BBC Launches Major Advertising Push in Spanish

BBC Launches Major Advertising Push in Spanish

‘BBC Mundo: Your World, Your News’ – an interactive online campaign


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Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 19, 2006–The BBC, the world’s largest international multimedia broadcaster, launches a new interactive advertising campaign to promote its Spanish-language online site bbcmundo.com in Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets. The countries included in the campaign are: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, the USA, Uruguay and Venezuela.

BBC Mundo: Your World, Your News promotes the Spanish-language site bbcmundo.com to millions of news seekers through key news sites, portals and messenger services. Initially appearing on MSN Instant Messenger, the online campaign will expand across a wide range of popular news and information including Yahoo!, New York Times and Hotmail in October.

Creatively designed and delivered by the London-based digital marketing specialist, Agency Republic, the campaign runs for three months. It aims to reinforce awareness of bbcmundo.com among Spanish-speaking news seekers and position bbcmundo.com as a contemporary news and information provider in Spanish. The campaign promotes the site as a daily source for up-to-date headlines around the world and is targeting people with a modern outlook who use the internet as part of their daily lives and are unlikely to have had any previous experience of bbcmundo.com

Julia Zapata, head of the BBC’s Latin American Service in Spanish, described the campaign as an exciting opportunity: “bbcmundo.com already attracts over 2 million unique users a month and around 15 million page impressions, but we know from research and personal experience that there is an opportunity to attract new audiences.

“Online is playing an increasingly important role in people’s lives. They want to feel connected to the wider world, keep in touch and even comment on events which shape their lives and perhaps follow the news in countries they have an emotional attachment to but don’t live in. bbcmundo.com delivers this service and more, and through BBC Mundo: Your World, Your News we expect to introduce millions to our lively online offer.”

Description of the campaign

BBC Mundo: Your World, Your News uses an interactive globe surrounded by live headlines direct from bbcmundo.com. Users can click on the headlines to see a summary of the story or click on the banner to be taken straight through from the advertising to the bbcmundo.com site.

In addition to assorted advertising banners on a range of popular news and information sites, the BBC campaign has negotiated a special deal with MSN:

Those who use MSN Instant Messenger Service will be able to view the bbcmundo.com headlines through the ad formats and click through directly to the site.

Users of MSN Alerts will be able to subscribe to international and Latin American news alerts from bbcmundo.com which will be delivered directly to their desktops.

The campaign has also brought together the leaders in ad-serving technology and web-metrics – Atlas and Nielsen – to measure the number of new unique users visiting the site.

About BBC:

BBC Mundo is rebroadcast by over 300 stations to almost 6 million people in Latin America and features the interactive radio and online show BBC Mundo Hoy. Its website bbcmundo.com is updated 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes text, blogs, video footage and audio. The site proves a wide range of information, including international news and current affairs, world economy, science, technology, arts, entertainment, chat forums, and the opportunity to learn English. BBC Mundo has two production centers – in London and Miami – and is staffed by a team of people from 15 different nationalities, 12 of them Spanish-speaking countries. BBC Mundo is part of the BBC’s global news network which has over 250 specialist news correspondents across the world.

BBC Launches Major Advertising Push in Spanish