Barker/DZP was named global agency of record for Swedish luxury bed maker, Hästens Sängar AB. The global budget is $10 million.
Mitsubishi Motors North America placed creative and digital chores from its $190 million U.S. advertising account in review. BBDO West currently handles creative and will not defend. Organic handles interactive work.
Following a review, investment management firm Brinker Capital named Stein Rogan + Partners its interactive agency charged with redeveloping its Web site.
Arnold, Euro RSCG, Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, DraftFCB, McCann Erickson, Deutsch and BBDO are the seven agencies vying for Carnival Cruise Lines' U.S. marketing services account.
The Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance named Kelliher Samets Volk Boston as its first agency of record. Billings were not disclosed.
Pep Boys awarded Zimmerman Advertising its estimated $85 million marketing account.
Ruth's Chris Steak House tapped Merkley + Partners to handle creative duties on its $5 million advertising account.
Modernista, Cramer-Krasselt, GSD&M Idea City, Cutwater and McKinney are the five agencies competing for L.L. Bean's $30 million advertising account.
Wachovia placed its $145 million media and creative account in review. Carat currently handles the media account and Mullen handles creative chores.
Heavenly Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe tapped McGarrah/Jessee to handle its U.S. branding efforts. The agency will handle TV, radio, print and direct mail advertising, along with media buying and planning duties.