Fallon Exits Hunt for Staples

BOSTON Publicis Groupe’s Fallon has pulled out of the review for the broadcast creative portion of Staples’ $60 million ad account, the client confirmed.

A representative for the Framingham, Mass.-based office-supply chain did not supply a reason for the New York agency’s exit from the process. Agency officials did not return calls.

Still in the hunt are Havas’ Arnold in Boston, as well as New York shops J. Walter Thompson, a WPP Group unit, and McCann Erickson, an Interpublic Group agency. Those three are scheduled to make final presentations to the client next week. A decision is expected by month’s end.

Staples split with incumbent Martin/Williams in Minneapolis, an Omnicom Group shop, in April.

Select Resources International in Santa Monica, Calif., is overseeing the review process.

—Adweek staff report