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A spokesperson confirmed that pharmacy chain CVS Health has consolidated the majority of its U.S. media buying and planning responsibilities with IPG Mediabrands network UM. The appointment concludes a review launched earlier this year as CVS Health completed its acquisition of Aetna last November. UM will be responsible for media buying and planning for the primary CVS

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IPG Mediabrands’ UM has promoted Deidre Smalls-Landau to U.S. chief marketing officer, effective immediately. She will retain her current position as global head of culture while adding oversight of UM’s strategic branding, platforms and initiatives to her remit. Since joining IPG Mediabrands in 2011 as managing director of multicultural agency Identity, Smalls-Landau says she’s been focused

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IPG Mediabrands’ UM unit this week released findings of a global study purporting to identify four cultural shifts reshaping consumer behavior in seemingly contradictory ways. On the one hand, the study identifies a pattern UM dubs as “retrograde,” noting many consumers are appropriating culture from past decades. On the other, it identified another trend dubbed “recreate,”

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IPG media agency UM won its first-ever Entertainment Lions Grand Prix win for “5B,” the documentary film celebrating the heroic nurses who established San Francisco’s first HIV ward. Commissioned by Johnson & Johnson and executive produced by UM Studios, the film received the Grand Prix for “Entertainment Lions—Non-fiction Film Over 30 Min.” It also won

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Brendan Gaul says although the Johnson & Johnson documentary ‘5B’ is based on a 35-year-old story, it is ‘more relevant’ today. IPG Mediabrands’ UM Studios takes home its first Cannes Lions Grand Prix, in Entertainment—a big win for the media agency’s content studio. The win is for “5B,” a documentary UM Studios produced for client Johnson & Johnson on the San

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UM has won Just Eat’s global media planning and buying account in 10 countries, including the online food takeaway group’s home market, the UK. The Interpublic agency, which beat Omnicom’s PHD in the competitive review, will handle media in Australia, Denmark, France, Italy, Ireland,  New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Just Eat wants to streamline and simplify its agency arrangements

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