The World: Boston - Timberland creative review ends Arnold link-up

Timberland, the footwear retailer, is putting its global creative account up for review after ending its three-year relationship with the Havas-owned Arnold agency in Boston.

Arnold blamed reduced marketing budgets for the split, while Timberland said it was searching for "fresh thinking".

Timberland's US adspend has dropped from $11 million in 2005 to $6.2 million in 2006, according to TNS Media Intelligence. Pam Hamlin, the Arnold president, said: "Due to declining budgets, we have decided to part ways."