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Andrew McMains

Samsung Signs Deutsch for B-to-B Work, Expanding Roster Yet Again

Previously handled by consumer agencies

As major marketers like Microsoft and Kraft have moved toward consolidating their advertising business at fewer agencies, others have gone in the opposite direction, expanding their rosters and redistributing assignments…

Accounts in Review: Contenders Prepare for Final Pitches in Subway's Contest

DraftKings goes with Butler, Shine

It turns out Subway has been quietly talking to agencies for a while now, and the chain already has four finalists for its creative account. Longtime incumbent MMB is defending against…

R/GA U.S. President Seth Solomons Exits the Agency

Arrived in late 2013, promoted last month

Seth Solomons, a top executive at digital shop R/GA, has left the agency after 20 months. Solomons joined R/GA in November 2013 as a managing director in New York and global…

As Chick-fil-A Heads North, Can It Leave Its Political Baggage Behind?

Some potential ad partners still balk at CEO's gay-marriage stance

Chick-fil-A has long savored its reputation for delicious chicken sandwiches and strongly held traditional values.  But as the successful and growing fast-food chain's ambitions extend behind its Southern base, and as…

Big Markets Drive Profit Growth at IPG

Agencies in the U.S., U.K. and Asia-Pacific outperform peers

Net income at Interpublic Group grew significantly in both the second quarter and first half of the year, amid modest revenue growth. Revenue rose 1 percent in the quarter and about…

Women Now Hold Half of the Top Jobs at Havas Worldwide Chicago

Tatia Torrey named chief client officer

Decades after the Mad Men era, men still largely run ad agencies. But even if agencies can still feel like boys' clubs, recently women have been gaining a number of…

Accounts in Review: American Airlines Starts Looking as Nature Made Picks an Agency

Also, GSK's media search nearly finished

As searches for Nature Made and GlaxoSmithKline wound down this week, a global contest for American Airlines began. Nature Made hired Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners to handle its creative account…

How This 100-Person Brooklyn Agency Plucked a Major Strategist From R/GA

Andrea Ring boards Big Spaceship

A funny thing happened in June when Big Spaceship CEO Michael Lebowitz was picking the brains of R/GA veteran and planning chief Andrea Ring about potential candidates to fill his…

Why JWT's Chairman Wants to Talk About Rhode Island Tourism

Bob Jeffrey lends a hand on small-budget assignment

So why is JWT's Bob Jeffrey calling Adweek about Rhode Island's tourism review? The account is a small one by big-agency standards—an annual budget of $5 million—and surely there are sexier…

The GSK-Novartis Deal Triggered This Global Media Pitch

PHD battles MediaCom for $900 million in spending

GlaxoSmithKline is conducting a global review of media planning and buying for its consumer healthcare brands, and it comes as no surprise, given the company's recent asset swap with Norvartis. In…

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