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Andrew McMains

How It Feels to Close Your Agency When It's Just Not Working

Matthew Bull shutters The Bull-White House

When Matthew Bull, the former global chief creative officer of Lowe, started The Bull-White House in New York in late 2011, he was happy to reignite his entrepreneurial side. After…

Accounts in Review: SunTrust Hires a New Lead Shop

There are some creative searches going on, too

Don't despair, creative agencies, there are pitches for you, too. Not every account review right now revolves around media. As a public service—and a needed respite from Mediapalooza 2015—Adweek below identifies…

UPDATED: ANA Launches Fact-Finding Probe Into Media-Buying Kickback Claims

Group's goal is to 'clean this mess up'

Are media agencies pooling media purchases to get rebates on the time and space they're buying and not passing those savings on to their clients? With another investigation set to…

Ragú and Bertolli's New Owner Seeks an Agency to Turn Castoffs Into Crown Jewels

Unilever sold the non-core brands last year

Like with sports teams and their players, one corporation's castoffs can become another's superstars. That's the hope of Mizkan Group, which last year acquired Ragú and Bertolli pasta sauces from Unilever…

Johnsonville Imagines the Humor and Horror of Everything Becoming Bratwurst on Father's Day

Droga5 whips up Bratfast in Bed

How do you create the perfect Father's Day? By turning everything around Dad into bratwurst. That's the lesson of Johnsonville's new "Bratfast in Bed" spots from Droga5. The ads debut online…

Accounts in Review: As With Other Media Searches, Mondelez Is Only Considering Insiders

Joins the ranks of Coke, Citi, SC Johnson, Wells Fargo

Consolidation is not the goal of Mondelez International's global media review, but rather efficiencies. So, in the end, contenders and current roster players Carat and MediaVest will remain, according to a…

American Greetings' Mother's Day Video Takes Top Prize at Effie Awards

'World's Toughest Job' ad made by Mullen Lowe

After a strong showing at last month's One Show, Mullen Lowe's "World's Toughest Job" ad for American Greetings claimed the top prize tonight at the Effie Awards. The Grand Effie winner…

Inspiring or Insulting? Lyft's Unusual Offer to Small Shops in Its Review Gets Mixed Reaction

Some are not amused

The ride-hailing service Lyft is offering a slot in its search for a lead creative agency to a small shop that can prove its worth. And some firms are responding…

Mondelez's Goal in Global Media Review is Efficiency

Sticking with MediaVest and Dentsu units but seeking savings

Like Coca-Cola, Citi, SC Johnson and Wells Fargo, Mondelez International is only considering incumbent shops in its global media review. As such, the contest is between Publicis Groupe's MediaVest and units…

Young CEOs Open Up About Their Failures

In new branded videos from insurer Hiscox and Vox

In four years, Hiscox U.S.A.'s budget for branded content has jumped from nothing to 15 percent of its overall marketing spend, according to head marketer Russ Findlay. Along the way, Hiscox, a…

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