Agency News: New England

Moving Pictures Video & Film in Glastonbury was tapped by the United Way in Hartford to produce a video for the client’s 1997 “Combined Health Appeal” campaign. The three-minute promotional execution features several families that have received help from the organization.
McKinlay & Partners in Simsbury donated its services to design a promotional poster for a summer music series sponsored by the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society and the Newport Blues Cafe in Avon.

Barrett Communications in Cambridge was hired by tool maker Spec Tools in Bridgewater for marketing services, including trade advertising and package design. The agency also was contracted to design a view book for Pine Manor College in Brookline and to create print promotional materials for Folio Exhibits, a trade show exhibit producer based in Worcester. In addition, the shop has completed the invitations to the practice round of the 1997 Professional Golfers’ Association tournament for Andersen Consulting Group’s media and entertainment practice. The event will be held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
Mullen in Wenham handled public relations duties for Danvers-based Osram Sylvania’s sponsorship of the sailing of the USS Constitution, which traveled from Boston Harbor to Marblehead last week to commemorate the vessel’s 200th birthday.
eMerge Marketing has been formed by Directech, a high-tech direct marketing agency in Lexington. The new entity will focus on response-driven, Web-based communications initiatives.
Neva Group in Cambridge was named public relations agency of record by Summa Four. The new client, located in Manchester, N.H., is a supplier of networking switches to telecommunications providers.
Pierce Cote Advertising has relocated its offices to 911 Main St. in Osterville to accommodate growth at the agency.
Ciavarra Design recently completed projects for Digital Equipment Corp. and Rite Foods. The shop also expanded its offices, adding 2,000 square feet to its office space in Boston’s Design Center, where the agency has been since it was founded in 1993.
Sterling Hager in Lincoln recently added fault tolerant network and storage developer Invincible Technologies Corp. in Medway to its client roster.
The Momentum Group in East Longmeadow developed a Web site for Curtis Universal Joint Co. in Springfield.