The withdrawal leaves Havas' Arnold
Staples split in April with Omnicom Group's Martin/Williams, Minneapolis, its agency of almost two years. Martin/Williams won the Staples account in July 2002 and broke its first campaign, with the tagline "It's that easy," in early 2003. Martin/Williams had replaced Cliff Freeman & Partners.
Select Resources International, Santa Monica, Calif., is handling the review, which is expect to wrap up in late July. Grey Global Group's MediaCom, New York, retains the media portion of the account.
Staples spent $56.6 million on TV advertising last year, according to TNS Media Intelligence/CMR.