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Andrew McMains

Accounts in Review: Cadillac Finds a New Home as Brown-Forman Ends Its Search

'Tis the season to be pitching

For the fifth time in eight years, Cadillac has hired a new lead agency. Eighteen months after a team of Interpublic Group agencies took the reins, the brand shifted its…

Accounts in Review: CarMax's Selection Comes Down (Quickly) as NBA Finalists Await Decision

Johnsonville sausage review heats up

It's rare but it happens. Just a day after the last pitch in CarMax's creative review, the used car retailer quickly selected a new lead agency: McKinney. It was the…

Accounts in Review: American Family Insurance Picks an Agency as Finalists Pitch CarMax

NBA also hosts final presentations

Months after splitting with Ogilvy & Mather, American Family Insurance this week found a new home. The New York office of BBDO will lead creative efforts for the big-spending insurer,…

Accounts in Review: U.S. Army Starts Search as American Family Insurance Winds Down

Sprint's fast-track review is also nearly complete

The U.S. Army has begun a review of all of its marketing services, an account with annual media spending of at least $180 million that's now shared by units of…

Accounts in Review: NBA, Brown-Forman Pick Finalists

Selections expected shortly in Sprint, New York Lottery

It's crunch time in several searches right now. Reviews involving the NBA, Brown-Forman spirits and Diageo's Johnnie Walker are all down to a final few, with presentations slated for the…

Accounts in Review: As Infiniti (Finally) Ends, Two Media Reviews Heat Up

JCPenney, Outback Steakhouse parent Bloomin' Brands seek media agencies

Infiniti lived up to its name. Seven weeks after final pitches and 10 months after laying the groundwork for its global creative review, the luxury automaker finally selected a new…

20 Years Before It Was Cool to Cast Gay Couples, Ikea Made This Pioneering Ad

The mini-wave of brands casting gay couples in TV ads this year continues to rise, with the likes of Honey Maid, Cheerios and DirecTV all diving in. More power to…

Accounts in Review: A-B InBev, Tiffany Complete Media Searches

Infiniti, meanwhile, lingers for another week

Boom and boom. Anheuser-Busch InBev and Tiffany each completed big media searches this week, with the brewer hiring MediaCom to handle its U.S. business and the luxury jeweler consolidating its…

These Ads for Glass Bottles Are About as Hilarious as Ads for Glass Bottles Could Be

A world without glass would be pretty soulless. That's the main takeaway from these new TV ads that Doremus and sister shop DDB produced for O-I, the world's largest manufacturer of…

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…

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