Avocados from Mexico, the not-for-profit marketing arm of Mexican Hass Avocados Importers Association (MHAIA) and The Association of Growers and Packers of Avocados From Mexico (APEAM), has placed its creative advertising business in review, according to sources close to the matter.
The RFP went out in recent weeks, and the first round of agencies has been chosen to compete for the account. We do not currently have the full list of shops involved.
The organization formed in 2013 to promote avocado consumption among the general market, Hispanic market, food service, and retail segments. It picked Arnold over Grey and BBDO as its first agency partner in May of that year after 52 agencies submitted pitches.
The business later went to Omnicom’s GSD&M in 2015, which created the brand’s first Super Bowl spot that year after a review that was not publicized at the time. Avocados has run an ad in the Big Game each year since then, with last year’s edition starring Jon Lovitz and this year’s featuring Chris Elliott.