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Andrew McMains

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 +…

Citi's Global Media Review Follows a Familiar Pattern, Roster Shops Only

2-horse race, as marketers limit searches

Citi's global media review fits the "members-only" approach of other recent searches in which outside agencies are not welcome. In the case of Citi, whose global media spending is estimated at…

Scotts Miracle-Gro Picks Mediahub to Handle Its Media Business

Agency succeeds MEC after review

Scotts Miracle-Gro is moving on. After years with MEC, the brand is shifting its media account to Mediahub, the media arm of Mullen, Scotts has confirmed. Scotts' media spending totals about…

Agencies Question Old Conflict Policies as Short-Term Projects Rise

Advertising groups will meet this month to tackle constraints

Increasingly, clients are hiring independent agencies on a project basis—with no annual retainer, smaller fees and offers of work that last for as little as a month—almost all with the…

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…

Cramer-Krasselt's New Head of New York Knows Both Big and Small Shops

Nancy Aresu succeeds Jeff Johnson

Cramer-Krasselt CEO Peter Krivkovich believes he has found an office leader with the right mix of scrappiness and big-agency know-how in Nancy Aresu. Aresu, the new general manager of Cramer-Krasselt in…

WPP's Martin Sorrell Says Netflix Needs Ads to Pay for Original Content

Asserts that subscriptions alone are not enough

Martin Sorrell is never shy when it comes to expressing his opinion about other businesses, and the WPP Group CEO was at it again today, questioning whether Netflix can consistently…

Royal Caribbean's 4 Finalists Are Midsize Players

Going smaller after several years with JWT

The four finalists for Royal Caribbean's creative account are all smaller than incumbent JWT, and that's by design. In its initial request for proposals, the cruise line expressed a desire for…

As Firestorm Grows Around Media Kickbacks, the Industry Launches a New Task Force

4A's and ANA vow to investigate marketers' concerns

It has been called (by 4A's President Nancy Hill, specifically) the ad industry's "elephant in the room." The issue? Allegations of media agencies pocketing discounts on volume media buys and not…

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…

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