Fallon has finally filled its top strategy role in Minneapolis. Anette Lillegard, a client-side veteran who most recently was director of marketing for IMS Health, has joined Fallon as chief strategy officer, filling a vacancy left by the October exit of Michael Fanuele. Lillegard will lead account planning, connection planning, research, analytics and consulting.
Ace Hardware is in the early stages of a creative review, according to sources, who said a request for proposals is likely out to agencies. It is not immediately clear how long the search will take or if the brand is using a consultant.
In a move that will provide growing competition to larger rivals like Nielsen, Rentrak, the U.S.-based film and television measurement company, is acquiring WPP’s Kantar Media's U.S. TV measurement business for $98 million in Rentrak stock.
Ad spending growth in the U.S. slowed significantly in the second quarter, according to a report from Kantar Media.
Johannes Leonardo is getting into the floor care business. The New York agency has landed creative work for four TTI Floor Care brands, including Hoover, Dirt Devil and Oreck, as well as U.K.-based Vax. New work is expected next spring, according to a spokesman for the company.
In a significant shift, Johnson & Johnson’s U.S. media buying business is leaving a unit that Interpublic Group created for J&J seven years ago.
Kraft has shifted creative responsibilities on its Maxwell House brand, after less than a year at Wieden + Kennedy.
Pitney Bowes' selection of DigitasLBi as the company’s digital agency represents just the beginning of the company’s effort to consolidate its agency relationships.
In winning its fourth NCAA Men’s basketball title in 16 years, the University of Connecticut on Monday night took its rightful place among the greatest college hoops programs of the modern era. It’s only a shame that more people weren’t watching.