Ammirati Puris Lintas, Chicago, acquired integrated marketing company Columbian Advertising. Columbian will remain a stand-alone unit, reporting to Ammirati Chicago President-CEO Brad Brinegar. In a related move, Ammirati hired Peter Steinhauser for the new post of exec VP-director of integrated marketing services. Mr. Steinhauser was previously senior VP-managing partner at Leo Burnett
Co.'s direct marketing group.
Copyright January 1999, Crain Communications Inc.