5 Shops to pitch alltel this week

Alltel hears presentations this week from five agencies vying for its $70 million creative account, sources said. They are incumbent The Martin Agency in Richmond, Va.; sibling IPG shop Campbell-Ewald in Warren, Mich.; independent The Richards Group in Dallas; and Omnicom’s Martin/Williams in Minneapolis and DDB in Chicago, according to sources. A decision is due next week.