agency news

FLORIDA
Century III at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando has been contracted to handle the complete production, post-production and graphics animation workload of Ales Group Phytologie Video. The client, a leader in hair care products in France, plans to expand into the American market.
Cooper HMS Partners Advertising in Miami has filled several personnel vacancies. New to the agency are controller Mimi McDonald, manager of information technology and systems Frank Yglesias, senior staff accountant Rolando Fernandez, senior accounts payable coordinator Lucille Patrick-Salmon, media reconciler Eileen Wheeler and assistant to the president and chief executive officer Corinne LoDolce.
Winter Park agency Anson-Stoner has added senior vice president of account planning Nick Evans, vice president of business development Andrew Anson and art director Ramona Hackman.
Metropolis Advertising and Design in Orlando has promoted Kitty Donavin to vice president. She has been with the agency for 12 months and in the advertising business for 14 years.
GEORGIA
Cox Interactive Media in Atlanta has promoted Cynthia Frisina Gray to vice president of marketing. She had formerly been director of marketing. In her new post, Gray will oversee all marketing, research, advertising and public relations for Cox Interactive Media’s national network of 25 city sites and three speciality venues.
Liz Eckert has joined the staff of Turner Fernandez Turner, headquartered in Atlanta, as a senior art director.
Fleishman-Hillard has named Karen Kaplan general manager. Kaplan has been with the agency since 1998, coming over from her position as director of public affairs for Solvay Pharmaceuticals. Also joining the senior management ranks at the Atlanta agency is Nancy Bauer, who will function as deputy general manager and creative director, working closely with Kaplan.
Grizzard in Atlanta has acquired Coleman & Coleman, a brand consulting organization in Houston. Financial terms of the deal between the two privately held companies were not disclosed.
MARYLAND
Richardson, Myers & Donofrio in Baltimore recently took home five prizes from the Public Relations Society of America’s Philadelphia chapter’s annual Bell Ringer Awards competition. The agency was lauded for its advertising for Air Products & Chemicals, Armstrong Commercial Ceilings and Armstrong Commercial Floors, as well as its public relations counsel for ICI Acrylics.
The Baltimore office of Shandwick International has been selected by Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to design and produce materials for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Prospect Associates, a health communications firm with offices in Silver Spring as well as Atlanta, has received an award from the International Forum on Tobacco Control at the United Nations in New York.
NORTH CAROLINA
Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy recently scored two awards. The Charlotte agency’s advertising for Outward Bound brought it a gold Pencil from The One Show. Also, its efforts on behalf of Carolinas Associated General Contractors and North Carolina Tourism were selected by Graphis for its annual featuring the best work of the last year.
SOUTH CAROLINA
Jamin Sloane has joined the creative department at Rawle-Murdy in Charleston as an art director. She comes to the agency from her post as senior art director for BFG Communications on Hilton Head Island.
The Lewis Group in Greenville has added two employees to its staff with the recruitment of Mara Lovelace as an Internet programmer and George Wise as an interactive multimedia specialist.
TENNESSEE
Jefferson Regional Medical Center of Pine Bluff, one of the larger hospitals in Arkansas, has placed its advertising, public relations and interactive account with Archer/Malmo in Memphis. The shop brings a wealth of expertise to its new client, having worked with North Mississippi Health Services and Omega Health Systems. Separately, Archer/Malmo has hired Suzanne Owens as president of its independent media management company, Media Partners.
Tom Bateman has curtailed his retirement to take charge of the creative department at WestRogers in Memphis. He is the former co-owner and founder of another Memphis agency, Sossaman Bateman & Associates, and also worked with Walker & Associates.