President Trump’s $717 Billion Defense Spending Bill Withholds 50% of the Army’s Marketing Budget

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed into law a massive, $717 billion defense bill for 2019 that promised to, among other things, increase some soldiers’ salaries, repair “crumbling military buildings and other infrastructure,” build more F-35 jets…

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U.S. Army Review Delayed for Another 90 Days Following McCann Protest

The U.S. Army delayed its already contentious agency review yet again this month after incumbent McCann Worldgroup filed a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO). According to multiple parties close to the matter, this protest conc…

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Activision Consolidates $100 Million Global Media Account With OMD

About a month after retaining 72andSunny as its creative agency of record, Activision, the video game giant behinds such franchises as Call of Duty and Destiny, has consolidated its global media account with OMD without a review. OMD already handled me…

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Periscope Wins Pemco Insurance and Picks Up Work for Intuit QuickBooks and Google

Minnesota-based Periscope, one of the country’s largest independent agencies, announced the account wins of both Pemco Insurance and Intuit QuickBooks. Adweek learned from people familiar with the agency’s new business deals that it picked up some work…

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Papa John’s Turned to Omnicom’s Zimmerman to Make New Ads Starring Founder John Schnatter

Earlier this year, after Papa John’s received a wave of negative press over chairman John Schnatter’s comments regarding NFL protests and pizza sales and the brand moved to strip his image from its ads, he sought a different opinion from longtime colle…

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Magic Hat and Genesee Parent Company Names Burns Group as Agency of Record

North American Breweries, a top 10 U.S. brewing company in volume of beer produce that’s owned by Costa Rica food and beverage company Florida Ice and Farm Company, has selected brand transformation agency Burns Group as agency of record. Burns Group w…

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Magic Hat and Genesee Parent Company Names Burns Group as Agency of Record

North American Breweries, a top 10 U.S. brewing company in volume of beer produce that’s owned by Costa Rica food and beverage company Florida Ice and Farm Company, has selected brand transformation agency Burns Group as agency of record. Burns Group w…

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Embattled Papa John’s Hires Endeavor Global Marketing as Its New Agency of Record

Pizza chain Papa John’s has turned to another ad agency to help the company move through its ongoing identity crisis. The brand chose Endeavor Global Marketing, the creative division of the Endeavor “holding group” formed by Ari Emanuel’s media conglom…

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P&G Moves More Work In-House as Publicis Restructures Its Production Department

Publicis Groupe has restructured the production departments at three of its New York-based creative agencies in an effort to adjust to the needs of unspecified clients, the holding company confirmed today. According to two people with direct knowledge …

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Bayer Consolidates Global Companion Animal Business With Omnicom

German pharmaceutical behemoth Bayer has consolidated its Companion Animal global account, which includes the Seresto, Advantix, Advantage and Drontal brands, with Omnicom’s Proximity and BBDO following a review that began in April. The account will be…

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