Miller Brewing Co. has awarded its Foster's Lager account to Wieden + Kennedy. The agency beat out J. Walter Thompson, Chicago, and M&C Saatchi, New York.
TBWA\Chiat\Day has terminated its relationship with Kmart, a week after Kmart contacted other agencies to develop a new corporate positioning. The agency handled broadcast creative duties since 2000.
Buffets Inc. is putting its $25 million creative and media advertising account into review. AAR Partners is handling the review. BBDO Worldwide, Minneapolis, is the incumbent.
Duke's Chowderhouse Restaurants has moved all advertising, marketing and public relations functions to Carr Knowledge. The company has created a new interactive website for the restaurant chain that will serve as the hub for all traditional media campaigns.
Three agencies have advanced in the Jim Beam review. They are BBDO Worldwide and Element 79 Partners, both in Chicago; and Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis. AAR, New York, is the consultant handling the review.
AtmosphereBBDO will help America Online launch their AOL 9.0 service.
Unilever is moving its Hellmann's mayonnaise account to Ogilvy & Mather, New York.
Marshall Advertising and Design has been selected by HKS USA, Inc. (HKS) to serve as its advertising agency of record. This selection follows a two-month review that included four other agencies. Marshall will plan, manage and execute HKS’ media strategy as well as implement guerilla marketing tactics to maximize HKS’ presence in the automotive sector.
Siebel Systems is conducting a review for its $20 million advertising account. Contenders include McCann-Erickson, San Francisco; Grant, Scott & Hurley; Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners West; Godfrey Q. & Partners; and DDB Worldwide.
Fusion Idea Lab won the online corporate travel account for Expedia.com.