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Topic: Unilever

Accounts in Review: GNC Does an About-Face in Unbundling Its Ad Business

L'Oréal's media search, meanwhile, is just beginning

GNC, in its decision to split its ad business among three shops, has abandoned a bundled model after just a year. In early 2014, the retailer consolidated its creative and media…

Accounts in Review: MetLife's Agency Review Follows a Clear Pattern

Search begins 2 months after new marketing chief arrives

It's a classic scenario: a new marketing leader joins a company and, boom, within a few months launches a review. Such is the case at MetLife, where new global chief marketing…

VIA Agency's Jam Sessions Inspire the Creative Spirit

Using playtime to foster better work

Specs Who From left: John Coleman, founder, CEO; David Burfeind, chief knowledge officer; Leeann Leahy, president; Greg Smith, CCO What Full-service ad agency Where Portland, Maine The VIA Agency built a business by thinking…

For Unilever's CMO, Global Growth and Social Responsibility Are Now Inseparable Goals

CPG empire has learned doing good is good business

Keith Weed seems a little shell-shocked. Just a few days earlier, he was in shirtsleeves and in the embrace of a 90-degree day in Singapore. But this March morning, he finds…

Accounts in Review: Why JCPenney Pulled the Plug on Its Media Review

Stays with OMD after reaching out to other shops

Never mind. After contacting outside shops, JCPenney this week pulled the plug on its media review and retained OMD, which has worked for the retailer since 2000. The decision came amid…

Accounts in Review: 11 Million Reasons Why Royal Caribbean Needs Repeat Customers

That's how many people have cruised just once

The cruise line company with "Caribbean" in its name wants to own that region again. That's a key challenge for agencies pursuing Royal Caribbean's creative business, according to a request for…

Accounts in Review: Safelite AutoGlass Unbundles Its Media Business

And Horizon beats two shops to win CarMax

Even while sister brands Sears and Kmart look to bundle their business, another retailer has gone in a different direction. Safelite AutoGlass, a unit of Belron that operates in all 50…

Accounts in Review: Here's Why Dentsu Left the Sears Holdings Battle

5 teams still in contention

Despite being an incumbent with a shot at a larger share of Sears Holdings' business, Dentsu has exited the company's review of all marketing services for Sears and Kmart. The lead…

Accounts in Review: Royal Caribbean Gets Wanderlust After 7 Years With JWT

Incumbent agency will defend, though

Call it the seven-year itch. Royal Caribbean, which spends more than $80 million in media annually, is looking at outside creative agencies after more than seven years with JWT. The…

Emotional and Effective, Upworthy's Native Ads Have Brought in More Than $10 Million for the Site

Starbucks joins growing list of brand partners

When Starbucks wanted to share the uplifting story of how its local events helped a deaf woman discover a large, supportive community, the coffee chain turned to a somewhat obvious…

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