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Patrón Picks Mullen As A New Creative Lead Agency — Patrón has found a new lead creative agency. Mullen has landed the assignment after a review in which Goodby, Silverstein & Partners was the other finalist, according to sources.

WPP Reports Q3 Revenue Growth of 3% — London-based WPP Group, battling strong foreign exchange headwinds, reported revenue growth of 3.1 percent in the third quarter. Meanwhile, like-for-like growth, which removes the impact of currency swings, jumped 7.6 percent. WPP said net sales growth dropped 1 percent, with like-for-like growth up 3 percent.

State Street Global Advisors Names McCann Erickson, New York, New Creative Agency — McCann Erickson continued its new-business streak with the agency's New York office appointment as the new creative lead for State Street Global Advisors.

OppenheimerFunds Is Expected to Hire MRM as Its New Lead Agency — A funny thing happened on the way to final presentations in OppenheimerFunds' creative review: the pitches were called off, according to sources. Why? Because three weeks ago Oppenheimer executives saw something they liked in one of the contenders, MRM, and wanted to hire the agency straight-away, sources said.

Outback Steakhouse Parent Bloomin' Brands Launches Media Review — Bloomin' Brands, the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, is reviewing its media planning and buying business. The assignment also includes other casual-dining brands in the Bloomin' portfolio, including Bonefish Grill, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Roy's.

Life After the Infamous ‘Saatchi 17’ Walkout — Specs Who Joanne McKinney (l.), chief strategy officer; Michael Burns, managing partner; Ann Morton, COO; and Jim Wilday, partner What Advertising agency Where New York After spending a quarter of a century at Saatchi & Saatchi, Mike Burns took his extensive experience on global accounts, especially General Mills, and walked out the door

Infiniti hires Crispin Porter + Bogusky as Its New Lead Global Agency — Infiniti, in a long-running review that lived up to its name, has selected Crispin Porter + Bogusky to lead its global creative efforts, according to sources. Crispin, a unit of MDC Partners, succeeds Omnicom Group's TBWA, which had handled the business since 1998. Crispin referred calls to Infiniti, which had no immediate comment.

Goodby Silverstein & Partners NY Wins The New York Post After A Review — In a nice symmetry with its San Francisco parent, Goodby Silverstein & Partners' Manhattan office has landed The New York Post as one of its first clients, reminiscent of the West Coast agency starting out with the San Francisco Examiner in the late 1980s.

Patrón Eyes Mullen and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in Ad Agency Search — Patrón is down to final meetings this week in its search for a new lead agency, having culled its list of contenders to Mullen and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, according to sources. The winner will replace incumbent Cramer-Krasselt, which did not defend.

Publicis Groupe Blames Weak Third Quarter on Omnicom Merger Distractions — Publicis Groupe had another weak earnings period in the third quarter, as chief Maurice Lévy alluded to the company's failed $35 billion merger with Omnicom and admitted "management was too focused on other plans and not enough on the short-term performance and growth."
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Oct 31, 2014

#ADWEEK Patrón picks a new agency for creative and media after selecting two finalists.

Oct 31, 2014

#ADWEEK 20 years before it was cool to cast gay couples, Ikea made this pioneering ad. #PatrickONeill

Oct 31, 2014

#ADWEEK The top ten Halloween candy brands on Twitter. Marketers, you need to use hashtag #Halloween in Tweets.

Oct 31, 2014

#ADWEEK @UpperEastRob scores interview w/ 9Lives' Morris, original celebricat. Talks endorsements, naps, Grumpy Cat.

Oct 31, 2014

#ADWEEK Strong pound hurt WPP Group's reported results but holding company beat other competitors' organic growth.

Oct 30, 2014

#ADWEEK OppenheimerFunds' agency search takes an unusual Marketer calls off pitch to focus on a single finalist.

Oct 27, 2014

#ADWEEK Portrait: Life after the 'Saatchi 17' walkout. Here's the agency Mike Burns has been building. #BurnsGroup

Oct 27, 2014

#ADWEEK CMO at parent of Outback Steakhouse begins to make his mark, launches $150 million media agency review.

Oct 27, 2014

#ADWEEK In a long-running review that lived up to its name, Infiniti finally selects ad #CrispinPorterBogusky

Oct 27, 2014

RT @tlcomm: Agency on the rise! Life After the Infamous ‘Saatchi 17’ Walkout @BurnsGroupNYC @NoreenOLeary

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