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Andrew McMains
Golden Corral Finds Its Lead Agency in Maine The VIA Agency prevails in 3-horse race

Golden Corral has completed its search. The VIA Agency is the new lead creative agency for the casual dining chain, according to sources. The independent shop in Portland, Maine, prevailed in a pitch against…

December 17, 2014, 5:03 PM EST

Another Casual Restaurant Needs Creative Help. This Time It's Golden Corral Chain spent $55 million in media last year

The search for new agencies among casual dining restaurants is continuing. Three months after Panera Bread and Buffalo Wild Wings found new agencies for their creative accounts, Golden Corral is mulling…

December 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Droga5 Wins Hotly Contested Sausage Pitch Add Johnsonville to the brands the agency amassed this year

Droga5, Adweek's U.S. Agency of the Year, has added sausage to its fire. Johnsonville Sausage has selected the New York shop to handle its creative business after a review, Johnsonville has…

December 16, 2014, 6:13 PM EST

Without a Pitch, República Wins Creative Work on Telemundo and NBC Universo NBCU gives its theme-park agency a crack at networks

In a sign of the vastness of NBCUniversal's empire, República has added creative responsibilities on the company's Telemundo network and NBC Universo, five years after the shop landed Hispanic marketing…

December 15, 2014, 12:56 PM EST

360i's New CCO Says the Best Marketers Are Those Who Find 'the Hidden Obvious' But the first challenge is finding enough hours in the day

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs Who Pierre Lipton New gig North American CCO, 360i Old gig New York CCO, M&C Saatchi Age 42 Twitter @pierrelipton Who is furthest along in the race among traditional, digital and media shops to…

December 15, 2014, 12:07 PM EST

Acquiring a Social Agency Is Sounding Less Sexy by the Month Analytics, mobile and even direct are becoming hotter targets

Social media marketing is generating lots of buzz for brands, but interest in acquiring shops that specialize in it is another story. In the annual survey of marketing, media and tech…

December 15, 2014, 12:35 AM EST

Agency of the Year: A Maturing Droga5 Still Hasn't Lost Its Edge With a broader range and bigger ideas, the shop only seems to get better

The inspiration for "This Is Wholesome," the phenomenal, very un-Droga5-like campaign that the agency created for Honey Maid this year, came on a playground in New York's East Village. That’s where agency…

December 15, 2014, 12:33 AM EST

Accounts in Review: NBA, Nordstrom Find New Shops for Creative, Media Macy's shifts its multicultural account

Reunited and it feels so good. Steve Stoute's Translation will work again with the NBA's Pam El, as the New York agency landed lead creative responsibilities for the league. Stoute…

December 12, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

Macy's Shifts Its Multicultural Account to a New Shop Annual media spending is around $40 million

Macy's has found a new home for its multicultural marketing account. New York shop Walton Isaacson has landed the business after a review. Annual media spending is estimated at $40 million. The…

December 11, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

Mindshare Wins Pitch for This Retailer's Account Nordstrom spends $40 million in media annually

Nordstrom has found a new agency for its media account. Mindshare has landed the assignment after a review, Nordstrom has confirmed. The retailer spent nearly $40 million in media last year…

December 11, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

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