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Agrimarketing : March 2009
Tina VonderHaar purchases Brighton Agency, St. Louis,MO, fromits Pres and Founder Roger Yount. She has been the agency’s COO. Yountwill remain active in the Brighton business, serving as VP. With approx- imately $31.3mil- lion in capitalized billings in 2008, the agency’s client list includes Scottrade,Monsanto,Natura Pet Products, Thermadyne Industries and Clayco Inc. VonderHaar KINZEManufacturing selects Nicholson Kovac Inc. as its inte- gratedmarketing communications agency of record. Agency teammembersworking on the account include ScottWilliams and SaraNewkirk asAcc’t Service Leads. Stephanie Purvis is SrMedia Planner and Sally Behringer is the PublicRelationsAcc’t Supvr. LeadMaverick, Inc., releases a new white paper titled “Howto Grow Your Agency in the Downturn: SEO Answers the SOS.” It addresses the currentmarket conditions for the advertising indus- try and focuses on search engine optimization and is freely available for download at www.leadmaverick. com/soswhitepaper. Steve Cushman joins Bader Rutter &Associates as a TeamLeader, in the agency’s accountmanagement IN MEMORIUM Deb (Dedo) Shinabarger,61, passed away January 2, 2009 at Rose ArborHospice Residence in Kalamazoo, MI. She had beenwith WKZORadio, Kalamazoo, andwas VP/Media of BiggsGilmore, retiring in 2002. 14 AgriMarketing s March 2009 group,working on theDow AgroSciences seed businesses. He hasworked forHanson Dodge Creative andNelson Schmidt. Lessing-Flynn names JessicaHeld Exec VP/Client Svcs. Shewasmost recentlywith Vermeer Corp. Jordan Bloodsworth joins the agency asAcc’t Coordinator/ Graphic Designer. She interned at Vermeer Corp. andHatch Creative. AdFarmpro- motes LisaA. Adams toDir/PR –U.S.Operations. In this role, she is responsible for themanagement, growth and development of the firm’sU.S. PR function and team. She haswith TBWA/ChiatDay, Adams Rumrill-Hoyt/Saatchi&Saatchi and Bader Rutter&Associates. The AmericanHeartwormSociety (AHS) namesGibbs&Soell Public Relations as its agency of record. AHS is the leading resource for the prevention, diagnosis and treat- ment of heartwormdisease in cats and dogs. HughWhaley joins Broadhead + Co. as Dir of the agency’s association and federal govern- ment practice. He had been withOsborn& Barr Communi- cations. Whaley has held numerous leadership posi- tionswith a number of organi- zations including theNational Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and theNAFB Foundation, the American Society of Association Executives,National Agri-Marketing Association and the St. Louis Agri-Business Club. The agency expands its creative Whaley and interactive teams: Art Dir and Designer, Rebecca Whitewasmost recently the Studio Manager at the U.S.Gov’t. Printing Office inWashington, D.C. Elizabeth Page joins as graphic designer and hasworked for a variety of national and international clients. Rhonda Battina joins the account services team. Morgan Klinnert joins the inter- active teamand is a recent graduate ofMinnesota State University – Moorhead. Lindsay Kennedy joins Woodruff Sweitzer’s Calgary office asAcc’t Exec on BayerHealthCare, AnimalHealth. She had beenwith The Executive Committee and hasworked for bMod Communications and Phar- macyWholesale Services. Sara Bradshawjoins the agency asAcc’t Exec on Arysta LifeScience. She had beenwith Calgary Outdoor Advertising/Farwest Outdoor. AM IN MEMORIUM DickDamrow, 60, passed away Feb. 24, 2009, frominjuries suffered in a fall at his Cedar Rapids, IA, home. Hemost recentlywas VP/Mktg Resources, Stamats Communica- tions andwas “captain” of ContractMarketing Resources, Business Propellers, amarketing consulting firmhe founded. Previously,he had beenwith FletcherMayo, Camichael Lynch and CMF&Z. Hewas a long time, and active member ofNAMA. In addition, he was a Certified Business Commu- nicator (CBC), a Certified Profes- sional Consultant (CPC), had been namedMidwest DirectMarketer of the Year,was a facultymember of the American Association of Advertising Agencies Advanced Advertising Institute, andwas named to the Cedar Rapids Advertising FederationHall of Fame in 2002. AM