The decision was announced to the agency in New York today, one person said.
The telecom giant last week narrowed
Media review pending
A review of the company's media business is down to Publicis Groupe's Starcom, Omnicom's PHD, Havas' Media Planning Group and the incumbent, Interpublic Group of Cos.' Initiative Media.
The creative incumbent was Interpublic's Mullen, of Wenham, Mass., and Winston-Salem, N.C. Nextel was Mullen's biggest client.
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Hillary Chura and Lisa Sanders contributed to this report.