Agency News

Catalyst Marketing Communications in Stamford has been retained by N-Compass Consulting, also in Stamford, for public relations chores.
National Boston Video Center in Brookline has created a holiday campaign for Boston-based Filene’s.
Park Place, Newton, has been tapped to create a CD-ROM for Unifi Communications, Lowell. The shop also has produced a multimedia program for Firefly, Cambridge.
CFI Design Group, Needham, has added the following clients to its roster: Legacy Advisory Associates, Boston; CompuTravel, Needham; and Private Capital Clearinghouse, Hanover, N.H.
ViewPoint Studios in Boston has formed a strategic alliance with Heck Yes! Productions, a Seattle-based production company that specializes in animation and special effects.
Arrco Medical Advertising in Norwood has launched a pro bono campaign for Families with Children from China/New England, a support group for families with adopted children from China.
Encompass Communications in Boston has added the following clients to its roster: Atlantic Media, Watertown; Bari and Gail, Newton; Kettle Cuisine, Somerville; NeTegrity, Waltham; and ClothesPin, Los Angeles.
GunnDesign in Boston has changed its corporate identity from Gunn Associates. In addition, the agency has completed a graphics and packaging design program for MDI Instruments in Woburn for the EarCheck Middle Ear Monitor.
Matzell Richard & Watts in Boston has been tapped by Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products in Burlington to create and launch a global corporate identity program.
Finish Editorial in Boston has completed three TV commercials for McDonald’s with Arnold Communications in Boston.
Schwartz Communications in Waltham has added the following clients to its roster: C-bridge Internet Solutions, Cambridge; Cynosure, Chelmsford; PacNetX, Salem, N.H.; Interated Systems, Atlanta; Optika Imaging Systems, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Starlight Networks, Mountain View, Calif.
Nicoll Public Relations in Sharon has been named agency of record by BEL-Tronics in Ontario, Canada.
Planet Interactive in Boston has been chosen to create a series of CD-ROMs for Appleton & Lange New Media, a division of Simon & Schuster in Stamford, Conn.
Boston-based Cone Communications has launched a promotional marketing program for Tucker Anthony, also in Boston. The public relations agency’s effort supports the company’s two-year sponsorship of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Big East Conference men’s basketball tournament.
JK Studios in Waltham has created a 30-second television spot for the Berkeley Grille Restaurant in Wellesley Hills.
Greco Ethridge Group in New York and Millennium Cybernetics in Cambridge have formed a strategic alliance.
Vital & Ryze Advertising in Londonderry has completed a viewbook and catalog for Hesser College.
McIntosh College in Dover has appointed Manchester-based Stal-McLane as its agency of record.
Almus & Lee Communications, Nashua, has launched a Web site for the city of Nashua.
America House Communications in Newport has been tapped by Capital Sports in Darien, Conn., to create a public relations campaign for a women’s professional tennis tournament.
Duffy & Shanley in Providence has been awarded public relations assignments from Marriott Management Services in Washington, D.C., and New Frontier Development Corp. in Canton, Mass.
Donnelly & Duncan, East Providence, has been tapped by Toray Plastics, North Kingstown, and Metech International, Mapleville, for marketing and advertising duties.
Chaffee & Partners, Providence, celebrated its 15th anniversary last month by adding the following clients to its roster: Jay Packaging, Warwick; Starkweather and Shepley, East Providence; Lightolier, Fall River, Mass.; and Memphis Roadhouse, South Attleboro, Mass.