Orange County Business Journal

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Price of Hyundai’s Ticket to Academy Awards: $15M

Nine 30-Second Spots Part of “Big Voices” Campaign

Price of Hyundai’s ticket to Academy Awards: $15M, in Media and Marketing

New Dealers Association President Puts Priority on Auto Show

New dealers association president puts priority on auto show

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Kia Saves Last of Griffin Spots for All-Star Weekend

Clipper Forward Started for Winning Side of Big Game

Kia saves last of Blake Griffin spots for All-Star weekend, in Media and Marketing

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OC Restaurants Help on Girl Scouts Cookie Campaign

El Pollo Loco, Yogurtland, Mimi’s Host Sales Booths

OC restaurants help on Girl Scouts cookie campaign, in Media and Marketing

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Fancy That: BowTie Inc. Sells Titles, Gets Tenant

Keeps Building in Irvine; Leases to New Owners

BowTie sells titles, gets tenant, in Media and Marketing

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AVB Revs Up Sweepstake Promotion With NHRA Tie

Winner of Car Giveaway to Take Stage With Pro Driver

Associated Volume Buyers plans to make the most of its sponsorship of an NHRA team later this year, in Media and Marketing

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Super Bowl Preview: Peek at OC Brands’ Playbooks

Taco Bell, Hyundai and Kia All Set for Big Game

Super Bowl preview: a peek at OC brands’ playbooks, in Media and Marketing.

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New-Car Sales Up 24% Last Year

Sales of new cars at Orange County auto dealers increased nearly 24% in 2012, according to a year-end report from the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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New-Car Sales Up 24% Last Year

Sales of new cars at Orange County auto dealers increased nearly 24% in 2012, according to a year-end report from the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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Wienerschnitzel Goes Howlywood for Calendar Promo

“Ferris Drooler’s Day Off” Part of Playful Approach

Wienerschnitzel goes “Howlywood” for calendar promo, in Media and Marketing

New-Car Sales Up 24% Last Year

Sales of new cars at Orange County auto dealers increased nearly 24% in 2012, according to a year-end report from the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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Ducks’ Drill: Drop Puck, Make Up With Fans

SPORTS: Post-strike marketing plan: “hit it everywhere”

Ducks’ drill: drop puck, make up with fans

Another Exec Hire for Draftfcb’s Creative Makeover

Bryce Rejoins Springer in Shift From LA to Irvine

Another executive hire for Draftfcb’s creative makeover, in Media and Marketing

Elton John Lined Up for Yamaha Anniversary Concert at Disney California Adventure

Buena Park-based musical instrument and audio-visual company Yamaha Corp. of America announced that singer and songwriter Elton John will perform at a 125th anniversary concert for its parent company, Yamaha Corp., on Jan. 25 at the Disney California Adventure in Anaheim.

Brand Affinity Photo Services at CES

Irvine-based advertising and social media company Brand Affinity Technologies Inc. is offering photo services during the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas under terms of a deal with the Consumer Electronics Association, the organizer of the event.

Elton John Lined Up for Yamaha Anniversary Concert at Disney California Adventure

Buena Park-based musical instrument and audio-visual company Yamaha Corp. of America announced that singer and songwriter Elton John will perform at a 125th anniversary concert for its parent company, Yamaha Corp., on Jan. 25 at the Disney California Adventure in Anaheim.

Brand Affinity Photo Services at CES

Irvine-based advertising and social media company Brand Affinity Technologies Inc. is offering photo services during the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas under terms of a deal with the Consumer Electronics Association, the organizer of the event.

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Anna’s Linens Pitches Survey, Catches Media Wave

Retail Chain’s Number on Naked Sleepers Hits Big

Anna’s Linens pitches survey, catches media wave, in Media and Marketing

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Innocean Adds Candy, Golf Wear to Hyundai Billings

Huntington Beach Shop Gets Beyond Founding Account

Innocean Worldwide adds new clients, expands portfolio beyond Hyundai Motor America Inc., in Media and Marketing

Register Parent Buys Churm Media

Irvine-based Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, has acquired Newport Beach-based Churm Media.

New Creative Chief for Draftfcb

The Irvine office of advertising agency Draftfcb will add Eric Springer as executive vice president and chief creative officer, effective Jan. 2.

Register Parent Sells Colorado Springs Gazette

Irvine-based Freedom Communications Inc. has sold the Colorado Springs Gazette to Denver-based Clarity Media Group, owned by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz.

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Fladeboe EcoCentre to Draft Off of Sister Dealerships

Sells Lower-Cost Plug-Ins in Connected Location

Fladeboe has a unique marketing strategy afoot for a line of electric vehicles from China, in Media and Marketing

Register Parent Sells Colorado Springs Gazette

Irvine-based Freedom Communications Inc. has sold the Colorado Springs Gazette to Denver-based Clarity Media Group, owned by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz.

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Hyundai Sympathy Cards Tweak Performance Rivals

Says Track Results Show Genesis Beat Chevy, Others

Hyundai tops competitors in track test, offers condolences, in Media and Marketing

SearchCore Q3 Profits Up

Newport Beach-based Internet marketing company SearchCore Inc. posted a 38% increase in third-quarter profit to $1.2 million.

SearchCore Q3 Profits Up

Newport Beach-based Internet marketing company SearchCore Inc. posted a 38% increase in third-quarter profit to $1.2 million.

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Wife’s Belief, Energy Proves to be Blue Print for Success

PRINTING: Reprographics business marks record year

FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS - Wife’s belief, energy proves to be blue print for success

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Toshiba America to Give Away $226,000 in Products

Issues Call for Entries by Nonprofits for 2nd Year

Toshiba America to give away $226,000 in products, in Media and Marketing

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Nailed It!

Nguyen Siblings Make Good on Parents’ Vision

FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS - Nguyen siblings make good on parents’ vision

Former Disney Exec to Brand Affinity’s Board

Irvine-based social media company Brand Affinity Technologies announced that Al Weiss, former president of worldwide operations for Burbank-based Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, has been appointed to its board of directors.

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Comics-Inspired Cars Fuel Anti-Hunger Campaign

Superhero-Themed Vehicles to Debut Over 10 Months

Comics-inspired cars fuel anti-hunger campaign, in Media and Marketing

Hyundai, Kia Start Campaigns on Mileage Claims

AUTOS: Reimbursements, explanation on faulty estimates

The two largest automakers based in Orange County have some explaining to do on their gas-mileage claims

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Irvine Crafts Maker Seeks Growth With Shift to Toys

MARKETING: Mega Brands debuts two new lines at Target

Irvine-based Mega Brands America seeks growth with shift to toys

Autobytel Profit Up in Q3

Online automotive marketer Autobytel Inc. of Irvine posted a 24% increase in third-quarter profit to $551,000 on Thursday amid improving conditions in the car industry.

Autobytel Profit Up in Q3

Online automotive marketer Autobytel Inc. of Irvine posted a 24% increase in third-quarter profit to $551,000 on Thursday amid improving conditions in the car industry.

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Going Out of Business Is Good Business for Acme

MEDIA: Sale of remaining stations could close soon

Santa Ana-based TV station owner and operator Acme Communications Inc. has been busy selling off its TV stations and other assets

Register Boss Tight-Lipped on Plans to Buck Industry Trend

MEDIA: New publisher says his metro daily is unique

Register boss tight-lipped on plans to buck industry trend

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Auto Sales Upswing Drives Autobytel Rebound

TECHNOLOGY: Web marketer sells leads to dealers, banner ads

Auto sales upswing drives Autobytel rebound

Fundraising Website DealGooder LLC Sold

Costa Mesa-based fundraising website DealGooder LLC has been sold to Tacoma, Wash.-based Good Done Great Corp. on undisclosed terms.

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Mimi’s Concludes Breast Cancer Awareness Promos

In-Store, Online Activities to Spread Message, Giving

Mimi’s launched a campaign in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in Media and Marketing

Cervantes Buys Spanish-Language Newspapers

MEDIA: To double distribution of free weeklies, go statewide

Santa Ana-based Cervantes Publishing Co. has acquired on undisclosed terms Velazquez Publishing Inc.

Fundraising Website DealGooder LLC Sold

Costa Mesa-based fundraising website DealGooder LLC has been sold to Tacoma, Wash.-based Good Done Great Corp. on undisclosed terms.

OC New Vehicle Registrations Up

Orange County new retail light vehicle registrations through September were up 23% to 112,513 compared to a year earlier, according to a report from Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

OC New Vehicle Registrations Up

Orange County new retail light vehicle registrations through September were up 23% to 112,513 compared to a year earlier, according to a report from Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

Daily Pilot Cuts Tuesday Edition

The Daily Pilot—a Los Angeles Times publication that covers Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Irvine—will cut back to five days a week with an end to its Tuesday edition.

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HB Agency Milks Bedtime Storybooks for State Board

Latino Campaign Urges Kids to Read, Drink Up

HB agency milks bedtime storybooks for state board, in Media and Marketing

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MacGillivray Freeman Growth Plan: MacG

MEDIA: LB filmmaker aims for more platforms, corporate ties

MacGillivray Freeman growth plan: MacG

Local Corp. Sells Subsidiary to Gannett

Irvine-based online media company Local Corp. announced the sale of its Rovion subsidiary to McLean, Va.-based media company Gannett Co. for an undisclosed amount.

OC Women Honored at Annual Event

About 600 people attended the 17th annual Remarkable Women Awards held at the City National Grove of Anaheim on Oct. 16 where three Orange County women business owners were honored.

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