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Infinti Cuts to 4 Global Review Finalists Incumbent TBWA not among them

Infiniti Motor Co. has narrowed its agency search to four finalists in its global creative review and TBWA, the incumbent since the late 1990s, is not among them. Making the cut…

July 9, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

7-Eleven Extends Birthday Celebration With Mobile App Convenience giant will give away freebies from July 12-19

As you may already know, July 11 (7/11) is the day convenience store giant 7-Eleven has adopted as its birthday, and every year for the past dozen years the chain,…

July 9, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Samsung Slams iPhone Battery, but Are These Ads Losing Their Charge? Pity the 'wall huggers'

Battery life is the burning issue in "Wall Huggers," the latest installment in 72andSunny's "The Next Big Thing Is Here" campaign for Samsung. The minute-long spot shows frazzled, unhappy iPhone-carrying travelers…

July 9, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

Smirnoff Sponsors Formula One Team in Drive to Make Racing Less Elitist Forget the yacht, just bring your good spirits

Smirnoff is getting in the driver’s seat with current No. 5 ranked Formula One team Sahara Force India to do away with the velvet rope around this exclusive form of…

July 9, 2014, 6:01 AM EDT

Publicis Kaplan Thaler Wins Red Lobster Takes over from Grey N.Y.

Publicis Kaplan Thaler has been named the creative lead on Red Lobster’s business after a review launched in April. The New York office of Grey, the incumbent on the account since…

July 8, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

Bulchandani Promoted to Run McCann MasterCard Unit Succeeds Joyce King Thomas

Devika Bulchandani has been promoted to president of McCann XBC, the agency’s dedicated global MasterCard unit, succeeding Joyce King Thomas, who takes on the role of chairman. Bulchandani has been working…

July 8, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

HHGregg Shifts Business From Leo Burnett, Spark Back to Zimmerman as brand refocuses on sales

HHGregg has informed Leo Burnett and Spark that it will be leaving the agencies. After uninspiring performance over the last two quarters, the company has decided to shift its marketing…

July 8, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

Washington's Lottery in Final Stages of Review Cole & Weber is incumbent

Washington’s Lottery is in the final stages of a review, with a successful bidder expected to be announced Aug. 15 and begin work on Nov. 8, a state rep confirmed. The…

July 8, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Skyy Vodka Gives You Cosmic Tips on Having a Better Night Out Booze, the universe and everything

Renowned ad critic Neil deGrasse Tyson should really be the one reviewing Skyy Vodka's new ads from Venables Bell & Partners, but we'll fill in for him this time. The spots,…

July 8, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

Starcom MediaVest CEO Becomes Chair of Ad Council Laura Desmond praised as one of the industry's 'most respected leaders'

Starcom MediaVest Group's global CEO Laura Desmond today was named board chairman of the Advertising Council. Desmond succeeds Debra Lee, CEO of BET Networks.  The appointment continues the Ad Council's tradition…

July 7, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

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