Well, the Olson camp did the math for us as the Minneapolis-based agency’s wet n wild Beauty win marks its seventh AOR assignment since Sept. 1, following the likes of Sharp Electronics, Supercuts and Commerce Bank. In case you didn’t know, wet n wild, which signed Fergie from Black Eyed Peas as its spokesperson in 2012, is a 35-year-old, L.A.-based division of Markwins Beauty Products and one that has never maintained an AOR relationship before but tapped Olson after a national search.
Markwins president Bill George says in a statement, “Our brand is in a great position to reach out to a broader audience. Of all the agencies we talked to, Olson’s team best understood our circumstances and laid out the most compelling vision for our future.” From what sources tell us, other agencies in the final round were Mekanism and DDB West. As wet n wild AOR, Olson will now handle broadcast, digital, social media and data analytics for the brand.