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Ikea has chosen Crispin, Porter & Bogusky/Miami as its new shop. CP&B beat out Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, S.F., and Berlin Cameron Red Cell/N.Y. for the approximately $50 million account.

Heineken has handed its estimated $70 million account to D'Arcy/N.Y., after lifting it from Lowe Lintas/N.Y. in January. D'Arcy is building a team to handle the account, hiring former Lowe creative head Lee Garfinkel and broadcast head Bob Nelson.

GSD&M, Austin, has grabbed the $20 million 7-Eleven account from incumbent The Richards Group, besting Deutsch/N.Y. and Wieden & Kennedy/N.Y.

Hyundai has placed its creative in review despite strong sales in 2001. Bates/L.A., the Korean carmaker's shop of 15 years, was asked to participate.

Travel website Orbitz has dropped TBWA/Chiat/Day/N.Y., moving part of its $13 million business to Fusion Idea Lab, Chicago.

Deutsch/N.Y. has snagged the lion's share of the $100 million MCI WorldCom branding business from longtime agency MVBMS/N. Y.

Revlon and Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners have split after less than a year. The $70 million account was picked up by Deutsch/N.Y., resulting in a 9 percent staff cut at KB&P.

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners has won the $100 million Saturn business, a blow to incumbent Publicis & Hal Riney/S.F., which was forced to lay off staff as a result.

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