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American Express has concluded a global media review officially launched in May, choosing IPG’s Universal McCann (UM) as its new media agency of record. The network will handle all planning and buying work while partnering with AmEx creative shops to promote the financial brand’s “Powerful Backing” brand platform around the world. MediaLink managed the review. All competing agencies were

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UM captured four wins and three finalists at this year’s OMMA Mediapost Awards, withe Tourism Australia’s Dundee: The Son Of A Legend Returns Home continuing it’s winning streak on the 2018 awards circuit. Dundee: The Son Of A Legend Returns Home from UM New York was responsible for all four of UM’s wins on the evening, earning

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JP Aguirre Executive VP, managing director and global managing partner, UM At 39, JP Aguirre is one of the youngest global managing partners at the IPG Mediabrands agency UM and the first Latino member of UM’s global leadership team. Under his co-leadership, the San Francisco office of UM has won accounts including Columbia Sportswear, Fitbit,

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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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