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Accounts in Review: SunTrust Hires a New Lead Shop

There are some creative searches going on, too

Don't despair, creative agencies, there are pitches for you, too. Not every account review right now revolves around media. As a public service—and a needed respite from Mediapalooza 2015—Adweek below identifies…

Ragú and Bertolli's New Owner Seeks an Agency to Turn Castoffs Into Crown Jewels

Unilever sold the non-core brands last year

Like with sports teams and their players, one corporation's castoffs can become another's superstars. That's the hope of Mizkan Group, which last year acquired Ragú and Bertolli pasta sauces from Unilever…

This Is General Mills' First Big Media Review in 14 Years

Becomes the 20th marketer in 6 months to launch a media search

General Mills is launching a media review, the company confirmed tonight. And like Procter & Gamble, the company hasn't reviewed its media business in more than a decade, a timeframe in…

After Upgrading Properties, JW Marriott Hires a New Lead Agency

SS+K gets a chance to test a new global partnership

When M&C Saatchi bought a third of SS+K late last year, it gave domestic player SS+K access to overseas markets via M&C's 21 offices outside the United States. Now, the…

Bloomin' Brands Shifts Its Media Account to a New Agency

Casual restaurant owner spends $150 million in media annually

Bloomin' Brands is moving on. After seven years with Carat, the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and Carrabba's Italian Grill has completed a review and shifted its media business…

Bloomin' Brands Reviews Its Media Business

Marketer spent $150 million in media last year

Bloomin' Brands, the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, is reviewing its media planning and buying business. The assignment also includes other casual-dining brands in the Bloomin' portfolio, including Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s…

Microsoft Splits Its Global Ad Business Between IPG and Dentsu

Total account revenue is estimated at $100 million

Microsoft began its global advertising review with the aim of consolidating its business within a single ad holding company. In the end, however, the business was split between two: Interpublic…

Kao USA Launches Creative Review

Splits with Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal

Kao USA has launched a review of creative responsibilities for global brands John Frieda, Jergens, Biore and Curel. Last year, U.S. spending on those brands exceeded $38 million, according to Nielsen.…

Arby's Finds a New Lead Agency

Fallon succeeds Crispin

Arby's has found a new lead agency. Fallon has landed creative responsibilities on the fast food chain after a review, Arby's has confirmed. The other finalists were The Martin Agency and…

Microsoft Launches Global Review of Marketing Services

Company spends some $1 billion on media annually

The timing of Microsoft's global marketing services review is curious, given that the company is still searching for a new global CEO. Sources expect the new chief executive to have a…

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