IQ News: Deadline

On the Prowl, Still
Sources said Blue Marble, New York, a unit of the MacManus Group, has been hot on the acquisition trail for months on the West Coast. Among those up for consideration? The same shops rumored to have been examined by Think New Ideas, New York, and other agency groups in merger mode: Los Angeles-based Digital Planet (which has agreed to do a deal with BoxTop/iXL) Ikonic and Studio Archetype, both in San Francisco. Blue Marble executives had no comment.

Executive Decisions
Sprint, Kansas City, has reshuffled the marketing team for Sprint Internet Passport. Jim Dodd, formerly vice president of Internet services, has been named vice president of strategy and product development for Sprint’s consumer services group. Meanwhile, Jerry Gramaglia, vp, marketing, CSG, will handle the marketing activities behind the ISP, which recently merged its services with EarthLink Network, Pasadena, Calif.

We All Scream …
Zentropy Interactive, Los Angeles, plans to relaunch two brand sites for Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Oakland, Calif. and are slated for a new look that includes digital postcards and games.

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