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Topic: WPP

Mars Selects MediaCom for Global Media Planning Another big loss for incumbent Starcom

Mars, seeking to consolidate its worldwide media planning at a single agency, is awarding that business to MediaCom after a review that came down to the WPP agency and incumbent Starcom, sources said. The…

December 15, 2014, 6:46 PM EST

This Might Be the Best Branded Parenting iPad App of the Year Stride Rite is ramping up its mobile game

The data points around mobile are simply relentless, and here's the latest stat from Adobe: Smartphones and tablets will account for $1.6 billion in sales on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and…

November 10, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Coca-Cola Shifts Its Media Account in Mexico Annual media spending hovers around $100 million

MediaCom has continued its new business streak by adding Coca-Cola's media business in Mexico, according to sources. Annual media spending is estimated at $100 million. The shop, a unit of WPP…

November 4, 2014, 9:46 AM EST

Ads Are Coming to the Comments Section of Publisher Sites Disqus' sponsored messages will be targeted to what you say

You can tell a lot about people by their online comments, and that's why Disqus believes it could be sitting on an advertising gold mine. The third-party comments service, which…

November 3, 2014, 10:23 AM EST

Holiday Inn's Digital-Only Approach Has Generated 175 Million Video Views So Far Instagram also has been a key driver

Holiday Inn is three months into its first digital-only campaign, dubbed Journey to Extraordinary, and the brand doesn't appear to have any regrets. "Over a hundred million views of our video…

October 17, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

Jim Gaffigan Was an Adman and Has a LinkedIn Account to Prove It Comedian riffs on agency biz and Holiday Inn Express

It would probably be a totally buried, obscure footnote if his comedic peers like Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal or Todd Barry were products of the same career path. But there's Jim…

October 15, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT

Rentrak Bolsters Competitive Position via Kantar Deal WPP sells Kantar's U.S. TV measurement business

In a move that will provide growing competition to larger rivals like Nielsen, Rentrak, the U.S.-based film and television measurement company, is acquiring WPP’s Kantar Media's U.S. TV measurement business…

October 9, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

AT&T, Chernin Group Take Majority Stake in Online Network Traditional media taps into digital audience

As Internet stars continue to rise over their traditional television counterparts, old media is taking notice and wanting in on the million-dollar action. Which is why Otter Media, a joint…

September 23, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

Martin Sorrell Says China's Move to Stop Graft Creates Opportunities for WPP Transparent media-buying model pays off

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell told CNBC that China's anti-graft campaign is benefiting WPP.  "[In terms of] public relations and public affairs, every time there's a crisis, to be honest, there's an…

September 16, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

Matthew McConaughey Tapped to Drive Lincoln Luxury SUV Sales Campaign recalls two memorable roles

Lincoln Motor Company is partnering with Matthew McConaughey on a multiyear campaign to advertise its new Lincoln MKC. The actor said he is a longtime fan of the car maker’s…

August 21, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

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