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Andrew McMains

Accounts in Review: Royal Caribbean Gets Wanderlust After 7 Years With JWT

Incumbent agency will defend, though

Call it the seven-year itch. Royal Caribbean, which spends more than $80 million in media annually, is looking at outside creative agencies after more than seven years with JWT. The…

Alan Cumming Shows You Suggestive Things to Do Besides Sex in Ad Targeting the FDA

Saatchi & Saatchi uses suggestive visual humor, and deadpan delivery from actor Alan Cumming, to skewer the Food and Drug Adminstration's rules around donating blood. At issue is a recent revision…

After Upgrading Properties, JW Marriott Hires a New Lead Agency

SS+K gets a chance to test a new global partnership

When M&C Saatchi bought a third of SS+K late last year, it gave domestic player SS+K access to overseas markets via M&C's 21 offices outside the United States. Now, the…

The Creative Guys Behind Those Bizarre Man-Mom Ads Will Now Tackle Pretzels and Chips

Barton F. Graf 9000 lands four Snyder's-Lance brands

The guys behind "What your mom would serve you if your mom were a man" for Mars' Combos are taking on pretzels and chips. Barton F. Graf 9000 creative chief Gerry…

Can Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Market Itself As Healthful?

New ads play up the protein in classic comfort food

Can Kraft Macaroni & Cheese credibly market itself as healthful? That's a core question behind new TV and digital ads from Crispin Porter + Bogusky that tout the brand's protein quotient…

Accounts in Review: Roster Shops Battle for Wells Fargo's Media Prize

Scotts Miracle-Gro's search inches toward completion

Outsiders need not apply. Wells Fargo's media review involves roster shops only, pitting Omnicom Group's OMD against Interpublic Group's UM. OMD plans and buys traditional media, and UM handles digital…

Publicis Ended 2014 on a Growth Spurt and Expects to Keep the Momentum Going

Sapient integration will be 'the big story of 2015,' Lévy says

Publicis Groupe grew significantly in the last quarter of 2014, ending the year with $9.62 billion in revenue, good enough to maintain its No. 3 position among ad holding companies. Net income for all…

The Story Behind Avocados From Mexico's Surprise Super Bowl Hit

Produce group generated big buzz and may return next year

If Nationwide was the somber buzzkill of this year's Super Bowl, Avocados From Mexico was the life of the party, earning more than a billion media impressions along the way. The association's…

Cramer-Krasselt Gets a New Kind of Creative Chief in New York

Craig Markus succeeds the departing Larry Hampel

Larry Hampel's decision to step aside late last year and do his own thing gave Cramer-Krasselt vice chairman Marshall Ross an opportunity to pick a new kind of chief creative…

Here's Why Agencies Are Hiring Top Execs at Such a Blistering Pace

Hungry for modern talent, growth and fresh ideas

Even in an industry increasingly defined by change, advertising agencies this year are making high-level moves at a blistering pace.  In the first six weeks of 2015, some 14 shops have…

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