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Andrew McMains

Accounts in Review: Marshalls Concludes Its Search While Sears/Kmart Lingers

Retailers turn to marketing to ignite business

One down, one to go. As the retailer Marshalls selected Leo Burnett as its new lead agency, sister stores Sears and Kmart continued to mull three holding company teams to handle…

Accounts in Review: PHD Becomes a Leading Player on SC Johnson

Royal Caribbean completes creative search as media contest winds down

In Monopoly parlance, PHD now has a "hotel" on SC Johnson. Through a series moves dating back to 2011, PHD is now SCJ's lead shop for media planning and buying around…

These 'Cancer Sutra' Posters Show How to Check Your Partner During Sex

Ad agency The Bull-White House's "Cancer Sutra" campaign was a provocative idea in search of a sponsor—until Stupid Cancer, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young adults with cancer, signed on. Central…

Accounts in Review: CVS' Media Search Follows a Creative Shift

Retailer splits searches but stays loyal to Pile + Co.

Another year, another search. Fourteen months after shifting its creative account from Arnold to BBDO, CVS is reviewing its media business. Like its 2014 search, the company is using Pile +…

Accounts in Review: Insurers Get the Urge to Search

New York Life follows Humana and MetLife

Don't look now but insurers that collectively spend more than $200 million in media annually are in the midst of creative searches. New York Life was the latest to surface, after…

Accounts in Review: Coke Joins the Long List of Media Searches

And Hershey expands its creative roster

The media account frenzy continues. A week after searches for Visa and Coty surfaced, Coca-Cola bubbled up with a review of its U.S. media business. Spending on the account grew 27…

Accounts in Review: The Media Searches Keep Piling Up

Visa, Coty on the hunt

As a media agency these days, you're either under siege or flush with opportunity. It became clear this week that Visa and Coty are searching for agencies to handle their global…

A-B InBev Throws a Masquerade Party in Stylish First Ad for Oculto Lager

Anheuser-Busch InBev introduces Oculto, a new high-alcohol lager, with a roomful of men and women wearing masks inside a dark club in this spot from Mother New York. The mood is…

Accounts in Review: Suddenly, It's Raining Cruise Line Searches

Norwegian follows Royal Caribbean. Who's next?

Agencies looking for a cruise line account suddenly have choices. If Royal Caribbean isn't inviting enough, why not give Norwegian Cruise Line a go? And since they're in play at the…

Grey Channels Abba in Absurdly Epic Music Video for Jim Heekin on His 10th Anniversary

Who knew Grey's global CEO Jim Heekin could be comedy gold? Well, none other than his creative partner, Tor Myhren, who, when not making ads for DirecTV, Febreze and Gillette, spoofs…

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