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

Adweek Highlights the Major Ad Accounts in Review — Accounts in Review, Agency Search, American Family Insurance, Bbdo, Bloomin' Brands, Brown-Forman, Carat, Carmax, contenders, Creative, External View Consulting Group, Figliulo & Partners, finalists, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Grey, Hasan + Co., Jcpenney, Mccann Erickson, Media, Mercer Island Group, Nba, Ogilvy & Mather, OMD, Pitch, Review, Select Resources International, Silver + Partners, Sprint, Starcom, U.s.

Anomaly Will Create Ads for Infiniti in China Until Crispin Porter + Bogusky Opens in Shanghai — To handle a key market for its new global Infiniti business, MDC Partners' Crispin Porter + Bogusky has turned to a rival, albeit one from the same holding company. Until Crispin opens an office in Shanghai, China, Anomaly's office there will create ads for the region.

Stephen Colbert's 5 Funniest Lines as Emcee of the Ad Council Dinner — FedEx CEO Fred Smith was ostensively the main man at the Ad Council's annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday night-as winner of a public service award-but it's hard to compete with The Man Who's Succeeding David Letterman.

Droga5 Promotes Sarah Thompson and Jonny Bauer to Global Roles — Two big drivers of Droga5's business growth are rising to global roles. Sarah Thompson and Jonny Bauer, CEO and chief strategy officer of the agency's flagship New York office, will now hold those same titles globally. That said, they'll continue to be based in New York and lead that office as well.

3 Agencies Vie for CarMax's Creative Business — On again, off again Super Bowl advertiser CarMax appears to be taking the next game off as it searches for a new lead creative agency. Three agencies have reached the final round of a creative review, with pitches scheduled for later this week at CarMax's headquarters in Richmond, Va.

M&C Saatchi Take a One-Third Stake in SS+K — In taking a one-third stake in SS+K, M&C Saatchi is abandoning efforts to establish its own presence in advertising's biggest city. M&C has tried to start up in New York not once but twice. But despite several leadership changes, the shop was unable to amass a significant client base.

Johnsonville Sausage Eyes Finalists for Its Creative Account — Johnsonville Sausage is in the late stages of a creative review, with incumbent Cramer-Krasselt defending against three rivals, sources said. The brand's media spending exceeded $30 million last year, according to Kantar Media.

Adweek Highlights the Major Ad Accounts in Review — Accounts in Review, Agency Search, American Family Insurance, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Bbdo, Bloomin' Brands, Brown-Forman, Carat, Creative, Ddb, External View Consulting Group, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Grey, Jcpenney, Johnnie Walker, Leo Burnett, Mccann Erickson, Media, Mercer Island Group, New York Lottery, OMD, Review, Select Resources International, Sprint, Starcom, U.s.

Sprint Is Close to Hiring Deutsch L.A. to Create Broadcast Ads — Sprint is close to naming a new agency to create broadcast ads at a crucial time in the company's history. Deutsch L.A. is in advanced negotiations to handle the assignment, which is worth more than $20 million in annual revenue, according to sources. In media, Sprint spends about $450 million annually on broadcast ads.

Sherwin-Williams Hires Deutsch as Its Lead Agency — McKinney remains lead agency on the namesake Sherwin-Williams brand, but Deutsch will now handle the rest of the parent company's consumer brands. Deutsch's assignment encompasses the likes of Dutch Boy, Krylon, Minwax, Thompson's WaterSeal, Purdy, Dupli-Color and Pratt & Lambert, according to a company representative.
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Nov 21, 2014

Video of Stephen Colbert's opening remarks at the @AdCouncil dinner this week. @StephenAtHome

Nov 20, 2014

Stephen Colbert's 5 Funniest Lines as Emcee of the Ad Council Dinner

Nov 19, 2014

The birds with human arms in this @ASUS ad from @_SuperHeroes are oddly compelling.

Nov 19, 2014

Love the crisp, retro chic feel of this animated holiday @Tiffanyandco ad from @Ogilvy , @psyop

Nov 19, 2014

David Droga expands the roles of two key players at @droga5 New York.

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