New business went on holiday in July, the slowest month this year for account moves, according to Bear Stearns' Alexia Quadrani. Interpublic scored first in July. Ranking year to date didn't shift.
Focus on: IBM CORP. (IBM)
IBM launched one of the most celebrated tech campaigns ever 25 years ago Sept. 5 with Charlie Chaplin-inspired TV spots1 to introduce the IBM Personal Computer, a product that would reshape an industry. IBM last year exited the PC business as CEO Sam Palmisano focused more on services and software, but the stock on his watch is a Big Blue bust.
Last week's score
AdMarket Sept. 1 hit its highest point since March '05 amid good news on GDP, inflation, jobs and consumer spending; 45 of 50 stocks rose.