Appointments at Bates USA West, Irvine, Calif.: Mike Hall, senior writer, Bozell/FCB, Costa Mesa, Calif., joins as associate creative director, copy; Shawn Wood, senior copywriter, Ogilvy & Mather, Dallas, joins as senior writer; Manuel Reyes, creative director/production manager, HIJK Ltd., Carlsbad, Calif., joins as studio manager.

Roger Delaney, media manager, Meridian Media, Los Angeles, joins The Frederiksen Group, Los Angeles, as senior media planner and buyer.

Michael Grant, account executive, Empire team, Continental Television Sales, New York, named sales manager, there.