Beat two finalists
Martin, part of the Interpublic Group of Cos., beat out two finalists, sibling agency Carmichael-Lynch, Minneapolis, and independent Richards Group, Dallas. The account's incumbent, independent Doner, Southfield, Mich., declined to participate in the review, which was managed by Hasan & Co., Raleigh, N.C.
Martin's work on the account will begin immediately with media planning and print creative chores.
Recently won Discover
The Richmond, Va.-based agency found out about the win Friday, just days after it was notified it won Discover Financial's $80 million account. BF Goodrich Brand Director Kaz Holley and his team showed up to surprise the agency with the news, pulling up with two BF Goodrich-sponsored race cars and some Champagne.
"I've been at The Martin Agency almost 20 years and it was one of the most special moments of my career," said Creative Director Cliff Sorah in a press release.