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Topic: Agency

American Family Insurance Narrows Its Search to 2 Agencies

BBDO, Grey compete for creative account

American Family Insurance (AFI) is down to two finalists in its search for a creative agency, BBDO and Grey, sources said. Last year, AFI spent nearly $157 million on measured media,…

State Street Global Advisors Names New Creative Agency

McCann Erickson, N.Y., wins after review

McCann Erickson continued its new-business streak with the agency's New York office appointment as the new creative lead for State Street Global Advisors. The Interpublic shop won the business after a…

Goodby Silverstein's NY Outpost Lands First Major Account

Newspaper chooses agency in a moment of symmetry

In a nice symmetry with its San Francisco parent, Goodby Silverstein & Partners’ Manhattan office has landed The New York Post as one of its first clients, reminiscent of the…

Olson Sells to Consulting Group for $295M

Minneapolis agency's leadership will remain in place

Olson, one of the industry’s largest remaining independent agencies in America, has signed a definitive deal to be acquired by ICF International, a Fairfax, Va., provider of consulting services and…

Andreas Dahlqvist Is Grey N.Y.'s New CCO

Among McCann's top GM creatives

Andreas Dahlqvist, the chief creative officer at Commonwealth/McCann, is the new CCO at Grey’s flagship New York office. Before becoming the creative lead on McCann’s dedicated global business unit for…

UM's U.S. Strategy Chief Moves to PHD

Will Wiseman follows new PHD U.S. head Nathan Brown

Will Wiseman, the head of U.S. strategy at Interpublic's UM, is joining PHD in the new role of president of strategic communications. The hire of Wiseman, who joins PHD on Oct.…

Droga5 Hires Niklas Lindstrom

Worked on Volvo Trucks at Forsman & Bodenfors

Niklas Lindstrom has joined Droga5, New York, as the agency’s head of interactive production. Most recently he was employed as the digital head for Swedish firm Forsman & Bodenfors, where…

Women Are Now Winning 11% of Creative Director Awards, Up From 4% in 2004

Ad Annual review provides one of the industry's few metrics

The profile of women in agency creative departments appears to have grown, based on the results of the 2013 Communication Arts Advertising Annual. Female creative directors accounted for more than…

Grey N.Y. Wins Lean Cuisine

Brand spends about $30 million annually

Grey New York has won Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine’s creative business after a review that also included 360i, Santo and incumbent JWT New York, sources said. Lean Cuisine's media spending totaled about…

BBDO Names a Global Account Chief on J&J

Paul Roebuck returns to the shop after 3 years at Saatchi

Paul Roebuck is returning to BBDO as evp, worldwide senior business director with oversight of the agency’s Johnson & Johnson consumer business. Roebuck had been president, CEO at BBDO Guerrero/Proximity in…

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