NEW YORK ExxonMobil has awarded its estimated $30-40 million corporate advertising account to xxxx after review, sources said. The finalists, Interpublic Group's McCann Erickson in New York, sibling TM Advertising in Irving, Texas, Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett in Chicago and Havas' Euro RSCG made final presentations in January.
IPG's Foote Cone & Belding and roster shop Omnicom's DDB in New York, were cut from an earlier round in December.
The review was handled by AAR Partners in New York, which declined to comment. Sources said the client has a policy of reviewing all of its contracts every three years, and that the contest was overdue.
Agency and client officials could not immediately be reached for comment.