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Editor's Letter: Get in the Picture Great agencies function by and celebrate teamwork. As we name our Agencies of the Year and wrap 2012, I understand why

We go through this funny dance as part of our Agency of the Year selections every year, resulting in reports here on the global (Wieden + Kennedy), U.S. (Droga5) and…

December 10, 2012, 12:03 AM EST

Agency Expansion Plan AKQA raises profile with new outposts from Paris to Tokyo, account wins from Gap and Google+

"I’m based in San Francisco and on United Airlines,” says AKQA chairman Tom Bedecarré, sitting in the client lounge at his agency’s New York office. “That’s what I like to…

December 10, 2012, 12:03 AM EST

Tumblr Debuts Agency Program AKQA, Deep Focus, Ogilvy and Droga5 among initial partners

Tumblr has announced a dozen ad agency and technology vendors as the first participants in its A-List Partnership Program, which appears to be similar to Facebook's Preferred Developer Program. Notable…

November 13, 2012, 2:25 PM EST

AKQA's Anheuser-Busch Win Comes Amid Growth Shop opens new offices to serve marketers

AKQA's win of digital responsibilities on Anheuser-Bush's core brands comes during a year of steady growth at the digital shop. Earlier this year, the agency landed Verizon Wireless' digital account. That…

November 2, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

NYC Digital Agencies Work Around Sandy Makeshift apartment offices, carpooling help shops endure aftermath

In the two days since Hurricane Sandy slammed New York City, digital ad agencies in flooded Lower Manhattan and across the East River in Brooklyn haven’t stopped working. With public…

October 31, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

Voice: West Coast, Meet East Coast Randall Rothenberg on the divide that still exists between Silicon Valley and Madison Ave.

This summer, I hosted a trip for Madison Avenue’s digital elite—and Brooklyn’s too—to meet the leaders of Silicon Valley on the tech industry’s Northern California turf. The idea was to…

October 1, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

AKQA Opens Two New U.S. Offices Additions bring WPP agency's U.S. shops to total of five

Newly-minted WPP agency AKQA has opened two new offices in the U.S. to support current accounts in those markets, the agency announced Monday. AKQA has staffs of about a dozen each…

October 1, 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

Publicis Groupe Snatches Up LBi for $540 Million Development leaves SapientNitro as the remaining 'big fish'

Publicis Groupe has reached a conditional agreement to buy the agency LBi for $540 million, ending months of speculation about which holding company—WPP, Interpublic and Omicom being the others—would snag…

September 20, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

Google Plays in the Sandbox The search giant aims to elevate the use of technology among creatives

When Google formed its Creative Council more than two years ago, its creative agency members told the search giant to lay off handing out awards. “They were concerned whether or not…

September 17, 2012, 6:00 AM EDT

AKQA Quickly Fills Executive Creative Director Role Agency vets Robinson and Clements assume co-ecd position days after Lipton leaves

AKQA has moved quickly in replacing Pierre Lipton as executive creative director in its San Francisco office, naming Neil Robinson and Stephen Clements to collectively fill the role Friday (Aug.…

August 24, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

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