The move follows a review that was managed by Select Resources International, Santa Monica, Calif. In addition to the incumbent, finalists were Interpublic's Deutsch, Los Angeles; Interpublic's Mullen, Wenham, Mass., Havas' Arnold, Boston; and Omnicom Group's DDB, Chicago.
The marketer couldn't immediately be reached for comment. The agencies either couldn't be reached or declined to comment.
H&R Block has been in the news of late, though not for the typical April 15 media frenzy. It had to restate earnings for 2004 and 2005 because it made mistakes in reporting its state income tax -- not good buzz for tax preparer.