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Topic: finalists

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…

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…

3 Teams Reach the Final Round of the Big Sears Holdings Review

Review encompasses all marketing services for Sears, Kmart

Three holding company teams have advanced in Sears Holdings Corp.'s marketing services review. Agency teams from Havas, Publicis Groupe and Interpublic Group made the cut and will be briefed further this…

CarMax Awards Its Media Business

Horizon wins pitch against OMD, Vizeum

CarMax has awarded its media planning and buying business to Horizon Media, the automotive retailer confirmed.  The selection came after a review in which OMD and Vizeum were the other finalists,…

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…

Golden Corral Finds Its Lead Agency in Maine

The VIA Agency prevails in 3-horse race

Golden Corral has completed its search. The VIA Agency is the new lead creative agency for the casual dining chain, according to sources. The independent shop in Portland, Maine, prevailed in a pitch against…

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…

CarMax Picks Its Next Lead Agency

Brand spends $60 million in media annually

CarMax has selected McKinney as its new lead creative agency, the automotive retailer has confirmed. The company spends about $60 million in media annually. The selection came after a review in…

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…

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