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Burger King Consolidates at IPG

NEW YORK—Burger King will consolidate the bulk of its estimated $300 million North American advertising and marketing account at Interpublic Group by giving additional assignments to Media First International and Deutsch/LA in Marina del Rey, Calif., the client confirmed. The shift had been expected [Adweek Online, July 12]. Deutsch will add field marketing duties in the U.S. and in English-speaking markets in Canada, assignments currently handled by Bcom3’s D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles. D’Arcy sister agency MediaVest will relinquish North America media buying to Media First.

Horizon Wins Jack in the Box Media

LOS ANGELES—Jack in the Box restaurants awarded its $80 million media planning and buying account to Horizon Media, Los Angeles, the San Diego-based client confirmed. The incumbent was Carat in Los Angeles. “We felt that Horizon would be a better match for Jack in the Box, given our growing spot advertising needs,” said client rep Brian Luscomb. Sources said the client also spoke with Palisades Media Group in Santa Monica, Calif., and other undisclosed agencies. Secret Weapon Marketing in Santa Monica remains the creative agency for Jack in the Box.

2 West Coast Shops Get Emmy Nominations

NEW YORK—Outstanding commercial nominations for the 54th Annual Emmy Awards went out last week, and spots from two West Coast agencies are in the running. Nominations went to “Move,” for Nike from Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, Ore.; “Nail Gun,” for Fox Sports from TBWA\Chiat\Day, San Francisco; “Amnesia,” for Computer Associates Bright Star from Young & Rubicam, New York; “Broadway Tribute,” for Visa from BBDO, New York; “First Words,” for Disney from Leo Burnett, Chicago; and “Out of Towner,” for Anheuser-Busch from DDB,Chicago. The commercial Emmy will be awarded at the Creative Arts Awards ceremony on Sept. 14. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gave one more nomination than usual this year, after two spots tied for fifth place.

FCB’s Sheehan Joins JWT

CHICAGO—John Sheehan has joined J. Walter Thompson here as a management director on the Miller Brewing business. He most recently was at Foote, Cone & Belding in San Francisco, where he oversaw Coors Brewing’s Zima business and worked on the strategy that led to Zima’s current “Go with plan Z” campaign as well as its predecessor, “Clearly refreshing.” He also worked on the Major League Baseball and Fox NFL Sunday pre-game assignments.

Ad-Lib Fights Homelessness in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO—Ad-Lib Creative here has launched a campaign for the Hotel Council of San Francisco advocating change to San Francisco’s policies toward the homeless. The ads, breaking now, ask citizens to contact local politicians to help improve street conditions. The campaign features print ads of well-dressed people holding cardboard signs. One reads, “I want to know why homelessness is still a problem after we spent $200 million last year.” Ads point to a Web site, wewantchange.com.