Delta Queen Names Fitzgerald, Mullen Finalists in Review

Two finalists have emerged in the review for Delta Queen’s $5-8 million account.

Vying for the business are Fitzgerald + Co. in Atlanta and Mullen in Pittsburgh.

The Miami-based riverboat cruise operator, a subsidiary of American Classic Voyages, eliminated McKinney & Silver, Raleigh, N.C.; The Zimmerman Agency, Tallahassee, Fla.; Eisner Communications, Baltimore; and Korey, Kay & Partners and Pedone & Partners, both in New York. Incumbent Peter A. Mayer Advertising in New Orleans did not defend.

“We had a ton of solicitations—I’ve never gotten so many packages,” said client vice president of marketing Scott McGinnis.

A decision is expected before Labor Day.