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Wieden Tops Burnett for Amazon

LOS ANGELES—Amazon.com awarded its $35 million global account to Wieden + Kennedy, sources said. The review came down to Wieden and Leo Burnett, Chicago. “We have nothing to say,” said Amazon.com spokesman Bill Curry. A Wieden representative also declined comment. FCB San Francisco parted with the dot-com in December following the Seattle client’s decision to put its account in review.

DDB Picks Up Cars.com

CHICAGO—DDB Chicago won Cars.com’s $2 million account following a review. DDB bested J. Walter Thompson and FCB, both Chicago, for the Web site business that targets both consumers and car dealers. DDB, along with below-the-line unit Beyond DDB and interactive arm Tribal DDB, will work on the account. Cars.com was created by Classified Ventures, a media company owned by Gannett Co., Knight Ridder and Tribune Co., among others.

DDB Out in Energizer Consolidation

CHICAGO—Energizer consolidated its $100 million business at lead agency TBWA\Chiat\Day following a creative shoot-out with DDB Chicago, sources said. DDB was tapped last year to handle the $50 million rollout of the St. Louis-based battery-maker’s e2 battery; it also pitched ideas for the upcoming rebranding of the Energizer as Energizer Max, according to sources. TBWA\ C\D’s Playa del Rey, Calif., office will handle that effort and take over work on e2. Officials at the agencies referred calls to the client, which declined comment.

Giant Step Gets New President

CHICAGO—Bcom3 Group interactive shop Giant Step named Steve Weinswig its president. Weinswig, who was vp of client service and business development at the shop and at sister company Leo Burnett, succeeds founder Adam Henegan in the post. Henegan, who started Giant Step with his brother Eric, left the agency in January.

Nintendo Continues Game Boy Work

CHICAGO—Leo Burnett takes Nintendo’s Game Boy Advanced to an airport gate and a doctor’s waiting room in the latest spots in the company’s $75 million marketing push behind the updated model. The two ads, tagged “Life advance,” include scenes from various Nintendo games that are played through the Game Boy Advanced.

Safeway to Target Minorities in Chicago

SAN FRANCISCO—Crossover Creative Group has picked up a $10 million ad account from grocery chain Safeway targeting consumers in urban areas. The win came after a review that included four undisclosed agencies. The Oakland, Calif., shop will attempt to help the client reach minorities in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and the Bay Area. The agency is working on a project for Safeway that will likely break in early July in Chicago, Los Angeles and possibly other markets.

Fallon on the Move

CHICAGO—In late June, Fallon Minneapolis will relocate its offices to 50 South Sixth St. The new general phone number, effective June 25, will be (612) 758-2345.