Kragie/Newell Executive Forms New Media Agency

Former Kragie/Newell media director Patti Harrison has started a new enterprise, Harrison Media, in St. Clair Shores, Mich.
Harrison, an 18-year veteran of the ad business, was slated to lose her job at Kragie/Newell following the agency’s decision to close its Troy, Mich., office, effective April 1. The Des Moines, Iowa-based shop lost its General Motors Chevrolet dealer business due to a marketing reorganization at the automaker announced last month.
Maryann Ripullo, formerly a media rep at a TV station in Grand Rapids, Mich., joins Harrison at the new office. The agency already has two accounts, SelectCare and St. John Health System. Creative for both companies is handled by Duffy Petrosky & Co., Southfield, Mich.
–Tanya Gazdik