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Topic: Agency

Norwegian Cruise Line Follows Royal Caribbean Into the Review Circuit

Incumbent Martin is not participating

Another cruise line account is up for grabs: Norwegian Cruise Line is reviewing its creative and media business, which The Martin Agency has handled since 2011. The assignment spans traditional and…

Benjamin Moore Debuts Its Biggest Ad Campaign Ever

$50 million effort led by The Martin Agency

Benjamin Moore is launching its most aggressive advertising campaign ever, spending $50 million to differentiate the brand in a commodity category where paint increasingly is just seen as color on…

Ameriprise Gets a New Lead Agency

McCann Erickson Detroit succeeds R/GA

Ameriprise Financial has found a new lead agency. McCann Erickson Detroit has beaten three other finalists to land the company's core creative account, with annual media spending of nearly $40 million.…

PHD Continues Exec Reorganization With New Midwest President

Mary Carpenter joins from Mindshare

Mary Carpenter is the new president of PHD Midwest, moving to the Omnicom media network from WPP's Mindshare where she was managing partner of performance marketing. The appointment follows PHD's win…

Indie San Francisco Agency Hires a Former Goodby Silverstein Exec

Harold Sogard is the new president of The Hive

Harold Sogard is back in the Bay Area ad business. The former, long-time ad exec at Goodby Silverstein & Partners is now president of The Hive, a San Francisco creative boutique whose…

Eric Silver Will Close His Agency and Join McCann as North American Creative Chief

Silver + Partners lost biggest client, CarMax, in November

Eric Silver is back in the big leagues, signing on as the new regional chief creative officer of McCann Erickson North America. Silver, who has worked at network agencies like…

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…

Cheil Rounds Out Its Portfolio With Iris Deal

Welcomes a retail marketing specialist to the family

Cheil Worldwide's investment in retail marketing specialist Iris further rounds out the portfolio of agencies that Cheil has amassed in the past five years. Since 2008, the South Korean company has…

After Sputtering in New York, M&C Saatchi Shifts Strategy and Invests in Another Agency

Takes a 33% stake in SS+K

In taking a one-third stake in SS+K, M&C Saatchi is abandoning efforts to establish its own presence in advertising's biggest city. M&C has tried to start up in New York not once but twice.…

MDC's Assembly Creates and Fills a New Strategic Role

Paul Beck leads research operation

Paul Beck is joining Assembly, the MDC-owned media agency launched earlier this year, in the new role of director, strategic services. Beck was most recently chief operating officer at MDC's social…

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