Heineken is launching a search for a second agency to handle global media planning and buying at the world's third-largest brewer. The Netherlands-based company has been working with Starcom Mediavest Group since 2012, when it consolidated work handled by 14 worldwide agency partners into one relationship with the Publicis Groupe media network.
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Jeff Liang is the new chief digital officer at Assembly, replacing Alan Smith, who had joined the MDC Partners' media network last March.
Starcom MediaVest Group laid off 80 employees today. The Publicis Groupe agency said the layoffs were simply part of a larger, routine restructuring plan and not as a result of some recent, high-profile business losses.
After months of deliberating, Procter & Gamble has chosen which North American media agencies will handle its more than $2 billion in media spend.
Given the mass and scale of CES, everyone could use a shortcut to the big takeaways of the three-day tech extravaganza. Most agencies attending CES ran curated tours of the vast convention center floors for their clients.
In order for CES to remain meaningful for both her clients and employees, Starcom MediaVest Group CEO Laura Desmond would like to see a much greater emphasis placed on advances in the mobile space.
Starcom MediaVest Group's global CEO Laura Desmond today was named board chairman of the Advertising Council. Desmond succeeds Debra Lee, CEO of BET Networks. The appointment continues the Ad Council's tradition of rotating its leadership each year between media companies, advertising agencies and corporate advertisers.
The much touted diversity in advertising—the notion that advertisers have finally awakened to the growth opportunities grounded in the multihued population explosion taking place in the U.S. today— is at best malarkey and at worst a veiled attempt to feign a level of sophistication about reaching and connecting with a diverse consumer base.
The applause for Dove’s “Sketches” campaign from Ogilvy & Mather continued tonight, with the brand and agency claiming the top prize at the Effie Awards in New York.