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AirNet Systems, Columbus, Ohio, an air transporter of packages, including the majority of America's canceled bank checks, picked Clary Communications, Columbus, for a corporate identity program. Clary is AirNet's first agency; a campaign is expected to break in the first quarter of 1997.

NEC Technologies, Boxborough, Mass., has narrowed its agency search to six agencies. Competing for the estimated $15 million account are Hakuhodo, New York, which handles the account in Asia; Hampel/Stefanides, New York, the incumbent agency along with Houston Herstek Favat, Boston; Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston; Hodskins Simone & Searls, Palo Alto, Calif.; the Martin Agency, Richmond, Va.; and Rubin Postaer & Associates, Santa Monica, Calif.

The $2 million account for Franklin Sports, Stoughton, Mass., to Lane Advertising, Marblehead, Mass., from Arnold Communications, Boston. Principal Keith Lane directed creative activity when he was with Arnold three years ago.

Wolverine World Wide moved its $3 million advertising account for Hush Puppies shoes in the U.K. to Delaney Fletcher Bozell from Young & Rubicam, both London.

American Isuzu Motors Whittier, Calif.returned its estimated $3 million-to-$4 million commercial vehicle account to Lenac, Warford, Stone, Newport Beach, Calif., after two years at Poppe Tyson, Los Angeles.

Copyright December 1996, Crain Communications Inc.

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