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ARIZONA





Denver, Colo.-based Richmond American Homes has named E.B. Lane & Associates in Phoenix as its agency of record.





Thomas Puckett Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations in Phoenix has been chosen as the agency of record for Cactus Flower, a Phoenix-based florist.





COLORADO





Centura Health has chosen PRACO Ltd. Public Relations and Advertising Co. in Denver as its statewide agency of record.





Cactus Communications in Denver has added six new clients to its roster:





U S West Media Group, RentX, 4Health, David Jensen Associates, Crum and Forster Insurance and the American Lung Association of Colorado.





NORTHERN CALIFORNIA





Fineman Associates Public Relations in San Francisco has added two new clients: Kali's SportNaturals, marketer of Clif Bar, and Alien Sport, manufacturer of the Alien Ultimate Wedge. The Royal Thai Government and Epicurean International have assigned the company project work.





Vivus has selected Lena Chow Advertising of Palo Alto as the agency of record for one of its divisions.





The advertising and marketing





company Albert & Musgrove in Sausalito has recently changed its name to





180 Degree Communications.





OREGON





Grady Britton Advertising in Portland has added MicroClimates, a subsidiary of Portland General Co., to its client roster.





Kornblatt's Delicatessen & Bagel Bakery has named Prideaux Swearingen Advertising and Public Relations in Portland as





its agency of record. The shop has also completed a new TV, print and outdoor campaign for Wildlife Safari in Winston.





SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA





Kodiak Communications in Moorpark has been retained by Fieldline to handle





marketing communications and public relations for the company's line of hunting and fishing packs.





DavisElen in Los Angeles has picked up the estimated $1-2 million Chachis Fresh Salsa account. The Oceanside, Calif.-based client markets its salsa product in various markets across the country including California, North Carolina, Oregon as well as Buffalo, N.Y., and Cleveland, Ohio.





WPA Communications in Santa Monica, Calif., has won the estimated $1 million Bell Industries electronics and distribution account. The client is based in Brentwood, Calif.





Stagg Chili has awarded its ad business to Kalis & Savage in Pacific Palisades, Calif., for the second time. The agency previously handled the 1994 launch of the chili brand in the western U.S. N.W. Ayer's Los Angeles office then handled the account until the unit was closed last year.





Di Zinno Thompson in San Diego has created XPAN2, a company committed to developing tracking programs for high- attendance venues nationwide.





The Blaze Co. in Venice has been retained by The Webb Schools, Paramount Parks and the Las Vegas Hilton.





Spear/Hall & Associates in San Diego has been hired by Ciego & Vak, producers of cigar ashtrays, and also by land developer Steve Tokuhama.





Hansen's Beverage Co. has hired





Dab-Row Radio in Newport Beach to implement a summer radio campaign.





Hahn Communications has relocated from Lake Forest, Calif., to Newport Beach.





RiechesBaird Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations in San Diego has been hired by Boral Lifetile to provide public relations services.





Lages & Associates in Huntington Beach has been retained by Optical Laser as its public relations agency.





Meade Ullman Advertising in Sherman Oaks has been hired by the University of California at Los Angeles' athletic department for selected advertising projects.





Nelson & Gilmore in Redondo Beach has been selected as pro bono public relations counsel for Habitat for Humanity.





Morgan Marketing & Public Relations in Irvine has been retained by Disaster Medical Assistance Corp. to orchestrate a national and international public relations and marketing campaign.





The Bohle Co. in Los Angeles has signed four new Internet technology-centered businesses to its client roster: Quarterdeck Corp., Eventus Software, U & I Interactive and Lot 11 Studios.





Campbell-Ewald Advertising in Los Angeles has recently completed a





new TV and print campaign for The Farmers Insurance Group.





TimeLine Vista has selected Oddo/Coke-Kerr in San Marcos to develop a marketing communications program.





Paine & Associates in Costa Mesa has been named the public relations agency of record for Santa Ana-based GT Bicycles.





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