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Andrew McMains

Accounts in Review: Royal Caribbean Nears Its Media Decision

General Mills, meanwhile, enters the search spree

Two weeks after picking Mullen Lowe to handle its creative account, Royal Caribbean is about to hire a media agency. Three contenders traveled to the company's headquarters in Miami today to…

Epic Wave of Media Reviews Comes at a Crucial Time for Media Buying

Negotiating upfronts while pitching clients' business

The seemingly endless fire hose of media reviews—20 in the past six months, representing some $17.3 billion in annual media spending—could not have come at a worse time. Just as agencies…

This Is General Mills' First Big Media Review in 14 Years

Becomes the 20th marketer in 6 months to launch a media search

General Mills is launching a media review, the company confirmed tonight. And like Procter & Gamble, the company hasn't reviewed its media business in more than a decade, a timeframe in…

After Losing Absolut, TBWA Lands Another of Its Owner's Wine Brands

Kenwood Vineyards is shop's fifth piece of Pernod Ricard

Three years after losing Absolut Vodka, TBWA is expanding its relationship with Absolut owner Pernod Ricard. The New York office of TBWA\Chiat\Day has landed creative responsibilities on Kenwood Vineyards, which Pernod…

Johnson & Johnson's Media Search Excludes the U.S.

Joins packaged goods pals on the review circuit

Add Johnson & Johnson to the packaged goods players reviewing their media planning and buying. J&J's search covers overseas markets and does not include North America or Brazil. Media spending in…

Plotting Media Reviews, Volkswagen and BMW Are Now Part of Mediapalooza 2015

Reviews total $8.3 billion in spending, so far

Why should the players in packaged goods, financial services and cosmetics have all the fun? The automakers Volkswagen Group and BMW are now part of Mediapalooza 2015, an unprecedented year of…

Accounts in Review: Marshalls Concludes Its Search While Sears/Kmart Lingers

Retailers turn to marketing to ignite business

One down, one to go. As the retailer Marshalls selected Leo Burnett as its new lead agency, sister stores Sears and Kmart continued to mull three holding company teams to handle…

Leo Burnett Wins Pitch for Marshalls' Creative Account

Retailer spends $95 million in media annually

Marshalls has found a new lead agency. Leo Burnett in Chicago has landed the retailer's creative business, succeeding GSD&M in Austin, Texas. The assignment includes both traditional and digital creative responsibilities. Marshalls'…

How JWT Brazil and Dolby Captured the Iconic Sound of Coke Being Poured Over Ice

The refreshing crackle of pliers snapping a VHS

When it comes to creating the sensation of being inside a Coca-Cola while it's being poured over ice, sound is everything. That's why JWT Brazil partnered with Dolby for a new…

Chemical Company Joins Staggering List of Marketers to Launch Media Reviews

15 companies with annual business worth $7.23 billion

Marketers apparently have a fever right now, and the only prescription is more media reviews. The latest is BASF, which is reviewing its global planning and buying business, now handled by…

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