When I was a kid, I straight-up loved Kiss. I was drawn to the makeup-wearing, leather-clad, blood-spitting, loud-playing band like a full-on groupie, buying every album and putting on face paint and singing my goddamn lungs out.
Once upon a time, global agency networks were created to help brands achieve their ambition of global expansion. Set up an office in a new country and sell your clients' products to new people; it was that easy.
We've all been there. A big brand puts its business into review and everyone goes for it, only to find out the piece of business is just that: a piece. Meanwhile, any number of specialist agencies shares all the other pieces: media, PR, digital, mobile, social, experiential—you name it. It's like a flock of ducks pecking away at a single piece of bread.
The client/agency/vendor model continues to be flipped on its head every day. Case in point: Late last month, Adweek published a story about the uptick in West Coast agencies building out their own virtual reality labs for experimentation.
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Three weeks after Kraft moved to shift its Cool Whip brand out of The Martin Agency, the shop replaced the hole in its cupboard with Sabra dips and spreads.
Cigna has found a new lead creative agency. Succeeding Hill Holliday on the assignment is Interpublic Group's McCann Erickson in New York, according to sources. Cigna's U.S. media spending hovers around $35 million annually.
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