Incumbent retains assignments
The incumbent, Interpublic Group of Cos.' MacLaren McCann, Toronto, declined to participate in the review. The agency retains sponsorship marketing, brand and merchandising design, and media-buying duties.
The review, handled by consultant AAR Partners, New York, is expected to wrap up in November, the spokeswoman said.
Billings were not disclosed. RBC Financial Group is a unit of the Royal Bank of Canada.