-McCann launched a “This is How We Vegas” campaign for MGM Resorts’ ARIA (video above).
–Old Navy appointed The Martin Agency as creative agency of record. The IPG shop’s first work is expected to break in May.
-COMvergence released its 2019 U.S. Creative New Business Barometer. It showed some good results for independent agencies, which won 41% of accounts up for grabs, with W+K leading the pack.
-A New York state judge judge ruled that the NRA can’t stop its former ad agency from cooperating with a state regulatory probe. The NRA previously sued Ackerman McQueen over the allocation of millions in fees.
-A look at the media buyers behind the 2020 presidential race.
–Google Maps is ramping up its advertising, with Dunkin’ and Walgreens on board.
-Eleven head of brand strategy and innovation Ryan Ku says cannabis marketing deserves its own playbook.