Agency News

Flair Communications Agency, Chicago, was chosen to handle promotional marketing for Hiram Walker. Brand assignments include Canadian Club, Kahlua, Fris vodka, Carolans Irish Cream and Hiram Walker Liqueurs.
Grant/Jacoby, Chicago, was named agency for chemicals company Dyneon LLC, a joint venture between 3M and Hoechst AG.
The University of Illinois in Chicago Medical Center selected Keenan & Associates, Chicago, as its agency of record.
Malcom Marketing Communications Group, St. Charles, acquired Communications Concepts Unlimited, Racine, Wis.
The Great Lakes Naval Hospital hired the Interactive Orchestration division of Design Orchestration Inc., Buffalo Grove, to design its Internet site.
Quaker Oats Co. named Donnellon Public Relations, Chicago, to manage the Quaker Chewy Granola Bar brand’s national sponsorship of the American Youth Soccer Organizations.
Sullivan Higdon & Sink, Wichita, was named agency of record for Avscat, an aerospace technology, communications and information services company.
Allison-Friesen Advertising & Public Relations in Wichita was selected to handle public relations for Commerce Bank in south-central Kansas.
Hanon McKendry in Grand Rapids was selected by Howard Miller to create brand-building programs for its grandfather clock and collector cabinet product lines.
The Mu„oz Group opened its doors in Southfield. The agency, headed by Donald Mu„oz, offers strategic market planning, advertising and marketing services.
Sefton Associates in Rockford was given brand assignments from Wolverine World Wide. The projects are for the Bates uniform footwear brand.
Stone, August, Medich & Co., Troy, was named national Yellow Pages agency for Weight Watchers of Washington, D.C.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics announced it would retain incumbent Grant & Palumbo, Minneapolis, as agency for creative development. It selected Haworth Marketing & Media, Minneapolis, to handle media planning and buying.
Hallmark/Tassone, Pittsburgh, has become agency of record for four new clients: Adelphia Power Link; Sony Technology Center; Physical Rehab Centers; and the Pittsburgh division of SuperValu.
Advertising, Boelter & Lincoln, Milwaukee, was named agency of record for ExecPC, a regional Internet access provider.