The agencies moving on are San Francisco shops WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson/Tonic and Grey Global Group's Grey Worldwide, and Omnicom Group's TBWA/Chiat/ Day, Playa del Rey, Calif.
Agencies believed to
Jere King, vice president of worldwide marketing communications for Cisco, declined to confirm the original list.
Cisco's 10-year incumbent, Interpublic's Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, San Francisco, is not participating in the review.
Ms. King said the finalists will receive a briefing for a creative assignment and that final presentations will take place in early- to mid-May, though the process could extend into June.