NEWS BRIEFS

SANTA CLARA, CA: Good Technology has hired Kelli Tejada as the mobile technology firm's first director of corporate communications. Tejada was previously a VP with Text 100. She has also held positions with Applied Communications, Crosspoint Venture Partners, USWeb, Veritas, and Novell. Full story at prweek.com.

SANTA CLARA, CA: Good Technology has hired Kelli Tejada as the mobile technology firm's first director of corporate communications. Tejada was previously a VP with Text 100. She has also held positions with Applied Communications, Crosspoint Venture Partners, USWeb, Veritas, and Novell. Full story at prweek.com.

DOVER, NJ: Casio has named HWH PR as its US agency of record, overseeing PR for the company's numerous consumer electronics, including digital cameras, watches, and projectors. HWH will focus on building the Casio brand, as well as differentiating Casio from the competition in competitive markets, such as digital photography.

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, and LONDON: Cossette Communication Group has acquired The Band & Brown Group, a leading PR firm based in London. Cossette clients in North America include Coca-Cola Ltd., General Motors of Canada, The Home Depot, Nike Canada, and McDonald's Restaurants of Canada.

DENVER: Founder Gerry Freeman has sold his stake in his agency, Freeman Wall Aiello, to his partners, James Wall and Tracy Aiello. The Colorado-based firm employs five PR professionals and generates about $1 million in annual revenue. The firm's name will not change.

SARASOTA, FL: Clarke Advertising and Public Relations said it will expand into the Denver market, allowing the firm to better service its Colorado-based clients, including BonaKemi USA, as well as Clarke's other non-Florida clients, including Ohio-based Rubbermaid and Minneapolis-based Cargill.

CAMBRIDGE, MA: Feinstein Kean Healthcare has opened a new office in Princeton, NJ, to service its major pharmaceutical clients including Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novartis, and Pfizer. The office will be led by SVPs Beth Kramli, who joins Feinstein from parent company Ogilvy PR, and Michael Lampe, who has served on the leadership team in FKH's Cambridge headquarters.

WASHINGTON, DC: The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has hired Anne Sittmann as director of PR in its DC office. Formerly director of public affairs for the Property Casualty Association of America, Sittman will report to AICPA's VP of communications in New York. In 1995 she served as a press advance coordinator for the Bob Dole for President Campaign.

BOSTON: Glen Hartman has joined the Horn Group's Boston office as managing director. Hartman was COO of Ksciences, an IT research, consulting, and system integration firm. Hartman has also held positions with Identify Software and Giga Information Group.

LONDON: Mike Jefferies has joined Ketchum's UK operation in London as director of business development. He formerly served as director of business development at the Wolff-Olins brand consultancy in Europe.

SAN DIEGO: Novatel Wireless has chosen Lewis PR to drive its media relations campaigns in the US and Europe. Novatel develops wireless broadband access technology.


CYPRESS, CA: Bandai America has selected Kohnke Communications to oversee PR strategies and press outreach for the company's upcoming video game "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex." Bandai America produces some of the most popular children's toys, including Power Rangers and Hello Kitty.

NEW YORK: VNR provider West Glen Communications has hired Ed Lamoureaux as SVP of sales and marketing. Lamoureaux, who was most recently with The Newsmarket, has also held key executive management roles at VMS, Bacon's Information of New York, Medialink Worldwide, and USWeb/CKS. The Newsmarket has replaced Lamoureaux with Rob Garrigan as SVP of sales for the US. Garrigan was most recently SVP and regional director of sales at Thomson Financial Services.

BERKELEY, CA: Clark Miller has joined Nolo Press as a publicist, overseeing all publicity and media relations for the publisher of self-help legal books. Miller has previously worked for nonprofit health care organizations, including Blue Shield of California and the Pacific Business Group on Health.

ROCKLIN, CA: National Shopping Service, which provides mystery-shopping services, has selected Brodeur Worldwide as its agency of record. Mystery shoppers pose as ordinary customers who visit or call businesses, and provide detailed evaluations of their experience, which help companies improve business performance.

SACRAMENTO, CA: David Takashima has joined Kahl Pownall as a lobbyist and will provide consulting for the public affairs firm. Takashima was previously the chief deputy director for the California Department of Finance.

NEW YORK: Writer and media relations professional Nichell Taylor Bryant has launched SoulSource, an agency that provides media relations and writing services for charities, corporate foundations, government agencies, and individuals in arts and entertainment. Previously, Bryant worked at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International as manager of media relations.

NEW ORLEANS: Bruce Brough has been hired as director of corporate communications at MakeBuzz, a media research and analysis company. He was formerly VP and director of the PR practice for Cintara, a Silicon Valley branding agency.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY: HLD/Blankman Public Relations, a division of Harrison Leifer DiMarco, has been retained by Caithness Bellport, to provide PR and marketing services for the company's proposed power plant.

MINNEAPOLIS: Padilla Speer Beardsley has been hired by Condor Healthcare Services and Protein Design Labs for a range of healthcare PR services.

RALEIGH, NC: French/West/Vaughan has added several new clients to its roster, including: Buzz Off Insect Shield Insect Repellent Apparel; Justin Boots' launch of the George Strait Collection; The Vickie Milazzo Institute; and 42 Software and its Football Addict software application.

JACKSONVILLE, FL: The University of North Florida has named marketing communications firm Husk Jennings Galloway & Robinson as its AOR.

CLEVELAND: Hybrid Marketing has been chosen by The Hall China Company and the T. Marzetti Company to develop and implement PR and marketing strategies.

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