Citizen Watch Co. of America, Lynhurst, N.J., is said to be close to awarding Deutsch
, New York, its $12 million to $15 million creative account. D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, New York, was the previous agency. Lowe
& Partners/SMS and DDB
Needham Worldwide, both New York, were also contending for the business. Deutsch and Citizen could not be reached for comment at deadline.
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