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FLORIDA
Clearwater Dental Associates has retained Teasdale Enterprises of Arts and Media of Tampa for marketing, public relations and advertising. The agency was also hired by Spine & Pain Medicine Center, a rehabilitation facility in Tampa.
The Northeast Florida Builders Association has selected Empire Communications Group
in Jacksonville to create an ad campaign.
Seekmedia.com has named Sarasota's Clarke Advertising and Public Relations agency for its Internet book retailing operation.
Willman & Co. in Jacksonville has won public relations duties for a new Dave & Buster's restaurant, also in Jacksonville.
GEORGIA
The deadline for the 13th annual ShowSouth Awards, presented by the Creative Club of Atlanta, is Sept. 9. Entry rules and forms are available at www.creativeclub.org or (404) 874-0908. Twelve judges will rate work in advertising, graphic design, interactive and student categories. More than 2,000 entries are expected.
Atlanta's Folio Z has added four new clients: Unibol, a software supplier in Belfast, Ireland; ProAmerica, creator of Connect-Care, a sales, marketing and customer information management system; iFleet, outsourcer of corporate and commercial fleeting; and Karnak, developer of a new Internet search engine. The latter three firms are located in the Atlanta area.
Pringle Dixon Pringle in Atlanta has been named public relations agency for Daufuskie Island Club & Resort, located a half-mile off Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Imagix Kids Dental & Orthodontics in Alpharetta.
Agency 180, an Atlanta design firm, has launched a Web site, www.agency180.com.
Atlanta's Kilgannon McReynolds has produced a pair of 30-second television spots for Tucker Federal Bank.
Digital People, a new staffing resource for the creative community, has opened at 5901-C Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite 25, Atlanta, 30326; (770) 394-1901.
VIZ, a design and animation house formerly known as Blaine Cone Productions, is located at 3108 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 200, Atlanta 30305; (404) 760-9287.
MARYLAND
Sass & Associates in Annapolis has acquired Lanham's Integrated Document Services, an office equipment and amenities company, as a client. Sass will expand the client's e-commerce capabilities, as well as launch the company in the Baltimore market via print and broadcast advertising.
Hottman Edwards in Baltimore has added five new accounts: Kimmel Discount Tire & Auto Centers, with 17 outlets in the Baltimore area; the Baltimore and Annapolis, Md., locations of Ruth's Chris Steak House and The Havana Club, a cigar bar located above the restaurant in Baltimore; the Hilton Hotel in Cherry Hill, N.J.; United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland; and The Catholic Review, a weekly newspaper published by the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
NORTH CAROLINA
Raleigh's Georges & Murry Direct in Raleigh has been hired by Comcast Cable to develop a direct mail campaign to upgrade existing cable TV subscribers in the Baltimore area to digital service.