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Topic: Olive Garden

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…

Olive Garden Becomes the 'O.G.' in This Hilarious Gangsta Ad From Jingle Punks

The account is in review

You might think of Olive Garden as a conventional family restaurant, a little on the vanilla side, that sits somewhere near the Best Buy in suburbs across the country. You'd…

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…

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…

After 3 Decades With Grey, Olive Garden Launches Creative Review

The lead agency since 1986 is defending

Olive Garden, a mainstay account at Grey for nearly three decades, has launched a review of its creative business. The restaurant chain spent $155 million in media last year, according to…

Hang On, Did Olive Garden Just Make a Really Good Commercial?

So long, food shots. Hello, family

Olive Garden's advertising has long been distinguished by its unlimited blandness, which some might argue is a decent representation of the food there. But during NBC's Red Nose Day telethon…

Brand of the Day: Why Olive Garden Gets Unlimited Love, and Scorn, From Consumers

No middle ground for this casual dining chain

Last week, Olive Garden proved just how far people are willing to eat an enormous amount of food for a very small amount of money. The Italian eatery, known for its…

Olive Garden Selling 7 Weeks of Pasta for $100, but You'll Have to Move Fast to Get It

1,000 passes go on sale today

Twenty bucks says college students around the U.S. will be racing to their computers at 3 p.m. ET this afternoon. Why? Because Olive Garden, purveyor of sort-of Italian food, has—in…

Is Olive Garden's New Logo as Wretched as Everyone Says?

Criticism is as unlimited as the breadsticks

If you thought Olive Garden's logo couldn't get any worse, you were wrong. On Monday, the Darden-owned restaurant chain unveiled a brand refresh. The perplexing cluster of grapes that graced Olive…

Olive Garden Offers to Pick Up the Babysitting Tab for Date Night

'Parents' Night Out' on Feb. 7

A common lament among parents is the expense of going out after having children. Beyond shelling out the cost for dinner, there's usually also a hefty price of paying someone…

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