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Ameriprise Splits with R/GA, Searches for a New Lead Shop Signals a shift from Tommy Lee Jones campaign

Ameriprise Financial's experiment of using a digital agency for traditional ads has ended. The financial planning company has split with R/GA, which had been lead creative agency since 2009 and declined…

January 22, 2015, 6:18 PM EST

Another Casual Restaurant Needs Creative Help. This Time It's Golden Corral Chain spent $55 million in media last year

The search for new agencies among casual dining restaurants is continuing. Three months after Panera Bread and Buffalo Wild Wings found new agencies for their creative accounts, Golden Corral is mulling…

December 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Nickelodeon Shifts Its $10 Million Media Business Cable network hires Spark after a review

Nickelodeon's media account has found a new home. The business is shifting to Spark after a review, according to sources. The cable network, a unit of media giant Viacom, spends nearly…

December 4, 2014, 10:54 AM EST

With New Commissioners, MLB and the NBA Rethink Their Marketing Baseball closes in on an agency as basketball takes in final pitches

Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have something in common beyond new commissioners: Each is close to hiring an ad agency to lead its marketing efforts.  MLB is further…

November 24, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

CarMax Eyes 3 Shops for Its Creative Business Super Bowl advertiser spends $60 million on media annually

On again, off again Super Bowl advertiser CarMax appears to be taking the next game off as it searches for a new lead creative agency. Three agencies have reached the final…

November 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

4 Agencies Fight for Johnsonville Sausage Brand spends $30 million in media annually

Johnsonville Sausage is in the late stages of a creative review, with incumbent Cramer-Krasselt defending against three rivals, sources said. Source identified the other finalists as Fallon, Droga5 and Crispin Porter +…

November 14, 2014, 1:33 PM EST

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…

November 4, 2014, 11:20 AM EST

OppenheimerFunds' Search for an Agency Takes an Unusual Turn Marketer calls off final pitches to focus on one finalist

A funny thing happened on the way to final presentations in OppenheimerFunds' creative review: the pitches were called off, according to sources. Why? Because three weeks ago Oppenheimer executives saw something…

October 30, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

Sprint Narrows Broadcast Search to Final Two Agencies $450M in TV ads at stake

Two agencies have reached the final stage of Sprint's broadcast creative review. Sources identified them as Arnold in Boston and Deutsch L.A. in Marina del Rey, Calif. Each shop will meet…

October 15, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

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.…

August 15, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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