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Topic: Wieden + Kennedy

A Filmmaker Gets an Opportunity of a Lifetime

How an agency and a network made her TV dream a reality

In 2005, Wieden + Kennedy provided a fresh start for Sarah Gertrude Shapiro after she literally fled her reality TV job on The Bachelor—and Hollywood. A decade later, the agency…

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…

Wieden + Kennedy Turns Its Website Back 30 Years, but Not for April Fools' Day

Throwback look is for Founder's Day

April 1 is known most places for pranks. But at Wieden + Kennedy it has a different meaning. The agency was founded on April 1, 1982, and celebrates Founder's Day…

Ad of the Day: Neil Patrick Harris Comically Pitches Heineken Light Money Back Guarantee

With much ambivalence

The comically reluctant celebrity endorser can be a fun character, when done right. Ricky Gervais practically perfected it last week for Optus and Netflix in Australia. Now, Neil Patrick Harris…

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…

Coca-Cola is Looking for Its Next Big Global Campaign

Asks roster agencies to pitch after 6 years of 'Happiness'

Coca-Cola might be looking to move away from "Open Happiness."  The brand has asked 10 roster agencies to pitch ideas for Coke's next global campaign: Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Ore.; David; Dentsu;…

Weight Watchers Seeks a New Lead Agency

Wieden + Kennedy exits after less than a year

That was fast. After less than a year with Wieden + Kennedy, Weight Watchers is looking for a new lead agency.  It is unclear if Weight Watchers is working with a…

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…

1840s Prospectors Find the Mother Lode of Liquid Gold in CP+B's First Velveeta Ad

Those timeless Shells & Cheese

Kraft has changed how it defines consumers who eat Velveeta, from age and gender (millennial males) to mindset (fun people who like to indulge). As such, new ads for Velveeta…

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