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Topic: Mccann Erickson

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…

What Happens When Agency Mergers and Acquisitions Disappoint?

Benefits of going it alone can outweigh risks

The lifeblood of the ad business has always been entrepreneurs who sell their businesses and energize industry holding companies. While the promise of personal wealth, resources and global expansion are a…

Here's What Microsoft Absolutely Must Accomplish in Marketing Windows 10

Experts agree: focus on benefits, scope of update

Transparent, honest, human. Are these three words that describe one of the largest technology brands of our time? Probably not. But that's what Microsoft's Kathleen Hall, corporate vp of global…

Coca-Cola Knew It Would Be in the Mad Men Finale, but That's About All It Knew

'Hilltop' spot was key to the series' end

Sunday's Mad Men finale featured a few delightful surprises, included a captivating blend of real-world creative and fictional backstory involving Coca-Cola and agency McCann Erickson.  (Warning: spoilers ahead for those who…

Accounts in Review: GNC Does an About-Face in Unbundling Its Ad Business

L'Oréal's media search, meanwhile, is just beginning

GNC, in its decision to split its ad business among three shops, has abandoned a bundled model after just a year. In early 2014, the retailer consolidated its creative and media…

Accounts in Review: MetLife's Agency Review Follows a Clear Pattern

Search begins 2 months after new marketing chief arrives

It's a classic scenario: a new marketing leader joins a company and, boom, within a few months launches a review. Such is the case at MetLife, where new global chief marketing…

Ameriprise Gets a New Lead Agency

McCann Erickson Detroit succeeds R/GA

Ameriprise Financial has found a new lead agency. McCann Erickson Detroit has beaten three other finalists to land the company's core creative account, with annual media spending of nearly $40 million.…

Accounts in Review: Why JCPenney Pulled the Plug on Its Media Review

Stays with OMD after reaching out to other shops

Never mind. After contacting outside shops, JCPenney this week pulled the plug on its media review and retained OMD, which has worked for the retailer since 2000. The decision came amid…

Accounts in Review: 11 Million Reasons Why Royal Caribbean Needs Repeat Customers

That's how many people have cruised just once

The cruise line company with "Caribbean" in its name wants to own that region again. That's a key challenge for agencies pursuing Royal Caribbean's creative business, according to a request for…

Accounts in Review: Safelite AutoGlass Unbundles Its Media Business

And Horizon beats two shops to win CarMax

Even while sister brands Sears and Kmart look to bundle their business, another retailer has gone in a different direction. Safelite AutoGlass, a unit of Belron that operates in all 50…

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