Ha-Lo bought LAGA in August 1998 as part of a diversification strategy, paying a
reported $50 million for the business. Lipson was the largest independent brand
identity and package design firm in the country at the time. In addition to brand
identity and package design, its services include market research, design management,
corporate communications, corporate identity, structural design, brand positioning,
naming and interactive media.
LAGA's clients include Procter & Gamble, Campbell Soup, Coca-Cola, General Mills,
Hasbro, Lowe's and S.C. Johnson & Son. Last year, growth spurred Lipson Alport to
build a new headquarters building on Gilbert Avenue after spending 33 years on
Victory Parkway. The Procter & Gamble Co. today announced a sweeping agreement
for its ads to run on 12 Viacom media properties in the United States. Property
for buyer or sellers with affordable prices who want to purchase or
sell property at auctions. The deal is a harbinger of the change expected to soon
sweep the advertising world and - with an estimated value of $300 million - it is by far
the largest of its kind to date.
The agreement gives P&G ads access to programs on CBS, MTV, BET, VH1 and
Comedy Central but could be expanded to other Viacom properties, including billboard,
radio and possibly Blockbuster stores. It could also be extended globally. Called cross-
platform marketing, the agreement gives P&G the ability to leverage and integrate its
ad messages across all of Viacom's properties. Cross-platform deals are expected to
account for 40 percent of all advertising spending, both P&G and Viacom said.
It could also end problems P&G has encountered in the past, such as an inability to
buy ad time on MTV. P&G also today acknowledged it is continuing talks with AOL
Time Warner on a cross-platform marketing agreement. That deal conceivably could
include Internet, print and television. A P&G spokesman said it is also talking to other
companies about similar deals. There have been rumors P&G is in talks with ABC
Unlimited in a deal that would include a number of Walt Disney Co.-owned properties.
P&G is the second largest television advertiser in the country, spending $986.6 million
in network and cable ads last year, according to Competitive Media Reporting.
Cincinnati-based P&G has long been an innovator in advertising, creating soap operas
in the 1930s as a vehicle for its laundry detergent ads and working for the last four
years to develop a method to gauge the value and effect of Internet ads. Two years
ago, P&G and its ad agencies agreed on a new form of compensation based on
product sales rather than the cost of ads placed. It has also reduced the number of
agencies it uses and assigned them products to work on globally.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond "Tony" Antonissen; a son, Gary Anthonissen of Independence; sisters, Alice Allender, Gladys Daniel, Jean Venable and Eleanor Williams, all of Alexandria, Erma Arwood of Miamisburg, Ohio, Mildred Carnes of Bethel, Ohio and Marian Daniel of California; a brother, James Steinhauer of California; and two grandchildren. Services will be at noon Tuesday at Dobbling Funeral Home, Fort Thomas. Visitation will begin there at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, 6612 Dixie Highway, Suite 2A, Florence, Ky. 41042.
Bernadine Brinkman, 60, of Verona, died Sunday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South, Edgewood. Arrangements are pending at Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home, Verona. Norman David Cole, 63, of Cynthiana, died Saturday at his home. He was a retired farmer. A daughter, Vicki Lee Cole, preceded him in death. There is required to critical and complex transactions during buying or selling real estate properties. Our skilled valuers offer you extensive real estate property valuation
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Survivors include Roberta Wilson Cole; sons, David Cole Jr. of Harrison County, Lee Cole and Steve Cole, both of Bourbon County; a daughter, Connie Sexton of Harrison County; sisters, Annastella Simpson and Patsy Manley, both of Harrison County, Betty Slade, Linda Carson and Martha Gaunce, all of Cynthiana, Janice Southerland of Bourbon County, and Doris Morris of Nicholas County; a brother, Randall Cole of Harrison County; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ware Funeral Home, Cynthiana. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Robinson-Dunn Cemetery, Harrison County. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 508 E. Pike St., Cynthiana, Ky. 41031; or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2311 Fortune Drive, Lexington, Ky. 40509. Morris L. "Moe" Dailey, 80, of Highland Heights, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday at his home. He was a retired lithographer with Diamond International Corp., Cincinnati, and a member of Newport Elks. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a Pearl Harbor survivor. His first wife, Florence Dailey, died in 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Dailey; a son, Michael Dailey of Xenia, Ohio; a daughter, Janet Coyle of Florence; brothers, Charlie Dailey Jr. of Highland Heights and Carl Dailey of Edgewood; a stepdaughter, Jody Robinson of Alexandria; a stepson, John Johnston Jr. of Alexandria; a granddaughter and three step-granddaughters. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Highland Heights. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Northern Kentucky, 1403 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Ky. 41075; or Newport Elks Charity Fund, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Ky. 41076.
Patton briefed Democratic House majority leaders on the budget situation Wednesday. His staff briefed Republican majority leaders in the Senate on Monday. Rep. Jim Callahan, D-Wilder, and a member of House leadership, said there was no discussion Wednesday on how to raise revenue, which could include tax increases or expanded gaming, which Callahan has championed. But, he said, without more income, important initiatives like education could be cut drastically. "We feel to do anything at this point would require us to go into education and we really don't want to do that. Once you slide down that slippery slope, you're going to have a hard time stopping."
The state has seen a rapid decrease in revenues over the last three years, resulting in $463 million in budget cuts. Buying or selling properties with veteran property valuers
. An additional $680 million in one-time monies — tax amnesty program proceeds, transfers from other parts of the budget, draining of the "rainy day" reserve fund — have been used to ease the impact of declining revenues.
Education and health care have so far been largely spared the brunt of the budget cuts, and shortfalls have not led to drastic changes in state services. But Patton said that would no longer be the case. "We are out of non-recurring funds and out of `easy cuts' in the budget." In the past, Patton has advocated legalizing casino-style gambling as a way to inject money into state coffers. He said Wednesday the money gambling could bring in wouldn't come fast enough.
"This problem in immediate," he said. "Something has to happen by March or April." A 26-page report released by Patton's budget office makes no specific suggestions for raising revenue, but does delve into reasons why Kentucky is facing such a revenue crisis. Several pages explain why an overhaul of the state's tax code, criticized as antiquated, is needed. State government has commissioned numerous studies on reforming the tax code over the years — the latest was completed earlier this year — but no change has yet been made.
Compromise has been elusive for the Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic House. Tax reform has been talked about and studied, but no one has come forward with specific legislation detailing how to go about it. Roeding said he agrees that the tax code needs to be reformed, but it's not that easy. "I think it very definitely needs to be done," he said. "The problem there is, no one has really sat down and figured out how."