Latin America Head Javier Meza on D2C

Javier Meza, SVP Advertising for Latin America, the Coca-Cola Firm tells Portada how the beverage large is pivoting to a extra direct-to-consumer oriented technique via owned media platforms, digital retail partnerships and extra…

Javier Meza, SVP Advertising for Latin America, the Coca-Cola Firm, is an Ecuadorean govt, who lately took over the reigns of Latin American advertising and marketing at Coca Cola out of Atlanta, Georgia, though, as he says, “he lives on the airplane.” 

These are instances of change,  additionally for the Coca Cola Firm as the corporate lately introduced a reorganization in 9 working items, Latin America being one in every of them, in an effort to streamline the group and higher allow the Coca-Cola system to pursue its “Drinks for Life” technique. These newly created working items concentrate on regional and native execution that can work carefully with 5 advertising and marketing class management groups that span the globe to quickly scale concepts. In response to Meza, that is  a brand new manner of working “with extra emphasis on world coordination.”

Coca-Cola Advertising in Latin America: Direct-to-Shopper

Javier Meza, SVP Marketing for Latin America, the Coca-Cola Company
Javier Meza, SVP Advertising for Latin America, the Coca-Cola Firm

Direct-to-consumer relationships have turn into essential for The Coca-Cola Firm in an effort to guarantee its manufacturers are “inside a click on’s attain of want” as on-line buying continues to surge attributable to COVID-19. “We’re  doing quite a bit in that realm,” Meza notes.  “Covid-19  has accelerated our conviction in direct-to-consumer investments,”  he provides. As one instance, he mentions CocaCola en tu Hogar, a direct-to-consumer platform that lets shoppers order drinks and groceries for house supply out there in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Central America and different components of Spanish-speaking Latin America.  A launch of the platform within the Brazilian market can also be deliberate.

Covid-19  has accelerated our conviction in direct-to-consumer investments.

One other aspect of Coca Cola’s e-commerce technique is Wabi, within the phrases of James Quincey, Chairman & Chief Govt Officer of The Coca Cola Firm, “a  multi-platform enterprise out there in 23 cities throughout 5 continentsthat connects Coca Cola’s system and different consumer-products corporations to retailer house owners and finish shoppers via an ecosystem of digital apps.”

The Coca-Cola Firm can also be partnering with multi-vertical firm Rappi in addition to with different Latin American e-commerce gamers like native third get together marketplaces Amazon and Mercado Libre in addition to working with brick and mortar retailers who’ve a considerable e-commerce presence.

Coca Cola is pivoting its advertising and marketing and promoting from a extra conventional method to 1 that comes with e-commerce advertising and marketing parts. “We’re shifting towards a extra efficiency/transaction oriented advertising and marketing method with click on to buy as a key goal,” Meza notes.

Social Promoting and Enlargement in Owned Media

Total, the variety of CPG and beverage corporations, promoting immediately on Instagram and different social media properties has elevated considerably during the last 12 months. In response to Meza, Instagram promoting is especially attention-grabbing in the case of providing new merchandise and product improvements. “Typically, Instagram might help to drive consciousness and click-trough charges are usually larger for modern merchandise,” he claims.

The rise in Direct-to-consumer efforts and the necessity to purchase first-party knowledge can also be guiding The Coca-Cola Firm’s growth into owned and operated media platforms.  “The necessity to receive extra first get together knowledge is unquestionably one key elements of our advertising and marketing going ahead. Our reply to that’s to create our owned media platforms like  Coke Studio globally and “Coca Cola en tu Hogar” in Latin America.  This precedence can also be guiding Coca-Cola’s Advertising Applied sciences investments. “Owned media platforms will assist us obtain scale and extra effectivity,” Meza says. “Owned Media Platforms and Buyer growth platforms (CDPs) will assist us seize, preserve and leverage knowledge”, he concludes.


Examine Coca Cola Latin America’s latest promoting marketing campaign  in right this moment’s Gross sales Leads Latam.






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