Two more ad agencies were cut from Pizza Hut's search for a new one Saturday, according to Adweek. Publicis Groupe's Saatchi & Saatchi in New York and Omnicom Group's Merkley + Partners in New York are no longer in the runnings to succeed Omnicom's BBDO, which held the Pizza Hut marketing account for 22 years.
Final presentations from the last two contenders – Richmond's The Martin Agency and New York's Gotham – will occur Dec. 4 and 5.
"Each shop will get about three hours to present to executives from Pizza Hut and parent company Yum! Brands as well as franchisee officials. A decision is expected shortly thereafter."