Following a review, independent agency The Richards Group in Dallas has won creative, media and digital duties for KeyBank.
Publicis Groupe continues to reap the benefits of the strengthening dollar and pound sterling, announcing that second-quarter revenue rose 39 percent to $2.7 billion.
American Airlines' global creative and media accounts are up for review as the marketer prepares to retire the US Airways brand after acquiring the rival carrier.
Interpublic chief Michael Roth stands to gain nearly $42 million should there be a change in control at the holding company, according to the company's newly released annual meeting proxy statement. Of that amount, $12.6 million would reflect severance and $13.5 million in performance shares.
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Interpublic reached an agreement with activist investor Elliott Management: The agency holding company is nominating three new board members and creating a new finance committee to focus on margin expansion.
Initiative has landed Papa John's International's media business, replacing Zimmerman Advertising, Fort Lauderdale, on an account that spends about $130 million in measured media. The New York shop is charged with handling media planning and buying as well as digital and social efforts.
Sears Holdings has contacted ad holding companies about handling all marketing communications for Sears and Kmart, sources said. Collectively, those brands spent $560 million in media last year—the majority of which ($350 million) went toward Sears, according to Kantar Media. Kmart's spending totaled $210 million.
McCann Erickson and fellow Interpublic Group shop UM have won Office Depot’s creative and media accounts, respectively, after a review that began in the summer.
Will Wiseman, the head of U.S. strategy at Interpublic's UM, is joining PHD in the new role of president of strategic communications.