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Accounts in Review: Axe Goes Off Roster for Big Global Assignment Finalists emerge in CarMax's media search

Unilever went outside the family in its selection of 72andSunny to refresh Axe's global strategic positioning. The agency hasn't worked for Unilever before but pitched ideas that Axe's marketing leaders…

January 30, 2015, 9:45 PM EST

72andSunny Takes a Global Role on Unilever's Axe Company goes off-roster for a key assignment

Unilever's existing roster shops on Axe remain in place—including Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Lowe Ponce and R/GA—but newcomer 72andSunny is taking on a significant role. 72andSunny's Amsterdam, The Netherlands, office will focus…

January 29, 2015, 12:31 PM EST

Accounts in Review: Unilever Launches Massive Media Review While Ameriprise Briefs Finalists Miracle-Gro makes a cut, Extended Stay America stays put

Given that Unilever spends more than $5 billion in media globally each year, any change in its media assignments will be significant. But sources don't expect decisions in this blockbuster…

January 23, 2015, 7:22 PM EST

Accounts in Review: Sears, Kmart and JCPenney Near the End of Their Agency Hunts And Pandora jewelry taps Grey to lead creative efforts

The new year got off to a slow start in new business, with just two major account moves this week. Pandora—the jeweler, not the online music service—named Grey and Maxus…

January 9, 2015, 2:01 PM EST

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…

January 8, 2015, 2:56 PM EST

American Cancer Society Exec Hires a Shop She Worked With at Wrigley DDB succeeds The Martin Agency

The Chicago office of DDB has leveraged a past connection with the American Cancer Society's new marketing chief to land the organization's creative account, which is backed by nearly $30…

January 7, 2015, 2:17 PM EST

Accounts in Review: Phew! What a Busy 10 Days 5 marketers hire new shops in the run-up to the holiday

When it rains, it pours. Five marketers have hired new shops for creative and media accounts in the past 10 days, starting with Johnsonville Sausage, Johnnie Walker and Golden Corral…

December 26, 2014, 11:27 AM EST

Sprint Finally Says Yes, Deutsch L.A. Is Our New Lead Agency Telco spends $450 million annually on broadcast ads

As expected, Deutsch L.A. has taken the lead on national television advertising for Sprint, which spends $450 million in broadcast media annually. The news from the nation's No. 3 telecommunications company…

December 23, 2014, 6:03 PM EST

Bloomin' Brands Shifts Its Media Account to a New Agency Casual restaurant owner spends $150 million in media annually

Bloomin' Brands is moving on. After seven years with Carat, the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and Carrabba's Italian Grill has completed a review and shifted its media business…

December 22, 2014, 5:42 PM EST

Scotts Miracle-Gro Starts a Media Agency Search MEC under threat after holding on to business in 2012

Scotts Miracle-Gro is reviewing its media business, with reponses to an initial request for proposals due back to the lawn and garden products company on Jan. 9, sources said. WPP Group's MEC is…

December 19, 2014, 2:22 PM EST

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