Verizon Wireless Cancels Review

Verizon Wireless Northwest has canceled the review for its $40 million advertising account, stranding at the church house door incumbent Campbell Mithun, Minneapolis and finalists Barkley Evergreen & Partners, Kansas City and GMO/Hill, Holliday, San Francisco.

Ken Bowes, a partner in Atlanta-based Wanamaker Associates the search consultants on the account, said “consolidations within the Verizon structure have changed the geography for the client, taking away the need for an ad agency relationship.”