WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson; Omnicom Group's BBDO Worldwide and Cline Davis & Mann; Interpublic Group of Cos.' Gotham and Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide; and Bcom3 Group's D'Arcy, Masius Benton & Bowles, all New York, will meet with the company at its Rochester, N.Y., headquarters later this month.
Following those interviews, the six agencies will be cut to three. After visiting the agencies, two finalists will be tapped.
A final decision is expected in October. Joanne Davis Consulting is handling the review, estimated at $30 million in billings.