Adweek Staff


In a story on Chicago creative directors, Foote, Cone & Belding/Chicago client Wesley-Jessen Co. was omitted from a list of recent new business wins. (ADWEEK, Jan. 4) . . . […]

Australian Beer Ads Slammed for ‘Sexism’: Political Correctness May Force Withdrawal of Eagle Bitter Campaign By Penny Warnefor

SYDNEY – A television campaign launching SA Brewing’s new brand, Eagle Bitter, has ca…The Advertising Standards Council, an industry watchdog group, has begun an inquiry into the Eagle Bitter commercials […]


Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi hit the airwaves for the first time yesterday in her official capacity as spokesperson for Wesley-Jessen Corp.

‘They say Kristi, let’s shoot a swimsuit calendar. It’ll be fun.’ ‘Yeah, right,’ Kristi replies clad in a tacky swim cap and bulky terry robe.The spot, created by Foote, Cone […]

Gatorade, PowerAde Begin to Wage Battle: Bayer Bess Vanderwarker Breaks New Spots In Competitive Southern Markets By Jim Kirk with Alison Fahey in New Yor

CHICAGO – Quaker Oats is not taking Coca-Cola’s entry into

Quaker Oats this week will launch a new Bayer Bess Vanderwarker-produced spot in southern markets for Gatorade in areas where Coke is testing its new PowerAde beverage, which touts that […]

Finalists are picked in NYNEX media pitch

Bozell and Chiat/Day, both New York, and Arnold Fortuna Lawner & Cabot/Boston have reached the final round in NYNEX Cerp.’s ongoing review to decide whether to consolidate its estimated $130-million […]

ADWEEK FEATURE: PANIC in DETROIT — GM’s review of the $140-million Oldsmobile account blindsided Leo Burnett ceo Rick Fizdale. But was it a hit-and-run, or a planned ‘accident’ designed to shake up all car agencies? By DAVID KILE

Rock hadn’t expected to be playing the gunslinger at age 56. He was planning to take early retirement and settle back on his ranch. But as GM’s woes mounted and […]


Gone are the dark suits, the power ties and the winter overcoats. Ed Vick is a Californian now, and one needn’t look beyond his blue Levi’s,

‘I’m the worst kind of zealot, a real San Francisco convert,’ Vick cheerfully admits. ‘I’m on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, and I go around harping about how […]

The ‘Johns’ May Call On PacTel Cellular By Robin Meyerowit

SAN DIEGO – In a move which may signal the arrival of a new ad agency here, John Vitro and John Robertson, the former head creative team at Franklin/Stoor

Vitro and Robertson said they had not yet decided whether they would participate in the PacTel Cellular review – or made any firm decisions on their future plans. But if […]

Borden has the munchies: will Doner survive crunch? By Michael McCarth

NEW YORK–Borden, which has been consolidating its once long list of agencies, may be preparing to review its North American snacks business,

Almost all of Borden’s snack advertising is currently handled by W.B. Doner/Southfield, Mich.The $7.2-billion food giant, which recently unveiled the Borden name on its new Snacking Turtles, Snack Mix and […]

Shop dumps Daihatsu in Australia

Daihatsu Australia has been dumped by its agency, Bond Strohfeldt, after the car maker inititiated a review for its Charade model. Bond Strohfeldt let go of the $4-million account because […]