Beth Heitzma


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Ohio Thinks Globally, But Taps Local Backer Office

Brand Marketing

DUBLIN, OHIO – Looking to promote the state globally, the Ohio Department of Development last week hired BSB/Leff & Squicciarini Advertising and Public Relations here to handle the $4.4 million [...]

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Ameritech Fills Its Lineup With DDB Needham Assignment

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CHICAGO – With DDB Needham Chicago’s win last week of Ameritech’s small -business services division, the telecommunications giant appears to have stabilized its agency roster for the time being.The win, [...]

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Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and FCB Developing Branding Program for State’s Cheese

Brand Marketing

MADISON, WIS. – The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is in the early stages of developing an ambitious branding program aimed at distinguishing major marketers’ Wisconsin-produced cheese from cheeses produced elsewhere.Longtime [...]

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Visions of Sugarplums: Musicland Dreams of a Top-Flight Agency For a Modest Holiday Creative Assignment

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MINNEAPOLIS – Judging by the agencies invited to pitch a creative assignment from Musicland Corp. here, one would guess the billings must be substantial or that the entire ad account [...]

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MELANIE ALBERT

Brand Marketing

MELANIE ALBERT director of advertising, Riders Apparel Co.Client: Lee Apparel Co.Agency: Fallon McElligott’93 Estimated Billings: $10 millionIncrease over ’92: 100%Client Since: July 1992Major Achievements: split brand equity into two separate [...]

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AMERITECH REVIEWS SMALL-BIZ ACCOUNT

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Ameritech’s quest to link with new advertising partners has extended to include a review for its small business services division, worth an estimated $20 million, now handled by Lintas:Campbell-Ewald’s offices [...]

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Minn. Blue Cross Backs Reforms

Brand Marketing

MINNEAPOLIS – Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota launched an aggressive two-pronged advertising campaign last week that separates the company from many of its insurance company bretheren: It supports healthcare reform.In [...]

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Twin Cities Media Refusal of Mayoral Ads Called ‘Ugly Precedent’ for the Future

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MINNEAPOLIS/St. PAUL – Six radio stations and one TV station here have refused to run advertising for mayoral candidates in races here, testing the public-interest statutes and raising protests from [...]

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New Brands, New Company: Minnetonka May Seek Agency

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – With a long-term licensing agreement for two Colgate-Palmolive toiletries brands in hand, Minnetonka Brands Inc. based here officially went into business this month and already is [...]

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Fallon Gets Integrated Marketing Religion

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MINNEAPOLIS – Pat Fallon, who for many years scoffed at other agencies’ integrated marketing divisions, has become a convert.Fallon McElligott last week added its second president this year, naming former [...]

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Midwest Agencies See Healthcare Boom

Brand Marketing

CHICAGO – Healthcare advertising agencies that fail to embrace change and reinvent themselves may go the way of the current healthcare system itself, which President Bill Clinton last week pledged [...]

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Staffing Status: Employment News Not All Bad

Brand Marketing

The Chicago ad agency employment base is eroding as fast as the Lake Michigan shoreline after a stormy summer. But in Minneapolis and Detroit, despite similar economic circumstances, agencies have [...]

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Case Foley Sackett Nabs Blue Cross Biz

Brand Marketing

MINNEAPOLIS – Case Foley Sackett clinched a sudden-death round in the review for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota last week to land its sixth new account this year. And [...]

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DMB&B St. Louis, Chicago To Join in Alliance — Offices to Share Creative, Media, Research and Account Expertise

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CHICAGO – D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles is forging an alliance between its St. Louis and Chicago offices, and its first task may be to help save the cornerstone milk [...]

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Pat Fallon Wants His Agency Back; Deal With WPP Could Come Soon

Brand Marketing

MINNEAPOLIS – Fallon McElligott’s buyback from WPP Group PLC is moving closer to fruition.FM chairman and co-founder Pat Fallon last week said he has set a ‘game plan’ for the [...]