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Phelps Group, a $29 million shop, bought Cohen/Johnson. Both are based in Los Angeles. Howie Cohen will become chief creative officer; Mark Johnson will be VP-strategic marketing, new positions at Phelps.

Dexter Shoe Co., West Newton, Mass., has placed its account, estimated at under $5 million, in review. Pagano Schenck & Kay, Boston, is the incumbent.

Grignon to exec VP-director of media and new technologies, Bates North America, New York, a new position, from media director-marketing communications, AT&T Corp., Basking Ridge, N.J.

Edison International decided to stay with Grey Advertising, Los Angeles, agency of 30 years on the $15 million to $20 million account, following a pitch against Dailey & Associates and DavisElen, both Los Angeles, and Team One, El Segundo, Calif.

Copyright October 1997, Crain Communications Inc.

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