NEWS IN BRIEF

SAN FRANCISCO: Cynthia Lohr, a Niehaus Ryan Wong alum who helped launch Yahoo! in 1996, has joined Alexander Ogilvy as a VP and account director. Lohr arrives at AO from start-up Alexa Internet, where she led the PR and communications team from launch in 1997 until the company’s acquisition by Amazon.com last June.

SAN FRANCISCO: Cynthia Lohr, a Niehaus Ryan Wong alum who helped launch Yahoo! in 1996, has joined Alexander Ogilvy as a VP and account director. Lohr arrives at AO from start-up Alexa Internet, where she led the PR and communications team from launch in 1997 until the company’s acquisition by Amazon.com last June.

SAN FRANCISCO: Cynthia Lohr, a Niehaus Ryan Wong alum who helped

launch Yahoo! in 1996, has joined Alexander Ogilvy as a VP and account

director. Lohr arrives at AO from start-up Alexa Internet, where she led

the PR and communications team from launch in 1997 until the company’s

acquisition by Amazon.com last June.





VALLEY PARK, OH: Shiloh Industries, a supplier of parts and materials to

the automotive industry, has handed its PR and IR accounts to Hedge &

Co. Hedge has also hired Michael Marcotte (VP of IR and senior counsel)

and Adrienne Lenhoff (senior account manager). Marcotte comes to the

agency from Franco PR, while Lenhoff arrives from Body Shop Supplies and

Equipment.





SAN FRANCISCO: Sage Systems, a recently launched networking infotech

company, has selected the Antenna Group as its first PR agency of

record. The Sage account is worth between dollars 300,000 and dollars

400,000 in annualized fee income to Antenna, a 28-person firm based in

San Francisco.





BOSTON: Angstrom Microsystems, which is introducing an eCommerce tool

for Linux, has tapped TechMarcom to help launch the company at the

upcoming Linux World Expo in New York. The account is worth dollars

10,000.





DALLAS: Dave & Buster’s, a restaurant and entertainment chain

headquartered in Texas, has handed the promotional account for its new

facility in Utica, MI to Detroit-based Franco PR.





TROY, MI: Jennifer Butcher, a former zone manager for Ford Motor

Company, has been hired as an SAE at DMB&B Public Relations.



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