mering Retains Calif. State Biz

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has kept its $5-10 million account at incumbent Mering and Associates, a Sacramento, Calif., independent, the client said. Competitors for the creative and media business included Woodenship in Sacramento; Wolfe/Doyle and Think Twice, both in San Francisco; and Pierpoint-Martin in Santa Ana., Calif., all independents, the client said.