FCB Wins $20 Mil. Freestyle Account

Abbott Laboratories selected IPG’s Foote Cone & Belding to handle consumer advertising for FreeStyle, a glucose monitor used by diabetics, the client confirmed. Sources said billings could top $20 million over the next year as the company rolls out a major consumer campaign. The New York shop pitched last month against WPP agencies The Quantum Group in Parsippany, N.J., and Ogilvy & Mather in New York.