The Internet networking company is looking for a new agency to handle its multimillion-dollar global account.
Omnicom's Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, received a request but will not participate in the review. Neither will Interpublic's Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide, San Francisco, which cited its Avaya account as a conflict.
Jere King, vice president of worldwide marketing communications for Cisco, declined to confirm which agencies had received proposal letters. Ms. King said the process is a "closed review" and that agencies will continue to be added or subtracted from the list depending on their responses to the letter.
Ten-year agency incumbent, Interpublic's Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, San Francisco, will not participate in the review.