MARKET FOCUS MINNEAPOLIS: Two’s a crowd in Twin Cities - Heated competition from advertising agencies and two PR giants plus the presence of renegade governor Jesse Ventura make Minneapolis an energetic market. John Frank reports

Ad agencies long ago realized they could grab extra fee income by starting PR operations that would serve their ad customers. But in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market, several local ad agencies have taken such combinations one step further - creating PR operations that vigorously compete for non ad-client PR business.

by JO McINTYRE

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