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Scotts Miracle-Gro Starts a Media Agency Search MEC under threat after holding on to business in 2012

Scotts Miracle-Gro is reviewing its media business, with reponses to an initial request for proposals due back to the lawn and garden products company on Jan. 9, sources said. WPP Group's MEC is…

December 19, 2014, 2:22 PM EST

L'Oreal's Luxury Brands Make Shift in Comms Planning Business goes to MEC, from Optimedia

It hasn't been a great week for Publicis Groupe's media networks. On the heels of Mars moving its global planning business out of the French company's Starcom agency, another marketer, L'Oréal,…

December 18, 2014, 3:08 PM EST

Carnival Asks Consumers to Choose Its First Super Bowl Commercial Voting begins on four BBDO rough cuts

Carnival Corp. wants the public to select its first Super Bowl spot from among rough cuts of four commercials produced by new agency BBDO in Atlanta. The spots are "Getaway," which…

December 18, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

After 15 Years With BBH, Johnnie Walker Picks a New Agency Anomaly wins Diageo's global marquee brand

Diageo has awarded Johnnie Walker, its global marquee creative account, to Anomaly after a pitch that included 15-year incumbent Bartle Bogle Hegarty as well as BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather and…

December 18, 2014, 10:46 AM EST

Here's How WPP Will Handle Sunscreen Rivals After Merck Win JWT, BBDO add brands after Bayer acquires Merck

Bayer roster agencies BBDO and JWT have gotten richer in brand assignments via Bayer's acquisition of Merck. But for JWT to take on Coppertone—a big Merck brand that conflicts with…

December 16, 2014, 5:25 PM EST

Mars Selects MediaCom for Global Media Planning Another big loss for incumbent Starcom

Mars, seeking to consolidate its worldwide media planning at a single agency, is awarding that business to MediaCom after a review that came down to the WPP agency and incumbent Starcom, sources said. The…

December 15, 2014, 6:46 PM EST

Ogilvy Gets Back Into the Beer Business Adds Corona Light, Modelo Especial after a review

The Chicago office of Ogilvy & Mather is adding creative responsibilities for Corona Light and Modelo Especial, brands that had been handled by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners since 2011. Meanwhile, Horizon…

December 5, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

American Family Insurance Finds a New Lead Agency BBDO takes on a brand that spends $150 million in media annually

BBDO has outstripped Grey to claim lead creative responsibilities on American Family Insurance, which spent more than $150 million in media last year. The two shops emerged as finalists for the…

November 20, 2014, 10:56 AM EST

Here's How to Win California's Burgeoning Tourism Account State's $26 million budget could triple in size

Needless to say, California as a destination sells itself. But with growing competition from other sunny vacation rivals, America's No. 1 tourism spot has in recent years been enlisting advertising…

November 19, 2014, 1:20 PM EST

New York Lottery Drops Longtime Agency DDB McCann N.Y. wins creative account, as UM lands media

McCann Erickson N.Y. has the winning ticket in the New York Lottery creative review, beating contenders like Interpublic sibling FCB Garfinkel and the incumbent, Omnicom's DDB, sources said. IPG's media network…

November 17, 2014, 9:28 AM EST

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