Updated: 5 Chase Pizza Hut

According to ADWeek.com, “Pizza Hut has selected five finalists to pitch its creative account and longtime incumbent BBDO is not among them, the client has confirmed.”

“Pizza Hut initially identified the contenders as Publicis Groupe’s Saatchi & Saatchi; Interpublic Group units The Martin Agency and McCann Erickson; Omnicom Group’s Merkley + Partners; and MDC Partners’ Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners. Subsequently, however, representatives from Pizza Hut and McCann Erickson said that units of McCann Worldgroup are pursuing the account, not McCann proper. The reps identified those units as William Morris Endeavor — including William Morris Endeavor Marketing — and Momentum. All are pitching from their New York offices except for The Martin Agency, which is pursuing the account from its headquarters in Richmond, Va.”