Six agencies have emerged as contenders for the $30 million Kinko's account.
The client, which earlier this month said it will relocate its headquarters from Ventura, Calif. to Dallas, has included three Texas agencies on the list, according to sources: GSD&M, Austin; The Richards Group, Dallas; and Temerlin McClain, Irving.
Other semifinalists include D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, St. Louis; J. Walter Thompson, Chicago; and incumbent TBWA\Chiat\Day in Playa del Rey, Calif. A further cut to two or three finalists is expected this week, sources said. The client could not be reached for comment.
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