Oldsmobile kills agency branding review

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General Motors Corp.'s Oldsmobile late this afternoon abruptly called off its review for a major divisional branding assignment. The review had pitted incumbent Leo Burnett USA, Chicago, against McCann-Erickson Worldwide, Troy, Mich., and Olds' African-American agency, E. Morris Communications, Chicago. The decision came three days after GM announced it was scrapping the Olds division over the next three years. Burnett will keep the account.

Copyright December 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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