San Diego advertising and PR agency MJE Marketing has merged with Berkeley-based urban planner MIG Inc.

The combined firm has 15 offices across the U.S. The San Diego office has been rebranded MIG|MJE. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The local office will have a total of 17 full-time employees as part of the company’s presence in Southern California, which also includes offices in the Inland Empire, Orange County and Los Angeles.

Marlee Ehrenfeld, who founded MJE in 1994, will run the San Diego office.

“I have long-admired MIG for its remarkable work in environmental and urban design,” Ehrenfeld said. “We worked together for a year and it was clear there is synergy and chemistry in the way we worked. We share the same values, passion for doing good and a desire to work on legacy projects that inspire social change.”

The firms have worked together on projects for clients including the Port of San Diego, SANDAG, First 5 San Diego and the County of San Diego.

MIG was founded in 1982. Its CEO is founding principal Daniel Iacofano.

Reporter Sarah de Crescenzo can be reached at sarahd@sdbj.com.