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Jim Parsons Gets to Be His Lovable, Geeky Self for Intel in His First Big Endorsement Mcgarrybowen considered more than 60 celebs

Earlier this fall, Intel marketing execs were visiting their new agency, mcgarrybowen, when they noticed a copy of Adweek featuring The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons on the cover. That…

November 21, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

American Family Insurance Finds a New Lead Agency BBDO takes on a brand that spends $150 million in media annually

BBDO has outstripped Grey to claim lead creative responsibilities on American Family Insurance, which spent more than $150 million in media last year. The two shops emerged as finalists for the…

November 20, 2014, 10:56 AM EST

Here's How to Win California's Burgeoning Tourism Account State's $26 million budget could triple in size

Needless to say, California as a destination sells itself. But with growing competition from other sunny vacation rivals, America's No. 1 tourism spot has in recent years been enlisting advertising…

November 19, 2014, 1:20 PM EST

New York Post Dares You to Ignore Its New Ads 'Made You Look' work from Goodby, Silverstein N.Y.

It's as true in the New York Post's advertising as it is in the tabloid's in-your-face editorial content: "A good headline kicks you in the eyeballs." The Post hasn't advertised…

November 19, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

China's BlueFocus Is About to Acquire This North American Advertising Player Eyes Vision7 International, parent company of Cossette

A Chinese company has set its sights on a North American advertising player, with Beijing’s BlueFocus close to finalizing the purchase of assets from Vision7 International, parent of one of…

November 19, 2014, 10:34 AM EST

What Would Jeff Goodby Do If He Were a CMO? GSP founder shares some survival skills

Jeff Goodby is no stranger to difficult agency reviews, the latest of which was Nissan's Infiniti, in which Goodby Silverstein & Partners was a finalist in the nearly year-long slog…

November 18, 2014, 2:13 PM EST

New York Lottery Drops Longtime Agency DDB McCann N.Y. wins creative account, as UM lands media

McCann Erickson N.Y. has the winning ticket in the New York Lottery creative review, beating contenders like Interpublic sibling FCB Garfinkel and the incumbent, Omnicom's DDB, sources said. IPG's media network…

November 17, 2014, 9:28 AM EST

U.S. Army Is Reaching Out to Agencies Again for $500 Million Account McCann Worldgroup retained business in 2011

The U.S. Army's account is up for grabs again, a few years after McCann Worldgroup retained the business in April 2011 in a hard-fought battle. The Army is about to issue…

November 13, 2014, 2:50 PM EST

MDC's Assembly Creates and Fills a New Strategic Role Paul Beck leads research operation

Paul Beck is joining Assembly, the MDC-owned media agency launched earlier this year, in the new role of director, strategic services. Beck was most recently chief operating officer at MDC's social…

November 13, 2014, 11:06 AM EST

Tillamook Dairy Ups Its Marketing Strategy Hires 72andSunny to lead creative efforts

Tillamook, the Oregon farmer-owned dairy cooperative, has tapped 72andSunny to head strategy and brand development. "We have an extremely aggressive growth plan for the next five years," said John Russell, senior…

November 11, 2014, 11:57 AM EST

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