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The blackburn Group has acquired the assets and the business of The National Research Bureau of Chicago.The bureau, a database company, publishes The Shopping Center Directory, which provides information on 32,000 shopping centres across the u.s.Working Press of the Nation, a...

The blackburn Group has acquired the assets and the business of The National Research Bureau of Chicago.

The bureau, a database company, publishes The Shopping Center Directory, which provides information on 32,000 shopping centres across the u.s.

Working Press of the Nation, a five-volume directory with information on all American newspapers, magazines, radio, and tv stations, is also an asset of the bureau.

No financial details of the acquisition were disclosed.

- A new fashion book for the French market in Quebec is now on newsstands.

Called Chatelaine Style, the magazine is aimed at women aged 30-45.

Out twice a year in spring and fall, the fashion book costs $3.25 and has a planned circulation of 100,000.

It is put out by the Quebec arm of Maclean Hunter.

- It took national unity, no less, to push the Extras back a day.

The awards gala for creative excellence in newspaper advertising was slated for Oct. 26, but has been set back a day to Oct. 27.

On Oct. 26 Canadians can vote in the referendum on the latest constitutional deal.

The response to this year’s Extras has been ‘excellent,’ says the Newspaper Marketing Bureau, which puts on the awards.

Almost 3,000 ads have been judged for gold, silver and bronze awards. All winners will be published in the bureau’s Creative Newspaper IV, available on the night of the gala.

The speaker for the ‘Best of British’ seminar Oct. 27 is Tim Delaney, a phenom who began in advertising in the mailroom and became managing director and creative director of BBDO, London at age 31.

Delaney founded Leagas Delaney in 1980 at age 34.