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The team of Vickers & Benson and Public Good Social Marketing has been awarded the $1.5-million jobsOntario assignment. The two Toronto agencies will create advertising and public information campaigns to promote the government's job creation program, which includes a training fund,...

The team of Vickers & Benson and Public Good Social Marketing has been awarded the $1.5-million jobsOntario assignment.

The two Toronto agencies will create advertising and public information campaigns to promote the government’s job creation program, which includes a training fund, a homes fund, which will build non-profit housing, and a capital fund that will allot money for other government projects.

è The new campaign for Green & Ross Tire gets under way this week, just in time for snow tire season.

The agency behind the effort is LA Ads/Lawrence Ayliffe Advertising of Toronto, which was named agency-of-record for the tire retailer early last month.

The annual budget is about $500,000.

Advertising will appear primarily in newspaper with some transit board support. tv is expected to be part of the media plan next year.

Green & Ross operates 10 Toronto area stores.

è Ogilvy & Mather Canada will move to new Toronto offices in mid-1993 after 30 years in the same location.

The agency will occupy two and half floors at 33 Yonge St., at the corner of Front St., giving it about 50,000 square feet.

Included in the move are O&M Advertising and operating companies Ogilvy & Mather Direct Response, The Studio, Promotional Campaigns, and public relations firm Berger & Associates.

Production company AV House will stay at the old location.

è New Toronto shop Montana Steele Advertising has added Kids ‘N’ Co. and Pizza Nova to its client list. The two accounts were previously with Ad Impact, the 15-year-old agency which filed for bankruptcy in early September.

Sam Reiss, Montana Steele president, was with Ad Impact before opening the new agency.

Reiss practised as a psychotherapist for 14 years before making a career move that took him to Camrost Development as director of marketing and sales, and then to Ad Impact.

Rene DeSantis, owner and president of Ad Impact, has joined Montana Steele as account executive.

Meanwhile, a second agency, Walsh & Associates Advertising, has been established by former vice-president of Ad Impact, Ted Walsh.

Before joining Ad Impact, Walsh was vice-president of Hopwood Advertising, Toronto. He entered the advertising field as account supervisor for Toyota at Saatchi & Saatchi after eight years at the T. Eaton Co.

Walsh has picked up former Ad Impact client Den For Men and some others are expected to be confirmed later.

è Kerbel Health Care Group of Toronto has recently been awarded two new assignments.

Toronto-based Ortho-McNeil has chosen the firm to take care of public relations for its newest oral contraceptive, Cyclen Tablets.

During a three-city media tour, results of a recent survey on young women’s knowledge of oral contraceptives will be discussed.

The Medical Post, a medical news journal for doctors, has hired Kerbel Health Care Group to handle release of the results of the The Medical Post 1992 National Survey of Doctors, conducted by the Angus Reid Group, including media and public relations and distribution of the report to interested groups.