Mike Frost has been named account supervisor at Peak/Biety in Tampa. Previously, Frost operated his own shop in Sarasota, Mike Frost Advertising, which grew to $3 million in billings in its two years in business.
The National Association of Real Estate Editors presented Laura Phillips Bennett, president of Bennett & Co. in Orlando, with its annual President’s Award.
Kelly Hebert has joined William Cook Public Relations in Jacksonville as a public relations assistant. Hebert was formerly in advertising sales and design at the Ponte Vedra Record.
The Coast Group in Largo has hired Rachel Thompson as a production manager and Melanie McNicholl as an art director.
Linda Gross has established a new agency, Adworks Communications, in Sarasota. Formerly vice president of media at Clarke Advertising & Public Relations, she has also worked on the client side at McDonald’s, Shoney’s and Sambo’s Restaurants.
Crispin Porter & Bogusky in Miami has added art director Tanja Cannon, copywriter Erin Schumaker, media supervisor Lisa Lamb, production manager Jay Kline and account executive Kala Horvitz.
John Mattes has been appointed national sales manager of Golfweek in Orlando. At Golfweek’s Strictly Business, John DeCesare has become national sales manager and Sandra Dolbow has arrived as senior writer.
WestWayne has enlisted designer Jennifer Jordan, traffic manager Jennifer Comer, media planner Chad Polikov, media intern Scott Perry, account coordinators Holly Henderson and Katherine Hall, executive administrative assistants Kathryn Hauser and Daisy Hall, administrative assistants Amy Green and Leah Dickinson, and public relations intern David Heaton. The Atlanta agency has also promoted Christine Johnson-Karner to senior media planner, Darren Schillace to account executive, Andrea Predmore to assistant account executive and Kendall Boehme to account coordinator.
David Rubinger, former editor of The Atlanta Business Chronicle, has joined the Atlanta office of Ketchum Public Relations as senior vice president. Rubinger will work with the agency’s account teams, helping with media strategies, crisis communications and business-to-business planning.
Meredith Marconi has been named chief operating officer of Tempo (The Entertainment Marketing Organization) in Atlanta. Marconi formerly worked as a marketing coordinator at Score Productions, a company founded by Tempo president Bob May.
David Kelker, vice president and creative director at Infinitee Communications, has been named a judge for the 1998 Retail Advertising and Marketing Association’s RAC Awards.
Marcene Wood has joined Trahan, Burden & Charles in Baltimore as an account supervisor for TBC Direct. She will be responsible for strategic planning and management of client direct marketing programs.
Karla Masters, formerly with KSK Communications and Williams Whittle Associates, both in Virginia, has moved to Eisner & Associates in Baltimore as a strategic planner.
John McIntyre has begun a creative services internship at King’s English in Greensboro.
Coyne Beahm in Greensboro has added Jeffrey Loy as manager of information systems. Loy is a former systems engineer at GE Richards in Charlotte.
Corder Philips & Wilson in Charlotte has named Meg Morton public relations senior account supervisor. She comes to the shop with more than a decade in the public relations field.
Smith Advertising & Associates in Fayetteville has added Karen Fisher as an accountant and Kathy Duensing as an account coordinator.
The Burris Agency in High Point has advanced Bryan Brown to associate art director and Dave DeWitt to media supervisor. Also, the agency has added John Atkinson as copy editor and proofreader.
Nancy Fuchs has been chosen a media buyer at Erwin-Penland in Green-ville. The agency has also recruited Beverly Davis as media accounts payable coordinator and Debbie Gossett as accounts payable coordinator.
Good Advertising in Memphis has named Phil McCarty director of account services and Leslie Rodgers director of production services. Allison Grantham has progressed to art director.
Jeffrey Buntin Jr., John Carney and Beth Sturgeon have been promoted to account supervisors at The Buntin Group in Nashville.
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