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Dennis Ryan leaves JWT for Omnicom’s new PepsiCo unit.

Ikea Solicits Proposals from 20
Retailer Ikea says it is looking for an agency that is “unconventional” and “cost-conscious.” In an RFP sent out last week for its $40 million account, the Plymouth Meeting, Pa., company also says it would
prefer a shop that’s close to home.

Cramer-Krasselt concludes a year-long search for a No. 2 creative with the hire of Scott Wild from TBWA\Chiat\Day. Wild, who will be the shop’s only group
creative director, has worked on campaigns for Adidas, Fox Sports and the launch of Sony’s Playstation 2.

Hyundai Motor Co.’s decision to review its $450 million media account surprised executives at the automaker’s lead U.S. agency, Bates USA West, according to sources. The search, which is taking place at Hyundai’s South Korean headquarters, may be a prelude to a creative shift.

Bozell Omaha is returning to its roots as a single, employee-owned, independent agency named Bozell & Jacobs. Executives at the shop say the buyback from IPG is
a move forward, opening up more opportunities for
new business and acquisitions.

Starcom MediaVest Group creates Relay Sports and Event Marketing through a partnership between Starcom Sports Marketing and St. Louis event shop J.C. Dolan & Associates.

Mediaweek honors standouts in the media business, from broadcast to print to planning. Bob Frank of SFM Media wins
the President’s Award for a career spent pioneering the
full-service media independent. And Media Executive of
the Year goes to Rich Hamilton, CEO of Zenith, which won 10 of 12 accounts in the last 18 months.