Thompson Breaks Anti-Porn Ads in Memphis
ATLANTA–Citizens for Community Values, a nonprofit organization seeking to have existing anti-pornography laws more strictly enforced, will begin airing three 30-second television commercials today on Memphis, Tenn., TV stations, urging adults to “warn your kids about the danger of pornography.” Two spots address pornography on the Internet, while a third features an interview with serial-killer Ted Bundy just before his execution. In the interview, Bundy says all of the violent offenders he met in prison were “deeply addicted to pornography.” Thompson & Company of Memphis produced the ads on a pro bono basis. Citizens for Community Values, organized in Memphis in 1992, has focused on rescuing young women from the sex industry and encouraging the placement of filters on public libraries’ Internet terminals.
Tweed Advertising Wins Fla. County Tourism
ATLANTA–Tweed Advertising has been named agency of record for the newly formed Tourism Alliance of
Collier County. The alliance is the result of the merger of two Florida destination accounts, Naples and Marco Island & The Everglades. The latter had been the Fort Myers, Fla., shop’s account for three years, while the former was held by Shepard, Lobe, Costa in Miami. The two agencies competed for the alliance, which is valued at more than $1 million since the merger.
Work, Grocery Chain Go Separate Ways
ATLANTA–Work has split with Ukrop’s Super Markets after one year as agency of record. The Richmond, Va., grocery store chain parted ways with its hometown agency and will reportedly form a team of advertising industry freelancers to work on strategy, creative and media assignments.
‘You’ll Love It at Levitz’ Returns via HDC
ATLANTA–Levitz Furniture has launched a new television campaign in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, resurrecting the “You’ll Love It at Levitz” phrase and jingle. The work is the first from the Boca Raton, Fla., client’s new agency, Harris Drury Cohen of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Reiman to Receive Silver Medal Award
ATLANTA–Brighthouse principal and founder Joey Reiman will be honored Nov. 19 as the Atlanta Ad Club’s Silver Medal recipient for his outstanding contributions to the local advertising community. Reiman was a partner in Babbitt & Reiman in Atlanta before establishing The Joey Reiman Agency and later opening Brighthouse, an “Ideation Corporation.”
Ackerman Leaves Wieden for McKinney
ATLANTA–Clint Ackerman has joined McKinney & Silver in the new position of director of creative services. He joins the Raleigh, N.C., shop from Wieden & Kennedy in Portland, Ore., where he was senior production manager.