Agency Declines Comment on Split

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NEW YORK ( -- Interpublic Group of Cos.' Bozell, New York, has resigned its Excedrin account, the agency's president, Tom Bernardin, said today.

Mr. Bernardin would not comment on the reasons for the split or the brands handled by the agency at the relationship's end.

$47 million spent in 2001
Bristol-Myers Squibb, maker of Excedrin, spent $47 million in measured media on 12 Excedrin brands in 2001, according to Taylor Nelson Sofres' CMR. The marketer put most of its ad dollars against Excedrin Extra Strength Geltabs ($17.5 million) and Excedrin Migraine Pain Geltabs ($12.8 million).

Calls to New York-based Bristol-Myers Squibb were not returned at press time.