CMN, Net10 Wireless Capture Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award

Multicultural agency gets nod for third consecutive time

Chicago, April 24, 2013 – For the third consecutive year, Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) has captured the Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award (Best Tour Sponsorship Campaign) for its activation of the Net10 Wireless / GIGANT3S U.S. Tour, starring multiple Grammy Award winner Marc Anthony, international pop icon Chayanne, and leading Latin American singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solis. The announcement was made yesterday at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Conference, which took place at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami.

The multicultural agency teamed with Marca – Tracfone Wireless, Inc.’s Hispanic marketing agency – to design and execute all promotional efforts for Net10 Wireless, including on-site activations, retail activations, and fan contests.

“This is a wonderful recognition by Billboard and we’re ecstatic about receiving this honor for the third consecutive time,” said Henry Cardenas, Chief Executive Officer and President of CMN. “I would like to thank Billboard, Net10 Wireless, the artists – Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solis and Chayanne – and, and, of course, my entire team for making GIGANT3S a tremendous success and a historic journey.”

GIGANT3S became one of the most successful productions in recent Latin music tours, grossing over $10 million in ticket sales during its seven-week, 14-city stateside tour last summer. The CMN production also captured the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Tours Chart (September 2012).  

“Brands continue to be drivers of great music, especially now that the market has recognized the power of the Hispanic consumer,” said Leila Cobo, Executive Director for Latin Content and Programming for Billboard. “We’re very excited to once again recognize campaigns that are innovative and effective in integrating music and artists and reaching their target audience.”

The Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards were judged by a panel of music industry experts. The winners will be showcased in Billboard magazine and

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CMN has been named to Event Marketer’s “It List” every year since 2009 and has received a number of other recognitions since its inception in 2003. In 2012 the agency received Billboard’s Best Tour Sponsorship Award (5® Gum / Camila U.S. Tour) for the second consecutive year and was named to Chief Marketer’s “Top 100” agency list, Hispanic Business’ HB 500 list, and Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Fast Fifty” list for the fourth consecutive time (2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012).

Founded in 2003 by Henry Cardenas, Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) is the leading multicultural experiential marketing agency in the U.S. CMN orchestrates inspiring consumer experiences that are also interactive, effective, and memorable. Its award-winning team provides integrated marketing strategies based on emerging cultural trends, focusing on quality production elements to elevate any experiential marketing initiative. For more information, visit cmnevents.

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Diana Lopez, CMN