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March 3, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If Salvati Montgomery Sakoda had a company motto, it might be this: "If at first you don't succeed, try again in about two years." The Costa Mesa advertising agency, which was a runner-up about two years ago for a lucrative PacTel Cellular/Los Angeles account, has wrested the account and its more than $6 million in annual billings from Wakeman & deForrest, an Irvine ad agency.
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August 15, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest sign of trouble in Orange County's advertising industry, Wakeman & deForrest has filed for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of federal bankruptcy laws. The 10-year-old ad agency listed assets of $1.1 million and liabilities of $3.3 million in its petition filed Thursday with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana. The Chapter 11 filing is intended to buy time for the company until it can raise cash by selling an interest to an outside investor, said William W.
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August 15, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest sign of trouble in Orange County's advertising industry, Wakeman & deForrest has filed for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of federal bankruptcy laws. The 10-year-old ad agency listed assets of $1.1 million and liabilities of $3.3 million in its petition filed Thursday with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana. The Chapter 11 filing is intended to buy time for the company until it can raise cash by selling an interest to an outside investor, said William W.
BUSINESS
March 3, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If Salvati Montgomery Sakoda had a company motto, it might be this: "If at first you don't succeed, try again in about two years." The Costa Mesa advertising agency, which was a runner-up about two years ago for a lucrative PacTel Cellular/Los Angeles account, has wrested the account and its more than $6 million in annual billings from Wakeman & deForrest, an Irvine ad agency.
BUSINESS
August 26, 1994
Annette Walker has been appointed catering director for Le Meridien Hotel in Newport Beach. Before joining the hotel, she was catering director for the Queen Mary in Long Beach. * Debra B. Newbrough has joined Sunwest Bank in Tustin as vice president and manager of the real estate department. Newbrough has 18 years of experience in real estate and commercial lending and credit administration. * Frank R. Anderson has joined National Bank of Southern California as vice president and SBA manager.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1989
The two 13-story towers of Century Centre contain a total of 447,656 square feet. The first building, completed in April, 1986, is 91% leased. The second, finished in February, 1988, is 43% leased. Major tenants include Century 21 International and Metropolitan Life. FACTS AND FIGURES Address: 2601 and 2603 Main St., Irvine Developer: Robert A. Alleborn and Metropolitan Life Architect: Welton Becket Associates Primary Contractor: Robert A. Alleborn Associates Broker: Coldwell Banker Number of floors: 13 Use: Office Parking capacity: 1,663 Rental cost per square foot: $1.65-$1.
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June 15, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There may be one thing funnier than the name Dick Orkin's Radio Ranch: its radio spots. That, at least, was the opinion Thursday night of those judging one of the most coveted awards in advertising--the Clio Awards. The Los Angeles production company walked off with three Clios. That led all other West Coast competitors, although the New York office of the Venice agency Chiat/Day/Mojo also won three.
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January 6, 1993 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ad agency Salvati Montgomery Sakoda is losing both a vice president and a large chunk of business. Greg Smith is leaving his job at the Costa Mesa-based agency to work as a business consultant and college teacher. Separately, one of the agency's largest clients, Valley National Bank Corp. in Arizona, will move most of its business to another agency after the first quarter, said Dan Pittman, a vice president with Salvati. Banc One Corp.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1996
Kenneth Vancini has joined Rockford Industries Inc., a Santa Ana finance company, as senior vice president of sales, a new position. Before joining the company, Vancini was vice president of national sales for the leasing services division of AT&T Capital. * Stanley Clark has been named to the new position of chief operating officer for Boyds Wheels Inc., a Stanton designer and manufacturer of aluminum wheels for the specialty automotive and motorcycle aftermarkets.
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March 9, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eveready's ever-rambling rabbit rolled off Thursday evening with the West Coast's top honor in advertising. The drum-beating rabbit, which unexpectedly zips in and out of various commercials for Energizer batteries, won the coveted "Sweepstakes" prize at the Los Angeles Advertising Club's 24th Annual Belding Awards ceremony at the Century Plaza Hotel. Chiat/Day/Mojo, the Venice agency that created the campaign, not only won the top prize but also took home a dozen other Belding Awards.
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May 28, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
About a year ago--when the advertising industry in Los Angeles was beginning to free fall--Rob Frankel had five employees, a fat lease expiring on his Van Nuys office space and a baseball-size knot in his stomach. Today, working out of his Encino home, Frankel's only paid employee is himself. And the knot in his stomach is gone. "You have no idea what kind of waste goes on at an agency," said Frankel, whose unpaid associates at Frankel & Anderson are two collies and a German shepherd.
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