The World: Washington Six agencies in the running for Census brief

Six agencies have progressed to the next round of the pitch for the US Census Bureau's $200 million 2010 campaign.

The agencies include Ogilvy & Mather, DraftFCB and Young & Rubicam in New York, JWT in Atlanta, Omnicom's GSD&M in Austin, Texas, and Campbell-Ewald in Warren, Michigan.

It is uncertain if a consortium of 25 agencies led by SY Coleman, of Arlington Virginia, which was to have served as sub-contractors on the business, will continue to be involved.

All six are expected to take part in oral presentations later this month prior to a final selection by the Census Bureau at the end of August. Y&R created the campaign for the last census in 2000.

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