Agency News

ALABAMA
FitzMartin Design Partners in Birmingham has won an award of excellence from Mohawk Papers. The kudo was for a stationery package produced for MontEagle Corp., a healthcare consulting firm.
GEORGIA
Interweb in Atlanta has added four clients: AirTran/ValuJet, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Georgia Technology Online and SunTrust.
KDA Inc. and Total Immersion Systems have joined the client roster of Cookerly & Co. in Atlanta.
Idea Associates in Atlanta has been selected to handle creative marketing for Valley Farm, a new residential community in Madison.
The Identity Group recently contracted five new clients for its Atlanta operation: Anthony’s Restaurant, NuBasx Healthcare Clinic, World Wide Travel, Supply Side and Sim’s Warehouse.
Ketchum Public Relations Worldwide’s Atlanta office has acquired Crescent Communications, also in Atlanta. The combined entity will number more than 100 staffers.
Marketing company 360 in Atlanta has acquired Intellimedia Commerce, a provider of electronic business solutions. The client is also located in Atlanta.
MARYLAND
Crosby Marketing Communications in Annapolis has been awarded agency of record status for the Academy for Healthcare Management in Washington, D.C. The client provides professional education and designation programs to managed healthcare industry specialists.
NORTH CAROLINA
Flaxenfield Design Studio in Durham was selected to design all campaign materials for the Triangle AIDS Walk held last month. The event was organized by the Triangle AIDS Interfaith Network.
FGI, a strategic marketing and advertising communications agency in Chapel Hill, has opened an office in Detroit. The new operation will be led by Allan Benedict and John Wargo, formerly of Nordhaus Research, also in Detroit.
Cadmus Direct Marketing in Charlotte has been hired to handle the direct marketing and print advertising requirements of Resort Condominiums International LLC in Indianapolis. The initial thrust of the agency’s assignment will be to launch and promote a new member benefits program.
SOUTH CAROLINA
C.C. Rigg’s in Columbia has won a number of awards recently. The agency was recognized by Engineering News Record for its projects with Laidlaw Environmental Services, by the Printing Industries of the Carolinas for its South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership work, by the Carolina Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society for its Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System client assignments and four InShow awards from the Columbia Communicating Arts Society for the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Catdaddy’s, The Devine Interior and the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
The Lewis Group in Greenville has been selected to handle the Greenville Zoo’s Web site design.
TENNESSEE
The Nashville-based 615 Music is in the process of scoring and producing a series of new network ID themes for cable television’s The History Channel.
The Tombras Group in Knoxville has been named to handle advertising for Greeneville Federal Bank. The agency’s initial assignment will be to help the client reposition itself as an institution offering complete banking services.
Lindsey Bradley & Maloy in Chattanooga has landed four new accounts. The new clients are Global Telemedia in Atlanta, Check Advance in Chattanooga and Recovery Network and Field of Cotton Productions, both in Los Angeles.
Knoxville-based Conway Marketing Communications recently added two new accounts to its client roster: Galbraith Laboratories, also in Knoxville, and United Cutlery in Sevierville.
There are three new out-of-state ad accounts at Knoxville’s The Creative Network. The clients are MeyerCo. of Dallas, SuperShield Technologies in San Francisco and World Sports and Marketing of Winter Park, Fla.
Media Direct, a New Orleans-based media placement company, has opened an office in Memphis. The new operation gives the organization a presence in five cities across the country.
The Johnson Group in Chattanooga recently attracted NK Lawn & Garden and the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority as clients.
VIRGINIA
Carter Ryley Thomas in Richmond has been awarded the public relations and marketing responsibilities for Cudas, a marketer of sandals and spring footwear owned by AGS Worldwide.
Riddick Corporate Marketing in Richmond has been signed by Rubbermaid Commercial Products to provide marketing communications services to the client’s national and international network of sales representatives and distributors.
Williams Whittle Associates in Alexandria has been chosen by PBS Online to develop banner advertising on the World Wide Web for its ShopPBS service.
Barber Martin & Associates in Richmond won the Better Business Bureau’s 1997 Torch Award for Marketplace Integrity.
Glynn Interactive in Arlington recently partnered with Wang Federal to handle the overall design of the main interface for the Wang Government Services Intranet.
E. James White in Herndon has added three new clients to its roster: Cuisine Solutions, Marketing & Management Information and Axent Technologies.
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Bozell Sawyer Miller Group’s KRC Research unit, which is headquartered in New York, has established an office in Washington, D.C. Separately, the agency has been named to lead a public relations campaign for renewal of the president’s trade negotiation authority. The campaign is under the aegis of America Leads on Trade.
Goldberg.Marchesano.Partners of Washington, D.C., and Interactive Development Corp. of Silver Spring, Md., have formed a strategic alliance. The venture will design and develop interactive and World Wide Web projects.
Henry J. Kaufman & Associates, Washington, D.C., has added a number of new clients, including PathNet, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Coors Brewing Co. and the American Gas Association.