Agency News

Customer Communications Group, a Denver-based relationship marketing company, added three new clients: General Motors, Dillard’s Department Stores and BB&T.
San Francisco-based DesignTribe has completed a Web site design project for Timber Crest Farms of Sonoma County.
Pottery Barn introduced its first catalog of children’s home furnishings and accessories with the help of San Francisco design agency Cahan & Associates, which was responsible for developing an image that would fit with the Pottery Barn brand.
Kia Motors America, the sales, marketing and service arm of Kia Motors, selected Los Angeles-based Boyd Communications to create collateral pieces to launch its year 2000 Sephia and Sportage vehicles.
Hilary Kaye Associates, a Tustin-based marketing communications firm, added Ability Magazine and its nonprofit foundation, Ability Awareness, to its client list.
Newport Beach-based Point B was selected as agency of record for strategic marketing, advertising and collateral for MedAssure, a division of Datacard Group Co.
FMJ Adcomm, Venice, added Safety 1st Medical, Laguna Niguel, to its client roster of medical and healthcare organizations.
The Gable Group, San Diego, was retained by the National Wildlife Federation to represent the organization in developing cause marketing partnerships.
The Young Co., Santa Monica, was assigned to launch The Learning Network’s Web site, offering interactive continuing education and training courses for professionals via the Internet. The program will include company identity, interactive advertising, trade-show support and public relations.
Drasnin Communications was selected by Rancho Bernardo-based Myriad Software to launch a public relations and direct mail campaign for its new software product. The Del Mar-based agency was also hired by Digital Video Clips Direct to launch a national public relations campaign and by Solano Beach-based Sunset Parking Service to launch a local public relations campaign.
Brigham Scully, Woodland Hills, will provide a full suite of integrated communications programs, including public relations and advertising materials,
for Speed to Market Engines, San Jose, which provides Internet applications focused on accelerating new-product development.
Gregory Thomas Associates, Santa Monica, designed a new corporate identity for Edmund’s Publication Corp., Los Angeles, which is now officially known
as The work represents the agency’s first online brand creation project.
Los Angeles-based Think New Ideas developed a new multimedia advertising campaign for JB Oxford & Co., a subsidiary of JB Oxford Holdings, that is designed to build consumer awareness of the company and drive traffic to its newly redesigned Web site.
Aspect Ratio, Hollywood, has formed Aspect Television, a new business. The unit will specialize in the creation and production of on-air TV promotions and audio-visual presentation materials and campaigns for network and cable TV companies.
The George P. Johnson Co., a privately held event and exhibit company, has doubled its office space and tripled its production space by moving to a new Torrance location. The move consolidates the firm’s three separate Los Angeles-area offices into a single 170,000 square foot space.
Novom Marketing, Beverly Hills, was recently named public relations counsel for the newly opened Fremont Marriott.
InterCommunicationsInc of Newport Beach was recently named agency of record for PGA West, a country club community in La Quinta.
Bozell’s Seattle office was selected by
The Governor’s Commission on Early Learning to plan and launch a public edu-
cation campaign across Washington. The effort is aimed at educating parents, parents-to-be and other caregivers on the importance of early childhood brain development.
–compiled by Christine Campbell