McCann-Erickson/A&L will phase out the "A&L'' in its name over a six-month period, said Barrie Hedge, chairman of the San Francisco shop. The "A&L'' referred to Anderson & Lembke, which McCann-Erickson Worldwide merged into its own San Francisco office more than a year ago. Mr. Hedge confirmed that the shift to McCann-Erickson was disseminated internally to employees about a month ago. The agency counts Microsoft Corp. as one of its primary clients.
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