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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

These Ads for Glass Bottles Are About as Hilarious as Ads for Glass Bottles Could Be Ditch the plastic and cans today

A world without glass would be pretty soulless. That's the main takeaway from these new TV ads that Doremus and sister shop DDB produced for O-I, the world's largest manufacturer of…

October 16, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT

Accounts in Review: Tire Retailer Ups Its Game And Infiniti, Anheuser-Busch finalists await decisions

RightTurn.com, an online tire retailer that's part of Cleveland-based Dealer Tire, has ambitious plans to raise its profile nationally in the next year—and now has a new lead agency. Cramer-Krasselt…

October 10, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

Accounts in Review: See What's Up for Grabs and Who's Chasing It Samsung ends its big search; Office Depot finds new shops

Welcome to Adweek's Accounts in Review page—a staple of our weekly iPad edition that you can now read online. We follow big-ticket reviews of brands that spend between $25 million…

October 3, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

Here Are the Two New Clash of Clans Ads, Which Will Get a Gazillion Views Barton F. Graf shows a softer side to the Wizard

There are fewer explosions and more dialogue in Barton F. Graf 9000's new ads for the Clash of Clans mobile game. In the process, we see a softer, less violent…

August 29, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

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