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Amazon has consolidated its global media planning and buying business with IPG Mediabrands network following a review that began in July. The agency will be in charge of promoting Amazon’s e-commerce hub, assorted tech products and Prime subscription service globally. Mediabrands will create a dedicated team to service the account. Amazon spent more than US$950 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2016, according to Kantar Media. Analysts estimate the company’s annual global budget exceeds US$1 billion.
Global independent biotechnology firm Amgen has launched its first full media review in more than 14 years. Ark Advisors will handle the process.The Brand is said to be seeking a single media agency to handle planning and buying duties for all of its brands in the U.S.MEC has handled the consumer side of the business since 2003, when Amgen concluded its last review, and Omnicom’s SSCG Media promotes the company’s products to healthcare professionals.Amgen spent US$202 million on U.S. marketing in 2016 and US$121 million during the first half of 2017, according to Kantar Media.
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Uber is both looking for a global creative agency and reviewing its media, four months following the appointment of Bozoma Saint John as the brands Chief Brand Officer.The creative review is for Uber's global work and will not affect Deutsch's North American account, Ad Age reports. Uber is also switching its media agency partnerships, but it was not immediately clear if the discussions regard the brand's U.S. or global media business.Uber has recently worked with Interpublic Group of Cos.' Initiative for some of its media markets including North America. Uber has also recently worked with Dentsu Aegis Network-owned Fetch Media.Uber spent around US$72 million in measured media in the U.S. in 2016, according to Kantar Media. See also.
- Speedway Gas/Convenience Store
Young & Laramore has been appointed AOR for Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Speedway chain of Gas and convenience stores after a formal review, Mediapost has reported. Y&L and its media division, EchoPoint Media, will be responsible for brand strategy and positioning, creative, digital, social media, media planning and buying, as well as in-store communications and packaging design.
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