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Topic: Havas Media

Scotts Miracle-Gro Picks Mediahub to Handle Its Media Business

Agency succeeds MEC after review

Scotts Miracle-Gro is moving on. After years with MEC, the brand is shifting its media account to Mediahub, the media arm of Mullen, Scotts has confirmed. Scotts' media spending totals about…

Are Ad Agencies the Next Target for Sears Holdings' Cost-Cutting?

The company reaches out to holding companies

Sears Holdings has contacted ad holding companies about handling all marketing communications for Sears and Kmart, sources said. Collectively, those brands spent $560 million in media last year—the majority of which…

Telefónica Shifts O2 Global Media Account to Havas Without Review

Publicis Groupe won assignment in review just three months ago

Back in July, Telefónica concluded a six-month review for global media buying and planning on its O2 business, selecting Publicis Groupe, much to the relief of incumbent ZenithMedia, which has…

Bolloré Group Makes Offer to Take Majority Control of Havas Group

Proposal would increase its stake from 36 percent

Bolloré Group, already a dominant shareholder of Havas Group, now wants to take majority control. In a brief conference call today, Havas Group confirmed that Bolloré had made an offer that…

Choice Hotels Eyes 2 Finalists

Annual media spending approaches $50 million

Choice Hotels is in the late stages of a creative review, with two agencies vying to handle the brand in the U.S and the Caribbean, sources said. Sources identified the shops…

OppenheimerFunds Searches for a New Creative Agency

Review is in its early stages

OppenheimerFunds is looking for a new lead creative agency. The company has hired Ark Advisors in New York to manage the search, which is expected to conclude in the fall. Past…

Marketers Are Pushing Hard to Be Seen at This Year’s Super Bowl

A look at some main activations around the city

Bud Light’s Rob McCarthy huddled with his marketing team in New Orleans on the eve of last year’s Super Bowl­—but last-minute strategizing for the Big Easy blowout was not on…

Reckitt Benckiser Expands Its Media Agency Roster

Units of Interpublic, Dentsu pick up business

Reckitt Benckiser has expanded its roster of media agencies following a global review of its media planning and buying business. Previously, the business was split primarily between Publicis Groupe's Zenith Media…

Programmatic Still Small Potatoes at Most Agencies

Only 5 cents per dollar spent, but hope is for big volume soon

Despite all the hype about programmatic advertising, most agency trading desks (which make it their business to be involved in the programmatic game) touch just five cents of every dollar their…

Goodby Silverstein Wins Princess Cruises

Agency well-versed in category

Goodby Silverstein & Partners is back in the cruise business. The Omnicom shop, which previously worked on Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Viking and Crystal Cruises, has landed Princess Cruises, after…

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