In addition, Jake Winebaum, chairman of Disney's Buena Vista Internet Group, has resigned to run an Internet start-up called eCompanies.
Pets.com selects TBWA/Chiat/Day as AOR
Pets.com, an Internet retailer of pet supplies, chose TBWA/Chiat/Day, San Francisco, as the first agency of record for its multimillion-dollar account. Privately held Pets.com is funded by online retailer Amazon.com and venture capital group Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. A campaign is set to launch this summer.
In other news
Chicago agency Leapnet has agreed to buy privately held Nine Dots Corp., a Tustin, Calif.-based Web shop. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Last week, Leapnet also named Breaux A. Walker, formerly director-business development and acquisitions at USWeb/CKS Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., executive partner-business development. . . . WPP Group named Internet pioneer Esther Dyson to its board as a non-executive director. Ms. Dyson, 47, is chairman of EDventure Holdings, New