Burger King Restaurants of Canada selected TAXI 2 to handle creative duties nationwide, following a review. TAXI Montreal will work with TAXI 2 to develop campaigns for the Quebec market. Quebec media, which was not part of the review, has been added to Initiative's English Canada assignment.
Country Inns & Suites tapped Olson to handle creative duties on its $4 million advertising account.
Newell Rubbermaid has named McCann Worldgroup Salt Lake City as global creative agency of record for its Technology Global Business Unit. The assignment spans 36 countries in North America, EMEA, and the Asia Pacific region. Work focuses on branding and business-to-business advertising, digital and marketing communications responsibilities for the company's technology brands for the office and classroom, including DYMO, endicia, CardScan and Mimio. The account is estimated at $20 million.
Ricochet Partners was named agency of record by the Jones Soda Co. for Jones GABA. The agency will be responsible for developing print, online, POS, Web and social media elements. Work is scheduled to launch in February.
The Illinois Lottery awarded Energy BBDO its $105 million general market advertising contract. Energy BBDO, along with Omnicom partners OMD and The Integer Group, will handle strategic planning, media planning and buying, creative development and production, promotion, Web development and other marketing services. The awarded contract has an initial term of two years, with two one-year renewals possible.
Totino's moved its creative advertising duties on its $20 million account from Saatchi & Saatchi to Fallon.
Publicis Groupe was awarded Carrefour's corporate and commercial advertising account.
HomeGoods, part of The TJX Companies, selected kirshenbaum bond + partners to handle strategic and creative marketing duties on its $15 million advertising account. New work is slated to launch in March. Gotham previously handled the account and Pile & Company in Boston handled the review.
Zenith Media was named media planning and buying agency of record for Jenny Craig. The account is estimated at $70 million. Carat previously handled the account.
Bonefish Grill, part of OSI Restaurant Partners, moved creative duties from Cliff Freeman and Partners to Young & Rubicam.