According to recent articles by The Wall Street Journal and Advertising Age, the Department of Justice has launched a probe into advertising agency practices around the production bidding process. The inquiry focuses on whether or not agencies are engaging in unfair business practices in order to award more work to their own in-house production departments – potentially violating antitrust laws which prohibit price-fixing and bid-rigging.
Choice Hotels International has selected Interpublic’s McCann Erickson in New York as its integrated agency of record and sister agency, MRM//McCann, to handle digital and customer relationship marketing responsibilities. The selection follows a competitive review [managed by agency search consultancy Bajkowski + Partners] and… read more
Three shops have advanced to the final round of the review triggered by United’s merger with Continental. Arnold, mcgarrybowen, TBWA\Chiat\Day to duel…The combined airline, which is based in Chicago, is using New York-based [agency search] consultant Bajkowski + Partners to manage the search. View on Adweek.com