Agency News

Hammerman & Morse in Chicago added assignments from three educational institutions: Illinois College of Optometry; William Rainey Harper College; and Shimer College.
The Allison Transmission division of General Motors selected Caldwell Van Riper in Indianapolis to handle global trade media relations.
Hickman + Associates, Indianapolis, was named agency of record for Midwest Bone Analysis.
Meyocks & Priebe Advertising in West Des Moines was named agency of record for AgrEvo’s relationship marketing activities and for field sales support for its corn and soybean business.
Tobacco Free Iowa, a coalition of state health organizations, named Zimmerman, Laurent & Richardson, Des Moines, agency for a three-year statewide marketing campaign.
Redstone Communications in Omaha has been retained by Greenberg’s Jewelry to handle advertising in the Omaha and Des Moines, Iowa, markets.
Royal Marketing, Grand Rapids, was named agency for Southland Auto Wash, a three-unit chain.
Augustine Medical selected Colle & McVoy in Minneapolis to handle advertising and collateral for its Bair Hugger Total Temperature Management System, used to prevent hypothermia in patients during surgery.
Kerker Marketing Communications in Minneapolis was selected to develop advertising and collateral for the Neurostimulation Pain Therapy Business unit of Medtronic Neurological.
Risdall Linnihan Advertising, Minneapolis, was named agency of record for Birchwood Casey, a firearms manufacturer.
Jewell Baker Zander in Kansas City was awarded three assignments from Monsanto Co.: introduction of Glacier metalworking lubricant; advertising for Pharmaceutical Ingredients division; and product introductions for the Coatings Performance Materials division.
Cyberex, a manufacturer of industrial transfer switches, retained Farris & Associates, Boardman, to create advertising for a new product line.
U.S. Filter Consumer Products named Bader Rutter & Associates, Brookfield, its marketing communications agency of record.
Hearst Advertising in Milwaukee added three new clients to its roster: Samuel Music; Oak Creek Occupational Medicine; and FPC-Great Lakes.
The Sports Marketing Division of The McFarland Group in Elm Grove was named to handle marketing, public relations, and television packaging and production for the Short-Course Off-Road Drivers Association.
Meyer & Wallis in Milwaukee has been retained by SCIMED to introduce NC Big Ranger, a balloon catheter, to interventional cardiologists.