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Topic: Select Resources International

Carnival Searches for Media Agency

Incumbent Havas Media isn't defending

Carnival Cruise Lines is searching for a new agency for media planning and buying. The incumbent, Havas Media (formerly MPG), is not defending. In a statement, Carnival noted that the company hasn't…

Staples Leaves McCann After 9 Years

Creative business shifts to mcgarrybowen

Yet another retailer has chosen new horses. Weeks after JCPenney and HHGregg hired new agencies, Staples has shifted its creative and media business to mcgarrybowen and Carat, respectively, according to…

TurboTax Contacts Creative Agencies

Brand's media spending hovers around $100 million a year

As TurboTax emerges from the dust of a hyper-competitive tax-preparation season, the brand is already thinking about next year. TurboTax, a San Diego-based unit of Intuit, has contacted creative agencies—via a…

Kohl's Hires Zenith for Media

Selection follows three-month review

Kohl's has confirmed its hiring of Zenith for media planning and buying. In a statement, a Kohl's representative said, "We believe that they will help us deliver on our marketing strategy…

Hill Holliday Wins Capella University's Biz

Succeeds Cole & Weber as lead shop

Hill Holliday is going back to school, 21st century style. The Interpublic Group shop has landed the creative and media business of Capella University, a school that exists solely online and…

Staples Issues RFP in Bid to Consolidate

Roster shops include McCann, MediaCom, Razorfish

Staples has circulated a request for proposals in an effort to consolidate all of the company’s integrated communications efforts, sources said. Staples' roster shops include McCann Erickson, whose ads featured the…

Kohl's Confirms Media Agency Review

Universal McCann is incumbent

As if the holiday season isn’t hectic enough for the marketing department at Kohl’s, the company confirmed it has launched a review of its media account. Universal McCann is the…

Southwest Airlines (Finally) Selects a Shop

New agency to craft new brand positioning

Finally, there's a winner. Southwest Airlines has hired TBWA\Chiat\Day for a key creative assignment after a lengthy review. The Omnicom Group shop's Playa del Rey, Calif. office will handle the business.…

Taco Bell Shifts Its Digital Business

Draftfcb's loss is Digitas' gain

Talk about opening with a bang. A month after opening its doors, the San Francisco office of Digitas is taking on Taco Bell's digital business, albeit with help from colleagues…

Kohler Co. Selects New Lead Creative Shop

Arnold New York succeeds GSD&M

Kohler Co. has found a new home. The New York office of Arnold has won the home-fixture company’s creative business after a review. The assignment includes traditional and digital advertising that…

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