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Topic: Agency Search

Accounts in Review: Contenders Prepare for Final Pitches in Subway's Contest

DraftKings goes with Butler, Shine

It turns out Subway has been quietly talking to agencies for a while now, and the chain already has four finalists for its creative account. Longtime incumbent MMB is defending against…

Accounts in Review: American Airlines Starts Looking as Nature Made Picks an Agency

Also, GSK's media search nearly finished

As searches for Nature Made and GlaxoSmithKline wound down this week, a global contest for American Airlines began. Nature Made hired Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners to handle its creative account…

Accounts in Review: Creative Searches Pick Up, a Bit

Olive Garden begins, DraftKings winds down

Media reviews continue to dominate the adverting landscape, but some sizeable creative searches are bubbling up now, too. Olive Garden, a mainstay at Grey since 1996, just started a search that's expected…

Fantasy Sports Site Wants to Ditch Frat-Boy Image With Help From a New Agency

DraftKings ups media spend nearly sixfold

Three years in, fantasy sports website DraftKings.com is getting serious about its advertising. Out is the frat-boy wordplay of its current ads (as seen below) and in is a search for…

Accounts in Review: Coty, VF, Ragú/Bertolli Complete Searches

Priceline's creative contest is down to 7

After months of process, marketers are taking action. This week, Coty, VF Corp. and Ragú/Bertolli sauces complete separate searches, and Priceline narrowed its focus to seven agencies in its creative contest.…

Accounts in Review: Mediahub Beats Bigger Shops to Win New Business

Agency nabs Royal Caribbean and Scotts

The media arm of Mullen Lowe is developing a reputation as a giant killer. A month after beating shops like MEC and Zenith Media to claim the media business of Scotts…

Accounts in Review: SunTrust Hires a New Lead Shop

There are some creative searches going on, too

Don't despair, creative agencies, there are pitches for you, too. Not every account review right now revolves around media. As a public service—and a needed respite from Mediapalooza 2015—Adweek below identifies…

Ragú and Bertolli's New Owner Seeks an Agency to Turn Castoffs Into Crown Jewels

Unilever sold the non-core brands last year

Like with sports teams and their players, one corporation's castoffs can become another's superstars. That's the hope of Mizkan Group, which last year acquired Ragú and Bertolli pasta sauces from Unilever…

Accounts in Review: As With Other Media Searches, Mondelez Is Only Considering Insiders

Joins the ranks of Coke, Citi, SC Johnson, Wells Fargo

Consolidation is not the goal of Mondelez International's global media review, but rather efficiencies. So, in the end, contenders and current roster players Carat and MediaVest will remain, according to a…

Inspiring or Insulting? Lyft's Unusual Offer to Small Shops in Its Review Gets Mixed Reaction

Some are not amused

The ride-hailing service Lyft is offering a slot in its search for a lead creative agency to a small shop that can prove its worth. And some firms are responding…

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