Agency News


FLORIDA
Pod Inc., a Coral Gables-based multimedia company has created Web sites for Premier Cruiselines and Onboard Media.
Prima Facie, a plastic surgery center, has placed its ad account with Clarke Advertising & Public Relations, Clearwater.
Honor, one of the largest electronics funds transfer organizations, has assigned its public relations account to Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown in Orlando.
Empire Communications Group in Jacksonville won two Laurel Awards from the Northwest Florida Association of Builders for work done for its Providence Homes and Cogdill Builders clients.
HLA Advertising & Public Relations in Tampa has received the 1997 Air Transport World advertising gold award for work done to promote air cargo business and Tampa International Airport.
Altimax Advertising Agency in New Port Richey has been named agency by WLVU-FM in Pasco County.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex pamphlet designed by Frailey & Wilson/Hallmark Advertising & Public Relations in Orlando won the Best North American Brochure Award from the Association of Professional Brochure Distributors.

GEORGIA
WestWayne in Atlanta has been named to handle public relations for Checkers Drive-In Restaurants and Rally’s Hamburgers. The accounts were formerly handled in-house.
Globe Ticket and Label Co. has named Freebairn & Co., Atlanta, to handle its marketing. Separately, the agency launched a Web site for client Eden Wool Carpet.
Carroll/White Advertising in Atlanta has taken on 7 Stages Theatre as a pro bono client for the group’s 19th season.
NewsLetters Plus of Atlanta has gained the accounts of Hirsch Bedner Associates and the Classic Series of Lenox Collections.
Turner & Turner Advertising in Atlanta has gained project work from several local clients, including The Cartoon Network, Cox Communications, Georgia State University and the Atlanta Police Department.
Idea Associates, Atlanta, won regional gold and national silver awards for a self-promotional piece at the 1998 National Association of Home Builders Convention.
Clockwork Advertising in Atlanta has been chosen to help the Alliance Theatre Co. launch its 30th anniversary season.
Atlanta’s Aydlotte & Cartwright has added Wetland Environmental Technologies to its client roster.
Corporate Issues in Atlanta has been hired to handle marketing programs for Benmark, a banking service provider.
Jackson Spalding Ledlie in Atlanta has added several new public relations clients, including Woodruff Arts Center, Emory University, First Market Bank, Legacy Property Group, TRC Staffing Services, the Lenox Building, Professional Staffing Resources and O2 Ideas.
The Tombras Group, based in Knoxville, Tenn., has opened a service office in Savannah to oversee the area’s McDonald’s Owners-Operators Association business.
The Pinnacle Group has moved to 1925 Vaughn Rd. NW, Suite 200, Kennesaw, 30144. The phone number did not change.
Julie Davis Associates in Atlanta has added Endeavor Technologies, Russell Athletic and Lithonia Lighting as clients.
Hood & Associates in Atlanta has launched a regional ad campaign for Century Telephone’s residential services.
Rountree Group in Atlanta has landed the business of Adolescents Working Toward Awareness, Knowledge and Empowerment, a prevention program sponsored by the Northwest Health District of Georgia.
Hal Riney & Partners’ service office has relocated to 1355 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1800, Atlanta, 30309; (404) 575-4500.
Porter Novelli in Atlanta has become public relations counsel for The ComputerJobs Store.

MARYLAND
August, Lang & Husak in Bethesda won a gold medal and three certificates from Creativity 27, the annual awards competition sponsored by Creativity magazine.
Gray, Kirk Vansant and e.magination network, both in Baltimore, have formed an alliance to create Web sites.

NORTH CAROLINA
Richard French & Associates in Raleigh has landed several new clients, including ITT Automotive, American Express Financial Advisors, StreamServe, Jantzen Swimwear, VentureBridge and the State of North Carolina.
Coyne Beahm in Greensboro won two Addys and two citations of excellence at the American Advertising Federation’s Third District competition. The agency was honored for its work for Girbaud, Cone Mills and two self-promotional pieces.
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has selected The Zimmerman Group in Durham as agency for international advertising and direct mail initiatives to promote its global MBA and executive educational programs.
Kolophon, an advertising, design and public relations company, has opened its doors in Hillsborough.

SOUTH CAROLINA
The Bi-Lo Center, a sports and entertainment complex in Greenville, has signed local shop Leslie Public Relations to plan, coordinate and promote the facility’s grand opening events.
Rawle/Murdy Associates in Charleston has been named advertising and marketing agency for Big Canoe, a residential and resort community in the north Georgia Mountains.

TENNESSEE
The Tombras Group, Knoxville, shared a Magellan Award from the National Association of Store Fixture Marketers with its Eastman Chemical Co. client.
Advertising & Communication Associates in Chattanooga has been selected to handle advertising for Golden Gallon, a regional convenience store chain with units in Tennessee and Georgia.

VIRGINIA
Opus Event Marketing in Richmond has been selected by Calvin Klein Cosmetics Co. as a creative consultant. Opus will work with the client to develop new ideas and extensions for its Calvin Klein Cosmetics’ promotional, public relations and event marketing programs.
Kershner & Co. Marketing Advertising and Public Relations in Alexandria has won a bronze Telly Award for its “You Gotta Get Into It” recruitment video presentation for Special Olympics.
Advantage International in McLean has signed New York Giants quarterback Danny Kanell to a marketing representation agreement.