Account activity

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Van den Bergh Foods Co.'s $20 million Ragu account was awarded to Ammirati & Puris/Lintas, New York. Contenders included incumbent J. Walter Thompson USA, which retains the Chicken Tonight business and Ogilvy & Mather, which will keep Five Brothers.

Comcast Cable Communications, Philadelphia, to Earle Palmer Brown, Philadelphia, for a national branding campaign and a marketing communications program, after a review. There was no incumbent agency; Comcast had worked with agencies on a project basis. Billings for the assignment were not disclosed.

The media account of WBZ-TV, Boston, to Mullen, Wenham, Mass., from Arnold Fortuna Lawner & Cabot,, following a review. Creative remains in-house.

Tri-State Acura Dealers Advertising Assn., New York, has named Landey & Partners, Grounds Morris, agency for its estimated $4 million to $6 million account.

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