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Former Keller Crescent Chief Heads to BJK&E
DALLAS–Former Keller Crescent Southwest executive Thomas O’Connor last week was named general manager of BJK&E Specialized Advertising in Irving, Texas. Heading day-to-day account management, O’Connor is charged with ramping up new business prospects and broadening the shop’s capabilities, according to managing director David Evans. O’Connor has been operating his own Dallas consultancy, O’Connor and Associates, since the closing of KC Southwest in March 1994.

Bank of America Picks Pair of Media Finalists
NEW YORK–Bank of America has narrowed its search for a new broadcast media buying shop on its $30-40 million account to ICG in Los Angeles and GSD&M in Austin, Texas, said sources. Eliminated from the pitch were Western International Media in Los Angeles and SFM Media and Creative Media, both in New York. Executives from the San Francisco-based bank and its creative and media planning shop Deutsch, which is helping BofA conduct the media review, declined to comment.

4 Agencies Remain in Continental Finals
DALLAS–Ammirati Puris Lintas, New York, chosen as one of five finalists in Continental Airlines’ $50 million global consolidation review [Adweek, July 14], has withdrawn from contention, sources said last week. Scheduled to make presentations next week are Ogilvy & Mather, TBWA Chiat/Day and N.W. Ayer & Partners, all in New York, and incumbent U.S. agency The Richards Group in Dallas. Agencies eliminated from the pitch include J. Walter Thompson and Grey Advertising, both in New York. It is also believed that Campbell-Ewald, Warren, Mich., has been cut, though a representative there declined to comment. A decision is expected in mid-August.

Hot Springs Tourism Compiles Contenders List
DALLAS–Don Raulie, executive director of the Hots Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, said three to six shops would be chosen this week to pitch the $1.6 million tourism ad account for Hot Springs, Ark. More than 20 shops returned a request for proposal by July 11, including 13 out-of-state agencies. The selected shops will present in mid-August, with a decision expected shortly thereafter. The account was previously handled by Combs & Co., Little Rock.

SW Airlines Revives ‘Friends Fly Free’ Promo
DALLAS–Southwest Airlines here last week said it was reinstating its two-for-one “Friends Fly Free” fare promotion for travel from July 20 through Dec. 16. GSD&M of Austin, Texas, is creative agency for the airline and helped launch the promotion in 1991.

For the Record
Univision’s office will be relocating to 2323 Bryan Street in downtown Dallas [Adweek, July 14].