AdFarm announces the acquisition of the consulting division of Issues Ink, Winnipeg, MB, which focuses on providing agribusiness insights to strengthen business and marketing performance.
Robynne Anderson, the current Pres of Issues Ink will join AdFarm's consulting practice, as will three other Issues Ink staff members, Heidi Dancho, Kelly Green and Lindy Norris.
Rob Hannam, the GM of AdFarm's consulting division, is leading the team from the Guelph, ON, office.
Anderson, said Issues Ink will be focused on growing its publishing division. Issues Ink publishing employees, and offices will remain in place.
"With the growth in the agriculture sector, we feel the time is right to divide our operations into two streams," says Anderson.
Anderson will continue to operate the publishing company as well as provide assistance to the consulting business.
Brighton Agency, Inc., moves its offices to 231 South Bemiston, Suite 1000, Clayton, MO 63105,
314/726-0700, Fax: 314/721-8517
For more information, visit www.brightonusa.com.
Swanson Russell Associates (SRA) announces the addition of Judy Pickens as Media Planner and Jill Kreikemeier as Acc't Coordinator in its Omaha office.
Pickens will work on a wide array of accounts utilizing her business-to-business and national consumer media planning and buying expertise.
ICL Performance Products LP, Creve Coeur, MO, names Osborn & Barr Communications (O&B) its agency of record.
Lisa Harris is named Acc't Lead and Nicole Traycoff is named PR lead.
Cathy Erickson joins the agency as Managing Dir of its Des Moines office.
Prior to joining O&B, Erickson served as Dir of Mktg and events at Clear Channel Radio in Iowa.
The Hondo Group, Ft. Worth, TX, announces the opening of an office in Darlington, WI. The Midwest office will focus on agriculture and dairy clients.
Kim Jones has been named VP over the new Midwest branch. She has been with Charleston|Orwig, Bader Rutter and Miller Meester.
Cecile Bigony joins the agency as Media Planner/Buyer.
She has more than 15 years of experience in media planning, buying and strategy with several local companies.
Interlinked Media, names the agency to position the company's brand domestically and manage their national public relations efforts.
Gibbs & Soell Public Relations (G&S) promotes Ann Camden and Kerry Henderson to Sr VPs.
Camden and Henderson collectively have more than 23 years of G&S experience. Both have led account teams serving a variety of industries ranging from agribusiness and life sciences to technology and consumer/industrial products and services. Key responsibilities include strategic counsel, planning and execution of all aspects of client marketing communications programs.
Charleston | Orwig, Inc. promotesLaura Henke to Dir of Media Services.
Her new responsibilities include administrative input and overseeing media for all cliental.
Prior to Charleston | Orwig, Henke was with Sargent & Potratz and its successor, Morgan & Myers Communications.
Colle+McVoy, Inc. names Alicia Patrick as Sr Interactive Strategist. Previously, Patrick was with Target Corporation and has worked for Capsule, Hanley Wood, and Larsen Design + Interactive.
Brian Sandom joins the agency as Sr Interactive Strategist from Target.
Amy Funk joins the agency as an Interactive Strategist. Funk was previously with MetLife, Bremer Financial and Thomson West.
David Denham is named Dir of Strategic Initiatives. Denham will help drive business development efforts for the agency, provide leadership for go-to-market strategies and consult on brand positioning.
Previously, Denham was with Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve, where he was a Principal and Acc't Dir.
Erin Jarolimek and Carina Emil join AdFarm's, Fargo, ND, office as Acc't Execs.
Prior to joining AdFarm, Jarolimek was Mktg Comms Dir for Progressive Ag.
Emil joins AdFarm from Amity Technology, LLC, where she served as Mktg Comms and Brand Mgr. She has also been with Microsoft and CaseIH Concord precision seeding equipment.