Groupon, Netflix, Sears, Draftfcb and Infogroup baffled and impressed us in 2011.
The Boston Bruins National Hockey League franchise has named Arnold Worldwide its AOR. The team, which won the Stanley Cup championship last season, previously worked with Mullen.
If an agency ever wore bad luck like a backpack, surely it's Draftfcb. What else can go wrong for this agency?
Omnicom Group's first-quarter 2011 specialty marketing services revenue increased 6.6% to $288.5 million, compared with the same quarter of last year. Overall company revenue increased 7.9%, compared with Q1 2010, to $3.15 billion.
With a European fiscal crisis threatening its main source of income, the Canary Islands tourism office asked its ad agency for something bold. The result combined the Internet, social media and old-fashioned door-to-door selling to send a traditional media and public relations campaign over the top.
Chrysler Group has hired four agencies to handle advertising for its brands. Last month, Chrysler hired Meredith Integrated Marketing to manage its CRM initiatives in the US and Canada.
Agency veteran Patrick Moorhead begins his new role as VP, director of mobile platforms at Draftfcb Chicago on December 7. Moorhead spoke with DMNews about mobile marketing's growing prominence in the marketing mix, as well as some of the difficulties marketers face integrating it with a multichannel strategy.
Internet advertising will reach $64.7 billion next year, accounting for about 15% of global measured advertising spending, according to research from GroupM, the parent company of WPP media agencies Mediaedge:cia and MindShare. Ad spending will increase in both search and mobile, and the continuing ad spending decline in traditional media will increase Web advertising's increase in share, according to the report.
Company of the week
R2C creates, produces, distributes and measures messages that inspire and compel consumers to do something with a brand to drive commercial advantage. The full-service advertising agency specializes in creative, production, media, analytics and performance.
What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.