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Noreen O'Leary
5 Agency Leaders on Which Industry Changes Keep Them Up at Night Doing more with less, and doing it faster

As 2014 winds down, Adweek asked advertising and media leaders about what's been top of mind for them this year. Across marketing disciplines, there are nuances among their concerns but…

December 23, 2014, 11:40 AM EST

Scotts Miracle-Gro Starts a Media Agency Search MEC under threat after holding on to business in 2012

Scotts Miracle-Gro is reviewing its media business, with reponses to an initial request for proposals due back to the lawn and garden products company on Jan. 9, sources said. WPP Group's MEC is…

December 19, 2014, 2:22 PM EST

L'Oreal's Luxury Brands Make Shift in Comms Planning Business goes to MEC, from Optimedia

It hasn't been a great week for Publicis Groupe's media networks. On the heels of Mars moving its global planning business out of the French company's Starcom agency, another marketer, L'Oréal,…

December 18, 2014, 3:08 PM EST

Carnival Asks Consumers to Choose Its First Super Bowl Commercial Voting begins on four BBDO rough cuts

Carnival Corp. wants the public to select its first Super Bowl spot from among rough cuts of four commercials produced by new agency BBDO in Atlanta. The spots are "Getaway," which…

December 18, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

After 15 Years With BBH, Johnnie Walker Picks a New Agency Anomaly wins Diageo's global marquee brand

Diageo has awarded Johnnie Walker, its global marquee creative account, to Anomaly after a pitch that included 15-year incumbent Bartle Bogle Hegarty as well as BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather and…

December 18, 2014, 10:46 AM EST

Here's How WPP Will Handle Sunscreen Rivals After Merck Win JWT, BBDO add brands after Bayer acquires Merck

Bayer roster agencies BBDO and JWT have gotten richer in brand assignments via Bayer's acquisition of Merck. But for JWT to take on Coppertone—a big Merck brand that conflicts with…

December 16, 2014, 5:25 PM EST

Mars Selects MediaCom for Global Media Planning Another big loss for incumbent Starcom

Mars, seeking to consolidate its worldwide media planning at a single agency, is awarding that business to MediaCom after a review that came down to the WPP agency and incumbent Starcom, sources said. The…

December 15, 2014, 6:46 PM EST

Agency of the Year: BBDO's Tenacity Turned a Major Client Loss Into a Minor Setback With a cohesive worldwide talent pool, wins are pouring in

Even for indefatigable account man Andrew Robertson, BBDO’s global loss of Gillette's men's product line in 2013 was devastating. Looking back, the global CEO, in characteristic bespoke tailoring and confident…

December 15, 2014, 12:34 AM EST

Told to 'Dramatically Cut Costs,' Vonage Drops Its Lead Creative Agency, JWT Service could switch to project-based assignments

Vonage and lead creative agency JWT are parting ways, two years after the WPP agency won the business from TBWA\Chiat\Day. The VoIP telephone service spent $123 million in 2013 and $44…

December 12, 2014, 1:49 PM EST

GNC Is Searching Again, This Time for a Media Agency Retailer spends about $30 million in media annually

GNC, less than a year after hiring Carmichael Lynch to handle its creative and media business, is reviewing its media account, according to sources. The marketer of vitamins, minerals and diet…

December 12, 2014, 1:41 PM EST

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