NBC hires a crisis consultant to combat the rising tide of criticism aimed at its liquor-ad policy.
TBWA’s Johnson to Take Yearlong Break
U.K. native Carl Johnson left London for New York three years ago, and now the COO of TBWA Worldwide is headed for a year of quality family time in Australia. After Johnson leaves this summer, three top executives will share his responsibilities.
Fresh off its Ikea win last month, Miami shop Crispin Porter + Bogusky will be awarded the Molson Beer & Ale business, according to sources. Carmichael Lynch, a late entrant in the six-month review, was the other finalist in the contest for the $10 million account.
Meet The New OMD
The long-awaited restructuring of Omnicom’s major media network in the U.S. “preserves the best elements of our sister agencies as we create our own OMD culture,” says president and CEO Joe Uva. And it includes a novel new way to deal with the giant media sellers.
What’s the 411?
Verizon SuperPages will kick off the process of finding a new agency by naming a search consultant as early as today. The prime candidate for the job is the same New York firm that conducted a review for the client’s $30 million account last year.
The wild ‘n’ crazy dot-com days are ancient history, but the survivors are still advertising-cautiously. Ann M. Mack looks at how marketing for Yahoo!, Monster and Orbitz has evolved.
Magazine Hot List
Ten titles that grew and prospered during a dismal year for publishing. Plus, the triumph of the lads: Dennis Publishing USA president Stephen Colvin is our Executive of the Year, and Maxim tops the Hot List. Girl power: Editor of the Year Jane Pratt also leads our list of 10 Under 40. Also, Startup of the Year and Creative Team of the Year.
Stories you’ll find in this week’s print edition of Adweek East