Score!, Lasers, Hospital Converge at StarLink

CHICAGO StarLink has added three new accounts with combined billings of $20 million, according to the media service. The business was secured without formal reviews.

The Chicago-based division of Starcom MediaVest Group acquired strategic and media buying duties for Score! Educational Centers, a tutoring company owned by Kaplan Inc. and The Washington Post Co. The business was previously at Carat in Chicago. Account billings are estimated at $3-5 million, according to an agency representative.

StarLink landed local print and online duties for American Laser Centers, which specialize in hair removal and skin rejuvenation. The business was previously with Initiative Media in New York. The agency was also assigned national print and cable media duties for Chicago-based Alexian Brothers Hospital Network. Billings for the two accounts were not disclosed. CPO, a part of Chicago-based CPM, was the incumbent on that account.

“The new accounts stand as testament to StarLink’s capacity for adaptation—its ability to deliver specialized relationships and fresh ideas that cater to a variety of categories, industries and budgets,” said agency president Scott Neslund in a statement. “The ultimate goal, no matter the market, is helping clients navigate the media jungle for effective brand messaging.”