JWT Gets Western Union

CHICAGO — Western Union is expected to name J. Walter Thompson as lead advertising agency on its $25 million advertising account, sources said.

The Chicago shop teamed with Zubi Advertising of Coral Gables, Fla., for the Denver-based wire transfer service’s business in a review that included Chicago shop Leo Burnett, who aligned with Lapiz, and BBDO who teamed with Hispanic agency partner Dieste, Harmel & Partners.

The agency referred calls to the client, who did not return phone calls for comment.

Earlier incumbents Bromley Communication in San Antonio and Lowe of New York were cut from the contenders list.