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Topic: contenders

ABC Television Is About to Pick a Digital Specialist for Its Online Media Buying

Moving away from general Wieden account

The ABC television network is searching for an agency to plan and buy its digital media, motivated by a desire for digital specialists, according to sources. Digital planning and buying…

Here Are the 7 Agencies That Priceline Is Considering for Its Creative Account

Incumbent Butler, Shine exits after 8+ years

Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners' long tenure on Priceline.com has ended. The travel site is in the midst of a creative review, and after initially participating in the process, Butler, Shine has…

Scotts Miracle-Gro Picks Mediahub to Handle Its Media Business

Agency succeeds MEC after review

Scotts Miracle-Gro is moving on. After years with MEC, the brand is shifting its media account to Mediahub, the media arm of Mullen, Scotts has confirmed. Scotts' media spending totals about…

Royal Caribbean's 4 Finalists Are Midsize Players

Going smaller after several years with JWT

The four finalists for Royal Caribbean's creative account are all smaller than incumbent JWT, and that's by design. In its initial request for proposals, the cruise line expressed a desire for…

Converse Hires a New Agency to Plan and Buy Media

PHD wins review

Converse has hired a new agency to plan and buy its media in North America. PHD, a unit of Omnicom Group, has inherited the business from MediaVest after a review, sources…

Valvoline Needs Help Reaching DIY Guys Who Love Their Cars

Brand is in late stages of an advertising review

Valvoline, which is in the late stages of a creative and media review, needs ads that speak to guys in their late teens, 20s and 30s who are passionate about…

A Diamond Jeweler Searches for Its First Lead Agency

Hearts on Fire considering 3 finalists

A diamond jewelry company's search for its first lead agency is down to a select few. Hearts on Fire has briefed three finalists in a review of its creative business, which…

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…

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…

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…

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