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Topic: Media

This Media Agency Gets a Windfall Out of Bayer's Merck Deal

Bayer shop MediaCom adds Merck brands spending $150 million annually

Bayer HealthCare has shifted U.S. media planning and buying for its newly-acquired Merck consumer product line to MediaCom from Initiative, a Bayer executive confirmed. Annual media spending is estimated at $150…

Publicis Groupe Is the Big Winner in Samsung's Global Review

Tech giant spends $2 billion annually on media

Publicis Groupe can breathe a huge sigh of relief. The holding company's agencies were the most exposed in Samsung's global marketing services review, yet beat the typically poor odds of incumbents.…

Office Depot Selects New Agencies

McCann, UM take on creative, media efforts

McCann Erickson and fellow Interpublic Group shop UM have won Office Depot’s creative and media accounts, respectively, after a review that began in the summer. The search, which was managed by…

How Shane Smith Built Vice Into a $2.5 Billion Empire

2014 Brand Genius winner for media

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about Vice’s humble beginnings. It’s 1994 in Montreal, and three guys—Shane Smith, Gavin McInnes and Suroosh Alvi—decide to launch a free punk magazine called…

Buying Is Also Part of A-B InBev's Media Review

Brewer spent $575 million in media last year

Anheuser-Busch InBev's U.S. media review includes buying responsibilities, the brewer said today in its first confirmation of the search. A-B InBev first reached out to media agencies in the spring before…

Ashley Furniture Taps McCann as Creative Lead

Compass Point Media will plan media

Ashley Furniture HomeStore has selected McCann Erickson as the chain’s new lead strategic, creative and social agency, the company confirmed. The Interpublic Group agency pitched the account with corporate sibling Compass…

Sheryl Sandberg: Rethinking Marketing to Women

Marketers have the opportunity to speak to women in ways that debunk stereotypes

One Presidents’ Day, when my daughter was five, I was teaching her a song that includes the names of all the presidents. When we got to the end, she asked,…

OMG, UM Win Heinz Media Duties

Replacing Dentsu Aegis, Cramer-Krasselt

H.J. Heinz has named two new media partners following a review that kicked off last November: Omnicom's OMG networks were awarded planning and buying responsibility for all international markets while…

UM Wins Build-A-Bear Workshop

Assignment spans North America and the U.K.

UM has won media responsibilities for Build-A-Bear Workshop in North America and the U.K. without a review. In the U.S. alone last year, the retailer spent more than $12 million in…

Bissell's Ad Review Enters Its Final Stage

Media spending will exceed $30 million this year

Bissell is in the late stages of a review of its creative and media business, with the goal of consolidating everything at a single shop. "We're combining creative, media and social…

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