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Topic: Creative

10 Trends Shaping the Future of Branded Content

Twitter's head of content planning tells us what to watch for

As we wind down the first quarter of 2015, the discussion around content marketing only continues to grow in volume. And it's moving in so many different directions that it's…

Accounts in Review: Why JCPenney Pulled the Plug on Its Media Review

Stays with OMD after reaching out to other shops

Never mind. After contacting outside shops, JCPenney this week pulled the plug on its media review and retained OMD, which has worked for the retailer since 2000. The decision came amid…

California Healthcare Exchange Dangles Its $50 Million Account

Review is in its early stages

Covered California, the state's healthcare exchange, is looking for an agency to help expand the pool of residents enrolled in health insurance coverage. A request for proposals for exchange's advertising account…

Accounts in Review: 11 Million Reasons Why Royal Caribbean Needs Repeat Customers

That's how many people have cruised just once

The cruise line company with "Caribbean" in its name wants to own that region again. That's a key challenge for agencies pursuing Royal Caribbean's creative business, according to a request for…

Accounts in Review: Safelite AutoGlass Unbundles Its Media Business

And Horizon beats two shops to win CarMax

Even while sister brands Sears and Kmart look to bundle their business, another retailer has gone in a different direction. Safelite AutoGlass, a unit of Belron that operates in all 50…

Accounts in Review: Here's Why Dentsu Left the Sears Holdings Battle

5 teams still in contention

Despite being an incumbent with a shot at a larger share of Sears Holdings' business, Dentsu has exited the company's review of all marketing services for Sears and Kmart. The lead…

Accounts in Review: Royal Caribbean Gets Wanderlust After 7 Years With JWT

Incumbent agency will defend, though

Call it the seven-year itch. Royal Caribbean, which spends more than $80 million in media annually, is looking at outside creative agencies after more than seven years with JWT. The…

Accounts in Review: Roster Shops Battle for Wells Fargo's Media Prize

Scotts Miracle-Gro's search inches toward completion

Outsiders need not apply. Wells Fargo's media review involves roster shops only, pitting Omnicom Group's OMD against Interpublic Group's UM. OMD plans and buys traditional media, and UM handles digital…

Accounts in Review: KFC Leaves FCB After a Decade-Long Run

Acer finds a global shop and Elevate hires MDC's Assembly

The Chicago office of FCB had a long run on Yum Brands' KFC, but after a decade, the fast-food giant is moving on. What's interesting is the new agency, Wieden…

Accounts in Review: Axe Goes Off Roster for Big Global Assignment

Finalists emerge in CarMax's media search

Unilever went outside the family in its selection of 72andSunny to refresh Axe's global strategic positioning. The agency hasn't worked for Unilever before but pitched ideas that Axe's marketing leaders…

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