Internet networking company Cisco Systems has narrowed its agency search to three finalists. The agencies moving on are San Francisco shops WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson/Tonic and Grey Global Group's Grey Worldwide, and Omnicom Group's TBWA/Chiat/ Day, Playa del Rey, Calif.
The agencies who have also participated in the review included Havas Advertising's Arnold Worldwide, San Francisco; Omnicom's BBDO West, San Francisco, Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch, Los Angeles.
Cisco's 10-year incumbent, Interpublic's Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, San Francisco, is not participating in the review.
Jere King, vice president of worldwide marketing communications for Cisco said the finalists will receive a briefing for a creative assignment and that final presentations will take place in early- to mid-May, though the process could extend into June.