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Topic: Agency Search

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…

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…

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…

Sprint Zeroes In on an Agency for Broadcast Ads

Deutsch L.A. in talks to help the brand battle AT&T, Verizon

Sprint is close to naming a new agency to create broadcast ads at a crucial time in the company's history. Deutsch L.A. is in advanced negotiations to handle the assignment, which…

Here Are the 4 Finalists in Brown-Forman's Media Review

Global spending totals $100 million annually

Four agencies are preparing for final presentations in Brown-Forman's global review of its media business. Beyond the incumbent—UM—the contenders are Maxus, MediaVest and Zenith Media, confirmed Russel Wohlwerth, principal of External…

JCPenney Reviews Its Media Business After More Than a Decade With OMD

Retailer spent nearly $430 million in media last year

Longtime JCPenney media agency OMD is expected to defend in the retailer's review of its media account, according to sources. The brand's media spending approached $430 million last year, down from…

Office Depot Selects New Agencies

McCann, UM take on creative, media efforts

McCann Erickson and fellow Interpublic Group shop UM have won Office Depot’s creative and media accounts, respectively, after a review that began in the summer. The search, which was managed by…

Mophie Shops for a Lead Creative Agency

Smartphone case maker looks to raise its voice in marketing

Mophie—a big name in smartphone cases with batteries inside—is looking to make a big splash in marketing. The company is close to hiring its first lead creative agency, nine years after its launch.…

Honda Hires a New Agency for Digital Marketing

Razorfish outstrips 3 others for the assignment

American Honda Motor Co. has consolidated the bulk of the digital marketing for its Honda and Acura brands at Razorfish. The consolidation came after a review that pitted the Publicis Groupe agency…

Four Seasons Launches Global Review

Hotelier spends about $40 million in media annually

The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is reviewing the global creative assignment that TBWA has handled for the past two years, sources said. The Toronto-based luxury hotel chain spends an estimated…

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