Online service provider EarthLink Network has hired consultancy Select Resources International to find an ad agency.
"We're working with them to identify an agency within California to assist them with a project," said Catherine Bension, senior partner at SRI, Los Angeles. EarthLink now handles most ad duties in-house.
SRI has invited seven California agencies to meet with executives from the Pasadena, Calif.-based company. They are: Publicis & Hal Riney and Citron Haligman Bedecarrƒ, both San Francisco; BBDO West, Mendelsohn/Zien and DDB Needham, all Los Angeles; Ground Zero, Santa Monica; and Team One Advertising, El Segundo. Finalists will be chosen this week and given a work assignment, said Bension. A decision is expected by September. --Teresa Buyikia