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Topic: Media

In Reshuffling Top Management, Ernie Simon Is Mindshare's New North American Chief

Replaces Colin Kinsella

Colin Kinsella, CEO at Mindshare, North America, is leaving the GroupM media agency and being replaced by Ernie Simon, president of GroupM Consulting. It's not clear if Kinsella has another job…

4A's Issues Media Transparency Guidelines Without ANA Support

Goes it alone after months of debate

After a year of contentious industry debate, the 4A's is weighing in with media transparency guidelines covering business arrangements, agency remuneration practices and recommended guidelines for media market participants in…

3 Ways Empathy Can Help You Build a Killer Strategy

Feeling what your audience feels is the ultimate insight

I'm sure by now you've heard about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's announcement that the company is creating a dislike button, or something similar. Sure, I'm curious to know what it's going…

Will Kraft Foods Group Launch a Media Review in the Coming Weeks?

It's just the latest challenge for Starcom

It was only a matter of time: Kraft Foods Group is expected to announce a media review in the coming weeks, sources said. It's not immediately clear if the process will…

Mindshare Will Now Handle Media in the U.S. and Canada for Priceline's Booking.com

Site spent $96 million last year

Mindshare went up against Wieden + Kennedy to win Booking.com's media business in the U.S and Canada. The GroupM agency has been tapped to handle media strategy, planning and buying. Measured…

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…

After Working With the Same Agency Since 1981, American Airlines Launches Global Review

Creative and media are up for grabs

American Airlines' global creative and media accounts are up for review as the marketer prepares to retire the US Airways brand after acquiring the rival carrier. American's longtime agencies McCann Erickson,…

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.…

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