Agency News

Chenoweth & Faulkner in Tampa has broken an outdoor campaign for Ferman Automotive Group. The ads refer consumers to the company’s Web site via the tagline, “Just one click.” Chenoweth also created three TV spots for Ferman, which will air during telecasts of Tampa Bay Buccaneer football games. Separately, the agency has been assigned the advertising account of Microsystems Technology.
Macquarium Intelligent Communications in Atlanta has formed a new division, Fathom Studios, to create content for all media.
A new media agency, rev::, has opened its doors in Atlanta.
New clients at Mike Wilson Public Relations in Atlanta include Port Armor, Baita International, Rubenstein Co., Coast Cottages, North Georgia Land Services and Minerva Communities.
The Atlanta office of Manning, Selvage & Lee has signed three new clients: John H. Harland Co., ADAM Software and the Spirit of Atlanta Hotel.
Gordon Bailey & Associates in Atlanta was awarded a gold medal at the International Network of Business Advertisers annual world conference. The agency won in the direct mail category for its work for Giles Enterprises’ Chester Fried Chicken.
A campaign for Turner Classic Movies created by Clarion Marketing and Communications in Atlanta has earned two industry awards. The first was a silver ProMax award for a direct mail piece from the Marketing Society for Cable & Telecommunications. The second prize was a Silver Mark, also in direct mail, from the Cable Television Marketer’s Association.
Morgan Design Studio has moved to 345 Whitehall St. SW, Loft No. 106, Atlanta, 30303. Telephone: (404) 584-0746.
Larry Epstein, a Republican candidate for state comptroller, has placed his advertising and media account with The Reeves Agency in Baltimore. The shop will also handle public relations and direct mail.
J.C. Thomas Marketing Communications in Charlotte was honored 11 times at the Business Marketing Association’s 18th annual ProAd Awards competition. The agency won four gold, two silver and five bronze awards for its work with clients such as Fillatice, Sirona USA, Check Solutions, First Alliance, the Business Marketing Association, Stihl Inc., Jameson Corp. and Jacobs Ladder.
Coyne Beahm in Greensboro won four awards at the 1998 American Graphic Design national competition. The shop earned honors in the direct mail and trade advertising categories for Cone Mills, Marithe & Francois Girbaud and the Piedmont Triad Advertising Federation.
Simpson Racing and Primedia Communications, both headquartered in Charlotte, have merged operations. Primedia is a marketing communications company that specializes in the creation and implementation of branding programs through sports and entertainment properties.
White & Satterfield in Raleigh has been hired to create a print and broadcast ad campaign for Exploris, an interactive global learning center. Exploris is scheduled to open a Raleigh site next summer.
The Lewis Group in Greenville has been chosen by Oaky Dover, candidate for the Georgia legislature, to develop promotional materials. The work will include print collateral and Web site management. Separately, the shop’s Miller Displays division has been selected by Prudential CD Joyner’s commercial services division to handle its commercial signage business.
Archer/Malmo in Memphis has designed a logo for the Shelby County Soccer Complex.
Marketing research and consulting company Roper Starch Worldwide in New York has opened a Dallas office. Roper Starch signed an agreement to hire 11 employees from Savitz Research Center, a Dallas market research firm. Roper and Savitz will continue as separately owned and operated companies.
Bromley, Aguilar & Associates has completed the move to its new offices at 401 E. Houston St., San Antonio 78205. Phone remains (210) 244-2000.
Executive Specialty Productions in Dallas has developed an audio-visual presentation for an annual awards program held by The Staubach Co., a Dallas-based real estate company headed by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach.
Larry Lubenow & Associates, an Austin public relations company, has launched a Web site at
Following a competitive pitch, Olive-Design in Austin was hired by Ryk…, the women’s athletic footwear company in Portland, Ore. Olive will design Ryk…’s Web site and consult on Internet marketing in conjunction with On Your Mark, an agency located in Kansas City. The site will incorporate electronic commerce capabilities as part of the client’s plans to increase its product sales via the Internet. The site is located at www.ryk….com.
Laurie Shane, vice president of communications at Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, was the speaker at last week’s meeting of the Houston chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Wood-ruff discussed marketing a city as a cultural destination to attract tourist dollars.
The Austin location of Sibley/Peteet Design has created a new logo for the Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts. The new mark was created to help update the image of the 83-year-old Austin performance center.
Calloway’s Nursery has selected Stuart Bacon of Fort Worth to create and implement an advertising and public relations program for the 1998 holiday season. The shop is developing a multimedia campaign to promote the Fort Worth-based company’s Christmas trees and poinsettias.
Sharon Brooks & Associates Advertising in Richmond has been named agency of record for Legends of Virginia Golf Courses. The client operates two award-winning golf courses: Legends of Stonehouse and Royal New Kent.
The Newspaper Association of America recently recognized Williams Whittle Associates of Alexandria with a silver Athena award for outstanding creative achievement. The agency was honored for its creative work for telecom client Atcall.