Minneapolis-based law firm Lindquist & Vennum announced that it was named the Midwest’s leading legal advisor for bank mergers and acquisitions by SNL Financial, a national publisher of banking data and news. The firm’s banking attorneys advised Midwest-based clients through nine whole-bank transactions last year.
 
Minneapolis-based ad agency Yamamoto received five awards at the 10th annual Service Industry Advertising Awards, including the top “gold” honor in the magazine series category for work the agency performed for Kroll Ontrack. It won a silver award for work for Rohn Industries’ GreenFuel program, a silver award for its rebranded design, a bronze award for work with Starkey Laboratories, and a “special merit” in the television single category for work performed for Virtua Health.
 
Meet Minneapolis, a convention and visitors association, announced that it was awarded the Explore Minnesota Tourism Travel Marketing Award of Excellence for 2012. The organization produced a series of campaigns to drive leisure travelers to Minneapolis’ hotels, attractions, and restaurants, using keyword-targeted advertising buys, e-newsletters, public relations, and social media, efforts.

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