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Topic: Publicis

How Doug Ellin Turned Entourage Into the New Paragon of Product Placement

A seamless collaboration of brands and bros

For filmmaker Doug Ellin, who is as passionate about cars as he is movies, it was love at first sight. A few years ago, Ellin—creator of HBO's brilliant Hollywood send-up Entourage…

What Happens When Agency Mergers and Acquisitions Disappoint?

Benefits of going it alone can outweigh risks

The lifeblood of the ad business has always been entrepreneurs who sell their businesses and energize industry holding companies. While the promise of personal wealth, resources and global expansion are a…

Accounts in Review: CVS' Media Search Follows a Creative Shift

Retailer splits searches but stays loyal to Pile + Co.

Another year, another search. Fourteen months after shifting its creative account from Arnold to BBDO, CVS is reviewing its media business. Like its 2014 search, the company is using Pile +…

Accounts in Review: Insurers Get the Urge to Search

New York Life follows Humana and MetLife

Don't look now but insurers that collectively spend more than $200 million in media annually are in the midst of creative searches. New York Life was the latest to surface, after…

Accounts in Review: Coke Joins the Long List of Media Searches

And Hershey expands its creative roster

The media account frenzy continues. A week after searches for Visa and Coty surfaced, Coca-Cola bubbled up with a review of its U.S. media business. Spending on the account grew 27…

Accounts in Review: The Media Searches Keep Piling Up

Visa, Coty on the hunt

As a media agency these days, you're either under siege or flush with opportunity. It became clear this week that Visa and Coty are searching for agencies to handle their global…

Accounts in Review: Suddenly, It's Raining Cruise Line Searches

Norwegian follows Royal Caribbean. Who's next?

Agencies looking for a cruise line account suddenly have choices. If Royal Caribbean isn't inviting enough, why not give Norwegian Cruise Line a go? And since they're in play at the…

The Trick Copy on These Clever Ads Shows Another Side to Homelessness

Text tells two completely different stories

Here's a clever outdoor campaign from Publicis London for the homelessness charity Depaul that manages to tell two different stories with the same copy. The ads are being placed on corners,…

Accounts in Review: GNC Does an About-Face in Unbundling Its Ad Business

L'Oréal's media search, meanwhile, is just beginning

GNC, in its decision to split its ad business among three shops, has abandoned a bundled model after just a year. In early 2014, the retailer consolidated its creative and media…

This Beautiful PSA From Spain About Embracing Life Keeps You Guessing Until the End

Then, a left turn

A new Spanish PSA from Publicis wants you love life, and not ruin it entirely. Hang picture frames, go running through the woods, get a tattoo, play rugby or hang out…

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