Steve’s breakdown: To answer your questions . . . yes this is real, yes this is unnecessary and yes, that idea your brain just burped up should be submitted to the contest!
This link takes you to the contest and the deadline for submissions is May 8th.
FRANKFURT, Germany: Coinciding with its upcoming group exhibition “PEACE,” which opens on July 1, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt has launched an open call for a new peace
Steve’s breakdown: Experian, the global data company, is reviewing its advertising and media accounts, putting Bartle Bogle Hegarty London and PHD on alert. Their US offices are in Costa Mesa, CA.
LONDON, UK: Oystercatchers has been instructed to manage the pitch process and agencies have been sent a request for information.
Experian hired BBH in February last year after a four-way competitive pitch. Red Brick Road previously worked with Experian but did not repitch.
Steve’s breakdown: If you are any where near the Anheuser-Busch InBev media account, Media Link is the search consultant. The main story here is there will be more account reviews as the Bud/Miller merger/hangover sweeps the globe. Get your researchers on the case.
Side note: Miller High Life was one of the first brands I ever worked on and this merger just makes me sick. FYI!
NEW YORK, NY: Anheuser-Busch InBev has begun a global media agency review,
Steve’s breakdown: Of course “global” includes the United States which was $10 million out of that £60 million. Maxus had the business but they are no longer part of M&C Saatchi now and that maybe was the problem.
NEW YORK, NY & LONDON, UK: A bank spokesman said it “periodically” reviews all its marketing suppliers. It is three years since the last review, which was understood to have been a closed process.
ID Comms is advising Barclays on the
Steve’s breakdown: . . . but it’s a little complicated. The Nokia mobile phone brand is being run by HMD Global which is owned by Smart Connect, a private equity fund run by Jean-Francois Baril. From what we can tell, Arto Nummela is the guy to speak to about advertising. And as always, contact me for contact help.
ESPOO, Finland & LONDON, UK: Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company
Steve’s breakdown: Guinness is looking for a digital agency to take on the brand’s website maintenance and handle community management globally. Does the pitch include the United States? The article says Global so we’re going with “Global”. Contact us for more info.
LONDON, UK & NEW YORK, NY: The review does not affect community