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The Martin Agency Replaces Cool Whip with Hummus As Kraft brand leaves, Sabra arrives

Three weeks after Kraft moved to shift its Cool Whip brand out of The Martin Agency, the shop replaced the hole in its cupboard with Sabra dips and spreads. Martin, a…

November 26, 2014, 11:29 AM EST

With New Commissioners, MLB and the NBA Rethink Their Marketing Baseball closes in on an agency as basketball takes in final pitches

Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have something in common beyond new commissioners: Each is close to hiring an ad agency to lead its marketing efforts.  MLB is further…

November 24, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

American Family Insurance Finds a New Lead Agency BBDO takes on a brand that spends $150 million in media annually

BBDO has outstripped Grey to claim lead creative responsibilities on American Family Insurance, which spent more than $150 million in media last year. The two shops emerged as finalists for the…

November 20, 2014, 10:56 AM EST

CarMax Eyes 3 Shops for Its Creative Business Super Bowl advertiser spends $60 million on media annually

On again, off again Super Bowl advertiser CarMax appears to be taking the next game off as it searches for a new lead creative agency. Three agencies have reached the final…

November 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

4 Agencies Fight for Johnsonville Sausage Brand spends $30 million in media annually

Johnsonville Sausage is in the late stages of a creative review, with incumbent Cramer-Krasselt defending against three rivals, sources said. Source identified the other finalists as Fallon, Droga5 and Crispin Porter +…

November 14, 2014, 1:33 PM EST

Sprint Zeroes In on an Agency for Broadcast Ads Deutsch L.A. in talks to help the brand battle AT&T, Verizon

Sprint is close to naming a new agency to create broadcast ads at a crucial time in the company's history. Deutsch L.A. is in advanced negotiations to handle the assignment, which…

November 13, 2014, 12:18 PM EST

Deutsch Takes on Sherwin-Williams' Other Consumer Brands Assignment includes Dutch Boy, Krylon, Thompson's WaterSeal

McKinney remains lead agency on the namesake Sherwin-Williams brand, but Deutsch will now handle the rest of the parent company's consumer brands. Deutsch's assignment encompasses the likes of Dutch Boy, Krylon,…

November 12, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

CenturyLink Taps a New Lead Agency to Build Brand Awareness Telecom firm spends $100 million on media annually

Regional telecommunications player CenturyLink has found a new lead agency for its consumer business. The Boston office of Arnold has landed the company's creative account after a review, and the brand's…

November 12, 2014, 11:10 AM EST

Are Ad Agencies the Next Target for Sears Holdings' Cost-Cutting? The company reaches out to holding companies

Sears Holdings has contacted ad holding companies about handling all marketing communications for Sears and Kmart, sources said. Collectively, those brands spent $560 million in media last year—the majority of which…

November 11, 2014, 9:54 AM EST

American Family Insurance Narrows Its Search to 2 Agencies BBDO, Grey compete for creative account

American Family Insurance (AFI) is down to two finalists in its search for a creative agency, BBDO and Grey, sources said. Last year, AFI spent nearly $157 million on measured media,…

November 10, 2014, 6:32 PM EST

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