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A Compaq Contacts 5 in $300 Mil. Review
NEW YORK–The New York offices of incumbent DDB Worldwide, FCB Worldwide, Grey Advertising, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles and Young & Rubicam have been contacted by the consultant Jones-Lundin Associates about Compaq’s $300 million global account, sources said. None of the agencies have obvious conflicts with the Houston, Texas, computer company. Grey handles Oracle, but a source said that Compaq and Oracle have had “partnerships” in the past and will announce another one soon.
A Cole Henderson Drake, Folks Part Ways
ATLANTA–Cole Henderson Drake here confirmed that it has parted ways with restaurant chain Folks, as the company focuses “on internal store and operational issues,” said agency head of planning Mike Tyre. Tyre said billings were less than $1 million. Folks marketing manager Sheri Bevil said there were no current plans for an agency search.
A 3 Shops Remain in Sports Authority Review
ATLANTA–DDB Worldwide has withdrawn from the $28 million Sports Authority creative review. WestWayne, Atlanta and Tampa, Fla.; Foote, Cone & Belding, Chicago; and McCann-Erickson, New York, remain. Presentations have been rescheduled for the week of Feb. 21.
A MGH Advertising Adds Knauss, Miss Utility
ATLANTA–MGH Advertising has added two accounts with combined billings of more than $1 million. E.W. Knauss & Son, Quakertown, Pa., is a producer of dried-beef snacks. Miss Utility, Hanover, Md., is the underground power and gas line resource authority for Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. MGH is based in Baltimore.
A Turkel Schwartz Breaks BankUnited Work
ATLANTA–Turkel Schwartz & Partners today launches a new brand awareness campaign for BankUnited. A 30-second TV spot, “Waiting Habit,” shows a bank customer who is so conditioned to wait, he just stands by when a teller becomes available. The Miami agency’s Coral Gables client has 29 offices in Florida. Print and radio support the TV work.
A ImproveNet Appoints Campbell-Ewald
CHICAGO–Campbell-Ewald Advertising has won a review for ImproveNet’s $20 million account, the client confirmed. The Warren, Mich., agency topped finalist Marc Advertising in Pittsburgh. Separately, CEA was chosen by auto supplier Lear Corp., Southfield, Mich., for its $1-5 million business-to-business account.
A Fareed Establishes Interactive Group
ATLANTA–Fareed & Company has formed an interactive department. It will be led by Jason Newman, who previously managed the interactive media department at the Virginia Pilot newspaper of Norfolk, Va., where the agency is based.
A For the Record
Will Spivey’s photograph was misidentified on page 4 [Adweek, Jan. 31]