Run For The Sun

Tahiti Tourisme, formerly the Tahiti Board of Tourism, has selected five contenders to compete for its estimated $1 million account, according to sources.
The shops competing for the creative and media business are Team One Advertising, El Segundo, Calif.; Houston Helm & Co., Los Angeles; Pacific Communications Group, Torrance, Calif.; Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown, Orlando, Fla.; and incumbent The Phelps Group, Santa Monica, Calif., sources said.
The shops will make strategic presentations this month. The El Segundo-based client expects to make a decision in April, sources said.
Bob Mathes, the Boulder, Colo.-based consultant conducting the review, declined to comment.
–Teresa Buyikian