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Kalamazoo, Mich. agency TraverRohrback is changing its name to Copper; in an expansion effort, the agency is also planning to open an Indianapolis office.

John Young, chief creative officer at Tribal DDB/New York, resigned on February 6; he says has no plans for the immediate future.

J. Walter Thompson/New York has hired Michael J. Campbell as the agency's new executive creative director. Campbell's previous position was EVP/Senior CD at BBDO/New York.

Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, Miami, won the BMW Mini pitch. The account is reported to be worth five million dollars in its first year.

Hill Holliday Connors Cosmopoulos, Boston, laid off 30 of its 500-person staff. Agency co-president June Blocklin is also leaving the agency, to join a Hill Holliday client, UPromise, Inc., a college savings network.

Atlanta shop Austin Kelley won a $6 million anti-tobacco account from the state of Georgia.

Kellogg will consolidate its assignments to Leo Burnett, Chicago; J. Walter Thompson, responsible for the recent Raisin Bran Crunch work, will no longer work for the food giant.

GSD&M, Austinhas promoted Jeremy Postaer to Senior Vice President/Group Creative Director. Postaer, who will oversee the Kohler and Land Rover accounts, spent 10 years at Goodby, Silverstein &_Partners before joining GSD&M_last June.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty, New York has hired Kevin McKoewn, former VP/CD at New York's Lowe Lintas, as executive CD.

Leo Burnett will lose president Mary Bishop on March1. Bishop, who has long been the head of the ageny's Procter & Gamble unit, is taking early retirement at age 49.

Ogilvy &_Mather, New York won the $15- 20 million Amtrak account. The account was previously at DDB/New York.

directDeutsch, the direct-marketing arm of Deutsch/LA, has named John Meyer as senior VP/creative director; Meyer will oversee the Mitsubishi and Sun America accounts.

Black Rocket, San Francisco, is now Black Rocket EuroRSCG. Havas Advertising's Euro RSCG Worldwide bought a majority stake in the hot shop, best known for its Yahoo! spots.

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