October 3, 2012


Oster opens Los Angeles office

San Diego marketing agency, Oster and Associates, has opened up an office in Los Angeles, with the addition of publicist Nanci Jo Saper, who spent several years as a talk radio host in Kansas City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego stations.

Press Club awards banquet Oct. 23

Find out the winners of the San Diego Press Club's 39th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park on Tuesday, Oct 23 at 5:30pm.

With about 250 individual winners in more than 135 categories, the evening will include plenty of food and drinks from local restaurants and wineries/breweries, as well as accolades galore.

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Walker rejoins EPMG

San Diego-based EPMG, who specializes in print, digital, mobile, and events advertising outreach to the Hispanic, African American and Asian markets , is welcoming back Oscar Leon Walker to the team as the sales director of EPMG-East.

Walker was part of EPMG beginning in 2004, where he helped bring success to the company for approximately four years and has returned to open EPMG-East in New York.

Red Door Interactive makes hire

Red Door Interactive has hired Jami Rosenthal, senior strategic planner for its San Diego headquarters.

Prior to Red Door, Rosenthal worked at Provide Commerce as the Media Marketing Manager where she managed the company's TV program for ProFlowers, Personal Creations and Shari's Berries.

Simms launch San Diego PR

Michael and Julia Simms have founded San Diego PR, based in South County, that will specialize in the San Diego and international border region.

The Simms previously formed Julia Simms PR in 1995, which later became j.simms agency in 2006 and was sold in 2011.

Some of their current clients include: Accion San Diego, Baldwin and Sons, Bridges Educational Corporation, DOGTV, Fiesta de Reyes, IWSC Group, McMillin Communities, National City Tourism Marketing District, Oceanside Boys and Girls Clubs and Old Town San Diego Historic Park.

Allen Matkins adds two

Law firm Allen Matkins recently welcomed two new staff additions: Ramona Whitley, who will serve as the firm's new director of client services and Michael Guzzo, who will be the new marketing and communications manager.

Elevator hires Jerome Peck

Carlsbad creative agency Elevatoradded Jerome Peck to their staff roster, as a creative account executive and the company also announced new client B&L Bike and Sports.

Based in San Diego, the action sports company focuses on "all things triathalon, with a cycling focus", including clothing, accessories and nutrition. Elevator will assist the company in staying engaged with their online presence and initiates, as well as a refresh of their corporate and e-commerce website.



October 3, 2012