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Local ad professionals recognized the best of the industry’s 2013 work with gold, silver and bronze American Advertising Awards—also known as Addys—at a Thursday event at the Irvine Marriott put on by the Orange County chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport was up 2.9% in January from a year earlier to 718,549, according to the latest numbers from the airport.
Visitors to Orange County spent $9.6 billion last year, up about 10% from a year earlier, according to the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.
Anaheim-based independent hotel developer and manager BroughtonHotels completed renovations on its three Chicago boutique hotels.
Cypress-based Yamaha Motor Corp. USA selected two local ad shops to handle its advertising, ending a three-month review for the national account.
Irvine-based DKN Hotels completed the 120-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott.
MARKETING: Sponsorship of events key part of campaign
Asics America Corp.’s marketing campaign reflects the brand’s “Better Your Best” tagline.
MEDIA: Vans, Boost Mobile on client list for original content
ChopShop Entertainment Inc. is riding the wave of the digital revolution, thanks to a growing client list that includes some big brands from its own backyard.
A bankruptcy judge approved Wanxiang America Corp.’s $149.2 million bid for the sale of Costa Mesa-based Fisker Automotive Inc. The offer by Wanxiang, part of China-based auto parts company Wanxiang Group Corp., beat Fisker’s senior secured lender, Hybrid Tech Holdings LLC, in the auction. Hybrid Tech is affiliated with Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li.
Quiksilver, Vans Grab Olympics Photo Opp
Two local companies scored gold in the first week of the 2014 Winter Olympics—in brand exposure, that is.
SoCal Insider hosted by Rick Reiff (KOCE-TV/PBS SoCal) Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Repeats Friday 7 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m., Monday 5:30 p.m. Guests: Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI law school dean; other guests
The parent of Buena Park amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm released record 2013 results.
Marketing Programs Behind Growth of Service Provider for Independent Hotels
Preferred Hotel Group’s 1,600-point hotel inspection is intense.
Auction.com Co-Owner Fires Up Football.com
Robert Friedman didn’t sink much into football.com—a 1994 bargain at $70.
OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan