Seven Advance in Blimpie Bid

ATLANTA — Seven agencies have advanced in the review for Blimpie Subs & Salads’ $10-15 million account.

The Kaplan Thaler Group, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Earle Palmer Brown, davidandgoliath, all New York, IPG shops The Martin Agency in Richmond, Va., Austin Kelley Advertising and Fitzgerald & Co., both in Atlanta will meet with the Atlanta-based client early next month. Three finalists will present creative proposals the end of February.

Hasan Ramusevic (Hasan + Co. in Raleigh, N.C.) is managing the review.