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Topic: Merkley + Partners

Golden Corral Finds Its Lead Agency in Maine The VIA Agency prevails in 3-horse race

Golden Corral has completed its search. The VIA Agency is the new lead creative agency for the casual dining chain, according to sources. The independent shop in Portland, Maine, prevailed in a pitch against…

December 17, 2014, 5:03 PM EST

Another Casual Restaurant Needs Creative Help. This Time It's Golden Corral Chain spent $55 million in media last year

The search for new agencies among casual dining restaurants is continuing. Three months after Panera Bread and Buffalo Wild Wings found new agencies for their creative accounts, Golden Corral is mulling…

December 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

A Look Back at 8 of the Best Ice Bucket Videos From Creative Agencies McCann, TBWA get personal

With ice bucket challenge videos from creative agencies slowing to a trickle on YouTube, here’s a look back at eight of the most memorable ones—a truly global mix that includes…

September 18, 2014, 6:16 AM EDT

3 Shops Chase Tic Tac's Creative Business Merkley has handled the brand since 2004

Ferrero U.S.A. is in the late stages of a creative review of its Tic Tac brand, with three shops awaiting a selection, according to sources. The incumbent, Merkley + Partners in…

July 18, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

Florida's Natural Finds a New Lead Agency Merkley + Partners succeeds 22squared

Merkley + Partners is getting into the juice business. The New York agency has landed creative and media planning responsibilities on Florida's Natural Growers, the citrus farmers' cooperative has confirmed. Annual…

June 20, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

Ex-Merkley Account Leader Lands at Launchpad Tom Lamb becomes CMO

A veteran account man at Merkley + Partners and McCann Erickson has landed at a smaller agency in a bigger role. Tom Lamb, who previously was an executive group account director…

May 8, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

E*Trade Adds SS+K to Its Creative Roster New shop will focus on online marketing

Looking to deepen its online marketing efforts, E*Trade has added SS+K to its roster of agencies. SS+K in New York will focus in particular on the brand's use of social media…

April 2, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Merkley Looks to the Past to Inspire the Future of Mercedes Pair of new S-Class spots

Few auto brands have as rich a history to draw upon as Mercedes-Benz, the luxury nameplate that was born in 1886. The continual challenge, however, is making the legacy of…

October 15, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: LendingTree Merkley's furry green puppet calls 'BS' on big-bank loans and mortgages

To personify new client LendingTree, Merkley + Partners turned to a puppet. In a new TV ad, "Lenny" is a green-faced, straight-shooting friend to Len, his human counterpart. As both sit…

May 7, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

Social Strategies Differ for Auto Brands in Super Bowl Toyota looks for sales with paid ads, Mercedes plays the long game

The difference between an earned-only strategy in social media versus paid-plus-earned can be like the difference between the Baltimore Ravens’ methodical, pro-style offense and the San Francisco 49ers’ quick-strike "pistol"…

January 29, 2013, 1:12 PM EST

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