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Topic: Agency

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…

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…

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