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Topic: Sears

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…

February 27, 2015, 12:10 PM EST

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…

February 20, 2015, 10:01 AM EST

Accounts in Review: Roster Shops Battle for Wells Fargo's Media Prize Scotts Miracle-Gro's search inches toward completion

Outsiders need not apply. Wells Fargo's media review involves roster shops only, pitting Omnicom Group's OMD against Interpublic Group's UM. OMD plans and buys traditional media, and UM handles digital…

February 13, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

Accounts in Review: KFC Leaves FCB After a Decade-Long Run Acer finds a global shop and Elevate hires MDC's Assembly

The Chicago office of FCB had a long run on Yum Brands' KFC, but after a decade, the fast-food giant is moving on. What's interesting is the new agency, Wieden…

February 6, 2015, 4:11 PM EST

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

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

Mike Myers Does a Hilarious Sears Ad With His Brother, Who's Worked There for Decades Star power for struggling chain's Canadian operation

Sears Canada is struggling mightily, but it has a secret weapon in a celebrity connection. Peter Myers has worked at Sears Canada for 32 years. And it turns out his brother…

November 13, 2014, 11:43 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

Havas Worldwide Chicago's New Chief Is a Familar Face Paul Marobella has led the Chicago Group for 2 years

Havas Worldwide has installed a new president atop its Chicago office but he's a familiar face at the agency. Paul Marobella has been group president of Havas Chicago Group, a collection…

May 29, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

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