Midwest Shops Among 6 in Semis For HomeRuns.com

Two Midwest shops are among a half-dozen semifinalists in the running for HomeRuns.com’s $10 million advertising account, the consultant on the search said.
In the running are Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis; Campbell-Ewald, Warren, Mich.; Deutsch Boston; Gotham and Grey Advertising, both in New York; and McKinney & Silver, Raleigh, N.C., according to Skip Pile, president of Pile and Co., a Boston consulting firm.
A cut to finalists is expected before the end of the month, with a decision due in July.
The client, a grocery home delivery service in Somerville, Mass., had been working with creative boutique Connelly & Partners, Boston, and buying service PGR Media, Providence, R.I.
–David Gianatasi