Agency News

Trippe Marketing & Communications has relocated to Silverthorne from San Francisco.
Triad completed corporate collateral materials for CBS MarketWatch in San Francisco. The Larkspur firm also completed a redesigned statement for Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America’s Private Bank division.
Michael Osborne Design, San Francisco, created the new corporate identity for Asera.
Ryan Advertising of Portland has been purchased from its founders by longtime partners Constance Southwick, Tamera Minnick, Michael Arthur and Bob Ryan.
Cole & Weber, Portland, developed in-store promotions, direct marketing and sales support for the Nike Inner Actives line of performance bras and underwear.
Darius Whitten has opened WhittenDesign, a creative advertising design studio in Bend.
Newly created FBC/Creative Works, Irvine, added new clients Kingmax Micro Technology, Irvine, and DPD, Anaheim.
San Diego-based Ultrafem has retained Drasnin Communications. The Del Mar agency was also retained by Canedy & Canedy and founder Mitch Thrower, and was selected by 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to launch a nationwide public relations campaign.
Hilary Kaye Associates, Tustin, added Knoxville, Tenn.-based Photogen Technologies to its client roster.
Szenderski Rohani Worldwide, Irvine, merged with OLE! (Organizacion Logistica Espanola) in Spain.
Golin/Harris in Los Angeles was retained by Dole Food Co. (for next year’s launch of Dole Fruit Bowls), Preview Travel, BAX Global, Amdahl Technology Group, MusicMatch and Pinnacle Systems. The public relations company will also handle projects for and Mead Johnson Nutritionals.
Laguna Beach agency Fuse was selected for projects by Hewlett-Packard, Columbia Tri-Star Interactive, Experian and Ruby’s Restaurant Group.
Piazzo, Irvine, has set up an e-commerce Web site to help the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation sell its 1999 holiday greeting cards and merchandise.
525 Studios, Santa Monica, was called upon by Bob Industries to complete effects for Ikea’s new TV spots created by ad agency Deutsch, New York.
John Robert Powers, New York, hired Hunter Barth, Costa Mesa, for new marketing efforts.
Metafuse, Laguna Hills, has developed a new Internet service for advertising and public relations agencies called “Interfile.”
Training Centers of Southern California has called upon Public Communications/West, Ontario, for a new branding and marketing communications program.
–compiled by Christine Campbell