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Gregory Solman
Bank Deals Could Leave Agencies in Limbo

LOS ANGELES Today's news that Citigroup would absorb Wachovia Bank -- possibly subsuming its identity -- has led the client to "pause" the finalization of its deal with WPP's Ogilvy…

September 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

Home Depot Keeps Customers Happy

LOS ANGELES "Variance in Customer Experience," a new study released by the Chief Marketing Officer Council, has found large gaps between some brands' promises and consumers' actual experiences.The study looked…

September 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

Hotel Groups Broaden Horizons

LOS ANGELES InterContinental Hotels Group's Holiday Inn is aligning itself with the time-share giant Orange Lake Resorts, IHG said last week at its annual investors conference here. The deal creates…

September 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

Take Two's NBA Fantasy

LOS ANGELES Independent 72andSunny has created a pro-basketball fantasy league as part of an integrated campaign for the release of Take Two's NBA 2K9 next month, according to Glenn Cole,…

September 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

Starbucks Splits With Lead Agency

Starbucks and agency Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Ore., are parting ways."There are times when it just makes sense to part ways with a client," said agency CEO Dan Wieden,…

September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

Updated: Starbucks, Wieden to Part Ways

LOS ANGELES Starbucks and independent Wieden + Kennedy are parting ways."There are times when it just makes sense to part ways with a client," said agency CEO Dan Wieden, in…

September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

Oberto Targets 'Alpha' Males

LOS ANGELES Oberto Sausage Co. is launching its first national advertising this week with a television-oriented campaign by independent Ground Zero, according to Tom Ennis, vp of marketing.The "Don't be…

September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

American Cancer Society Reviews

LOS ANGELES The American Cancer Society is in the latter stages of reviewing its ad account and a decision is expected in the next few weeks, according to sources. Independent T.G.…

September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

Acura Offers Bullet Proof

LOS ANGELES The Acura division of American Honda Motors has launched its most ambitious and wide-ranging effort of the year, according to Susie Rossick, manager of national advertising.The integrated campaign…

September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

Acura Races to Market With Integrated Campaign

The Acura division of American Honda Motors has launched its most ambitious and wide-ranging effort of the year, according to Susie Rossick, manager of national advertising.The integrated campaign includes three…

September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

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