Agency News

Orlando’s Fitzgerald Communications won a Standard of Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association for its work for Harris Electronic Systems News Bureau, Palm Bay.
Hallmark/Tassone president Tim Tassone was the keynote speaker at the tri-annual Marketing Communication Agency Network conference in Orlando. The agency is based in Pittsburgh, with offices in Orlando and Tampa.
FKQ Advertising and Marketing of Clearwater was named agency of record for the Eye Institute of West Florida and its sister company, Weinstock Laser Eye Center, both in Clearwater.
Tweed Advertising in Fort Myers has added a pair of new accounts. It will develop creative work for all of Marriott Southeastern Region Hotels’ Florida corporate properties, as well as the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Ala. Offshore Sailing School, also in Fort Myers, hired Tweed for marketing and ad duties.
Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown of Orlando was contracted by the Florida Aquarium in Tampa and the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Kennel Club. The agency will handle marketing and promotion of future exhibits at the aquarium, as well as develop advertising for national and local tourist markets. It will create an image campaign to build visitor traffic at the kennel.
Atlanta’s What’s Before the Movies launched its cinema theater ad company by providing creative and media consulting to CNN Interactive, also in Atlanta. The nationwide pre-feature slide campaign is expected to be seen by eight million moviegoers on more than 2,200 screens.
Digitel Corp., a supplier of telco services to businesses, has signed PR Prose for public relations and marketing. Both companies are based in Atlanta.
Prospect Associates of Silver Spring was awarded the five-year, $18.2 million contract to promote the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Health Information Network in Washington, D.C.
Chris Nufer Radio in Baltimore produced a radio campaign for Wildfire–Feel the Heat, the latest Imax film from Discovery Pictures in Bethesda.
Buckley Marketing, an ad agency based in Columbia, has opened a branch at 33 West Franklin St., Hagerstown 21740. Phone: (301) 665-9434.
Earle Palmer Brown has moved to 6400 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda 20817. Phone: (301) 263-2200; fax: (301) 263-2342.
Raleigh’s Georges & Murray Direct has launched the initial business print campaign for Marketing Resource Group, a new consulting organization in Raleigh.
Check Solutions of Memphis has chosen J.C. Thomas Marketing Communications in Charlotte to develop marketing communications for its check processing and delivery applications.
Coyne Beahm in Greensboro won first place for its design of the North Carolina Amateur Sports Marketing brochure in a special publications contest at the National Congress of State Games symposium in Roanoke, Va.
H&W Creative/Advertising was named agency of record for two restaurants in its hometown of Columbia: Birds on a Wire and The Filling Station.
For the 10th straight year, Thompson & Co. of Memphis won the most Addies from the Memphis Advertising Federation. Its 13 awards this year brought its total to 187 since 1990. An ad series for First Tennessee Bank earned the most recognition.
SunCom, a member of the AT&T network of affiliates, selected Carter Ryley Thomas Public Relations Marketing Counsel to manage its public relations and marketing programs. The Richmond shop will help introduce the client’s new digital wireless service across the Southeast.
Edelmann Scott of Richmond won silver medals in the campaign and local spot categories at the Worldfest International Film Festival in Flagstaff, Ariz., for a series of Pleasants Hardware commercials. The competition encompassed more than 1,850 entries from 28 countries. Separately, the agency’s creative director, George Fugate, was cited by the National Association of Home Builders as one of the country’s leading real estate marketers for the sixth consecutive year.