Aussie Beer Review on Ice

CHICAGO Miller Brewing Co. is not expected to make a decision on which agency will handle its $15 million Foster’s Lager account any time soon, a company representative said.

“We don’t have a time line set yet for final presentations,” the representative said. Final pitches were slated to begin this week. No explanation for the delay was given.

Vying for the business are incumbent J. Walter Thompson, Chicago; M&C Saatchi, New York; and Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, Ore.

The review comes just months after JWT was forced to defend its $50 million Miller Genuine Draft account, which ended up split between JWT and Miller Lite agency Ogilvy & Mather.