CBS has placed its estimated $130 million media buying account in review. Carat currently handles the work and will defend the account.
Fallon has picked up all connection planning and media planning responsibilities for NBC Universal Television, which includes NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, USA and Sci Fi networks. The agency was also awarded media buying duties for magazine, newspaper, online and outdoor components. Incumbent Horizon Media maintains broadcast buying responsibilities. The account is estimated at $140 million.
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, has been tapped to create a global assignment for Hewlett-Packard. Billings are estimated at $300 million.
IKEA has awarded Deutsch creative duties on its estimated $60 million account. Deutsch and IKEA first worked together in 1989, parting ways in 2000.
StarLink Worldwide has been named media agency of record for OLN and The Golf Channel. The agency will handle all national and local media strategy and investment to promote both channels' programming lineups and viewer offerings. Combined billings are estimated at $25 million.
Six Flags has placed the creative portion of its $70 million advertising account in review. Doner presently handles the work.
North Carolina Lottery Commission has placed its $8 million advertising account in review.
MassMutual Financial Group has placed its advertising account, estimated at $15 to $20 million, in review. Lowe Worldwide currently handles the work and will defend the account.
Fleetwood RV has named Honest Mechanics Advertising and Brand Engineering as its agency of record. The agency will be responsible for creating a brand and collateral campaign. Spending was not released.
Rockwell Collins has selected Mintz & Hoke Communications Group as its agency of record. The account, previously handled by Sullivan Higdon and Sink, is valued between $3 and 5 million.
The Gate Worldwide has been named agency of record for Premiere Magazine. Spending was not released.
Empower MediaMarketing, Cincinnati, has been awarded media planning and buying duties for restaurant chain Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. Spending is estimated at $2 million.
Pfizer has awarded The Kaplan Thaler Group creative chores for its cholesterol drug, Lipitor. The account is estimated at $60 million. The agency bested JWT and mcgarrybowen for the win.