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Andrew McMains

Only Roster Shops Will Get a Crack at Coke's U.S. Media Account

Incumbent MediaVest competes with 3 of the brand's global partners

Like the media reviews of SC Johnson and Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola's U.S. contest is a roster-shops-only affair. Incumbent MediaVest is competing against three agencies that handle Coke business overseas: MediaCom, Carat…

The Boys Club of Chief Creative Officers Finally Gets Some Female Faces

Women claim 6 top roles in 6 months

After years of withering criticism about the dearth of women leading creative departments, the industry finally seems to be listening. Six women have been named to creative chief positions—at FCB, Young &…

The 5 Best Moments From This Year's AAF Hall of Fame Dinner

Lee Clow, Spike Lee and other honorees reflect on their careers

The annual American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame dinner this year was as earnest as it was funny, as inductees spoke as passionately about their families as their peers. In all,…

Omnicom Group Sees 2% Net Income Growth in Q1

But revenue declines about 1%

Omnicom Group eked out a net income gain of 2 percent in the first quarter, despite a revenue decline. Quarterly revenue totaled $3.46 billion, down 1 percent from $3.5 billion in…

The New Movie Studio Behind The Gift Hires Horizon

STX Entertainment's first film comes out in July

Media spending behind STX Entertainment—Horizon Media's newest account—is likely to be relatively modest this year, as the new movie studio plans to release just two films in 2015. The slate comprises…

Accounts in Review: The Media Searches Keep Piling Up

Visa, Coty on the hunt

As a media agency these days, you're either under siege or flush with opportunity. It became clear this week that Visa and Coty are searching for agencies to handle their global…

JWT New York Fills Its Top Planning Role

Former Anomaly exec Matt Baker aims to give planners 'room to think'

Welcome to spring, the season for hiring new planning chiefs. A day after Fallon named Anette Lillegard to fill its chief strategy officer opening, Matt Baker has become head of planning…

A-B InBev Throws a Masquerade Party in Stylish First Ad for Oculto Lager

Anheuser-Busch InBev introduces Oculto, a new high-alcohol lager, with a roomful of men and women wearing masks inside a dark club in this spot from Mother New York. The mood is…

Horizon Beats the Odds to Keep NBCU Business

Telemundo, NBC Universo stay put after pitch

It's rare to keep business that goes into review, but Horizon Media has surmounted the odds by retaining NBCUniversal networks Telemundo and NBC Universo. Horizon, an independent, has worked for the networks…

It’s a Family Affair at This Website Maker in Williamsburg

Blenderbox, like its married founders, mixes tech with design

Specs Who Jason Jeffries, CEO, and Sarah McLoughlin, creative director What Full-service interactive agency Where Brooklyn, N.Y. A marriage of technology and design describes both Blenderbox's approach to building websites for the likes of…

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