Agency News

Outdoor Services, a national media services company, opened an office in Scottsdale to serve such local accounts as Tosco Marketing, Arizona Mills, The Motta Company and Thomas-Tvert.
Alpern Ad Hoc, Scottsdale, added new clients Diamond Back Chiropractic and medical supply company NYER Nutritional System, both in Phoenix.

McCarthy Advertising, Boulder, was hired by Rockies Brewing Co. to create a new package design for its traditional beers as well as its latest product, Ultimate Weiss.

Red Sky Interactive, San Francisco, was named agency of record for Lands’ End to develop interactive media projects.

The Strategy Team, Santa Monica, was appointed to develop a five-year marketing plan and provide tactical support for Yvan Valentin Chocolatier, Los Angeles.
Millennium Direct opened a full-service direct communications firm in Anaheim.
The Blaze Company, Venice, was retained by travel company Contiki Holidays for a consumer publicity campaign.
Dave Walsh left Paramount Television in West Hollywood to form Walsh Media, Los Angeles, a research/marketing consulting firm servicing the TV marketplace.
DGWB Advertising, Irvine, opened a new field office in Phoenix, Ariz., to be headed by Donna Adler.
Haynes Group Incorporated, Newport Beach, was hired by Technology Education Network-TV to handle advertising and design requirements.
Creative Domain, Los Angeles, launched CD Sound, a company that will service the audio needs of the feature film, advertising and TV industries.
Strategies, Costa Mesa, a marketing communications agency for high-tech and medical clients, added Simple Technology to its roster.
Darr Hawthorne is joining forces with ReZ.n8 Productions, Hollywood, to bring the studio’s computer graphic animation resources to the commercial creative community.
BGM Health Communications, Los Angeles, a medical health marketing communications firm, was named agency of record for Aradigm, Hayward.

Politis Communications, a public relations and marketing communications agency in Draper, was hired by I-Link.

General Cinema, Seattle, chose KNCF/Dave to plan and manage activities surrounding the opening of the new 11-screen Pacific Place theatre this fall.
–compiled by Sarah Andreotti