Boeing to Visit Six

CHICAGO–Six semi-finalists in the competition for Boeing’s $70 million business will get visits next week from client executives, sources said.

The review follows the client’s decision to move its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago. Boeing wanted a hometown shop and enlisted most of the city’s major agencies. Represented in the review are the Chicago office of incumbent Foote, Cone & Belding, whose Seattle office previously handled the account; BBDO; Leo Burnett; DDB; Ogilvy & Mather and J. Walter Thompson, all Chicago, according to sources.

Cut were Publicis in Mid America, Campbell Mithun (which took over the Chicago office of Bozell), and Young & Rubicam, sources said.

A cut to three finalists will follow with a decision expected Oct. 9. The review is being handled by Bob Wolf Partners in Los Angeles.