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- ILLINOIS
Christmas USA, a retailer of holiday decorations and ornaments, chose AP Ltd. in Libertyville as site designer and interactive agency for the launch of www.christmasusa.com.
The Lake Forest Graduate School of Management named Heisler Gordon & Associates, Chicago, its new advertising and marketing partner.
Lindsay, Stone & Briggs in Chicago recently completed a campaign for Restonic Mattress Corp. Print ads use the theme, "Put your day to rest."
Business-to-business e-commerce company ViaLink tapped Brigandi & Associates in Chicago as its agency of record.
Cincinnati-based package design shop Fisher Design has opened a Chicago office to serve clients in the upper Midwest. The outpost will be led by senior account director Jeff Rosenzweig.
The Rosen Group in Chicago was awarded advertising and marketing duties for Kiddieland Amusement Park after a review.
A. Eicoff & Co. in Chicago has formed HitVision, which will focus on generating Web site traffic and sales for its clients. The division will be headed by Eicoff senior vice president Rick Sangerman.
Lipson Alport Glass & Associates in Chicago created new packaging for Gardenburger's line of veggie and soy patties, including a design for the company's new Lifeburger product.
Abelson-Taylor in Chicago was named agency of record for cancer treatment Rituxan, a monoclonal antibody co-developed by Genentech and IDEC Pharmaceuticals.
Dave Luddington, Kyle Radke and Brian Mauer have formed TransMedia Group, focusing on truckside advertising.
- INDIANA
Magnequench, a leader in neodymium magnetics innovation, selected CRE Marcom, Indianapolis, to create an integrated marketing platform for the Anderson-based international company.
- KANSAS
Essence and Latina magazines selected Associated Advertising Agency of Wichita to develop and manage Internet and direct response TV advertising. Separately, the agency won the 1999-2000 Golden Web award from the International Association of Web Masters and Designers.
- MICHIGAN
The Berline Group in Bloomfield Hills won two awards at the 25th annual Caddy awards show. The agency was recognized for a direct mail campaign for the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitor's Bureau and a television PSA for Make-A-Wish wish recipient Alexandra Graham.
BP Amoco selected Carol H. Williams Advertising in Oakland, Calif., as its African American marketing agency.
- MINNESOTA
Periscope in Minneapolis has begun working with Golf Galaxy, Edina.
- MISSOURI
Eat Advertising and Design, Kansas City, will create ID and ad materials for Michael's Grill.
The Hughes Group in St. Louis will handle public relations for Regency Ceiling Fans, a division of Tacony Corp.
Legatus Emergency Services, Dynamic Computer Solutions and the YMCA of Metropolitan St. Louis all tapped The Vindiver Group, St. Louis, for marketing and public relations services.
- NEBRASKA
Bailey Lauerman & Associates, Lincoln, added Pepsi bottler LinPepCo; aircraft service and support company Garrett Aviation; wireless communication part manufacturer Centurion International; and healthcare network Midlands Choice as clients.
- OHIO
New clients of Cleveland-based Wyse Landau Public Relations are: the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland; Omnova Solutions; Restaurant Associates; and West Coast-based restaurant chain Baja Fresh.
Bridge Integrated Communications, Cincinnati, recently unveiled GoCasual.com, an e-commerce site for casual business apparel.
- WISCONSIN
Circle Midwest, Milwaukee, was selected to design cybercard packaging for M&I Data Services, Brown Deer.
Milwaukee-based law firm Godfrey & Kahn named hometown agency Bader Rutter & Associates its agency of record.