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Four Advance in SuperPages Chase

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NEW YORK -- Four agencies have advanced in Verizon's SuperPages' $30-50 million review, sources said. They include Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners and Bozell, both New York, Crispin Porter & Bogusky in Miami and TBWA\Chiat\Day in Playa del Rey, Calif., according to sources.

The four contenders were briefed on strategic presentations earlier this week at the client's Dallas headquarters, sources said. Finalists will pitch the business in early May.

Among the agencies that didn't make the cut are Merkley Newman Harty & Partners and Lowe in New York, sources said.

New York consultancy Combustion, which is managing the search, did not immediately return calls.

SuperPages split with incumbent Deutsch in New York in February after the shop took on branded-services duties for MCI, a rival of SuperPages parent Verizon Communications.