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Following a comprehensive search and selection process with the counsel of Morgan Anderson Consulting, New York, N.Y., Applebee's expects to conclude its agency review by the end of the first quarter, 2012.

Applebees to Review Creative Advertising AOR Agency Account

Following a comprehensive search and selection process with the counsel of Morgan Anderson Consulting, New York, N.Y., Applebee's expects to conclude its agency review by the end of the first quarter, 2012.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® (NYSE: DIN), the world's largest casual dining chain, announced today it intends to place its national U.S. creative advertising account in review.


Applebee's spends more than $100 million annually on advertising, including national TV spots, local advertising and an ever-growing social media presence.


Following a comprehensive search and selection process with the counsel of Morgan Anderson Consulting, New York, N.Y., Applebee's expects to conclude its agency review by the end of the first quarter, 2012.


Applebee's current agency is McCann, New York, N.Y.


"Applebee's recognizes the contributions that have been made by McCann over the years and what they've helped us accomplish," said Becky Johnson, senior vice president, marketing and culinary, Applebee's Services, Inc. "We've made significant changes to our food, beverage, menu, buildings and marketing communications in the past year. Given those changes -- and the ever-shifting consumer landscap