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Topic: Mullen

Mercedes' Longtime Shop Gets Into Auto Products

Merkley takes on Armor All, STP and other brands

An agency synonymous with car advertising is naturally pivoting into auto lubricants and cleaners. Merkley + Partners in New York has become the new agency for Armored AutoGroup, whose brands include…

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…

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…

Patrón Picks a New Lead Agency

Media spending behind the assignment exceeds $40 million

Patrón has found a new lead shop. The Los Angeles office of Mullen landed the assignment after a review in which Goodby, Silverstein & Partners was the other finalist, according to…

OppenheimerFunds' Search for an Agency Takes an Unusual Turn

Marketer calls off final pitches to focus on one finalist

A funny thing happened on the way to final presentations in OppenheimerFunds' creative review: the pitches were called off, according to sources. Why? Because three weeks ago Oppenheimer executives saw something…

Patron Tequila Eyes 2 Finalists for Its Creative Account

Mullen, Goodby Silverstein in final meetings this week

Patrón is down to final meetings this week in its search for a new lead agency, having culled its list of contenders to Mullen as well as Goodby, Silverstein &…

Century 21 Is Selling a Zombie Proofing Kit for Your Home on eBay

Just in time for The Walking Dead's return

It's nothing fancy—just some particle boards and nails. But it ought to keep out those bloodthirsty zombies. Yes, just in time for this weekend's return of The Walking Dead to AMC,…

Panera Bread Searches Again for a Creative Shop

Annual media spending will exceed $90 million this year

Panera Bread's next lead creative agency will be its third in two years. The company has split with incumbent Cramer-Krasselt and is in the midst of an agency search that's expected…

How Mullen Brought Century 21 Into the 21st Century With Fun, Fast Social Ads

'Their little mad scientists'

IDEA: Days before the Breaking Bad finale last fall, a curious home for sale popped up on Craigslist. "3BR/2BA Albuquerque ranch is fit for a king," it read. "Great local…

Ad of the Day: Dad Has the World's Toughest Job, Too, and It's Nothing Like Mom's

American Greetings does a Father's Day version

For Mother's Day, American Greetings and ad agency Mullen produced one of the year's big viral advertising successes, "World's Toughest Job," in which real people interviewed for a hellish-sounding position…

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