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In this ever-expanding brand marketing ecosystem, the challenge for advertisers to effectively reach their targeted audience calls for an audacious media plan. Sometimes it’s a simple execution with a powerful message, and then there’s a need for an off-the-wall, completely bonkers campaign to cut through the clutter. This year’s crop of Media Plan of the

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Mortgage lender Quicken Loans has selected IPG Mediabrands‘ UM to handle media following a lengthy competitive review dating back to January of this year. UM is in the process of opening a permanent office in downtown Detroit to serve Quicken Loans, which is headquartered there. “We went through a very intentionally long process to make sure we found

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Interactive television ads are increasingly providing meaningful engagement for both brands and viewers. “It’s that direct access and ability to understand something in the moment that I think is really interesting,” says Jon Stimmel, Chief Investment Officer at global media and advertising agency UM. What needs more refinement is marketers’ understanding of specific households for audience

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Columbia Sportswear, the family-owned outerwear company, has hired McCann Worldgroup as its global agency of record for marketing services on the Columbia brand following a competitive review. The Portland, Oregon-based company will work with a team of agencies including 215 McCann for brand and creative, UM for media and analytics and Weber Shandwick for public relations. McCann’s assignment is

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It was a tremendous showing for UM at Cannes in 2018, as the agency collected 20 Lions (8 Gold, 7 Silver, 5 Bronze) in addition to another 26 shortlisted campaigns! Tourism Australia’s “Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home” was UM’s big winner at the show, collecting eight Lions across five different categories. UM also

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Fresh from landing the country’s biggest media-buying account, UM chief executive Fiona Johnston has started overhauling her agency’s culture, banning PowerPoint and long meetings. The problem with PowerPoint and lengthy slide presentations is that they are symptomatic of wider challenges in the media agency world, explains Johnston, as the transparency debate, ­fuelled by headline-grabbing ­contributions

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For UM Canada president Shelley Smit, the day-to-day focus at the Interpublic Group agency is about raising the bar for themselves and the industry: Better science. Better art. Better talent. Better training. And better outcomes for clients. It’s an approach that has not only translated into a rash of new business wins, including GoodLife Fitness,

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UM Australia has confirmed its appointment by the federal government as its master media agency, following B&T’s story yesterday. The appointment follows an exhaustive five-month statutory review period and will be for an ongoing period of three years, with a potential extension for a further three years. UM has extensive experience with the government’s media, having handled

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