Virtual Ink Sinks Wickersham Bid, Mulls Final Trio

Virtual Ink last week named three finalists in the review for its $5-8 million ad account.
The Boston-based maker of communications products for the “electronic whiteboard” industry advanced Hampel/Stefanides in New York and Martin/Williams and Carmichael Lynch, both in Minneapolis, to the final round.
Wickersham Hunt Schwantner, Boston, and Angotti Thomas Hedge, New York, did not advance. Gotham, New York, withdrew from contention two weeks ago [Adweek, Sept. 20].
Pile and Co., the consulting firm in Boston, is overseeing the search. A final decision is expected next month.
The client is looking for a shop to promote Mimio, a product that allows whiteboards and personal computers to share information.
–David Gianatasio