• McCann Gets Another Extension On Its U.S. Army Contract
    In July McCann's bid for a renewal of its U.S. Army contract was eliminated from contention. But the shop filed a formal protest, and on Monday, the Army extended the agency's current contract for roughly another year as its protest winds its way through the bureaucratic process.
  • Arnold Gave A Cluck, And Won The Boston Brandathon
    Havas Group agency Arnold won this year's Boston Brandathon, a 72-hour branding competition organized by the Ad Club of Boston that pairs startups with creative agencies in the Boston area.
  • New Agency Survey Shows Growing Pessimism About Adland's H2 Growth Prospects
    It's not the just the big guns in the agency business (WPP, Havas et al.) that are worried about their business outlook for the rest of the year (and possibly beyond).
  • Former AAF President Howard Bell Has Died At 91
    Bell served as the founding president of what is considered the modern AAF, from 1967 until 1991. He is also credited with developing the practice of advertising self-regulation, widely recognized in the industry today, for his central role in the creation of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (then called the National Advertising Review Council).
  • Adland Growth Comes To A Grinding Halt
    With the major Adland holding companies now all reporting first-half results, Pivotal Research senior analyst Brian Wieser has calculated that combined, the firms' second-quarter performance was even worse than the first quarter from an organic revenue standpoint in the U.S. / North America region.
  • Carlsberg Founder Ponders The Uncertainty Of Existence During 'Ted Talk'
    Yeah, he's been dead for 130 years, but made a special effort to get to Copenhagen to make the presentation. He was as surprised as anyone to be invited, but doesn't like to disappoint.
  • I'm Not Too 'Busy' To Write About This New Canada Dry Campaign
    Canada Dry is out with its new "Busy is a 4 Letter Word" campaign. Interestingly, Huffington Post had a story last year with the same title that addressed similar themes. Coincidence? Oh, I don't know, I'm too busy -- you figure it out.
  • Las Vegas Agency R&R Partners Lays Off 5% Of Its Staff
    The firm is perhaps best known for the "What Happens Here, Stays Here" tourism campaign for Las Vegas.
  • Droga5 Scores ESPN Account
    The agency has some big shoes to fill. Wieden + Kennedy and ESPN had a 25-year relationship that ended late last year.
  • Barkley Launches New Health & Finance Group By Onboarding Another KC Agency
    Healthcare specialist Meers Advertising is becoming part of Barkley to help activate the new practice. Sam Meers will lead the new effort as EVP, Barkley Health & Finance.
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