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Agency News

Guinness Import Co. in Stamford has assigned sales promotional chores for its Red Stripe, Woodpecker English Cider and Pilsner Urquell brands to BEN Marketing Group, also in Stamford.
Cashman & Katz Advertising and Public Relations has moved its offices from Cromwell to a new 15,000-square-foot octagonal building in Glastonbury.
Spielman Design in Canton and The Hughes Agency in Norwalk have collaborated on a circular watch-like calendar for Timex Corp. of Middlebury.
Wahlstrom & Co., a unit of True North Communications that specializes in Yellow Pages and directory advertising, has been named national Yellow Pages agency by Office Depot. The account will be serviced from Wahlstrom’s Stamford office.
Avon-based Mintz & Hoke recently completed an awareness campaign for The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation effort with a regional office in Boston.
Swiss Army Brand in Shelton has been chosen as the exclusive supplier of sunglasses for Armageddon, a movie slated to open this summer.
McCabe Duval & Bard, an agency with offices in Portland and Newburyport, Mass., has been retained by NRF Distributors, an Augusta-based company that supplies flooring materials to retailers that are members of The Flooring Network throughout New England and New York. The shop will create print ads to appear this spring in Yankee magazine.
Cohen-Friedberg Associates, a marketing and sales promotional agency in Framingham, has launched a scratch-and-win game card promotion for Brigham’s Ice Cream stores. Customers will compete for several vacation packages and other prizes.
Partners & Simons in Boston has won the account of Engage Technologies, an Andover-based provider of technology that leverages access to databases of multisite profiles of anonymous Web users. Companies can access the information in real time to customize their advertising and its content. The agency will create a trade print campaign, online advertising and direct marketing executions.
Dataware Technologies, headquartered in Cambridge, has hired Barrett Communications, also in Cambridge, to design packaging for a new product. Dataware provides software for enterprise information access and electronic publishing.
Framingham-based Commonwealth Creative Associates has been chosen to provide advertising and public relations services for two MetroWest Chamber of Commerce programs. The project includes designing outdoor and print advertising to promote the client’s 1998 Annual Business Exposition.
Haggman in Manchester has created packaging and design for Boston Brownies, which are available in the frozen-foods section of major supermarkets throughout New England.
Quincy College, a community college with campuses in Quincy, Boston and Plymouth, has named Boston-based McKay Fried & Partners its agency of record.
Advertising Ventures in Providence has been named advertising and public relations agency of record for The Oil Heat Institute, a trade association that represents 60 oil dealers in southern New England.
Lassalle Altschul Advertising and Public Relations in Manchester Center has created a new publications division to expand its focus to include the travel and tourism market. The company acquired Vermont Vacations Magazine, a 25-year-old publication that it distributes with partner CTM Brochure Display.