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Topic: GSD&M

Chipotle Explains Why It Doesn't Share Sales Data With Its Agencies

Focusing on long-term brand building, not short-term gains

Chipotle prides itself on being a different kind of fast-food company, and that even applies to how it briefs its ad agencies. For example, the company does not feed real-time, quarterly…

The Story Behind Avocados From Mexico's Surprise Super Bowl Hit

Produce group generated big buzz and may return next year

If Nationwide was the somber buzzkill of this year's Super Bowl, Avocados From Mexico was the life of the party, earning more than a billion media impressions along the way. The association's…

Ace Hardware Has a Creative Review Underway

Retailer spends over $50 million in media annually

Ace Hardware is in the early stages of a creative review, according to sources, who said a request for proposals is likely out to agencies. It is not immediately clear…

Hilton Eyes 3 Agencies for Its Hampton Creative Account

Winner will succeed Young & Rubicam

Hilton is in the late stages of a creative review of its Hampton properties, with three agencies preparing for final presentations. The finalists are Cramer-Krasselt in Chicago, david&goliath in El Segundo,…

Northwestern Mutual Picks a New Lead Agency

GSD&M succeeds Olson on the business

Northwestern Mutual has found a new lead creative agency. GSD&M landed the assignment after a review. The company spent nearly $50 million in media last year, according to Kantar Media. Four other…

Agency's Speakeasy Aligns With SXSW's 'Dark Austin'

Digital shop Huge goes small

While South by Southwest Interactive lit up Central Texas, some folks in Austin simply wanted to go dark. GSD&M, a marketing services firm, even launched a Web app to help…

Firehouse Combines Business Consulting With Advertising Work

Dallas-based boutique promotes local farmers

Specs Who (l. to r.) Tripp Westbrook, partner, executive creative director; Steve Smith, partner, planning insights; Mark Hall, president, founder; Doug Miller, partner, finance and options What Advertising agency Where Dallas offices Farmers markets…

OMD Wins Walgreens’ Media Account

Omnicom agency unseats incumbent Starcom

Walgreens has tapped OMD as its new media planning and buying agency after a review in which the incumbent, Publicis Groupe’s Starcom, defended. The shift follows the retailer’s selection of OMD’s…

Stainmaster Shifts to GSD&M [Updated]

New shop inherits account from Havas Worldwide

Stainmaster carpet has found a new home. The company shifted its creative and media business to GSD&M after a review, the agency has confirmed. Annual media spending is estimated at $15…

Walgreens Reviews $200M+ Media Account

Incumbent Starcom is expected to defend

Walgreens is reviewing its media planning and buying business, sources said. The retailer spent more than $203 million in media two years ago and nearly $190 million in the first nine…

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