retiring Steve Sather. His experience includes president of Starbucks' Teavana, CMO of L'Oreal and SVP of marketing and category at Starbucks.
A new CEO hire isn't often a surefire sign that an agency review will occur in the short-term, but Acoca has a ton of marketing experience. Plus, Ed Valle has been CMO for almost seven years, putting him way past Vitro Agency (creative since 2016).
Sellers - as we've reported (more info below), El Pollo Loco continues to boost their broadcast and digital budgets. Historically, their top advertising periods are Q1 and Q4. An advantage securing deals should go to those in Southern California, since 80% of Pollo's locations are there.
Below was originally published 1/12:
El Pollo Loco, a chicken QSR chain with more than 470 locations across the US, has released a new "Under 500 Calories" menu, available for a limited time (likely until people start breaking their New Year's Resolution to eat healthier). The new menu comes shortly after CEO Stephen Sather announced a brand relaunch and an expansion of their digital presence, including social, digital and loyalty program (more info below).
Their top spending periods are Q1 and Q4, and they are increasing broadcast spending in order to appeal to a wider range of diners. But, readers in Southern California will likely have an advantage securing revenue, since about 80% of Pollo's locations are there.
Pathmatics, Pollo has only spent $6,400 on digital in 2017 which was down $331,300 from 2016.
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only been in Dallas for a year, for instance.
Further, system-wide they're expanding marketing in two main areas: programs based on customer buying habits, particularly the loyalty program, and an improved digital presence, including social media and digital media. For example, they're investing in systems to analyze loyalty customer data and create marketing programs based on customer buying habits, Sather explained, meaning decision makers should be open to martech and digital pitches.
Sellers - Pollo's ad budgets have already been up since they Statsocial, El Pollo's top audience is Hispanics, but they want to boost awareness with a wide range of diners, hence the big broadcast push. Their top spending periods are Q1 and Q4, and their top spending channels are outdoor, radio, digital, and spot TV. Readers in Southern California will likely have an advantage larger deals because about 80% of Pollo's units are there.
Pathmatics, Pollo has only spent $6,000 on display YTD, which is down $301,000 from the same period in 2016.
Top targeted sites this year are my.xfinity.com, history.com, crackle.com, games.xfinity.com, fox.com and foxla.com. El Pollo hired Harmelin as digital and traditional media AOR.