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Topic: UM

Miami Prepaid Phone Provider Taps Havas to Help It Grow U.S. Business

TracFone brands move from Mediavest

TracFone, which is launching a more aggressive push into the U.S. mobile market, has picked Havas Media Group as agency of record to help build the profile of the prepaid…

UM Reorganizes Its North American Network After Big Wins in the 'Year of the Pitch'

President Kasha Cacy has been promoted to U.S. CEO

IPG's UM was named Adweek's 2015 Media Agency of the Year in February after winning J&J, Coca-Cola, CVS, BMW (in Japan) and McCormick in the spate of reviews known colloquially as…

These 12 Media Agency Execs Set the Bar for Smart, Innovative Work in 2016

Adweek's new class of Media All-Stars

Synopsizing the diverse talents of Adweek's Media All-Stars—an annual celebration of the best minds in the media agency world—gets a little harder every year. And not because it's hard to…

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…

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