SIX AGENCIES CHASE GOODYEAR AD ACCOUNT

Havas, Publicis, IPG Shops Make List of Contenders

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CHICAGO (ADAge.com) -- Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has identified six agencies pitching its $66 million business.
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The agencies include Havas' Euro RSCG, New York; Publicis Groupe's Publicis Worldwide and Saatchi & Saatchi, both New York; and three Interpublic Group of Cos. agencies: Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis; Martin Agency, Richmond, Va.; and McCann Erickson, Detroit and New York.

Fourth quarter
A Goodyear spokesman said it plans to have a new agency in place in the fourth quarter.

Consultant Jones Lundin Beals, New York and Chicago, is handling the review.

The tire maker put the account into review in August, a year after consolidating ad duties with Arnold Worldwide, Boston, and media buying and planning with Havas sibling MPG, New York. MPG remains the media agency.

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