Starbucks Contacts Shops for Regional Agency Reviews

Several agencies emerged last week as having been contacted to pitch regional marketing chores for Starbucks Coffee Co. in the Northeast and Midwest.
Mike Agate, the consultant running the reviews, declined to identify the shops. In New York, Holland Advertising, Berenter Greenhouse & Webster, DiNoto Lee and Angotti, Thomas, Hedge were contacted, said sources.
Promotion shops Robinson & Maites and Impact Marketing Group, and ad agency McConnaughy Stein Schmidt Brown, all in Chicago, were also invited. Chicago shops Arian, Lowe & Travis Advertising and Cramer-Krasselt, declined to participate, sources said.
Agency executives declined to comment. Additional regional reviews will be conducted throughout the U.S. Goodby, Silverstein & Partners is the national agency. –staff reports