Presentations will be in early February with a decision on the winner of the new estimated $40-million account due by the end of February.
The other semifinalists were: Citron Haligman Bedecarre, San Francisco; Dimassimo, New York, Richards Group, Dallas and WondDoody, Los Angeles.
The retro-looking, new Mini goes on sale in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2002. It was last sold in the States in 1967.
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