PetsMart had narrowed the review for creative portion of its account to Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide, San Francisco; Burnett sibling Publicis, Dallas; and WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson, Chicago. Media services remains at WPP's Mediaedge:cia.
PetsMart parted with its last agency of record, the independent Doner, Southfield, Mich., in 2002.
According to TNS Media Intelligence/CMR, PetsMart spent $24.6 million on advertising in 2003 and $28.5 million in 2002. For the first quarter of 2004, PetsMart spent $3.5 million.
PetsMart has more than 660 superstores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as a catalog and Web site.
Select Resources International, West Hollywood, Calif., handled the review for the retailer.