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Subway Reviews Its Creative Business, Hires Chris Carroll in Top Marketing Role

Moving fast amid Jared Fogle scandal

Damage control is working quickly at Subway. Sources said that former svp of global marketing Chris Carroll is back in the fold in a top marketing role, and the chain…

Fantasy Sports Site Wants to Ditch Frat-Boy Image With Help From a New Agency

DraftKings ups media spend nearly sixfold

Three years in, fantasy sports website DraftKings.com is getting serious about its advertising. Out is the frat-boy wordplay of its current ads (as seen below) and in is a search for…

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…

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…

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