Agency News: New England

Neva Group in Cambridge has been appointed public relations agency of record for Framingham-based Connected Corp., a provider of online data backup and recovery solutions.
Barrett Communications in Cambridge has started design and production for client Harper and Shuman’s Operating Statistics Guide.
The Fuessler Group in Boston has been selected by the following companies for marketing communications duties: Polymer Design, Rockland; Greeley and Hansen, Chicago; Primary Group, Boston; and Boylston Properties, Boston.
Gearon Hoffman in Boston has won recognition for radio work created for The Boston Beer Co. The shop’s commercial for the client’s Hardcore Hard Cider was cited as a finalist and one of the 25 best radio spots in the country at the Mercury Awards.
BBL in Acton has been awarded media buying and planning duties as well as public relations for Fairchild Semiconductor in Portland, Maine.
CM Communications in Boston has been tapped by Key Productions in Hartford, Conn., to handle public relations for the Facilities Management Exposition at the Bayside Exposition Center and for the Massachusetts Construction Exposition at Boston’s World Trade Center.
Encompass Communications, Boston, has completed corporate/brand identity and marketing communications projects for Colette Phillips Communications in Needham, Narrative Communications in Waltham, MAK Technologies in Cambridge and Eicotech Corp. in Marblehead.
Cambridge Design Group in Andover has recently completed a direct mail project for Lucent Technologies of Boxborough.
The shop also has designed a corporate capabilities brochure for Sage Research of Natick, a direct mail piece for 3Com Corp. of Framingham, two brochures for Fidelity Investments of Boston and a corporate brochure and trade show booth graphics for First Security Service Corp. of Boston.
Selbert Perkins Design Collaborative in Cambridge has added the following companies to its client roster: Berklee College of Music, Boston; UMass Medical Center, Worcester; and Keene Advertising, Boston. The agency is also continuing its relationship with clients DFS Advisors and Fidelity Investments.

College Advertising/Design in Nashua has been selected to develop a corporate identity and marketing communications program for Lancast, a Nashua-based software developer. The agency will collaborate with Roche Harkins Design in Hollis on the project.