Gala Interactive, part of Gala Coral Group, has appointed The7stars to its &poun...

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

Gala Interactive, part of Gala Coral Group, has appointed The7stars to its £5.7 million media planning and buying account after a competitive pitch. Read more:

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has won the Open University's £10 million advertising account after a competitive pitch. Read more:

GLH, the hotel company that owns the Thistle brand, among others, has appointed Mr President as the lead strategic and creative agency for two new brands. Read more:

Go Coco, the coconut water brand owned by Freedom Brands, has appointed Brave to handle its strategic and creative activity. Read more:

Nestle's Wonka brand has named the Smith Brothers Agency (SBA) as its Digital Agency of Record for Wonka Ice Cream. Read mor:

Engine Group digital marketing agency Deep Focus, has been named digital and social media Agency of Record for three of Nestle Waters North America’s Regional Spring Water brands, including Poland Spring, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain. Read more:

Following a review, Diamond Foods selected Duncan/Channon to lead its branding, advertising strategy, creative and media efforts for Pop Secret popcorn and Diamond of California nuts. The agency will create and execute a new brand platform and national campaigns designed to support Diamond Foods' focus on building and energizing its snack food and nut brands. Campaigns, launching in early 2015, will include both traditional and non-traditional components, including social media. Diamond spent $3.2 million on measured media in 2013 and Pop-Secret spent $826,000 on measured media in 2013, according to Kantar Media.

Santy was named agency of record for two of Cypress, CA-based Real Mex Restaurants' brands: El Torito and Chevy's Fresh Mex. The incumbent was was Daloof Creative Solutions. The agency is charged with brand strategy, digital and mobile media as well as traditional print media and media planning/buying services for both brands. Santy was awarded the business after successfully launching a campaign for El Torito that began in March that included TV production, media planning/buying, market research, digital display, paid search and social media advertising.

American Family Insurance has tapped BBDO New York to handle creative and strategic duties on its account following a two-month review.
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