NEWS IN BRIEF

SAN FRANCISCO: In two separate reviews pitched by two different account teams, online search engine GoTo.com and its recently acquired AuctionRover.com, now known as GoTo*Auctions, both selected Middleberg + Associates as their agency of record. Prior to hiring Middleberg, AuctionRover worked with Brodeur.

SAN FRANCISCO: In two separate reviews pitched by two different account teams, online search engine GoTo.com and its recently acquired AuctionRover.com, now known as GoTo*Auctions, both selected Middleberg + Associates as their agency of record. Prior to hiring Middleberg, AuctionRover worked with Brodeur.

SAN FRANCISCO: In two separate reviews pitched by two different

account teams, online search engine GoTo.com and its recently acquired

AuctionRover.com, now known as GoTo*Auctions, both selected Middleberg +

Associates as their agency of record. Prior to hiring Middleberg,

AuctionRover worked with Brodeur.





MINNEAPOLIS: Carmichael Lynch Spong has named Bill Fuesz partner and

technology practice chair. Fuesz arrives at the firm from Snow

Communications, where he served as director of branding and PR.





WASHINGTON, DC: Witeck-Combs Communications has hired Vance Jenkins,

previously director of PR at Vantage Point Management, as senior

communications strategist and Anita Jones, who formerly oversaw PR

efforts for Disney on Ice at Feld Entertainment, as communications

strategist.





LOS ANGELES: The MWW Group’s Los Angeles outpost has been tapped by

acting LA County Assessor, Rich Auerbach, to manage his special election

campaign and by mvalue.com and firstsource.com for PR and IR.

Additionally, Top Driver has hired MWW’s East Rutherford, NJ office for

corporate and e-commerce communications.





NEW YORK: Concierge.com, a Web site for upscale travelers, has named

Porter Novelli to head up its PR and branding efforts. Launched in

August 1999, the site is part of Condenet and offers travel deals,

advice, chat rooms and photos.





BROOKFIELD, WI: McGlinchey & Associates has named Laura Neuser director

of business-to-business PR. She was most recently a marketing associate

for St. Francis Hospital, Covenant Medical Group and Covenant Behavioral

Health.



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