Bested in combat for AT&T Wireless’ $400 million creative account, Leo Burnett, Chicago, and Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, have ceded the field to a quartet of survivors.
Squaring-up for the final joust are Fallon, Minneapolis (Publicis Groupe), FCB Worldwide, New York (True North), Ogilvy & Mather, New York (WPP) and TBWA/Chiat/Day, Playa Del Rey (Omnicom).
The winner is expected to be announced in June when the AT&T offshoot will be spun-off as an independent entity. Industry insiders tip O&M as the eventual victor, given its Motorola and IBM hi-tech credentials.
News source: Advertising Age - Daily Deadline