WASHINGTON — The Software & Information Industry Association, the trade association for the software, education technology and digital content industries, has named Method Communications the official communications agency for the SIIA CODiE Awards 2020. Method and the SIIA CODiE Awards are partnering to extend the reach of the awards, encourage new entries and recognize the impact past winners have had on technology, business, and society over the past 35 years. The SIIA CODiE Awards have recognized thousands of leaders in innovation and excellence in education and business technology.

SACRAMENTO — Covered California, the state of California’s health insurance marketplace, has named an integrated Interpublic Group (IPG) PR agency team of Weber Shandwick, Golin and The Axis Agency, as its public relations agencies of record. The IPG agency team will also work with IW Group and Lagrant Communications to lead external communications strategy. Together, the agencies will take responsibility for Covered California’s external visibility, with a focus on raising awareness of health care coverage options for California residents, promoting enrollment and coverage retention and highlighting Covered California’s exchange model.

NEW YORK — Marino has added Eden, Roc Capital and Volley Automation to its portfolio of real estate accounts. Eden is a workplace management platform that connects offices with vendors for services like cleaning, handyman work, plumbing and movers. Roc Capital is a lender and platform catering to small and middle market real estate investors. Volley Automation is a parking solution that will provide autonomous robotic garages to developers, allowing them to allocate less square footage to vehicles.

NEW YORK  — Crowdfarming platform Steward has named Rubenstein Public Relations as its agency of record. The New York-based firm will elevate awareness of how Steward enables people to invest directly in sustainable farms. Steward offers a variety of investment options, including in a diversified portfolio of farm loans (Steward Farm Trust) and individual farm loans.