4 Emerge for Adobe

NEW YORK–Four finalists have emerged in the review for Adobe Systems’ estimated $20 million account, sources said. These agencies are Deutsch, Los Angeles, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Black Rocket and the incumbent, Young & Rubicam. The latter three are all in San Francisco.

A decision is expected in November. Adobe also invited TBWA\Chiat\Day in Playa del Rey, Calif., to pitch the business, but the agency declined owing to a potential conflict with key client, Apple.

The consultant handling the review is Select Resources in West Hollywood. Officials at the agencies either could not be reached or declined comment. Client executives also could not immediately be reached.

Adobe, based in San Jose, Calif., was founded in 1982. The company builds software solutions for publishing, including Web, video, wireless and broadband applications.