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Topic: Starcom

Accounts in Review: Contenders Prepare for Final Pitches in Subway's Contest

DraftKings goes with Butler, Shine

It turns out Subway has been quietly talking to agencies for a while now, and the chain already has four finalists for its creative account. Longtime incumbent MMB is defending against…

Accounts in Review: American Airlines Starts Looking as Nature Made Picks an Agency

Also, GSK's media search nearly finished

As searches for Nature Made and GlaxoSmithKline wound down this week, a global contest for American Airlines began. Nature Made hired Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners to handle its creative account…

The GSK-Novartis Deal Triggered This Global Media Pitch

PHD battles MediaCom for $900 million in spending

GlaxoSmithKline is conducting a global review of media planning and buying for its consumer healthcare brands, and it comes as no surprise, given the company's recent asset swap with Norvartis. In…

Accounts in Review: Creative Searches Pick Up, a Bit

Olive Garden begins, DraftKings winds down

Media reviews continue to dominate the adverting landscape, but some sizeable creative searches are bubbling up now, too. Olive Garden, a mainstay at Grey since 1996, just started a search that's expected…

Accounts in Review: Coty, VF, Ragú/Bertolli Complete Searches

Priceline's creative contest is down to 7

After months of process, marketers are taking action. This week, Coty, VF Corp. and Ragú/Bertolli sauces complete separate searches, and Priceline narrowed its focus to seven agencies in its creative contest.…

Wrangler Jeans, Timberland Pro Boots and North Face Parkas Find New Shop for Media

Starcom takes on $100 million in spending

Wrangler jeans, Timberland Pro boots and The North Face parkas have found a new home for their media business. Publicis Groupe's Starcom is taking on media planning and buying for five…

Accounts in Review: Mediahub Beats Bigger Shops to Win New Business

Agency nabs Royal Caribbean and Scotts

The media arm of Mullen Lowe is developing a reputation as a giant killer. A month after beating shops like MEC and Zenith Media to claim the media business of Scotts…

Accounts in Review: As With Other Media Searches, Mondelez Is Only Considering Insiders

Joins the ranks of Coke, Citi, SC Johnson, Wells Fargo

Consolidation is not the goal of Mondelez International's global media review, but rather efficiencies. So, in the end, contenders and current roster players Carat and MediaVest will remain, according to a…

Accounts in Review: Royal Caribbean Nears Its Media Decision

General Mills, meanwhile, enters the search spree

Two weeks after picking Mullen Lowe to handle its creative account, Royal Caribbean is about to hire a media agency. Three contenders traveled to the company's headquarters in Miami today to…

Why Networks Are Going for Broke This Summer

From binge-viewing to VOD, broadcasters offer big perks

For decades, the broadcast networks took the idea of summer vacation quite literally—programming reruns and other filler content from June through mid-September, much to the frustration of advertisers. Those days are…

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