Ghirardelli Chocolate Looks at 6

CHICAGO Lindt & Sprungli USA’s Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. has narrowed the search in its $2 million account review to six Midwest and West Coast agencies, sources said.

Vying for the San Francisco-based account are Minneapolis shops Clarity Coverdale Fury Advertising, Kerker and Martin/Williams; Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, San Francisco; WongDoody, Seattle; and Suissa Miller, Los Angeles, sources said.

The agencies either could not be reached or declined comment. Pile and Co., the Boston consultancy conducting the review, declined to comment, and the client was unavailable.

While Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco appeared to have won the account after a review in September, sources said the deal was never finalized [Adweek, Jan. 13].