Edwards Design has opened in Boulder, providing graphic design services.
In San Francisco, Publicis Dialog announced its agreement in principle to acquire Purdom Public Relations.
Connect Direct of Redwood City was selected to develop print and online campaigns for Icarian in Sunnyvale. The agency was also chosen to produce direct mail campaigns for Impresse Corp. of Sunnyvale and a series of customer acquisition programs for Searchbutton.com of Mountain View.
Portland agency Bradshaw Advertising was hired to represent the Portland Volvo Dealers Association.
Roth Heating & Cooling of Canby and Newberg selected Creative Co., Salem, to develop a new logo. Creative Co. also developed new retail packaging for the Drill Doctor Model 250 Handyman, manufactured by Professional Tool Manufacturing, and designed the video packaging for Schreiner's Iris Gardens' Iris: The Rainbow Goddess.
Leopold Ketel & Partners in Portland was named public relations agency of record for Handyman Online.
Grady Britton, Portland, launched a new ad campaign for Woodburn Company Stores.
Los Angeles-based StylePR signed an agreement to represent Rugged Shark, a footwear manufacturer based in Florida.
Big Fish Marketing, Los Angeles, was appointed by The History Channel to develop and manage its "Save Our History" initiative.
The Pollack PR Marketing Group, Century City, signed new clients Canvas Specialty, MarCom Today, lassoPower.com and Ascolta Training Co.
3 Ring Circus, Hollywood, created visual branding work for the launch of Fox Entertainment-owned The Health Network.
Christie Communications in Santa Barbara signed national clients Grabber Energy Bar, Dancing Paws Pet Nutrient System and Full Spectrum Solutions.
Costa Mesa-based Bock Communications added CI Wireless as a client.
Walnut-based Magnus International Advertising was tapped to develop a multilingual e-commerce Web site for MJC Products.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian selected Willis Advertising as its lead creative agency. The Laguna Hills shop is also working with Greater Newport Physicians, a medical group affiliated with Hoag.
RiechesBaird Advertising in Irvine added The Center Club as its newest PR client.
Zero-In, Mission Viejo, was hired by Sacramento-based ORBA Financial Management Co. to develop a corporate identity program and national Agent Recruitment campaign.
Ever-Ready Oil Co., a Chevron jobber throughout New Mexico, has awarded its account to Mosaic Advertising & Marketing of Sherman Oaks.
Los Angeles-based Douglas Consulting Group was acquired by Cohn & Wolfe. The agencies will merge to form Douglas-Cohn
& Wolfe in Los Angeles.
Altrec.com selected McCann-Erickson in Seattle as its agency of record to launch a nationwide, multimillion-dollar fourth-quarter ad campaign.
--compiled by Christine Campbell