Alan Braunstein, formerly a senior VP and group creative director at Grey/N.Y., has joined Carrafiello Diehl & Associates in Irvington, N.Y., as executive VP and creative director. ... San Diego agencies NYCA and Di Zinno Thompson have announced that the two firms will merge, consolidating staff and accounts under the NYCA banner and the leadership of NYCA CD/CEO Michael Mark. Tom Di Zinno, chairman of Di Zinno Thompson, intends to focus his attention on the development of ideation company Brainweave. ... Music house Yessian has announced the launch of Dragon Licks, a licensing division based out of the company's recently opened studio in Royal Oak, Mich. ... Comedy director Joe Leih
has signed with Toronto's Spark Productions for exclusive representation in Canada. ... Kelly Jackowski, formerly of FCB/Chicago, has joined Z Group Films as director of business development and sales. Jackowski will also handle Midwest sales for the production company, which has offices in Chicago and Venice.