Digitas, Boston has been awarded the online advertising account for BestBuy.com. The agency will also handle the offlien direct marketing work.
Audi's interactive account is in review. The previous agency, MarchFirst, is no longer in business.
Ogilvy & Mather's outdoor campaign for IBM's Linux systems in Chicago was stopped when the city threatened to fine the computer maker for each of about 100 sidewalk paint ads.
Cohn & Wolfe/Chicago is closing its doors after 11 years. Executives cite the economic downturn as the primary cause behind the agency's recent difficulties.
Grey Worldwide, New York has been awarded the Aetna insurance account, estimated to be $25 to $35 million. The account was previously split between McKinney & Silver and Waylon Ad, St. Louis.
Tribal DDB, DDB Worldwide's interactive division, has opened a Milan office with 16 employees.
The O'Toole Awards for agency excellence were announced April 28. Winners were Fallon, Minneapolis in the large agency category; Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis for mid-sized shops, and Mad Dogs & Englishmen in small agencies.