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Senior editor, AdweekMedia in NY. Former columnist/feature writer/news reporter for Gannett Newspapers in White Plains, NY.

As Firestorm Grows Around Media Kickbacks, the Industry Launches a New Task Force — It has been called (by 4A's President Nancy Hill, specifically) the ad industry's "elephant in the room." The issue? Allegations of media agencies pocketing discounts on volume media buys and not sharing the "kickbacks" with clients. Well, now the elephant is finally getting the scrutiny many feel it deserves.

Accounts in Review: Coca-Cola Reviews Its U.S. Media Business — Accounts in Review, Agency Search, Arnold, Coca-Cola, contenders, Coty, Creative, Elevate, FCB, finalists, global media, Hershey, Initiative, Jwt, Kmart, L'Oréal, Lowe, MDC, MEC, Media, Metlife, Mindshare, Norwegian Cruise Line, Ogilvy & Mather, OMD, Phd, Pile + Co., Pitch, Publicis, R/GA, Review, Royal Caribbean, Sc Johnson, Scotts Miracle-gro, Search, Sears, Select Resources International, Starcom, UM, Unilever, Visa, Vitro

Interpublic Group Reports First Quarter 2015 Results — Revenue grew overall and organically at Interpublic Group in the first quarter of 2015, but the company still recorded a net loss. The loss totaled $1.8 million, but that's a vast improvement from the same quarter last year, when the net loss was $20.9 million.

Wells Fargo Launches New Ad Campaign From BBDO — With the launch of a new campaign from BBDO, Wells Fargo is leaning into the advertising-and societal-trend of embracing same-sex couples. A year after Droga5 featured a male couple with a baby in an ad for Honey Maid, the second largest U.S.

New ANA Survey Reveals Disharmony Among Marketers and Agencies — A new Association of National Advertisers survey of marketers and agencies reveals (perhaps not too surprisingly) little harmony and much discord.

Only Roster Shops Will Get a Crack at Coke's U.S. Media Account — Like the media reviews of SC Johnson and Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola's U.S. contest is a roster-shops-only affair. Incumbent Starcom is competing against three agencies that handle Coke business overseas: MediaCom, Carat and UM, according to sources. MediaCom, for example, works for the company in Mexico and the U.K. Coke's U.S.

The Boys Club of Chief Creative Officers Finally Gets Some Female Faces — After years of withering criticism about the dearth of women leading creative departments, the industry finally seems to be listening. Five women have been named to creative chief positions-at Young & Rubicam, Wieden + Kennedy, Ogilvy & Mather and Wunderman-in the past six months, with Y&R, for example, recruiting Leslie Sims from McCann Erickson to become chief creative officer in New York and promoting Pam Mufson to co-executive creative director in Chicago.

The 5 Best Moments From This Year's AAF Hall of Fame Dinner — The annual American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame dinner this year was as earnest as it was funny, as inductees spoke as passionately about their families as their peers. In all, eight people and one corporation (PepsiCo) were honored at the event, which took place Monday night at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

Net Income Grows 2 Percent at Omnicom Group in the First Quarter of 2014 — Omnicom Group eked out a net income gain of 2 percent in the first quarter, despite a revenue decline. Quarterly revenue totaled $3.46 billion, down 1 percent from $3.5 billion in the same period last year. On a regional basis, the U.S.

STX Entertainment Hires Horizon Media — Media spending behind STX Entertainment-Horizon Media's newest account-is likely to be relatively modest this year, as the new movie studio plans to release just two films in 2015. The slate comprises The Gift, coming out in July, and Secret in Their Eyes, in October.
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Apr 24, 2015

@4As & @ANAMarketers start task force to examine talk of media agencies profiting from volume media buys

Apr 23, 2015

New @ANAmarketers survey reveals big chasms between agencies and marketers.

Apr 22, 2015

Like @WellsFargo and SC Johnson, @CocaCola is only considering roster shops in its U.S. media review.

Apr 22, 2015

Love it when something mundane, like a billboard or this Tokyo airport comes to life via a colorful idea.

Apr 21, 2015

@MartinAgency 's video for John Adams at the AFF Hall of Fame ceremony likens him to America's second president.

Apr 21, 2015

The best lines from @TBWA 's Lee Clow , @MartinAgency 's John Adams and @SpikeLee at the @AAFNational 's Hall of Fame

Apr 20, 2015

@McCann_WW 's Death by Chocolate (with the Dumb Ways to Die character) is my favorite ad agency flavor of ice cream.

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