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Topic: Starcom

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…

Only Roster Shops Will Get a Crack at Coke's U.S. Media Account

Incumbent MediaVest competes with 3 of the brand's global partners

Like the media reviews of SC Johnson and Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola's U.S. contest is a roster-shops-only affair. Incumbent MediaVest is competing against three agencies that handle Coke business overseas: MediaCom, Carat…

How to Sell a TV Show Today

The upfront may look different, but it’s as important as ever

The upfront has been pronounced a goner so many times it is beyond cliché. But the truth is, the television networks' annual programming presentations are not going anywhere. As tradition dictates,…

Videa’s President Discusses the Future of Automated Sales

And what TV should embrace so it doesn’t lose out

Specs Who Shereta Williams Current gig President, Videa Old gig Vp, corporate development, Cox Media Group Age 41  Services have launched in the past and been unable to make a go of it. Why will yours succeed? If…

Publicis Ended 2014 on a Growth Spurt and Expects to Keep the Momentum Going

Sapient integration will be 'the big story of 2015,' Lévy says

Publicis Groupe grew significantly in the last quarter of 2014, ending the year with $9.62 billion in revenue, good enough to maintain its No. 3 position among ad holding companies. Net income for all…

Mars Selects MediaCom for Global Media Planning

Another big loss for incumbent Starcom

Mars, seeking to consolidate its worldwide media planning at a single agency, is awarding that business to MediaCom after a review that came down to the WPP agency and incumbent Starcom, sources said. The…

Coca-Cola Shifts Its Media Account in Mexico

Annual media spending hovers around $100 million

MediaCom has continued its new business streak by adding Coca-Cola's media business in Mexico, according to sources. Annual media spending is estimated at $100 million. The shop, a unit of WPP…

Pitney Bowes Taps DigitasLBi for Global Media Business

Shop already handles digital strategy

Pitney Bowes has expanded its relationship with DigitasLBi in New York following a search to include its global media business, according to a representative for the company, who declined to…

UPDATED: Anheuser-Busch InBev Confirms That MediaCom Has Won Its Media Business

Company spends about $575 million in media annually

Anheuser-Busch InBev has found a new agency for media planning and buying in the U.S., where the brewer spends some $575 million in media each year. MediaCom landed the assignment after…

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