Agency News: Midwest

ILLINOIS
Popely & Co., Des Plaines, was selected by Voices for Illinois Children to develop an educational campaign for the advocacy organization.
IOWA
Erickson-McLellan in Des Moines was named communications agency for Steamatic of Central Iowa.
KENTUCKY
Hoskins Public Relations in Louisville was selected to handle international public relations for the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.
MICHIGAN
Adistra Corp., Plymouth, Mich., acquired in 1992 by Gage Marketing Group in Minneapolis, is changing its name.
Its two divisions have taken the names Gage Automotive and Gage Trade Support Services.
360 Services in Livonia has formed a new division, AVALA Marketing Group, specializing in database marketing services. A second office for the division will be opened in St. Louis.
YH Communications in Grand Haven was named agency for the Hot ‘n Now Burgers chain’s operations in Michigan, northern Indiana and eastern Wisconsin.
NEBRASKA
Swanson Russell Associates, Lincoln, was named agency for SmartWool, a marketer of athletic socks.
PENNSYLVANIA
Anthony Bucci, chairman and chief executive officer of MARC Advertising in Pittsburgh, was named Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser for 1997 by the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.
WISCONSIN
Scott Advertising, Milwaukee, was named food-service and promotions agency of record for McCain Foods.
Meyer & Wallis in Milwaukee was named agency for DuPage Care and will develop its direct mail and print advertising.
Heska Corp. named Bader Rutter & Associates, Milwaukee, agency for its animal health products, which are marketed to veterinarians nationally.