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Erik Oster

Erik Oster is Adweek's senior writer covering Agencies, where he covers creative, media and strategy agencies. He is a frequent writer for Adweek's advertising blog AgencySpy. Erik holds a BA from Goucher College.

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Behr Names UM as US Media Agency of Record

Media Agencies

It will lead media buying and planning, data and analytics across the paint brand.

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This Group Wants Agencies to Stop Working With Fossil Fuel Clients

Agencies

Clean Creatives is calling on ad agencies and creatives to pledge not to work with fossil fuel clients.

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MassMutual Appoints Grey as Creative Agency of Record

Accounts

Incumbent Johannes Leonardo did not participate, according to a source with knowledge.

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US Navy Reenlists VMLY&R as Agency of Record

Accounts

The U.S. Navy awarded VMLY&R a second five-year contract, following a mandated review.

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Havas Media Hires North America CSO From Publicis’ Zenith

Media Agencies

Havas Media has hired Meghan Grant as chief strategy officer for North America.

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Mindshare North America CEO Talks About New Role, Purposeful Media and Agency Evolution

Media Agencies

Richman joined Mindshare in the role from fellow GroupM agency Wavemaker.

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Humana Appoints Spark Foundry as US Media Agency of Record

Media Agencies

Health insurance provider Humana appointed Publics agency Spark Foundry as U.S. media agency of record, following a review.

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Home Depot Names BBDO as US Creative Agency of Record

Accounts

Omnicom now handles both creative and media for the client.

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Hershey Sends US Media Duties for Confectionary Brands to Horizon

Media Agencies

The appointment concludes a six-month review led by ID Comms.

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Exclusive: Wunderman Thompson Hires Omnicom Veteran as New York CEO

Leadership & Talent

Wunderman Thompson hired Audrey Melofchik to oversee all operations in New York, including Wunderman Thompson Health.