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Diamond Technology Partners, an e-business services firm in Chicago, retained Golin/Harris International as its public relations agency of record. The assignment, including corporate and marketing communications and brand-building assignments, will be handled by the agency’s Chicago, San Francisco and New York offices.
Abelson-Taylor, Chicago, was appointed by Amgen (Europe) AG to support the launch of its new product, Novel Erythropoiesis Stimulating Protein, currently in phase three studies. The product has potential to stimulate the production of red blood cells.
Rockford-based Manifesto Advertising was selected by Freeport-based Honeywell Sensing and Control to develop a new national communications campaign.
Jordan Tamraz Caruso Advertising, Chicago, was named agency of record for Darc Corp. Chicago-based Darc is a leading provider of Oracle Applications technology solutions.
Euro RSCG Tatham, Chicago, has won the “Partnership in Prevention” award from Prevent Child Abuse–Illinois for two public service announcements focusing on the increasing number of children who are abused at the hands of live-in boyfriends.
Montgomery Zukerman Davis in Indianapolis will assist in marketing, strategic planning and Internet service development for FinishMaster’s 151 sales outlets throughout the U.S. The Indianapolis-based company is a distributor of industrial and automotive paints, coatings and related accessories.
Creative Bedding Technologies of Elgin, Ill., selected Diversified Marketing Strategies of Hammond as creative agency for its new Freedom Home Healthcare division.
Louisville-based Doe Anderson was appointed agency of record for Tradecast Ltd., a Houston-based electronic investment company.
Oakland Women’s Health of Beverly Hills selected Dennis Green Advertising of Farmington Hills as its agency for advertising, sales promotion and public relations.
Solomon Friedman Advertising added “The Three Rivers” Kentucky Fried Chicken Advertising Co-op to its growing KFC co-op roster. The Bloomfield Hills agency provides advertising and marketing programs for eight co-ops representing approximately 290 KFC restaurants.
Circus Design, Minneapolis, was recognized by the New York Festival of International Print and Radio Advertising for its packaging of “The Amazing Soybean,” an educational project. The agency was also awarded a commission from Minneapolis-based Augsburg Publishing for design development and illustration. Other new clients include RPI Maintenance, Michael Hendrickson Photography and Fourth Shift International User Group.
Compass Design of Minneapolis has created bottle packaging design for August Schell Brewing Co.’s new Fire Brick Lager and Zommerfest ale, the brewer’s first new products in three years.
The Transportation Committee of the Metropolitan Council for Minneapolis/St. Paul was awarded the 1999 AdWheel grand prize from the American Public Transit Association for commercials created by Twin Cities-based Periscope. The commercial features a motorist stuck so long in rush-hour traffic that he decides to wash his car.
BASF Corp. assigned all marketing communications for its North American agricultural products division to St. Louis-based Brighton Agency. In turn, Brighton tapped The Vandiver Group, also in St. Louis, for the public relations components of the BASF account.
The Vandiver Group, St. Louis, was selected by Environmental Systems Products of East Granby, Conn., to design and implement a public relations and advertising campaign for the Gateway Clean Air Program. The agency also joined Pinnacle Worldwide, a leading international network of independent public relations firms.
Score Interactive in St. Louis was selected by Jackson Products to develop Web sites for six of the company’s individual business units: American Allsafe Co., Service and Materials Co., Jackson Products, TMT-Pathway, Flex-O-Lite and Kedman Co.
Bernstein-Rein Advertising in Kansas City and Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics recently received a Banner Award from the Society of Healthcare Strategy and Market Development in the emerging media category, for a link to its homepage for Children’s Mercy.
Match Point Associates, a St. Louis-based executive search firm specializing in marketing communications positions, has created an online job resource at
EAT Advertising and Design in Kansas City was again selected to create the annual report for the Kansas City Area Development Council.
East of Chicago Pizza launched a new blues-themed radio campaign from Hitchcock Fleming and Associates, Akron, that will air throughout Ohio through the end of 1999.
David K. Burnap Electronic Marketing, a division of the David K. Burnap Agency in Dayton, was recently selected to develop a Web site for the Dayton International Airport.
Edward Howard & Co. in Cleveland has added nine new clients: The Hoover Co., Rubbermaid Home Products Division, Mid-West Presort Mailing, One Source Phone Guides, Riverview Center for Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Healthaven, Second & Main, Ltd., Dayton Pro-Am Cycling Series and Clark County Public Library.
Sheetz Convenience Stores in Altoona has introduced a new “Make Mine” brand platform via its advertising agency, Egan/St. James in Pittsburgh.
Colleges in Wisconsin, Illinois and New Jersey are using a series of posters from Nelson & Schmidt Marketing Communications, Milwaukee, to combat the growing problem of date rape drugs.
Advertising, Boelter & Lincoln recently received two first-place awards at the 19th Annual World Waterpark Symposium and Trade Show. The Milwaukee agency was recognized for work done for Wisconsin Dells attraction Noah’s Ark Waterpark.
Mark Radtke, director of marketing at DuFour Advertising in Sheboygan, recently accepted the agency’s annual Very Important DuFourian award.