Agency News

FLORIDA
Global Boardroom Solutions has retained The Weinbach Group in Miami to handle all marketing communications activities, public relations and advertising.
Kroll-O’Gara Co. has named The Jeffrey Group in Miami to manage its ongoing public relations program throughout Latin America.
GEORGIA
The Stewart Co. in Atlanta has added the business of Cosmos Rental Exhibit Systems, a supplier of custom-designed displays.
The Bard Medical Division of C.R. Bard Inc. has placed its account at Adair-Greene Healthcare Communications in Atlanta. The agency will oversee the promotion of the client’s Bardex I.C. Silver and Hydrogel Foley catheter.
Duffey Communications in Atlanta has opened an office in San Francisco.
MARYLAND
IconixGroup in Bethesda was chosen by Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge, a provider of global business technology legal services, to reposition the firm’s brand. The agency’s first project will involve the client’s Web site.
Blinds-To-Go, a manufacturer and retailer of window blinds and shades, has retained The Reeves Agency in Baltimore for marketing services, creative strategy, media planning and buying, market research, direct mail and public relations.
MGH Advertising has moved to 100 Painters Mill Rd., Suite 600, Owings Mills, 21117. New phone: (410) 902-5000.
NORTH CAROLINA
Georgia Tees, an apparel distributor for the imprinted sportswear and specialty industries, has assigned its advertising account to Lippi & Co. in Charlotte.
TEXAS
The Quest Business Agency in Houston has completed a direct mail program for GeoQuest, a provider of geophysical data for companies involved in oil and gas exploration and production. A series of five mailers for GeoQuest’s Houston-based PowerHouse unit features replicas of old oil company stock certificates.
Dallas post house charlieuniformtango has wrapped several editing jobs, including a Mary Kay International television campaign for Gleason Calise Associates, Dallas, and new American Airlines spots for Temerlin McClain, Irving.
Bromley, Aguilar & Associates in San Antonio has finished a photo shoot for Procter & Gamble’s first Hispanic print and outdoor campaign for Pepto Bismol. Dallas photographer Bill Debold shot the ads from Oct. 14-18.
Stuart Bacon in Fort Worth was hired as agency of record for Goldsmith’s Inc., an office furnishings supplier with offices in Fort Worth and Wichita, Kan. The agency will develop advertising and direct mail and provide public relations support. Stuart Bacon also earned top honors in the public relations category at the 1998 MAX Awards for The Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth.
Video Post & Transfer in Dallas has upgraded its capabilities with two Onyx 2 computers. The company plans to utilize the Discreet Logic systems in several applications, including use by its broadcast design group, Hothaus Design.
Aries Productions in Arlington won a Flame Award for its U.S. Postal Service internal communications video. The Flame Awards recognize outstanding film, video, CD-ROM and music production.
Digital Domain has acquired an additional 900 square feet to open a second audio suite at its current Austin facility.
Love Advertising of Houston is producing a series of radio commercials for Auto Insurance Discounters. Spanish-language spots will feature Houston Astros pitcher Jose Lima, who recently signed an endorsement deal with the company. General market spots will feature Lima and client representative Kathy Szoeke.
Texas Monthly in Dallas has purchased the name and subscription fulfillment responsibility for Presidio Media’s Texas Business, which ceased publication this month.
The deadline for resume and advertising submissions for the Texas Association of Film/Tape Professionals’ 1999 Directory is Saturday, Oct. 31. TAF/TP offices will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to process last-day submissions. Information: (214) 630-7373 or (888) 630-7373.
Spark/KJS in San Antonio has broken an outdoor campaign for Anheuser-Busch’s imported Azteca beer. The ads feature depictions of ancient Aztec statues partying with bottles of Azteca and copy reading “Saludchitl Amigoxtli” and “DaBombuchitl.”
Youth Sports Today in Dallas marked its first anniversary with its September issue. The magazine is published by Rick Selah, owner of Dallas agency Selah Associates.
Rhodes Stafford Wines Creative in Dallas has launched its Web site at www.rswcreative.com. The company’s new division, RSW Interactive, also designed a site recently for Classic BMW of Dallas.
Coffee-Black Advertising in Dallas produced a poster for the North Texas Music Festival held earlier this month in Dallas. A singer’s picture served as the backdrop to the copy, “Experimental music, human test subjects wanted.”
Gleason Calise Associates in Dallas has launched the print component of its fall campaign for the Petmate carriers made by Doskocil Manufacturing of Arlington. One of the ads, promoting pet safety while traveling, shows a bulldog in the front seat of a vehicle, stating: “Yeah, I could use a face-lift. I just don’t want the dashboard to be my plastic surgeon.”
M/C/C in Dallas has launched its first trade print campaign for new client Netier Technologies of Carrollton. “We’re making quite a name for ourselves” is the tagline.
Jake Paine was appointed director of sales and marketing at the Doubletree Hotel Austin. He came to the Doubletree from the Harvey Hotel at DFW Airport, Irving. He was also once national sales manager for the Lakeway Resort and Conference Center in Austin.
Jack Reed Reps of Dallas was hired to represent Tom Faulkner Productions, also located in Dallas.
TENNESSEE
The Interactive Group of Archer/Malmo in Memphis has designed a Web page for the city’s new Hutchison School.
Lightstream in Knoxville has become the ad agency for the Knoxville Zoo. Plans call for a centralized theme that will be incorporated into merchandise, architecture, signage and advertising.