In a surprise shift, Domino's Pizza consolidated its approximately $100 million account with J. Walter Thompson/N.Y. , severing ties with Deutsch/N.Y. and Michigan's Don Coleman. Creative will be split between JWT's New York and Detroit offices.
DDB/L.A. won the four-year, $100 million California Lottery contract. Grey/L.A. lodged a fomal complaint with the state, protesting the participation of two Omnicom shops, DDB and TBWA, in the review.
California's Siltanen/Keehn won the estimated $150 million Gateway account, after five months of project work.
Sara Lee consolidated its $30 million account with Publicis/Mid America (Dallas), bypassing FCB/Chicago, which had handled the account since 1996.
Avrett Free & Ginsberg in New York won the $30 million Zenith Electronics account, besting Hill, Holliday and J. Walter Thompson, both New York.
TGI Fridays chose McCann- Erickson/N.Y. over Deutsch and TBWA/Chiat/Day, both L.A., for its approximately $50 million account.
Deutsch/N.Y. won the approximately $25 million Westin and Sheraton hotel accounts, formerly with DDB/N.Y.
Carmichael Lynch/Minneapolis won the Creative Excellence in Business Advertising (CEBA) award for its "Best Brand" campaign. Trademark logos for Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Altoids were recast with the word "Advertising" to convince retailers of the importance of branding.