Ad Ops Daily Bits: March 11 2009

Latino Advertising Pioneer, Victor Ornelas, Allies with Matador Marketing Group
Victor Ornelas, founder of Ornelas & Associates and a pioneer in Hispanic advertising, has joined forces with Matador Marketing Group, a Latino marketing and advertising firm located in Fort Worth, Texas, it was announced today by Luis Caballero, president of Matador. The alliance reunites Ornelas and Caballero 18 years after Caballero launched his career as an intern at the renowned Dallas agency.
“We have recruited one of the industry’s champion matadors,” said Caballero. “Victor is a mentor, coach, sage and dynamo for our firm as we seek to engage national clients interested in tapping the fast-growing Latino marketplace in a more meaningful and profitable way.”

Lenco Mobile Inc. (LNCM.PK) Completes the Purchase of Online Marketing Assets from Superfly Advertising, Inc. (SPFL.PK)
Lenco Mobile Inc. announced that it had completed the previously announced purchase of the online advertising arm of Superfly Advertising Inc. (Pink Sheets: SPFL). Announcing the transaction, Michael Levinsohn, CEO of Lenco Mobile Inc., said that the newly acquired business would be rebranded under the Lenco name and housed in a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenco Mobile Inc., to be known as Lenco Media.
Less than a month ago, Lenco Mobile Inc. announced that it was to acquire the online arm of Superfly Advertising Inc. The transaction was subject to the renegotiation of certain financing arrangements with Superfly Advertising Inc. “The newly acquired business is strategic and complements our mobile marketing platforms,” said Levinsohn. Lenco Media will offer clients a full range of software and network infrastructure related to the operation and management of online affiliate advertising networks and online lead generation. The products offered by Lenco Media also include search marketing, list management and online brand building platforms which are used by advertisers to enhance their online marketing activities.