by the American Advertising Federation on February 22.

Bilingual Copywriter Extraordinaire Belinda Chavez-Imwalle and Fancy-Pants Digital Art Director Julie Wilson were the creative cojones behind the Charmin Basic campaign—the first community-based social media campaign for US Hispanic  (USH) consumers at P&G. The custom offline component claimed the silver ADDY in the Direct Marketing, 3D Mailer category.

“This was such a fun, disruptive piece and it’s great to see this Orgullosa team’s work recognized. It is just one example of the fantastic work they have been doing to help truly grow and delight the Orgullosa community,” said V.P. of Creative Paulette Yarosz.

On the outside, the winning piece posed the question “¿Ya no aguantas?,” which roughly translates in English to “Can’t stand it/hold it any longer?” On the inside, it touted the high quality and low cost of Charmin Basic toilet paper, housed a FREE roll of the product and expanded to reveal three coupons and additional messaging. The pink and orange custom mailer was delivered to the doorsteps of 20,000 members of Orgullosa.com, P&G’s online word-of-mouth community for Latinas living in the U.S.

The mailer was only one piece of an integrated effort that included an online microsite with product information and reviews. The site garnered 3,929 reviews and saw a 97% increase in posts about Charmin Basic, helping the brand build buzz with USH consumers.

The MKTG INC team has helped the Orgullosa community grow to more than 110,000 members (from 3,600 members one year ago) and 650,000 likes on Facebook.

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Captain Morgan & Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Take Over Miami

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Captain Morgan and Sports Illustrated took their talents to South Beach for two days to celebrate the SI Swimsuit Edition’s 50th Anniversary. The 2014 cover girls Nina Agdal, Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge joined the Captain at the Fontainebleau pool for some Captain Morgan White Rum cocktails along with 20+ SI Swimsuit alumni and rookies. The night ended at the Crown XO party hosted by the SI girls and Richard Sherman at LIV nightclub featuring a performance by Flo Rida.  The next day the Captain was cheering on the models during a chefs vs models charity beach volleyball tournament featuring famous chefs such as Michael Symon, Tim Love, Spike Mendelsohn and Jeff Mauro. The biggest winner was the Armed Forces Foundation, who received $20,000 that was raised from the event. Although the Captain looks as though he made out just fine too.

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