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Freebairn Gains Omya Trade Account
ATLANTA–Omya, Alpharetta, Ga., chose Freebairn & Co. here to handle its North American advertising and public relations. Freebairn defeated undisclosed Southeast agencies for the $500,000 account. The shop will position Omya to the paper industry as the leading supplier of natural ground calcium carbonate, a mineral that has other industrial applications.
Fultz Is Richmond’s Ad Person of the Year
ATLANTA–Barbara Fultz, founder and president of Fultz & Associates in Richmond, Va., has been named Ad Person of the Year by the Advertising Club of Richmond. She will be honored at this Friday’s Richmond Show. In addition to her career work, Fultz has supported the Massey Cancer Center and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, among other causes.
Wickersham Hunt Wins Florida Utility
BOSTON–Wickersham Hunt Schwantner here, a unit of Arnold Communications, has been tapped to develop advertising for the Jacksonville Electric Authority in Florida. Billings are estimated at $5 million.
C-K Reigns Over Orlando, Fla., Addys
ATLANTA–At the Orlando Advertising Federation’s Addy awards, Cramer-Krasselt and Push tied for best of show. C-K also walked away with best of category/electronic and 12 golds. Push snared two best of category awards, print and outdoor, as well as four golds. The best speculative ad prize and four golds went to Fry/Hammond/Barr. Greenstone Roberts was honored with the best public service campaign designation.
Maris, West Tops Jackson, Miss., Addy Show
ATLANTA–Maris, West & Baker won 22 Addys, including best of show/overall and best of show/print, at the Jackson Advertising Federation’s annual awards show. The Ramey Agency garnered 14 Addys and a special judges award. Best of show/broadcast went to GodwinGroup, which also earned eight Addys, as did Broderick/Bates.
Smith Rules Fort Lauderdale Ad Contest
ATLANTA–The Ad Club of Greater Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) presented The Smith Agency with the best of show/electronic prize and eight gold Addys at its recent festival. Best of show/print went to Rex Three.
Packett Dominates Roanoke Valley Addys
ATLANTA–The Advertising Federation of the Roanoke Valley (Va.) bestowed its best in show award to The Packett Group, which won nine Addys, as did Access. Access partner Tony Pearman was named Ad Person of the Year.
Knoxville Addys Honors Atmosphere, Tombras
ATLANTA–The Knoxville (Tenn.) Advertising Federation recognized Atmosphere Pictures with its best of show prize. Both Atmosphere and The Tombras Group led the Addys count with eight each.