The IPG shop takes over marketing for Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco, which had been with Venables Bell & Partners.
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The agency has dropped its American CCO and is naming 2 U.S. execs as co-chairmen for North America.
The company looks to lead a growing industry based on 'genomics,' which uses individual DNA profiles to create personalized products and experiences.
The brand had been with another Omnicom shop, Merkley+Partners, which will remain its digital agency of record.
Byron Allen's film distribution company is in expansion mode. It plans to release 17 films this year.
The creative agency and its PR sister shop Carmichael Lynch Relate have begun working together more closely across accounts.
Independent creative agency Barkley purchased XperienceLab to expand its offerings for existing clients.
John Bernbach, whose father Bill was the B in DDB, brings more than 45 years of ad industry experience to the new role.
W+K's design engineering group The Lodge will lead the meal-replacement brand's efforts to educate consumers about its products.