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Topic: UM

Thriving in a High-Stakes Review Frenzy, UM Is Adweek's Global Media Agency of the Year

Scored major wins with Coke, BMW and especially J&J

UM's win of Johnson & Johnson's global media business last October awed even the marketer's global CMO Alison Lewis. Not a bad outcome for a self-described "underdog" going up against larger…

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,…

Why Is 2015 the Year of the Media Review? We Asked UM, One of Pitchfest's Big Winners

Agency recently added Coke, J&J, CVS and McCormick

This year has seen a rare confluence of events in the ad industry as a significant number of the world's largest brands launched media agency reviews over a period of…

UM Lands CVS Media Account, the Agency's Second Big Win of the Summer

Fresh off adding Coke to the client roster

So far, summer is shaping up as UM's winning season. The IPG Mediabrands agency scored significant business from Coca-Cola a few weeks ago and now adds media responsibilities for the CVS…

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…

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…

After Working With the Same Agency Since 1981, American Airlines Launches Global Review

Creative and media are up for grabs

American Airlines' global creative and media accounts are up for review as the marketer prepares to retire the US Airways brand after acquiring the rival carrier. American's longtime agencies McCann Erickson,…

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.…

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