Arnold Communications, Boston, acquired Houston Herstek Favat, Boston, as expected. The Houston agency will be absorbed into Arnold, and a physical move to merge offices should happen in about six months with no employee layoffs planned, according to Arnold Chairman-CEO Ed Eskandarian. Rich Herstek and Pete Favat, both partners in HHF, will each become an exec VP-creative director at Arnold. Lisa Unsworth, a partner and president of HHF, will become exec VP-group account director at Arnold. Doug Houston, a partner at HHF, will not join the merged agency.
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