Topic: Weight Watchers

OMD's Final Front Brings Together Brands and New Original Content

Multiple client bids for each idea

They came, they saw, they bid. Nearly 40 blue-chip advertisers—among them PepsiCo, FedEx, State Farm, Toys R Us, Intel and JCPenney—snapped up original ideas during a recent first-of-its-kind event that put…

OgilvyOne Nabs Weight Watchers' Digital Account

Succeeds Razorfish on the business

Weight Watchers has selected OgilvyOne as its new digital agency. The business came after a review that was managed by Pile + Co. in Boston. Previous shop Razorfish had handled the…

Here's How Brands Become 'Sherpas'

It only works in service industries, though

In a new survey of consumers, Arnold has identified a need for brands to better educate and guide people through the maze of choices in their lives—and when they find…

Jenny Craig's New CMO Dishes on Leading 'Challenger' Brand

Leesa Eichberger emphasizes social engagement

Leesa Eichberger last month became cmo of Jenny Craig and now looks to bolster the brand in the healthy eating niche. Eichberger's two-decade marketing resume entails a dozen years in…

Jessica Simpson in Weight Watchers Ad: 'I'm Not a Supermodel'

Struggle to lose post-baby pounds

Jessica Simpson has been very public about wanting to lose her pregnancy weight now that her baby is out in the world. And in her new Weight Watchers ad, she…

Charles Barkley Shows Off His Curves in Drag for Weight Watchers

Punishment for his TNT gaffe?

Now that Sir Charles Barkley isn't fat anymore, he's got way more time to dress in drag. Barkley put on a halter dress and wig for Weight Watchers' upcoming "Lose…

Ad of the Day: Weight Watchers

Chew on this weird, mouthy French campaign from Fred & Farid

While American viewers are being subjected to Charles Barkley in Weight Watchers commercials, the French are getting something even weirder—an artful yet off-putting campaign from Fred & Farid featuring colorful,…

Leaders Offer Myriad Lessons at ANA Conference

Replies to same question range from instructive to cheeky

As many times Bob Liodice asked the question, he got a different answer. When questioning presentators today at the Association of National Advertisers' conference in Phoenix, Liodice, the group's CEO, asked…

Men Try Not to Laugh About Joining Weight Watchers

After seeing gains in membership among men, Weight Watchers is making a concerted effort to reach the obese bro-dude in your life. But where Nutrisystem and Jenny Craig have spokesmen…