BEN Marketing Is Sold To EPB

BEN Marketing Group, a direct marketing and sales promotion firm with offices in Atlanta and Stamford, Conn., has been purchased by Earle Palmer Brown in New York. Terms were not disclosed.
Formerly known as Block & Nardizzi, BEN claims $40 million in billings from clients including Coca-Cola and TDK Electronics.
The shop was founded nine years ago by Chuck Nardizzi and Joe Block. Nardizzi continues as chief executive of BEN, which will operate as a division of EPB. Block has left the company.
Chris Milhous and Bruce Perlman, co-presidents of BEN Marketing in Atlanta, continue in their posts. Perlman termed the deal a “good marriage” that gives his 12-person office new resources.
–David Gianatasio