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Topic: Kantar Media

Fallon Has Found Its Chief Strategy Officer

Anette Lillegard fills vacancy left by Michael Fanuele

Fallon has finally filled its top strategy role in Minneapolis.  Anette Lillegard, a client-side veteran who most recently was director of marketing for IMS Health, has joined Fallon as chief strategy…

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…

Rentrak Bolsters Competitive Position via Kantar Deal

WPP sells Kantar's U.S. TV measurement business

In a move that will provide growing competition to larger rivals like Nielsen, Rentrak, the U.S.-based film and television measurement company, is acquiring WPP’s Kantar Media's U.S. TV measurement business…

Ad Spending Growth Declined in the Second Quarter

P&G is among the marketers spending significantly less, Kantar Media reports

Ad spending growth in the U.S. slowed significantly in the second quarter, according to a report from Kantar Media. According to the report, ad spending for the quarter increased by just…

Hoover, Dirt Devil and Oreck Tap Johannes Leonardo

First work expected in spring 2015

Johannes Leonardo is getting into the floor care business. The New York agency has landed creative work for four TTI Floor Care brands, including Hoover, Dirt Devil and Oreck, as well…

American Eagle Outfitters Hires a New Agency

Translation succeeds Arnold as creative lead

American Eagle Outfitters has shifted its creative business to Translation.  The New York agency will lead creative development for the AEO brand in the US and Canada, with a particular focus…

Johnson & Johnson Shifts Media Buying Business to OMD

Spending approaches $1 billion annually

In a significant shift, Johnson & Johnson’s U.S. media buying business is leaving a unit that Interpublic Group created for J&J seven years ago. Omnicom Group’s OMD is inheriting the assignment…

Maxwell House Drops Wieden + Kennedy in Portland

Agency lays off 30 staffers

Kraft has shifted creative responsibilities on its Maxwell House brand, after less than a year at Wieden + Kennedy. The loss contributed to the agency's decision to layoff some 30 staffers…

Pitney Bowes Names DigitasLBi Its Digital Agency

Part of the company’s push to change its agency relationships

Pitney Bowes' selection of DigitasLBi as the company’s digital agency represents just the beginning of the company’s effort to consolidate its agency relationships. Where it has worked with tens of agencies,…

Dogs and Cats Living Together: Ratings Dip for NCAA Finals

Huskies-Wildcats grinder draws 21.2 million viewers

In winning its fourth NCAA Men’s basketball title in 16 years, the University of Connecticut on Monday night took its rightful place among the greatest college hoops programs of the…

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