Tag Archives: Nick Brien

Lufthansa goes to German indie shop Kolle Rebbe – life doesn’t get any better for Nick Brien’s McCann

Interpublic CEO Michael Roth must be a rather worried man this Christmas; the holding company has hauled itself out of the knacker’s yard but two of his big agency networks, DraftFCB and McCann Erickson are not performing while the third, ...

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Is McCann gambling with $1bn plus Verizon by exiling New York boss Gruhler?

Verizon is one of Interpublic-owned McCann Erickson’s biggest accounts (in total Verizon spent about $1.9bn on media in 2010) and the departure of New York president Thom Gruler means that the three top people on the account have all recently ...

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Now $100m Applebee’s restaurants dumps McCann

Life really doesn’t get any better for Interpublic’s McCann Erickson and its bosses Nick Brien, head of McCann Worldgroup, and Linus Karlsson, chairman and CCO of both McCann New York and McCann London. Now Applebee’s Neighbourhood Grill & Bar has ...

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Another blow for McCann as $200m Exxon creative moves to BBDO

After a year-long review Interpublic’s McCann Erickson has lost its foundation account Exxon Mobil, the world’s biggest oil company, to Omnicom’s BBDO although media agency Universal McCann retains its media business. Other losers include Omnicom’s DDB which had handled the ...

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Another blow for McCann as Nescafe moves global ad account to Publicis

You can’t say it’s unexpected: Nestle recently moved its Nescafe account in the UK from McCann Erickson to Publicis and Publicis has always been Nestle’s favourite agency, not least through the close attention Publicis Groupe boss Maurice Levy has always ...

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More turbulence at McCann as US boss Robert LePlae leaves the agency

Former TBWA/Chiat Day executive Robert LePlae only joined McCann Erickson in 2009 but now he’s on his way as McCann Worldgroup boss Nick Brien’s cultural revolution at the giant Interpublic-owned agency continues. As North American president LePlae was responsible for ...

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New blow for McCann London as it loses Nescafe to Publicis

It hasn’t been particularly good year for McCann Erickson London as it’s lost phone maker HTC to Mother before it even had time to produce a campaign, Dulux, where it was minding the shop, to Bartle Bogle Hegarty and now ...

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Interpublic’s revival plan for Lowe targets biggest Aussie indie 303

Interpublic has clearly decided that its troubled Lowe & Partners is worth preserving despite all manner of ructions and disappointments – the reason is presumably Unilever which under CMO Keith Weed seems wedded to the agency – and it’s now ...

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