agency news

Arvizu Advertising and Promotions in Phoenix has created En Fuego Pictures, a production division for Hispanic marketing.
Tieken Design & Creative Services in Phoenix assisted two state of Arizona agencies in the design and development of logos and identity systems.
Encore Products, maker of customized computer enclosure systems, selected CTS Advertising, Scottsdale, as its ad agency.

Carl Thompson Associates’ creative services division was retained to design and produce five 1999 annual reports.

The National Judicial College in Reno hired Las Vegas-based Advertising & Marketing Solutions for public relations activities.

Bay View Bank selected Publicis Dialog, San Francisco, as its agency.
Lighthouse Advertising & Design, a Silicon Valley communications agency, was selected by Embarcadero Technologies for advertising and promotions.

Mexican fast-food chain Del Taco chose Red Monkey Ads & Ideas in Portland for in-store print and packaging needs.
Estey-Hoover Advertising and Public Relations in Newport Beach signed Woodside Biomedical, Alacer Corp., Vitalife and Digi-Crane to its client roster.
Saeshe Advertising in Los Angeles created Click2Asia’s first national TV campaign in four languages.
Pacific Communications, Costa Mesa, was named agency for Trylon Corp.’s PapSure.
Drasnin Communications, Del Mar, was chosen by KVD Co. for a promotional brochure, Coffee Ambassador and for corporate ID materials and Software Market for campaign positioning.
The Rabuck Agency, Los Angeles, was named agency for Arco’s Smogpros and
Walt Disney Co. executives Bran Ferren and Danny Hillis have formed a new firm called Applied Minds in Glendale. The company will provide advanced technology, creative design and consulting services to a variety of clients, including Disney.
Warner Home Video retained DRTV agency Century Direct, Santa Monica, for a long-form DRTV campaign for the re-release of the classic Bogart and Bacall series of movies.
Sperry Van Ness, a brokerage firm specializing in investment property sales, hired TH&M Advertising of Tustin for regional marketing services.
Wetzel’s Pretzels selected Morgan Marketing & Public Relations in Irvine to implement its first-ever public relations campaign.
Schraff Group’s Internet Solutions Group in Newport Beach completed software development for Hglobe, an e-commerce/portal Web site servicing the hospitality industry.
The Blaze Co., a Venice-based marketing communications and public relations firm, was retained by Healthscan, Ltd., a privately held company in Beverly Hills.
McDonald’s Corp. selected Ad Amƒricas, a Hispanic marketing/advertising agency, as its divisional agency of the year.
Stan Lee Media, comic book icon Stan Lee’s globally branded Internet animation production and marketing company, chose entertainment licensing firm Global Icons in Los Angeles to help merchandise and market its Web-based animated franchises.
Tellem Worldwide in Malibu added Interactive Health Systems Online, Association of Professors of Cardiology, Moretsky Cassidy Laser Vision Correction and Vital Dynamics to its client roster.

Symbiotics, a producer and distributor of bovine colostrum for human consumption, chose Integrated Marketing Group in Salt Lake City to develop and execute a marketing program.
Love Communications, Salt Lake City, has created an image campaign for Arctic Circle, a locally headquartered fast-food chain.
Blain/Olsen/White/Gurr Advertising, Salt Lake City, launched an agency Web site.
–compiled by Denise Boulanger