Sears Holdings has selected incumbents MindShare and MEC Interaction, Carat, Horizon Media and MPG as finalists for its $780 million media account.
Chili's has parted ways with its longtime agency, GSD&M.
Volvo awarded Arnold creative chores on its $150 million account. The agency bested Fallon for the win.
Pivot Point International selected Carton Donofrio Partners to conduct brand work for its business.
Converse has split with agency Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners and placed its $20 million advertising account in review.
Element 79 was awarded creative duties on the Fritos and Tostitos brands. GSD&M previously handled the work.
PictureTrax, a subsidiary of TM Advertising, added Suzuki to its client roster.
Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos; DDB; and The Richards Group are the three remaining agencies competing for creative duties on the $90 million Toys R Us account.
Incumbent MediaCom retained Staples' $100 million media buying account. The agency bested Universal McCann and Zenith Media for the win.
DMNA was selected by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital to handle creative development as well as media planning & buying. The national effort, targeting physicians, will include print, broadcast and interactive components. Spending was not released.