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Andrew McMains

Accounts in Review: Tire Retailer Ups Its Game

And Infiniti, Anheuser-Busch finalists await decisions

RightTurn.com, an online tire retailer that's part of Cleveland-based Dealer Tire, has ambitious plans to raise its profile nationally in the next year—and now has a new lead agency. Cramer-Krasselt…

Accounts in Review: See What's Up for Grabs and Who's Chasing It

Samsung ends its big search; Office Depot finds new shops

Welcome to Adweek's Accounts in Review page—a staple of our weekly iPad edition that you can now read online. We follow big-ticket reviews of brands that spend between $25 million…

Here Are the Two New Clash of Clans Ads, Which Will Get a Gazillion Views

There are fewer explosions and more dialogue in Barton F. Graf 9000's new ads for the Clash of Clans mobile game. In the process, we see a softer, less violent…

Master and Apprentice Are Back, and Ridiculous as Ever, for Steak 'n Shake

The latest ads in Carmichael Lynch's master and apprentice campaign for Steak 'n Shake continue to use sound effects and choice props to comic effect. This time, the main featured sound…

Those Bizarre Ads on Brooklyn Buildings Are Actually Marketing for Colossal Media

Faced with the task of marketing itself, Colossal Media has gone big and deliciously cheesy with giant fake ads popping up on the sides of buildings in Brooklyn, N.Y.  It's a familiar…

Children Tell Parents to 'Lock It Up' in Merkley's Gun Safety Ads

Merkley + Partners takes the kids' side in its new campaign for gun safety, with boys and girls questioning why adults don't go to greater lengths to hide their firearms. In…

Sobieski Vodka Keeps Telling It Like It Is in Outdoor Ads

When Sobieski's "Truth in Vodka" campaign began seven years ago, it skewered pomposity in the category. Since then, the effort has broadened to call out nonsense in any realm—and amen…

Kevin Durant's Touching MVP Speech Is Now an NBA Mother's Day Ad

If Donald Sterling is the feel-bad story of the NBA Playoffs, Kevin Durant represents something altogether different. His humble and heartfelt tribute to his mom during the Tuesday ceremony, where he…

Dress Hunting Cuts to the Chase in Gilt.com's Colorful New Ads

Berlin Cameron United's new work for Gilt.com is colorful, musical and stylish, but also grounded in a sales pitch. The ads for the online hub for clothes, shoes and accessories unfold…

Ad for VW's Seat Pits a Powerful Engine Against Toy Monkeys

Lowe's first work for Volkswagen's Seat, from its new Lola office in Barcelona, Spain, takes acceleration to absurdist lengths. A two-minute teaser ad that landed on YouTube this week features a…

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