Aaron Baar

Barkley Shines for Helzberg Diamonds

CHICAGO Jewelry retailer Helzberg Diamonds has tapped independent Barkley to handle its $8-10 million advertising account after a review, according to the shop. The Kansas City, Mo., agency’s work will […]

New President, Name at dRM DDB

CHICAGO dRM DDB chief creative officer Luis Miguel Messianu is taking over as president of the Omnicom agency, which is also changing its name to Alma DDB, the shop confirmed. […]

National City Eyes Campbell Mithun

CHICAGO National City is set to award its $40 million advertising account to Interpublic Group’s Campbell Mithun, according to sources. The bank’s previous agency was Campbell-Ewald.The Minneapolis agency beat independent […]

Euro RSCG Snags Citi Consumer Unit

CHICAGO Citi Consumer Lending Group, which makes real estate, student and auto loans to consumers, has tapped Havas’ Euro RSCG here to handle its consolidated advertising and marketing accounts after […]

Global Hyatt to Euro RSCG

CHICAGO Global Hyatt has selected Havas’ Euro RSCG for its $40 million ad account, the client has confirmed.The New York agency emerged victorious after a review process that saw finalist […]

Q&A: ANA’s Mirque

CHICAGO While marketers are under increasing pressure to show accountability, many still feel frustrated in their efforts to communicate their goals and results within their corporate organizations, according to the […]

Allstate Hispanic to Lapiz, Tapestry

CHICAGO Allstate has awarded creative duties on its $35 million Hispanic ad account to Publicis Groupe’s Lapiz and media chores to the shop’s sibling Tapestry after a review, the agencies […]

McD’s Group Swaps Arnold for Moroch

CHICAGO Moroch Partners has added the McDonald’s local marketing group in Rochester, N.Y., the agency confirmed. The company’s local marketing group, which covers 46 stores in the area, previously worked […]

ML Rogers Wins Drive-In Chain

CHICAGO Checkers Drive-In has tapped independent agency ML Rogers for creative duties on its Checkers and Rally’s brands, which spent about $35 million a year in measured media, the company […]

It’s Official: Census to DraftFCB

NEW YORK The U.S. Census Bureau today confirmed hiring Interpublic Group’s DraftFCB for its $200 million 2010 campaign following a review. Adweek.com first reported DraftFCB’s selection for the business yesterday.“It’s […]