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Topic: FCB

Accounts in Review: Insurers Get the Urge to Search

New York Life follows Humana and MetLife

Don't look now but insurers that collectively spend more than $200 million in media annually are in the midst of creative searches. New York Life was the latest to surface, after…

Sad, Powerful Ad for Gay Marriage Shows You Wedding Memories That Were Never Made

Timed to the Supreme Court hearings

A wedding day is among the happiest moments in a person's life, a milestone to look back on for years to come—which makes it all the more strange that people…

Accounts in Review: Coke Joins the Long List of Media Searches

And Hershey expands its creative roster

The media account frenzy continues. A week after searches for Visa and Coty surfaced, Coca-Cola bubbled up with a review of its U.S. media business. Spending on the account grew 27…

Ad of the Day: Gun Violence PSA Makes Heartbreaking Statues From Victims' Clothes

FCB's 'Unforgotten'

Eight victims of gun violence are memorialized in lifelike but faceless plaster statues in FCB Chicago's "The Unforgotten," a traveling public-service installation and media campaign. Created for the Illinois Council Against…

Kmart and Joe Boxer's High-Tech Bracelet Measures Inactivity and Celebrates Your Laziness

Plus, an hourlong ad about nothing

Nike FuelBand may have fizzled out, but luckily the Joe Boxer Inactivity Tracker is here to take its place. Kmart is promoting its Joe Boxer pajamas with a new digital bracelet…

The Boys Club of Chief Creative Officers Finally Gets Some Female Faces

Women claim 6 top roles in 6 months

After years of withering criticism about the dearth of women leading creative departments, the industry finally seems to be listening. Six women have been named to creative chief positions—at FCB, Young &…

Accounts in Review: The Media Searches Keep Piling Up

Visa, Coty on the hunt

As a media agency these days, you're either under siege or flush with opportunity. It became clear this week that Visa and Coty are searching for agencies to handle their global…

Whoa, Sony Trained This Octopus to Take Photos of Visitors to Its Aquarium

An octographer after only three tries

Holy mackerel, this octopus can use a camera! Sony and FCB Auckland trained a female octopus named Rambo (no relation) to take pictures with a Cyber Shot TX30 camera for this…

Accounts in Review: Suddenly, It's Raining Cruise Line Searches

Norwegian follows Royal Caribbean. Who's next?

Agencies looking for a cruise line account suddenly have choices. If Royal Caribbean isn't inviting enough, why not give Norwegian Cruise Line a go? And since they're in play at the…

Accounts in Review: GNC Does an About-Face in Unbundling Its Ad Business

L'Oréal's media search, meanwhile, is just beginning

GNC, in its decision to split its ad business among three shops, has abandoned a bundled model after just a year. In early 2014, the retailer consolidated its creative and media…

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