The former management team of the New York office of relationship marketing division BBDO Proximity, which was shuttered earlier this year, has opened a new agency called SBRF Partners. Based in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, the shop is a partnership consisting of former Proximity managing director Paul Sewards, former business development director Gary Blau, former account director Casey Ritts and former creative director Scott Feraco. ... At Cleveland agency Liggett-Stashower, six senior managers have joined the company's five current owners as equity partners. The new partners include VP-associate creative director Ann Hogsett, VP-account supervisors Dana Meister and Susan Preisler, and VP-senior program managers Chris Baldwin, Brian Bloom and Stacey Vaselaney. ... Diana De Vries, former executive producer at Proscenium Pictures, has joined ABC Television's on-air marketing and promotion department as director of production for special projects. ... At New York post house Nice Shoes, assistant colorists Gene Curley and Ron Sudul have been promoted to night colorist positions.