Big Cat Marketing Communications in Colorado Springs was chosen by NxTrend Technology, also of Colorado Springs, to create a new corporate advertising campaign promoting the company's software products for the durable-goods wholesale distribution industry.
Boulder agency Stratecom was selected by Novea Software of Burlington, Mass., to handle its direct marketing.
The Schiller Group, Honolulu, was chosen to become a member of Worldwide Partners, the largest global network of independent marketing communications agencies.
Jan Scarborough has launched a new Las Vegas agency called The Idea Factory. Prior to opening the shop, Scarborough was vice president of marketing for The Creative Group.
San Francisco agency Broom & Broom was contracted to design a corporate identity program for San Francisco investment banking company Volpe Brown Whelan & Co.
FCB HealthCare, San Francisco, was selected to develop marketing programs for Medtronic's new drug, Activa, and for Gore's new Stenting Division and products for blood vessel repair.
Rich Distributing in Portland chose hometown agency Charleton Engel Marketing as its agency.
Portland-based Leopold Ketel & Partners and the city of Newport have renewed their contract agreements. The agency will provide ad campaigns and Web and PR services for the seaside resort community.
The Mandala Agency in Bend was selected as ad agency for outdoor equipment and clothing manufacturer Mountain Hardware, based in Berkeley, Calif.
Collins Products, a Portland-based manufacturer of wood products, selected JohnsonSheen Advertising, also of Portland, as its agency. The shop will handle all brand development for the client's TruWood product.
The Portland Metropolitan Association of Building Owners and Managers has chosen Portland agency Dodge, Schmitgall to assist in developing a marketing plan.
Brigham Scully of Woodland Hills has picked up two new accounts: Ilco Unican Electronic Access Control, based in Montreal, and Indentix BioSecurity Physical Access Control Division of Sunnyvale.
San Diego agency Third Eye was retained by the Green Cancer Center at the Scripps Center in La Jolla.
Los Angeles agency Hamon & Stern Communications acquired the account of ClubCorp Resort's Palmilla resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Class-Key Chew-Po Commercials, based in Hollywood, joined forces with Moroch & Associates, Dallas, to create a series of new TV spots for McDonald's.
--compiled by Jasmine Marshall