Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

To an-nounce its newly redesigned web site, Internet search engine AltaVista launched a $100 million TV and print ad campaign—the company's first such marketing effort.

Created by Portland, Ore.-based Wieden & Kennedy (W&K), and directed by Joe Pytka of Venice, Calif.-based PYTKA...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Multivision, Cambridge, Mass., has opened an Internet and multimedia department. The company has named Jim Gordon as creative director, Daniela Skrein-Bell as graphic designer and Benjamin Fortmiller as editor.

The new Multivision department will offer services including web development,...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

New York-based Slingshot has added editor Noelle Webb, who joins the company from mad.house, New York. Webb worked at mad. house for a total of eight years, including the three years when the company was still named Bender Editorial. Slingshot's roster is also expanding with the addition of...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Edit Sweet, a Chicago-based creative editorial boutique, has added editors Katie Wrobel and Skip Masters.

Wrobel joins the company after a three-year stay in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she worked as a freelance editor and cut an assortment of Israeli market spots (among them, ads for Huggies...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

CLIENT

Hughes Communications/ DirecTV.

PRODUCTION CO.

RSA USA, Los Angeles. Thom Higgins, director; Marco Mazzei, DP; Marjie Abrahams, executive producer; Jim Burnett, producer. Shot at Hollywood Center Studios, Hollywood.

AGENCY

Campbell-Ewald/West, Los...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

CLIENT

TD Waterhouse.

PRODUCTION CO.

Pfeifer Van Dusen, New York. Bruce Van Dusen, director; Vilmos Zsigmond, DP; Marty Gillen, executive producer; Kim Shapiro, line producer. Shot on location in Los Angeles.

AGENCY

Emmerling Post Advertising, New York. Peter...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

CLIENT

Canon USA/Elph 2.

PRODUCTION CO.

Cosimo & Company, New York. Cosimo, director/DP; Irene Scianna, executive producer; Mora Killeen, producer. Shot at Silvercup Studios, Long Island City, N.Y. and on location in New York.

AGENCY

Grey Advertising, New...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Confronted with a miniscule production budget and a need to make a major impact, Austin, Texas-based agency GSD&M has for the second consecutive year turned to stock footage to promote a walk-a-thon fundraiser for AIDS Services of Austin. Last year's effort, "AIDS Walk/ Footage," made "The...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Waiting in line for lottery tickets is hardly a moving experience—unless it's for the Minnesota Lottery, which grooves to its own unique beat.

This :30, out of Minneapolis agency Foley Sackett, opens on a line of about 10 people standing at the counter of a typical convenience store. The...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Robert Miller, a composer who specializes in orchestral pieces, has added his signature to Amber Music, New York, with an office in London. At press time, Miller was wrapping some projects at New York-based Sacred Noise, his spot roost for the past four years.

Michelle Curran, Amber's...

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