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Topic: MEC

Accounts in Review: Contenders Prepare for Final Pitches in Subway's Contest

DraftKings goes with Butler, Shine

It turns out Subway has been quietly talking to agencies for a while now, and the chain already has four finalists for its creative account. Longtime incumbent MMB is defending against…

Accounts in Review: American Airlines Starts Looking as Nature Made Picks an Agency

Also, GSK's media search nearly finished

As searches for Nature Made and GlaxoSmithKline wound down this week, a global contest for American Airlines began. Nature Made hired Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners to handle its creative account…

5 Mobile Ad Players That May Be Acquisition Targets

Location, rich media and video players look lucrative

AOL is reportedly in talks to buy mobile ad network Millennial Media for $300 million to $350 million, which would let AOL sell ads within thousands of apps and give…

Accounts in Review: Creative Searches Pick Up, a Bit

Olive Garden begins, DraftKings winds down

Media reviews continue to dominate the adverting landscape, but some sizeable creative searches are bubbling up now, too. Olive Garden, a mainstay at Grey since 1996, just started a search that's expected…

Accounts in Review: Coty, VF, Ragú/Bertolli Complete Searches

Priceline's creative contest is down to 7

After months of process, marketers are taking action. This week, Coty, VF Corp. and Ragú/Bertolli sauces complete separate searches, and Priceline narrowed its focus to seven agencies in its creative contest.…

Wrangler Jeans, Timberland Pro Boots and North Face Parkas Find New Shop for Media

Starcom takes on $100 million in spending

Wrangler jeans, Timberland Pro boots and The North Face parkas have found a new home for their media business. Publicis Groupe's Starcom is taking on media planning and buying for five…

Here’s How to Make Your Marketing War Room More Zeitgeist Than Zombie

Real-time efforts must be perpetual, not pop up

In the 2000s we built media labs. In the 2010s we've built "live rooms"—much heralded pop-up work spaces in which brands and agencies sift through the noise of real-time data. Shenan…

Accounts in Review: Mediahub Beats Bigger Shops to Win New Business

Agency nabs Royal Caribbean and Scotts

The media arm of Mullen Lowe is developing a reputation as a giant killer. A month after beating shops like MEC and Zenith Media to claim the media business of Scotts…

Now You Can Get Driving Directions From the Terminator, Thanks to Waze-Paramount Partnership

Hasta la vista, bottlenecks

Move over Siri, here comes Ahh-nold. For the next three weeks, drivers who use the navigation device Waze can get directions from the voice of the Terminator. They won't be able…

Accounts in Review: As With Other Media Searches, Mondelez Is Only Considering Insiders

Joins the ranks of Coke, Citi, SC Johnson, Wells Fargo

Consolidation is not the goal of Mondelez International's global media review, but rather efficiencies. So, in the end, contenders and current roster players Carat and MediaVest will remain, according to a…

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