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Riester-Robb has signed on with Arvizu Advertising & Promotions, Phoenix, to help promote tobacco prevention and cessation services offered by the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Tobacco Education and Prevention Program to the Hispanic market.COLORADO

BVP Media, Englewood, announced the reorganization of its management team to meet the growing demands of integrated communications technologies. BVP is Colorado’s leading producer of video, Web and interactive technologies for B2B communications.

Amherst & Reeves, Denver, has teamed up with Postanywhere. which uses Internet capabilities.


Peter Scott & Associates, San Francisco, has entered into an agreement with the Marimark Corp., Tampa, Fla., to represent the western United States and Canadian sales.

Townsend & O’Leary, an Orange County advertising, public relations and interactive services agency, has officially changed its name to The T&O Group.

BriteSmile launched an overall branding campaign for its new whitening toothpaste with Addis Advertising, a Berkeley and San Francisco-based agency., Belmont, introduced Adaptive Proxy Tracking (APTracking), a new web site technology for tracking, reporting, and measuring.


V12, Los Angeles, a leading broadcast design and production company, has formed a new division, dubbed Project V12, to provide design, animation and production services for high-end Web sites and other interactive media.

Mixed Signals Technologies has teamed with Johnson & Murphy Advertising, Los Angeles, to Launch its “Intelligent TV Technology” Marketing Campaign.

FMiTV Networks, Los Angeles, sealed a significant strategic and equity deal with Japanese conglomerate Secom.

Entertainment Blvd., Los Angeles, has entered into a management services agreement with FMiTV Networks, Inc., a Gen Y media convergence company. The agreement gives FMiTV effective control over the operations of the Web site, the content services provider and business unit of Entertainment Boulevard.

Hilary Kaye Associates (HKA), a Tustin-based marketing communications firm, has added Virtual CEO (VCEO) to its client roster. Based in San Juan Capistrano, Virtual CEO has created an online business assessment and planning tool that helps companies and their consultants identify strengths and weaknesses, then develop and implement effective strategies at Internet speed.

Equilibrium, Sausalito, has awarded its account to Philip Johnson Associates. PJA will develop a branding campaign for a new product introduction that will involve print and online advertising.

Clif Bar, Berkeley, the nation’s third- largest maker of energy and nutrition foods, has named Wongdoody of Los Angeles as its full-service advertising agency following a review of 25 shops.

Fox Family Channel, Los Angeles, will make its family programming more accessible to blind and visually impaired viewers with Theatre Vision descriptive narration. Fox will telecast five hours per week of “Early Edition” with narration from various celebrities.

TargetMarket Interactive, Los Angeles, a leading interactive marketing services agency on the digital coast, announced four new contracts for its affiliate marketing division in partnership with Be Free.

Lyon & Associates, San Diego, will provide Scale Eight, an internet storage company, with identity and branding services.

Point B, Inc., Newport Beach, has been named the agency of record for Oridion Medical Inc.

Computercafe, Santa Monica, created a new, 3D-animated logo for Chili’s Grill and Bar. The logo appears in a series of new television spots, created by GSD&M, Austin, and edited by 2POP Editorial, Santa Monica.

John Adams of Area 51 Films, Santa Monica, has directed a new spot for Legen Airlines.

R!OT, Santa Monica, provided a complement of visual effects services for a new, national spot for Volkswagen that reveals the nocturnal fantasies of the new Beetle.

The Finish Line Ltd., Santa Monica, recently provided visual effects and final conform to superior assembly for a pair of Honda Civic spots. The two 30-second commercials were created by Rubin Postaer & Associates and were directed by Noam Murro of Stiefel & Co.

Garson Yu of yU + co, Hollywood, has created the main title sequence for New Line Cinema’s Lost Souls.

Silicon Grail and SGI, Hollywood, have launched a joint effort to ensure the compatibility of Rayz, Silicon Grail’s new high-end compositing package, with SGI’s Linux-capable desktop workstations.

Look! Effects, Hollywood, has relocated into a new production facility which is located near the Warner Bros. studio lot in Hollywood and gains more than three times the production space of its previous site.

Admusement, Pasadena, announced its official launch. The company equips the world’s leading brands and dot-com companies with the capability to house riveting dramatic, comedic, animated or multimedia programming prominently on their own Web site.

Mustang Marketing and Advertising, Westlake Village, has completed its new identity program for the City of Agoura Hills.


Trammell Crow Co., Reno, as tagged Envision Advertising as its agency of record.


Eyescream, a Portland agency, has furnished its new office based on the seven deadly sins. The color scheme resembles its new company Web site.

Prideaux Group, Inc., Portland, has added several new accounts. New clients that have retained Prideaux include: Phoenix Electric, Salon Dirk and River City Travel.

Coffee Rush has tagged Coates Kokes, Portland, as its agency of record.


DDB, Seattle, has developed a print advertising campaign to help position the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as the international leader in the fight to eliminate cancer.