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Rokkan Lands Aer Lingus, Nabbing First European Work Digital shop picks up Irish airline

New York-based Rokkan has been flying high for months, picking up new clients and opening offices across the country. Now the Publicis Groupe shop has landed the European digital work…

July 15, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

How Did Three Incumbent Agencies Hang On to Their Business? Pitches for Porsche, Honda and HSBC

Historically, incumbents have at best a 10 percent chance of retaining business in review. So when three agencies in the past three months—Cramer-Krasselt, RPA and JWT—cheated death in pitches for…

June 23, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

Carnival Searches for Media Agency Incumbent Havas Media isn't defending

Carnival Cruise Lines is searching for a new agency for media planning and buying. The incumbent, Havas Media (formerly MPG), is not defending. In a statement, Carnival noted that the company hasn't…

May 30, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

Pepsi Re-Ups Protagonist, Keeps Getting Social Experts weigh in on the brand's direction

In recent years, Pepsi has basked in the glory of industry-lauded moves like sponsoring Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show and the social-media-and-goodwill-focused Pepsi Refresh Project. For all the splash, though,…

May 27, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

Shopper Marketing Is Going Mainstream Retail is the center of gravity

Shopper marketing may not be sexy, but it gets results. More evidence of this: Grey Group is setting up a new shopper marketing operation to work for client Procter &…

May 19, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

Partners & Spade Helps Brands While Creating Its Own Creative studio for fashion and film

Specs Who Co-founders and co-creative directors Anthony Sperduti (l.) and Andy Spade What Creative studio Where New York offices When Andy Spade teamed up with Anthony Sperduti, a former colleague at Kirshenbaum Bond &…

May 16, 2013, 6:41 AM EDT

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Spark Wins Ace Hardware's Media Duties SMG shop beats out 3 for $44 million account

Ace Hardware has selected Starcom MediaVest Group's Spark agency to handle media planning and buying following a review, Adweek has learned. The assignment includes both traditional and digital work. The incumbent,…

May 15, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

El Al Picks New U.S. Agency, Debuts 'Vacations' Campaign Soubriet Byrne & Associates lands another travel brand

EL AL recently selected its new lead agency in the U.S., Soubriet Byrne & Associates (SBA), which beat out four other unnamed contenders, per the brand. Excluding business-to-business and Internet, the…

May 13, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

Faced With New Challenges, Retailers Seek Out Agencies JCPenney, Kmart and Staples among them

If only it were just the tepid economy that was driving retailers to review their advertising accounts. Then, when the economy turned, so would the fortunes of JCPenney, Kmart, Staples…

May 6, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

The Terrifying Slowdown for New Creative Business First quarter unusually sluggish

The quiet is deafening. Where are the creative new-business opportunities out there? While media reviews continue apace, significant creative-only reviews have been relatively scarce this year in what agency leaders and…

April 29, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT

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