Agency News

The Nerland Agency in Anchorage has recently picked up two new accounts: the McDonald’s Cook-Inlet Co-op and MACtel.
Innovative Communication, a Scottsdale-based marketing and ad agency, has added three new clients: Health Care Dimensions, Bayer West and Parke-Davis.
SMC Falcone in Denver has been named agency of record for CeraMed Dental Products.
Shugart Matson in San Ramon has been tapped by Siemens Oncology Care Systems Group in Concord to produce marketing materials for the group’s line of oncology products and services.
The Central Oregon Visitors Association has tapped Bend-based Ralston Group to develop a winter direct mail campaign.
Bend-based The Mandala Agency has picked up two new clients: financial software designer Blue Chip Development Co. and Klamath First Federal.
Cheryl Hirsch Communications in Encino has been retained by Digital Armor and Wabash Valley Farms.
Napa Auto Parts has retained Gavin & Gavin Advertising in San Diego as its local ad agency.
The Los Angeles Zoo has selected RLR/Jarrin Advertising & Marketing in Pasadena to serve as its agency.
Hilary Kaye Associates in Newport Beach has added Catalina Cruises and Laserscope to its client list.
Haynes Group in Newport Beach has been selected by ChannelActive to handle its advertising and design.
The Newport Beach International Film Festival has selected the Costa Mesa office of Bozell Sawyer Miller Group to handle its public relations and sponsorship development and event consulting.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services recently awarded Rogers & Associates a one-year, $200,000 contract to develop and implement its tobacco education media campaign.
Higher Octave Music has retained the Los Angeles office of Kratz & Co. to handle its public relations.
Glorietta Bay Inn, previously known as Spreckels Mansion on Coronado Island, has retained The Flowers Group to handle its advertising and public relations.
The Bohle Co. in Los Angeles has picked up four new public relations accounts: SyQuest Technology, Epoch Internet, E-On and Health Care Credit.
The management team of Vista Metropolitan Outdoor Media, with operations in Los Angeles and New York, recently purchased that company.
The Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau has renewed its contract with KOLI Communications in Los Angeles. KOLI also has picked up public relations duties for the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission for a one-year term.
RNF Media in Beverly Hills has been awarded a contract to place approximately $500,000 in spot television advertising for the Fastframe retail chain.
ReZ.n8 Productions in Los Angeles has designed the graphics for the Fox Broadcasting Co.’s new fall on-air image campaign.