Discover Financial Services has placed creative duties on its $80 million account in review. The agency parted ways with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners last year. Foote Cone & Belding Worldwide, Young & Rubicam, Cramer-Krasselt, Campbell Mithun, The Martin Agency, and Rubin Postaer & Associates are competing for the account.
EarthLink has placed its advertising account, estimated between $50 and $60 million, in review. Gotham, Lowe Worldwide, J. Walter Thompson, Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB Worldwide and Merkley + Partners are vying for the account.
Cabot, the stainmaker, has placed its $3 million advertising account in review.
Panasonic has placed its $60 million advertising account in review. Grey Worldwide previously handled the work. Arnold Worldwide; Modernista!; Bartle Bogle Hegarty; Merkley + Partners; Berlin Cameron United; and Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners are competing for the work.
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.
Empower MediaMarketing, Cincinnati, has been awarded media planning and buying duties for restaurant chain Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. Spending is estimated at $2 million.
The Gate Worldwide has been named agency of record for Premiere Magazine. Spending was not released.
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.
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.
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.