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Bell Atlantic Corp. and Nynex Corp.'s proposed merger was OK'd by the Justice Department, and now awaits final approval from the Federal Communications Commission. Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, New York, handles Bell Atlantic Corp.; Arnold Communications and Lord Group handle Nynex. Post-merger agency plans are unknown.

Logo Athletic has suspended the review for its $5 million to $10 million account so it can revise its ad strategy. Ads have been handled in-house.

RCN, Princeton, N.J., to Angotti, Thomas, Hedge, New York, for the cable, phone and Internet services provider's $10 million ad account.

Rogge Effler & Partners, the Santa Monica, Calif., office of Dentsu, will be renamed Colby Effler & Partners.

Copyright April 1997, Crain Communications Inc.

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