Orange County Business Journal

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.

Former Del Taco Exec Joins Quiznos

A former executive with Lake Forest-based Mexican fast food chain Del Taco LLC, James Lyons, has joined Denver-based quick-serve sandwich restaurant Quiznos as chief operating officer.

Former Del Taco Exec Joins Quiznos

A former executive with Lake Forest-based Mexican fast food chain Del Taco LLC, James Lyons, has joined Denver-based quick-serve sandwich restaurant Quiznos as chief operating officer.

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Halloween Tradition for Disney, Knott’s: Upgrades

Both Add Attractions as Part of Annual Promotions

Upgrades are Halloween tradition for Disney, Knott’s, in Media and Marketing

New CEO Named at Advantage Sales and Marketing

Irvine-based Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC has named Tanya Domier as chief executive, effective Jan. 1.

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Pop Singer Jepsen to Vamp in Wet Seal Outfits Online

Contest, In-Store Displays Also Part of Promo Push

Pop singer Jepsen to vamp in Wet Seal outfits online, in Media and Marketing

OC Auto Show Set for Anaheim Convention Center

The 48th annual Orange County International Auto Show starts tomorrow and will run though Oct. 7 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Mazda Appoints New VP of Marketing

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations appointed automotive industry veteran Russell Wager as vice president of marketing.

Mazda Appoints New VP of Marketing

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations appointed automotive industry veteran Russell Wager as vice president of marketing.

Hyundai Ends Motorsports Participation

Costa Mesa-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. will end its participation in North American motorsports at the end of this racing season.

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Marshall Revs Up Campaign for Yamaha Star Brand

TV, Print, Digital Spots on Lifestyle, Product Features

Costa Mesa-based Marshall Advertising & Design launches new campaign for Star Motorcycles, in Media and Marketing

Huang Shines Amid Patent Wars, Product Rollouts

TECHNOLOGY: Supervised dozens of defenses for Vizio

GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS: Jerry Huang is a patent warrior

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King Wears Multiple Crowns at Marketing Agency

MARKETING: Helped in its ’01 restructuring, ’10 sale to Apax

GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS: Tania King wears many hats at Irvine-based Advantage Sales & Marketing

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They Keep on Truckin’

TRANSPORTATION: Los Alamitos car transport company gets over recession in big way

Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport seems to be firing on all cylinders

OC Weekly Sold in Management Buyout of Village Voice Assets

Phoenix-based Village Voice Media Holdings LLC will sell OC Weekly and its 12 other alternative weekly newspapers to a newly formed holding company called Voice Media Group in Denver.

OC Weekly Sold in Management Buyout of Village Voice Assets

Phoenix-based Village Voice Media Holdings LLC will sell OC Weekly and its 12 other alternative weekly newspapers to a newly formed holding company called Voice Media Group in Denver.

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Kia’s Hamsters Ham It Up Again in New Commercial

60-Second Spot Debuts via Cinemas, MTV, Facebook

Kia’s hamsters ham it up again in new commercial, in Media and Marketing

Local.com Corp. Changes Name

Irvine-based online media company Local.com Corp. legally changed its name to Local Corp., effective Monday.

OC Affiliate Honors Women-Owned Businesses

The National Association of Women Business Owners-Orange County chapter announced its new board of directors along with three women business owners it will honor at its annual Remarkable Women Awards.

Local.com Corp. Changes Name

Irvine-based online media company Local.com Corp. legally changed its name to Local Corp., effective today.

OC Affiliate Honors Women-Owned Businesses

The National Association of Women Business Owners-Orange County chapter announced its new board of directors along with three women business owners it will honor at its annual Remarkable Women Awards.

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NB Firm Takes Vaudeville Routine to Big Apple

Times Square Project for Clear Channel Digital Unit

JUXT Interactive is helping Clear Channel’s Spectacolor digital unit get noticed in the Big Apple, in Media and Marketing

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Hyundai Back for Soph Session of ESPN Football

College-Season Campaign Lines Up for 12 Thursdays

Hyundai’s back for a second season as presenting sponsor of College Football Live, in Media and Marketing

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Del Taco Goes With New Advertising Agency

MARKETING: From Doner to S.F.-based Camp + King

Del Taco LLC shifts account to new advertising agency

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Sky-High Renown

Ingram Micro Puts Logo Where All Can See—From Aloft

Ingram Micro Inc. uses HQ rooftop to promote brand to John Wayne Airport passengers

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Mazda Keeps Brand Halo Polished With Motorsports

Automaker Sees Racing as Key to Younger Buyers

Mazda Motorsports sees participation in races key to attracting younger buyers, in Media and Marketing

Del Taco Picks New Ad Agency

Lake Forest-based fast-food chain Del Taco LLC has hired San Francisco-based agency Camp + King as its lead advertising agency, effective immediately.

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Kawasaki Ties Product Giveaway to Bull-Riding Series

Contest Promotes Line of All-Terrain Vehicles

Kawasaki ties product giveaway to bull-riding series, in Media and Marketing

New Execs for Buy.com

Aliso Viejo-based e-commerce company Buy.com is changing its executive lineup, according to its owner, Rakuten Inc.

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RiechesBaird Played Role on Huawei’s Olympic Team

Shop Created TV Ads for China Tech Giant

RiechesBaird gets exposure on the Olympics for new client, its own creative reputation as a branding agency, in Media and Marketing

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Rebound Means 8% Employment Uptick at PR Firms

MARKETING: Gains come via new business, expanded accounts

Rebound means 8% employment uptick at public relations firms. Includes the 2012 OC's PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRMS list for download (pdf)

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Newport Marketing Firm Grows Web-Design Staff

ByteLaunch Uses Discount Promos to Tap Into Segment

Newport Beach-based marketing firm grows Web-design staff, in Media and Marketing

Aaron Kushner named Publisher of Orange County Register Communications

Freedom Communications’ new owner and chief executive Aaron Kushner will serve as publisher of The Orange County Register, effective immediately.

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Huntington Beach Firm Adds Long Beach Marathon

MKM Gets PR, Ads; Also Reps Surf City, OC Races

Huntington Beach firm adds Long Beach marathon, in Media and Marketing

Autobytel Posts Gains in Q2 Profit, Revenue

Irvine-based automotive marketer Autobytel Inc. saw revenue and profit increase in the second quarter.

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Lake Forest Encourages Consumers to Shop Locally

2nd Annual Event Drives Traffic With Promo Offers

Lake Forest in campaign to encourage consumers to shop locally, in Media and Marketing

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was up 1.53% to 2,937.60 in midday trading, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.97% to 13,013.11.

Freedom Sale Closes; Kushner New CEO

The sale of Irvine-based Freedom Communications Holdings Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, is final.

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Yokohama Tire Shows ‘Home Team Pride’ in Angels

Fullerton Company Gives Jerseys Away for 2nd Year

Yokohama Tire Corp. shows “home team pride” in Angels, in Media and Marketing.

Car Dealership Adds 3,500 SF

Renick Subaru has added 3,500 square feet to the dealership in Fullerton, taking it to about 212,000 square feet.

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Ghost Story

OC Woman Counts 117 “Invisible” Book Credits

Suzanne is well-known in the publishing industry and claims 117 ghostwriting credits.

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Star Turn

Napier Put Arbonne Back on Track After BK

Women In Business: Kay Napier has Narbonne back on track after bankruptcy

OC Women Honored at Annual Business Journal Event

Five businesswomen were honored at the 18th annual Women in Business Awards in Irvine attended by almost 1,000 people, a record crowd for a Business Journal event.

Staffing Firms Notch Second Straight Revenue Rise

SERVICES: Jumped 7% in ’11; agencies own hiring rose 4%

ABOUT THE LIST - Staffing firms notch second-straight revenue rise. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES list for download (pdf)

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Small and Smart

Businesses Benefit From Tough Calls in Challenging Times

Small and smart: businesses make tough calls in challenging times

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