Scientologists Select Horizon Media

LOS ANGELES The Church of Scientology has hired Horizon Media as its global media partner, the agency said.

Horizon won the account following a review that included URI, the Beverly Hills, Calif., incumbent, as well as KSL Media and Universal McCann, both in Los Angeles, and Corinthian Media of New York.

Billings were undisclosed. The Los Angeles-based client spent approximately $45 million on ads in the U.S. through November of 2002, according to Nielsen Monitor-Plus.

The account will mainly be handled by Horizon’s Los Angeles and Amsterdam offices.