Qwest Contacts Hispanic Agencies

DALLAS Qwest Communications has launched a review for its Hispanic advertising account, sources said.

The client has issued requests for proposals to an undisclosed number of agencies, sources said. The questionnaires are due back next week.

Del Rivero Messianu DDB in Coral Gables, Fla., has been handling work for the client since last September and is expected to participate, sources said. Neither the shop nor the Denver-based client could be reached for comment.

Billings are undisclosed. Interpublic Group’s Foote, Cone & Belding in Chicago is Qwest’s general-market agency. The client spent $50 million on advertising last year, according to TNS Media Intelligence/CMR.