The California Department of Tourism, Sacramento, to Mering & Associates, Sacramento, after a review that included DavisElen Advertising and Grey Advertising, both Los Angeles. Spending is estimated at $2.5 million in each of the next three years, with another $3 million per year possible if the state Legislature approves.
The Massachusetts Office of Business Development to Skinner-James, Watertown, Mass., from Houston Herstek Favat, Boston, following a review. Spending is estimated between $500,000 and $2 million per year...Swiss Army Brands, Shelton, Conn., picked as finalists in its $5 million consolidation review Mullen Advertising, Wenham, Mass.; Mad Dogs and Englishmen, New York; and Lyons Marketing Communications, Wilmington, Del. Incumbents Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston, and Weiss Whitten Stagliano & Partners, New York, did not participate.
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