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Cox Communications has launched a search for an agency to handle advertising for its new business services division, Cox Work Internet, according to sources.
The Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based client has contacted several Orange County, Calif., shops for its estimated $2 million account, sources said. Those agencies include The Schraff Group, Costa Mesa; T&O/Roberts Mealer, Laguna Hills; Shafer Advertising & Public Relations, Irvine; and Lawrence & Mayo, Newport Beach, said sources.
The agencies sent strategic plans and spending proposals to the client last week. The client plans to request creative presentations from two of those shops in the coming weeks and then choose a winner, said sources.
The client did not return calls at press time. Agency executives declined to comment.
Cox launched Cox Work Internet in February. The new venture provides high-speed Internet access to small and midsized businesses.
–Teresa Buyikian