Doner, located in Southfield, Mich., vied for the business along with the account's incumbent, independent Tucker Hampel Stefanides & Partners, New York, now called Tucker Partnership; WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson, Detroit; and Omnicom Group's TBWA/Chiat/Day, Playa del Rey.
'Nothing to report'
Doner declined to comment. A spokesman for Quaker State said he had "nothing to report about the review at this time."
Quaker State spent $7 million in measured media through May, according to TNS Media Intelligence/CMR.
Royal Dutch/Shell Group bought Pennzoil-Quaker State in October 2002.
Consultant Roth Associates, New York, handled the review.
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Jim Arndorfer, Alice Z. Cuneo and Jean Halliday contributed to this report.