Banana Republic has named aR Media as its creative agency of record. Goodby, Silverstein and Partners previously handled the work.
McAfee has selected Just Media as its global corporate media buying and planning agency of record, following a review. Grey San Francisco will retain creative duties for McAfee.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has tasked MediaVest USA to handle its offline media planning and buying. The assignment will be handled out of MediaVest's New York office. In addition, Starwood has expanded its relationship with Deutsch, which currently handles creative duties for the Sheraton and Westin brands, having awarded the agency its Sheraton.com business. Avenue A/Razorfish will continue to handle Starwood's online advertising and media planning. The account is valued at $50 million.
LATINTHRE3 was selected by Lexicon Marketing to redesign and launch its Web sites.
The ABC Television Network and ABC Family have named Wieden + Kennedy New York to handle their media planning and buying accounts. OMD Los Angeles previously handled the accounts. The assignment includes media planning and buying for the Entertainment, News, Daytime and Late Night dayparts of the ABC Television Network, and all planning and buying for the ABC Family cable channel. The account is estimated at $80 million.
Group Health Incorporated has selected Munn Rabot, New York, as its agency of record after a review of nine agencies. Finalists also included Cossette Post and The Sawtooth Group. The assignment will begin with creative development and media planning and buying. The account is worth several million dollars.
The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company has consolidated its estimated $150 million U.S. media planning and buying account with Mindshare. The agency bested incumbent OMD and MediaCom for the win.
Doritos has placed its $30 million advertising account in review. Incumbent BBDO will defend against DDB Worldwide, GSD&M, and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
Chili's has placed its $2 million interactive account in review. Incumbent GSD&M will face off against Avenue A/Razorfish.
Moet Hennessy has placed its $10 million advertising account in review. Incumbent Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners will defend against undisclosed agencies.