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

Interpublic Group Reports Its Numbers for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2014

adweek.com — Interpublic Group's net income nearly doubled in the third quarter, as revenue grew by 8 percent. The holding company ended the quarter with $1.84 billion in revenue and net income of more than $89 million, up from $45 million in the same period last year. On an organic basis, revenue rose more than 6 percent.

Schafer Condon Carter Takes 15 Percent Stake in Captivate Mobile Engagement Solutions

adweek.com — In mobile marketing, some ad agencies partner with outside shops as needed while others build the discipline internally from scratch. The argument for using outsiders is that they're more leading edge and can adapt quicker to changes in technology. Well, one Chicago agency is taking the outsider approach with a twist.

Bolloré Group Makes Offer to Take Majority Control of Havas Group

adweek.com — Bolloré Group, already a dominant shareholder of Havas Group, now wants to take majority control. In a brief conference call today, Havas Group confirmed that Bolloré had made an offer that would increase its stake from 36 percent to more than 50 percent.

Intel Hires McGarrybowen as Its Lead Creative Agency

adweek.com — The New York office of Mcgarrybowen beat incumbent Venables, Bell & Partners to become the new lead agency for Intel. The technology giant spends about $85 million annually on ads. Intel launched its review during the summer, shortly after Steve Fund succeeded Deborah Conrad as chief marketing officer.

These Ads for Glass Bottles Are About as Hilarious as Ads for Glass Bottles Could Be

adweek.com — A world without glass would be pretty soulless. That's the main takeaway from these new TV ads that Doremus and sister shop DDB produced for O-I, the world's largest manufacturer of glass packaging (mostly bottles, but other packaging too). They're part of O-I's ongoing "Glass is Life" campaign, which began three years ago with a business-to-business focus but now targets consumers.

Sprint Narrows Broadcast Creative Search to Final Two Agencies

adweek.com — Two agencies have reached the final stage of Sprint's broadcast creative review. Sources identified them as Arnold in Boston and Deutsch L.A. in Marina del Rey, Calif. Each shop will meet with Sprint executives again next week, with a decision expected shortly thereafter, according to sources.

Sprint Cuts to 2 Agencies in Its Broadcast Creative Review

adweek.com — Two agencies have reached the final stage of Sprint's broadcast creative review. Sources identified them as Arnold in Boston and Deutsch L.A. in Marina del Rey, Calif. Each shop will meet with Sprint executives again next week, with a decision expected shortly thereafter, according to sources.

Wunderman New York Hires Toni Hess as Chief Creative Officer

adweek.com — Yes, there's a paucity of women in top creative roles in advertising. But that isn't what drove Wunderman's Jamie Gallo to hire Toni Hess as chief creative officer for the shop's offices in New York and Atlanta. Rather, Hess' diversity of experience, in terms of media channels, types of agencies and brands, distiguished her from the other two final candidates that Gallo considered.

Adweek Highlights the Major Ad Accounts in Review

adweek.com — Adweek Highlights the Major Ad Accounts in Review | Adweek

RightTurn.com Hires Cramer-Krassel as Lead Agency

adweek.com — Ever hear of online tire retailer RightTurn.com? No? Well, that explains why the brand is increasing its media spending and has hired a new lead agency, Cramer-Krasselt in Chicago, according to sources. Annual media spending, which in the past has been less than $1 million, is expected to rise to $25 million next year.
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Oct 22, 2014

8 yrs after @Esquiremag elicited @droga5 's Tap Project, the pub asks @BartonFGraf9000 , others to tackle adweek.it/12cC3Li mentoring

Oct 22, 2014

Love the 'that's throwing like a girl' line in @SpikeDDB 's new ad adweek.it/1w91qdm 4 @chevrolet featuring Little Leaguer Mo'ne Davis

Oct 17, 2014

@HavasGroup CEO Yannick Bolloré describes an offer to take control of the holding company adweek.it/1wQdxJ7 as 'friendly.'

Oct 16, 2014

These Ads for Glass Bottles Are About as Hilarious as Ads for Glass Bottles Could Be adweek.it/1wbbwHr

Oct 16, 2014

Final meetings in @sprint 's broadcast TV review adweek.it/1oaQxFy will take place next week.

Oct 15, 2014

It's East Coast v. West Coast now adweek.it/1oaQxFy in the big @sprint broadcast advertising review.

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