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Andrew McMains

How Agencies Are Cracking Down on Creatives Who Post Unapproved Ads

Playing with brand equity is hazardous to your career

Call it friendly fire. An agency art director posts an unsanctioned version of a TV ad for a client on his personal website to enhance his portfolio. It was the…

P&G Shifts Venus, Braun and Art of Shaving Accounts to Grey

Consolidates its grooming business at one shop

Two years after shifting its Gillette business away from BBDO, Procter & Gamble is moving Venus, Braun and Art of Shaving as well, P&G has confirmed. As was the case…

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…

A Week After Its Merger, Mullen Lowe Wins Royal Caribbean

Contenders for the company's media business will pitch next

One down, one to go. Royal Caribbean has selected Mullen Lowe as its new lead agency after a creative review, as a parallel media review nears completion. In the creative contest,…

SC Johnson Bundles Media Buying at PHD

Marketer spends $1 billion globally on media each year

In a battle of roster shops, SC Johnson has consolidated its media buying globally at PHD.  Previously, the business had been split between Maxus (traditional media) and PHD (digital media). The move…

Ad of the Day: Elizabeth Banks Gets Comically Obsessed With Real Estate for Realtor.com

Fred Savage directs major new campaign

Elizabeth Banks is everything that ads for online real estate sites are typically not—perky, lighthearted and deadpan funny. And that's precisely why she stars in Pereira & O'Dell's new campaign…

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…

Comcast Hires SS+K to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

Shop to focus on Internet Essentials program

The Comcast-Time Warner merger is off but not Comcast's push to reduce the digital divide. In fact, Comcast has hired SS+K to focus on marketing Internet Essentials, a 4-year-old program that supplies…

'Dead Kid Ad' Notwithstanding, Roster Shops Didn't See Nationwide CMO's Exit Coming

Matt Jauchius leaves after 9 years

Matt Jauchius' demise at Nationwide surprised roster shops like McKinney and Ogilvy & Mather even though it came after a public pummeling of the brand's "dead kid" Super Bowl ad. Jauchius…

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 +…

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