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Andrew McMains
Outtakes From the 'No More' Campaign Are More Powerful Than the Original PSAs Y&R's 'Speechless' series

Sometimes, it's the unexpected things that happen on a commercial set that send the most powerful message of all. Case in point: the Joyful Heart Foundation's "No More" campaign against domestic…

December 15, 2014, 10:32 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

Accounts in Review: Cadillac Finds a New Home as Brown-Forman Ends Its Search 'Tis the season to be pitching

For the fifth time in eight years, Cadillac has hired a new lead agency. Eighteen months after a team of Interpublic Group agencies took the reins, the brand shifted its…

December 5, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

Accounts in Review: CarMax's Selection Comes Down (Quickly) as NBA Finalists Await Decision Johnsonville sausage review heats up

It's rare but it happens. Just a day after the last pitch in CarMax's creative review, the used car retailer quickly selected a new lead agency: McKinney. It was the…

November 28, 2014, 8:05 AM EST

Accounts in Review: American Family Insurance Picks an Agency as Finalists Pitch CarMax NBA also hosts final presentations

Months after splitting with Ogilvy & Mather, American Family Insurance this week found a new home. The New York office of BBDO will lead creative efforts for the big-spending insurer,…

November 21, 2014, 1:57 PM EST

Accounts in Review: U.S. Army Starts Search as American Family Insurance Winds Down Sprint's fast-track review is also nearly complete

The U.S. Army has begun a review of all of its marketing services, an account with annual media spending of at least $180 million that's now shared by units of…

November 14, 2014, 12:52 PM EST

Accounts in Review: NBA, Brown-Forman Pick Finalists Selections expected shortly in Sprint, New York Lottery

It's crunch time in several searches right now. Reviews involving the NBA, Brown-Forman spirits and Diageo's Johnnie Walker are all down to a final few, with presentations slated for the…

November 7, 2014, 12:24 PM EST

Accounts in Review: As Infiniti (Finally) Ends, Two Media Reviews Heat Up JCPenney, Outback Steakhouse parent Bloomin' Brands seek media agencies

Infiniti lived up to its name. Seven weeks after final pitches and 10 months after laying the groundwork for its global creative review, the luxury automaker finally selected a new…

October 31, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

20 Years Before It Was Cool to Cast Gay Couples, Ikea Made This Pioneering Ad Patrick O'Neill looks back at his 1994 spot

The mini-wave of brands casting gay couples in TV ads this year continues to rise, with the likes of Honey Maid, Cheerios and DirecTV all diving in. More power to…

October 30, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

Accounts in Review: A-B InBev, Tiffany Complete Media Searches Infiniti, meanwhile, lingers for another week

Boom and boom. Anheuser-Busch InBev and Tiffany each completed big media searches this week, with the brewer hiring MediaCom to handle its U.S. business and the luxury jeweler consolidating its…

October 24, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

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