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Topic: Starcom

MediaCom Wins Big in Sony Global Media Review

Carat may be slipping off client roster amid buying and planning shuffle

MediaCom appears to be the big winner in Sony's global media review. Sources tell Adweek the agency has won all of the company's PlayStation business from Carat and OMD. In addition,…

How Brands Are Getting in on the Joke With Comedies Like Angie Tribeca

Product integration is funny business for Snickers and others

In TBS' new police satire Angie Tribeca, no TV drama trope is left unscathed—including product integrations. In the third episode, two detectives (played by Hayes MacArthur and Deon Cole) strike…

Disney Renames ABC Family and Hopes 'Freeform' Will Better Reflect Its Edgier Content

Cable network considered 3,000 name options

After becoming the No. 1 cable network in women 18-34 for the first time last season, ABC Family would seem to be sitting pretty, but the second half of its…

The Kraft Heinz Company Awards Its U.S. Media Business to Starcom

Consolidates with Publicis shop

Just days after winning Visa's $200 million global media account, Publicis Groupe's Starcom has added another major media account to its list.  After speculation last week that Kraft Foods Group was…

Will Kraft Foods Group Launch a Media Review in the Coming Weeks?

It's just the latest challenge for Starcom

It was only a matter of time: Kraft Foods Group is expected to announce a media review in the coming weeks, sources said. It's not immediately clear if the process will…

How Spongecell Helps Agencies Navigate the World of Automated Advertising

Injecting creativity into programmatic

Specs Who CEO, co-founder Ben Kartzman (l.); chief product officer, co-founder Anthony Yam What Programmatic creative specialist Where New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, London Speed is king at Spongecell, which takes the…

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…

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…

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…

Citi's Global Media Review Follows a Familiar Pattern, Roster Shops Only

2-horse race, as marketers limit searches

Citi's global media review fits the "members-only" approach of other recent searches in which outside agencies are not welcome. In the case of Citi, whose global media spending is estimated at…

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