MediaCom is the new North American planning and buying agency for BRP, the Quebec-based manufacturer of recreational products. The WPP shop was awarded the business after a review which also included the incumbent, Geometry, another WPP agency, sources said. Other agencies participating in the review included OMD, Carat and Cossette.
The Richards Group is back at home with the PulteGroup after the Dallas-based independent agency was selected as the creative lead for Pulte's portfolio of homes designed for people ages 55 and over. The PulteGroup became one of the nation's largest home builders, as measured by revenue, after its $3.1 billion merger with rival Centex Homes in 2009.
TracFone, which is launching a more aggressive push into the U.S. mobile market, has picked Havas Media Group as agency of record to help build the profile of the prepaid service provider, sources said. The Miami-based company awarded its media planning and buying business to Havas after a review that came down to finalists like incumbent Mediavest, Horizon and UM.
Chris Macdonald has been promoted to president of McCann North America, reflecting his role in the agency's recent wave of new business wins since the Brit moved to the U.S. as president of its flagship office in 2013.
Even Samsung's top marketing executives like Younghee Lee admit it wasn't long ago that consumers thought of the company as "boring and monotonous," a geeked-out marketer working with a little-known ad agency affiliate in an electronics world transformed by sexy brands like Apple.
In its much-awaited transparency report the Association of National Advertisers reveals troubling specifics to bolster its accusations of the "pervasive" use of kickbacks and rebates in an ad industry where "senior executives across the agency ecosystem were aware of, and mandated, some nontransparent business practices." The 58
Kelly Johnson has been promoted to president at twofifteenmccann, San Francisco, a new role at the McCann Worldgroup agency following a recent surge in new business. Johnson has been managing director at twofifteenmccann since she joined the unit three years ago.
Some of the country's most iconic nonprofits have struggled to raise money in the past few years while a new breed of philanthropic organization is thriving thanks in large part to its appeal to millennial donors.
Jennifer Marszalek is the new chief talent officer for Havas Worldwide Chicago, joining the agency from GrubHub where she ran human resources at the mobile and online food delivery service. The network's Chicago office has been on a new-business run recently, adding accounts like Moen, Ragu and Bertolli.
MediaCom named Jon Gittings chief strategy officer for the Americas, a new role at the WPP media network. The promotion reflects Gittings' efforts in MediaCom's recent new business sweep, contributions that also helped earn him recognition as an Adweek Media All-Star earlier this month.
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