agency news

Quantum Leap Communications recently launched a new television campaign for
United Community Bank in Lisle tapped Meyer/Fredricks & Associates for advertising and marketing. The bank will open in September.
New on the roster of LaGrange agency Storandt Pann Margolis & Partners are: AMA Solutions in Chicago; Providence Yakima Medical Center in Yakima, Wash.; St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Covington, Ky.; Mather LifeWays in Evanston; St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.; West Suburban Health Care in Oak Park; Victory Memorial Hospital & Provena St. Therese Medical Center in Waukegan; and University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.
The Investor Relations Co. will provide investor relations, and corporate communications for ColorMax Technologies. The Northbrook agency will also provide investor relations services for HEARx Ltd.
Margaret Davidson, a senior vice president and account supervisor at Indianapolis shop Montgomery Zuckerman Davis, was awarded the Essence of Success professional award for agency management by the American Women in Radio and Television.
SoftProse tapped Erickson-McLellan in Des Moines to handle strategic branding and product marketing.
ENMR-Plateau Telecommunications and Plateu Wireless named Callahan Creek in Lawrence its agency of record. The company provides telecommunications services to 60,000 customers in eastern New Mexico and western Texas.
Taco Time International has hired PR Services in Ann Arbor to create a public relations campaign for the Mexican fast food chain, which has stores in 15 U.S. states.
Pinto, Neiswonger Public Relations in Detroit will provide communications services for Ricardo Inc., the North American subsidiary of automotive engineering service Ricardo.
Kewadin Casinos in Sault Ste. Marie tapped The Berline Group in Bloomfield Hills to handle a variety of advertising, promotional and public relations products.
Gerber Baby Care Division, Affordable Interior Systems, Motan USA, and Shape Corporation and Details all tapped Hunsberger-Stap in Grand Rapids for various design projects.
The Palladium Company named KELCOM Advertising & Marketing in Southfield its agency of record.
HealthPartners contracted Concept Group in St. Paul for advertising, collateral and interactive duties for the healthcare, insurance and HMO company’s launch.
TradeMark Communications purchased WIlliams Advertising in Eden Prairie. TradeMark specializes in advertising for the outdoor, high-tech, industrial and food services industries.
ProxyMed named Kupper Parker Communications in St. Louis its agency of record. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., company provides Internet-based doctor information and business-to-business healthcare transaction services.
EAT Advertising and Design recently completed design and production for the Kansas City Art Institute’s annual report. The Kansas City shop also developed a new identity and advertising campaign for Pachmana’s New World Cuisine in Lawrence, Kan.
Laumeier Sculpture Park hired Geile-Rexford Creative Associates to handle its public relations.
Baldor Electric Co. tapped NKH&W in Kansas City to create and execute its marketing communications programs.
Empire Comfort Systems named Adamson’s Corporate Communications Division in St. Louis its marketing communications agency.
Physicians Laboratories tapped Osborn & Barr Communications in St. Louis to handle public relations for its Revival dietary supplement.
Golf LLC and Golf Course Builders Association of America separately named Swanson Russell Associates in Lincoln marketing communications agency. The shop also was named agency for Michaels of Oregon, a maker of hunting, shooting, handgun and law enforcement accessories.
Edward Howard & Co. added 11 new clients to its roster for a range of assignments. New investor relations clients are: Borden Chemicals and Plastics Limited Partnership; Empyrean Bioscience; and Invacare Corp. New corporate communications clients are: Borden Chemicals; Ohio Dominican College; The Scotts Company; and Time Warner Cable (Western Ohio Division). New marketing clients are: ACG; Bacik, Karpinski Associates; Porter Wright Morris & Arthur’s Cleveland office, and Welty Building Company.
ManaVision recently completed a multimedia training program for NCR’s Teredata Solutions Group.
Marcus Advertising in Columbus is handling advertising for the new Spring Football League, which debuted in April. named HSR Business to Business in Cincinnati to introduce the company as a new application service provider.
Krakoff Communications in Pittsburgh has relocated to the Arrott Building at 401 W. Weed Street.
The Wisconsin Direct Marketing Association named Grant Johnson, president of Johnson Direct in Brookfield, its direct marketer of the year.
J&L Fiber Services named DBA Marketing Communications in Waukesha its agency of record.
Bergstrom Automotive, the state’s largest car dealer, hired Zizzo Group Advertising in Milwaukee for media planning and buying services.
New to Meyer & Wallis’ client roster are: Vectren, Indiana’s largest energy company; Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospitals in Milwaukee; St. Joseph’s/Candler Healthcare System in Savannah, Ga.; Ambassadair, the travel club of ATA Airlines; and the Midwest Sports Channel, based in Minneapolis. The additional clients–which will be handled out of the shop’s Milwaukee and Indianapolis offices, amount to $13.6 million in billings, according to the agency