These Media Plans Represent Creativity at Its Finest, Regardless of Budget

The media business may be changing on a nearly weekly basis, but one constant that will always matter as long as advertising survives is the Big Idea. This year's group […]

Benjamin Karsch Leads Revlon’s New Mission ‘to Inspire Love’

Benjamin Karsch is no stranger to larger-than-life CMO jobs. Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, Cigna—Karsch has run the marketing for all of them. But Karsch (whom everyone calls Benjy) has quite a task ahead of him at Revlon, which hired him as CMO in February. Revlon is a $2 billion beauty empire whose products are for sale in over 100 countries.

U.S. Media Agency of the Year: MediaCom’s Team-First Approach Landed a Ton of New Business in 2014

Last August, during final presentations for Anheuser-Busch InBev's $575 million domestic planning and buying assignment, Sasha Savic took his vow to raise the creative bar at MediaCom to a whole new level. Fittingly, he did so in a pub.

RuPaul Dishes on Brands and Being a Bombshell

Adweek sits down with RuPaul, star of the Logo channel's drag competition show RuPaul's Drag Race and cable's queen of product placement, to get the skinny on which brands are doing it right, his all-time favorite TV commercial, an

NCM Inks Deals With Shazam, Maker Studios

National CineMedia revealed intriguing partnerships with Shazam and Maker Studios today at its upfront event near Lincoln Square in New York. The moves underscore how the cinema ads network increasingly sees itself as a digital company.

WPP Created One Big Digital Shop From 8 Smaller Ones

WPP Group, like most rival holding companies, is perfectly willing to acquire a big digital player like AKQA. But with Possible, WPP’s roll up of smaller digital shops, the parent is taking a different Lego-like approach, building a global network brick by brick.

Publicis Buys AR New York

Publicis has acquired a 100 percent stake in luxury advertising agency AR New York, the holding company announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

MediaCom Wins Revlon’s Global Media Planning and Buying Business

MediaCom Worldwide will be getting a bit of a makeover for the new year. On Monday, the media agency announced that it won Revlon’s global media planning and buying business across all of the company’s brands. No account review preceded the consolidation.

Two WPP Shops Win Revlon’s Global Creative Account

Finally, some good news for Young & Rubicam. Revlon has hired the agency’s London office and sister shop Taxi in New York to handle the cosmetics company’s global creative business.The hire came after a pitch that also included a team from Interpublic Group and David&Goliath. Total account revenue is estimated at $7-9 million.

Ad of the Day: Revlon

It's always interesting when a famous feature-film director decides to make a commercial. My favorite of all time is probably Wes Anderson's American Express spot, illustrating the fictitious (or maybe not) insanity on a typical Wes Anderson film shoot.