Mattel, Inc. is gearing up for the holidays with the launch of its first Spanish-language multi-brand marketing campaign . Launched on November 1 st in Los Angeles, Houston and Miami, ‘toy feliz is a 100% Hispanic-oriented effort, which spans brands and multi-media marketing platforms.
The marketing campaign includes TV and radio advertising on Univision, a retail partnership with Walmart stores in approximately 200 stores, a bilingual website, geo-targeted coupons and printed advertising inserts in the participating markets. Additionally, the initiative spans multiple Mattel brands from Fisher-Price® to Hot Wheels® to Barbie® – reaching kids of all ages.
“As the top toy manufacturer, we have a history of engaging with the Hispanic demographic globally,” said Lisa McKnight, Senior Vice President of North America Marketing, Mattel. “However, based on consumer insights, we developed an immersive campaign with ‘toy feliz to authentically engage with Hispanic millennial moms to make their holiday shopping experience easier and more enjoyable.”
As part of this campaign, Mattel has partnered with PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES), a non-profit organization that provides much needed emotional and financial support, as well as bilingual health education to children with cancer and their families.With ‘toy feliz , Mattel is sponsoring PADRES Contra El Cáncer’s Annual Holiday Parties, which provide families who have a child undergoing treatment with an opportunity to enjoy the holidays in a fun-filled and safe environment. As part of the partnership Mattel will also be making toy donations to PADRES families at local hospitals in Miami and Los Angeles. “We are very grateful for Mattel’s partnership with PADRES this holiday season,” said Elvia Barboa, CEO of PADRES. “Thanks to corporate partners like Mattel, we can continue with our mission of improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families.” With ‘toy feliz, Mattel Offers the Hottest Toys for the Holidays Mattel is offering some of the hottest toys that children will love this holiday season. From Fisher-Price® toys, to exciting Hot Wheels® tracks, whimsical Sofia the First play sets, and trendy Monster High® dolls, Mattel offers a wide variety of must-have toys for children of all ages.