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BOSTON Kelliher & Co., a marketing recruitment company here, has forged a partnership with London recruiter White Door to expand its base into Europe.

The two companies will refer each other to art directors, copywriters and creative directors for jobs at ad agencies and design shops, according to Kelliher & Co. president Carol Lee Kelleher.

Kelliher will work closely with White Door managing partners Anne Esler and Martin Handyside and executive recruiter Emma Cufflin. Each can refer candidates in their respective countries to agencies in the other country if they are looking to relocate.

While the focus is on creative, placements of account and marketing executives is also possible, Kelliher said.

So far, "the response we've gotten is very positive," Kelliher said about the partnership, adding that both firms are making placements for several large agencies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Before starting Kelliher & Co. in 1997, Kelliher spent two years as director of creative services at Havas' Arnold in Boston. During her 20-year career, she has also held creative positions at Publicis & Hal Riney and Omnicom's TBWA\Chiat\Day in San Francisco.