Earle Palmer Buys Agency Founded By Block, Nardizzi

BEN Marketing Group in Stamford, Conn., has become the latest shop to be scooped up by an out-of-region agency.
Formerly called Block & Nardizzi, the direct marketing and promotions specialist was purchased by Earle Palmer Brown. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
BEN, which handles clients such as Coca-Cola and TDK, will be operated as a unit of the New York shop.
The 15 employees in Earle Palmer’s Greenwich, Conn., outpost will soon be relocated to BEN’s offices, creating a unit with 65 staffers and combined billings of $60 million.
Chuck Nardizzi continues as chief executive officer. Co-founder Joe Block has left the company. Chris Milhous and Bruce Perlman will continue to serve as co-presidents in the agency’s Atlanta office. –David Gianatasi