SQUARE ONE PICKS UP TWO NEW ACCOUNTS

Indie Shop Lands Dillard's, Cargill Turkey Products

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CHICAGO (adAge.com0 -- Dillard's Department Stores, Little Rock, Ark., assigned its estimated $60 million media account to Square One's Southwest Media Group, Dallas, following a review, the agency said.

Square One bested finalists Richards Group, Dallas; Fogarty Klein Monroe, Houston; and Omnicom Group's Spot Plus, Dallas.

Dillard's handles creative in-house, and Square One will handle some creative projects.

Separately, Square One also won an estimated $5 million to $10 million branding, advertising and media assignment for Cargill Turkey Products' Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms brands.

Finalists in that review were incumbent agencies Omnicom's TBWA/Chiat/Day, New York, O'Connor Kenny Partners, Memphis, Tenn., and one other undisclosed agency, a Cargill spokesman confirmed. He said Cargill consolidated its agencies after it acquired Rocco Enterprise's turkey business in September.

The wins boost the independent agency's billings nearly 50%, to $200 million from $130 million in 2000, and gross income up 39%, to $17.6 million from $12.7 million in 2000, said Ernie Capobianco, Square One's chief operating officer.

Other clients on the agency's roster include Miller Brewing Co., Whataburger and Dr Pepper/Seven Up.

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