Kurtzman Slavin Communications in Northfield was named agency of record for Cyburbia, a consulting firm that creates “hometown homepages” on the Internet for communities. The agency will provide advertising, public relations, strategic planning and brand identity development.
Ultimo Enterprises selected Kobs Gregory Passavant, Chicago, to handle direct marketing promotions for its Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander, Sonia Rykiel and Ultimo apparel stores in Chicago.

Villing & Co. in Mishawaka was selected as agency of record for Deaconess
Associations of Cincinnati and will develop a multimedia campaign for Deaconess Hospital.

Brogan & Partners in Detroit will develop a TV and transit campaign for Cape Health Plan, a new health maintenance organization in Michigan.
Creative House Advertising in Farmington Hills was selected as agency of record for Robotron Corp., a global induction heating supplier.
Stap & Co., Kalamazoo, was named agency of record for COM Inc., a data acquisition technology company.

Creative Communications Consultants in Minneapolis has added three new clients: Torit Products, a manufacturer
of dust, fume and mist collectors for factory applications; Fargo Electronics, a manufacturer of card printers for security and access control; and Despatch Industries, a designer of ovens for electronics, pharmaceuticals and metals applications.
Dillon Advertising and Public Relations has been hired to handle advertising, public relations and Internet site production for DESQ, a direct-sales office furnishings company.
Bolin Marketing & Advertising in Minneapolis has been assigned advertising and brand-identity responsibilities for Faribault Woolen Mills, a marketer of blankets through its own and others’ retail outlets.
SurModics, a provider of surface modification solutions for the medical device industry, selected Padilla Speer Beardsley in Minneapolis to handle its public relations.

The state of Missouri awarded The Vandiver Group in St. Louis a contract with the Department of Agriculture’s AgriMissouri Promotional Program. The agency will create programs to increase consumer awareness of foods and other products from Missouri.
Principals Candy Caciolo and Sharon Hayes have opened Mosaic Marketing, a marketing and promotions agency, in St. Louis. Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Enterprises are its initial clients.

Mark Freeman Associates in Cleveland was selected to handle work for health insurance company Medical Mutual’s sales and customer relations division. Billings are estimated at $2 million.
Zero Base Advertising in Columbus was named agency of record for the Cameron Mitchel Restaurants group in central Ohio.
AlliedSignal Truck Brake Systems named The Urda Co., Akron, its agency of record.

Elisco Advertising in Pittsburgh was named agency of record for Action Products, a Hagerstown, Md., manufacturer of products for medical and military markets.

Image Makers Advertising in Waukesha was named agency of record for Lighting Gallery of Pewaukee, a lighting fixtures retailer.