Agency News

Arms USA, operating out of Nevada and Australia, retained Las Vegas-based Advertising & Marketing Solutions to handle its advertising and public relations activities.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, a beauty product e-tailer, and online health company both selected San Francisco-based Fineman Associates Public Relations for Web launches and ongoing Internet branding.
Peet’s Coffee and Tea of Emeryville selected The Weber Group as its public relations agency of record.
Sacramento-based Mering & Associates was selected by the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote travel to the city.
The Oregon Health Division renewed a media and public relations contract with Lake Oswego-based Pac/West Communications for its tobacco prevention program.
Portland-based Gerber Advertising has acquired several new accounts, including Reser’s Fine Foods, Lexus of Seattle, Parr Lumber and Kuni Oldsmobile.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA selected The Rabuck Agency, Los Angeles, for dot-com marketing.
Hollywood-based Fugitive recently completed a TV spot titled “Hip Hop” for footwear company Skechers.
Hollywood agency 3 Ring Circus created visual branding work for the launch of Fox Entertainment-owned The Health Network.
Fischer & Partners, Marina del Rey, added Alere Medical to its client roster.
Legoland California selected San Diego production company Four Square Productions to create regional broadcast TV spots and employee training and recruiting videos.
In Hollywood, Complete Post launched its Studio Advertising Services division. The unit’s new business work includes a promotional campaign for Dreamworks’ The Haunting.
Triad was selected to provide First American Trust with a revised corporate brand identity. The Larkspur agency will also design graphical user interfaces for PointConnect, San Francisco.
Townsend & O’Leary in Irvine was selected as public relations counsel for Litronic, a developer of Internet security applications.
Blain/Olsen/White/Gurr, based in Salt Lake City, launched a national ad campaign for the Council on Computing Power.
Elgin DDB, Seattle, added Los Altos, Calif., client The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Bozell Worldwide in Seattle has developed a new management consulting service and has hired its first business consultant staffer.
JayRay Ads & PR in Seattle added two Seattle clients to its roster: Historic Seattle and Kueckelhan Crutcher & Co.
–compiled by Christine Campbell