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Swanson Russell Associates, Lincoln, was named agency of record for Kolpin Manufacturing, a maker of hunting and shooting accessories.
Ira Thomas Associates, Youngstown, has been appointed advertising and public relations agency of record for MRI Cooperative, a provider of magnetic resonance imaging technology. Additionally, the agency has been selected by The Lyden Co., to handle advertising and public relations assignments.
Amcast Industrial Corp., a manufacturer of metal products, has named Triangle Advertising, Springboro, to handle several communications projects, including the company’s annual report. The agency also has added BASS Inc., a manufacturer of bar-code scanning hardware.
Pepper & Associates, Overland Park, has been named agency by the six-store Blimpie of Kansas City co-op. The agency will handle media placement and promotions. Other new clients include Leaps & Bounds, for which it will handle the Midwest; Digi Postal Corp.; and Kansas Communications, an interconnect phone company.
ATAPCO Office Product Group’s Commercial Division appointed Hughes Advertising, St. Louis, agency of record, handling advertising, packaging, promotions, strategic planning, public relations and media placement.
SMY Media, Chicago, has added two clients: Coleman Co., the outdoor products marketer, for which it will handle media planning and buying; and The California Kiwifruit Commission, for which it will do planning and buying.
Chicago Brewing Co. has selected JSL Advertising, Evanston, agency for its line of beers, including Legacy Lager, and for the introduction of Big Shoulders Pilsner.
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