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Andrew McMains

Accounts in Review: KFC Leaves FCB After a Decade-Long Run

Acer finds a global shop and Elevate hires MDC's Assembly

The Chicago office of FCB had a long run on Yum Brands' KFC, but after a decade, the fast-food giant is moving on. What's interesting is the new agency, Wieden…

Common Follows Up His Super Bowl Voice Work for Microsoft With This NBA Ad

Common is a busy man these days, winning a Golden Globe (for the song "Glory" from Selma), getting nominated for two Grammys and an Oscar (also for "Glory"), and providing…

Travelers Hires a New Lead Creative Agency

TBWA\Chiat\Day succeeds Fallon on the account

Travelers insurance represents a much-needed win for the New York office of TBWA\Chiat\Day. The office, whose Being unit lost its place on Kraft's roster of agencies late last year, has not…

Which Ads Won the Super Bowl? Here Are 11 Different Ways to Rank Them

It was a good night for Budweiser, McDonald's and Always

Going into the Super Bowl, some observers thought Budweiser was foolish to reprise its Clydesdale and puppy story from last year. After all, how do you top, "Puppy Love," the…

Accounts in Review: Axe Goes Off Roster for Big Global Assignment

Finalists emerge in CarMax's media search

Unilever went outside the family in its selection of 72andSunny to refresh Axe's global strategic positioning. The agency hasn't worked for Unilever before but pitched ideas that Axe's marketing leaders…

Nationwide Will Air 2 Very Different Ads During the Super Bowl

One features a comic, another supports a cause

As it turns out, Nationwide's appearance during the Super Bowl will be a double feature. Not only will the insurance company air this fun ad featuring Mindy Kaling, from McKinney, it…

This Year's Craziest Super Bowl Ad Is From GrubHub and Stars an Angry Flying Burrito

In the mini Super Bowl of regional ads, GrubHub is introducing a flying burrito that crashes into the heads of anyone foolish enough to order food by phone. The message is…

72andSunny Takes a Global Role on Unilever's Axe

Company goes off-roster for a key assignment

Unilever's existing roster shops on Axe remain in place—including Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Lowe Ponce and R/GA—but newcomer 72andSunny is taking on a significant role. 72andSunny's Amsterdam, The Netherlands, office will focus…

Boutique Game Studio uCool Looks to Capture New Players With This Super Bowl Spot

15-second ad features mobile hit Heroes Charge

A boutique player in gaming is looking to make a big splash with its first Super Bowl commercial, even if it is only 15 seconds long. The company, uCool, will show…

Sprint Says Its Super Bowl Ad Will Be an Apology (of Sorts) to Verizon and AT&T

New lead agency Deutsch L.A. created the spot

Looks like T-Mobile won't be the only mobile provider on the Super Bowl. Sprint has purchased 30 seconds in the third quarter and will begin teasing the ad later today. A teaser…

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