Tuesday, March 9, 2004

Ad agency loses clients, closes

Tristate summary

Staff reports

Local ad agency Mann Bukvic Olsen Partners has closed. The agency employed nine workers when it folded in late February after the loss of two major accounts, including the Cincinnati Zoo, president Dave Bukvic said.

He would not identify the other.

Bukvic has taken a job as director of marketing and public relations at the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He said his agency's billings were flat in 2003 after a drop in 2002. Mann Bukvic was founded in 1955 as Les Victor Advertising.

Convergys sells tech to Siemens

Cincinnati's Convergys Corp. said its Geneva rating and billing software has been incorporated in a Siemens network system ordered by Indonesian mobile operator P.T. Telekomunikasi (Telkomsel). Financial terms weren't disclosed, but Convergys said use of the Geneva software will allow Telkomsel for the first time to offer pre- and post-paid customers new services. Using the Siemens "charge@once'' software allows Telkomsel to check customers' credit limits instantly, among other things, the company said.

Two join board of LCA-Vision

Kenwood-based LCA-Vision Inc. Monday appointed E. Anthony Woods and Craig P.R. Joffe to its board of directors. Woods, chairman and chief executive officer of SupportSource, a healthcare consulting firm, will also be on LCA's audit and compensation committees. Joffe is LCA's senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Servatii featured in trade magazine

Last month's issue of the trade publication Modern Baking featured a profile of Cincinnati-based Servatii Bakery and Deli. The 10-unit, family operated chain with $7 million in annual revenue was lauded for its remarkable growth and ability to blend the bakery and deli businesses.

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