St. Louis Brokerage Adds Richards to Review

NEW YORK Investment brokerage Edward Jones will reconsider Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners in New York, the lone survivor of its last review, along with Euro RSCG Tatham Partners in Chicago and The Richards Group in Dallas, sources said.

In November, Edward Jones eliminated finalist The Wolf Group in New York, but stopped short of awarding Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners the business, sources said. No decision will be made until the last week in January, following another round of creative presentations next month, said consultant Randy Lindel.

The St. Louis-based client was expected to pick a shop at the end of October.

The brokerage is searching for an agency to handle consumer advertising, direct-response creative and interactive work in North America and the U.K., Lindel has said.

The client could not be reached for comment. Agency representatives declined comment.