And Now for Our Winners
Forget Hollywood. We got De Niro, we got Madonna, we got ... Carrot Top. Our Maddy Awards salute memorable ad moments-and some we'd like to forget. Readers also weigh in.
Wheel of Fortune?
Grey Involved in Gov't. Print Probe
The Department of Justice's antitrust division is investigating alleged financial wrongdoing in the print-production community. At least one company, Color Wheel, has been identified as a target, sources said. Grey said it is "fully cooperating" with the process.
Down To The Wire
April 15 is close at hand. And so too is the selection of an agency to handle
the Internal Revenue Service's marketing account, worth $80-100 million over five years. The IRS meets with finalists this week to assess their credentials and case histories.
Road Less Traveled
Foote, Cone & Belding wouldn't say why it abruptly withdrew from the review for Hyundai last week. But sources reveal that IPG chief John Dooner has been courting more General Motors business following the Publicis/Bcom3 deal. And GM balked at FCB's pursuit of rival business.
Bob Moore, creative director at Fallon for less than two years,
is headed west. Moore will move to Seattle for the post of co-president and executive creative director at Publicis in the West, where he'll share management and creative duties with Kevin Kehoe.
Starting at The Top
David Hearn makes his debut in the agency business as CEO and chairman of Bates Worldwide. He will draw on management experience at packaged-goods concerns in waging the network's battle for more global business and a stronger presence in the U.S.
Drinks All Around
With NBC backing off from its plan to air liquor advertising, Debra Goldman offers a post-mortem, and advice for the next network that dares to challenge the status quo. Adweek roving reporter Joan Voight looks back at the last eight years as she packs up her boots. Plus, new definitions for ad buzzwords.