CAREERBUILDER TAPS CRAMER-KRASSELT

Online Job Board Prepares for Chicago Move

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- CareerBuilder has hired Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago, to handle its advertising, a spokesman for the online recruiting company said.

Independent Cramer-Krasselt beat out MARC USA, Chicago, Bernstein-Rein and Barkely Evergreen & Partners, both Kansas City, Mo., in the final round of pitches.

Hasan & Co., Raleigh, N.C.,

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was the consultant on the review, which began with 22 agencies; four competed in the final round.

CareerBuilder spokesman Barry Lawrence said the breadth of the work and media invovled has not been determined. Spending is expected to be around $7 million.

Interpublic Group of Cos.' Martin Agency was the incumbent. Martin declined to participate in the new review.

CareerBuilder is moving its headquarters from Reston, Va., to Chicago and sought a Midwest agency. The online job board and recruit service (www.careerbuilder.com) is jointly owned by publishers Tribune Co. and Knight Ridder.

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