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Topic: Royal Caribbean

Accounts in Review: MetLife's Agency Review Follows a Clear Pattern

Search begins 2 months after new marketing chief arrives

It's a classic scenario: a new marketing leader joins a company and, boom, within a few months launches a review. Such is the case at MetLife, where new Global Chief Marketing…

Accounts in Review: Why JCPenney Pulled the Plug on Its Media Review

Stays with OMD after reaching out to other shops

Never mind. After contacting outside shops, JCPenney this week pulled the plug on its media review and retained OMD, which has worked for the retailer since 2000. The decision came amid…

Accounts in Review: 11 Million Reasons Why Royal Caribbean Needs Repeat Customers

That's how many people have cruised just once

The cruise line company with "Caribbean" in its name wants to own that region again. That's a key challenge for agencies pursuing Royal Caribbean's creative business, according to a request for…

Accounts in Review: Safelite AutoGlass Unbundles Its Media Business

And Horizon beats two shops to win CarMax

Even while sister brands Sears and Kmart look to bundle their business, another retailer has gone in a different direction. Safelite AutoGlass, a unit of Belron that operates in all 50…

Accounts in Review: Here's Why Dentsu Left the Sears Holdings Battle

5 teams still in contention

Despite being an incumbent with a shot at a larger share of Sears Holdings' business, Dentsu has exited the company's review of all marketing services for Sears and Kmart. The lead…

Accounts in Review: Royal Caribbean Gets Wanderlust After 7 Years With JWT

Incumbent agency will defend, though

Call it the seven-year itch. Royal Caribbean, which spends more than $80 million in media annually, is looking at outside creative agencies after more than seven years with JWT. The…

Royal Caribbean Launches Global Creative Review

Incumbent JWT will defend

Royal Caribbean International is reviewing its global creative agency business, with a decision expected by May. Incumbent J. Walter Thompson will defend. Media, handled by the agency's WPP corporate sibling, Mindshare,…

Cruise Lines Want a New Kind of Passenger: Millennials

But booking twentysomethings on floating malls won't be easy

Cruise lines have weathered some rough seas in the past few years. Well-publicized food incidents (the latest afflicting Royal Caribbean this January) together with true disasters like the Costa Concordia…

Cruise Operators Are Partnering With Brands to Help Rebuild Their Reputations

Expanding marketing reach as well

The cruise-ship business has faced rough seas in the past year or so. From the Norwalk stomach virus to passengers falling overboard to last year’s memorable “Poop Cruise,” the floating…

Royal Caribbean Fills Virtual Ship With Celebrities

Kristin Chenoweth stars in 8-minute commercial from Mindshare

Royal Caribbean is hoping a new star-studded eight-minute commercial will help distance it from some of the cruise industry's negative public image. "We are really trying to be in our category…

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