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FLORIDA
Chenoweth & Faulkner Advertising in Tampa has been named to handle the ad account of First Floridian Auto and Home Insurance, a member of Travelers Group. Also, Chenoweth and Barr/Associates in Tampa have formed an alliance to offer creative, media and marketing services.
Osprey Marketing Group in Stuart has been assigned SPS Technologies' Industrial Fasteners Group business.
Zubi Advertising Services in Coral Gables won a regional gold Addy award in the local television campaign category for its Service Merchandise work.
Creative Impact Communications in Jacksonville was recently recognized with a Fosdick award for a healthcare technology ad it produced for Tempus Software. The award is bestowed by Fosdick Associates, which conducts research to measure advertising effectiveness.
Paradigm Communications in Tampa took home a silver Clio award for a series of posters it created for the Tampa Bay Junior Lightning youth ice hockey league.
William Cook Public Relations, part of the Jacksonville-based William Cook Advertising, received a certificate of excellence from the North American Precis Syndicate. The honor was bestowed for the agency's record in getting newspaper placements for its press releases.
Comer Communications in Jacksonville earned a Laurel Award from the Sales & Marketing Council of the Northeast Florida Builders Associates for work on its Arvida Sawmill Lakes community account. The shop also scored a Harvey Communication Measurement Award for its Scapa Group North America client.
Westrec Design Group in Dania has added a SciTrex StrataSphere workstation video editing system.
The Robin Shepard Group in Jacksonville recently picked up several awards for its Web site designs. Honors include a Site Design Award from NetAward for the Daryl Singleton and Stein Mart venues, and the Pro and Wow Awards as well as a four-star commercial laurel from Graphic Brewer for the agency's site.
In the regional American Advertising Federation Creative Awards competition, Peak Barr Petralia Biety in Tampa won golds for work on The Children's Home and the Honor ATM Network of Maitland. The shop also garnered a silver on behalf of its efforts for Lykes Meat Group.
Retail Media Systems in Fort Lauderdale has been signed to install and operate a private television network in Planet Hollywood's restaurants in North America.
GEORGIA
The Original Herb Co., with 150 locations across the U.S., has selected Lambis & Eisenberg Advertising in Atlanta as its first ad agency. The shop also acquired Outrageous Bargains as a client.
Baron, McDonald & Wells in Atlanta, a public relations and strategic marketing concern that serves the technology, telecom and healthcare industries, has opened an office in Raleigh, N.C.
Paradigm Interactive in Atlanta has landed Crutchfield as an interactive media client. Crutchfield is a catalog and Internet retailer of consumer electronics.
Fleishman Hillard has relocated its Atlanta office to 233 Peachtree St., 400 Harris Tower, 30303-1507.
W. T. Quinn in Atlanta won a national Clarion Award for its self-promotional brochure, "The Way We Work." The Clarions are presented by the Association for Women in Communications.
Sawyer Riley Compton in Atlanta received a Telly Award for a TV commercial, "The Boring Presentation," created for Mitsubishi Wireless Communications.
Crumbley & Alba in Atlanta gained a silver Amy in the professional services category from the Atlanta chapter of the American Marketing Association. The agency won for its Matrix Resources work.
Atlanta's Blue Marble Media won two Gold Camera Awards at the International Film and Video Festival for work done for
Coca-Cola and the Center for Puppetry Arts.
BMB also scored a gold and two bronze prizes at the International TV Association Awards for the Center for Puppetry Arts, The Athlete's Foot and Chesapeake Bagels.
Freebairn & Co. in Atlanta has opened a service office in Minneapolis.
The on-air identity package created in-house by The Weather Channel in Atlanta has won a gold award from the Broadcast Designers' Association International.
Crawford Production Services in Atlanta took home five Telly Awards for work done on its own demo reel, Coronet Carpets, RoadTrac, the North American Mission Board and the Shepard Spinal Center. CPS also secured two certificates of creative excellence from the International Film and Video Festival for projects on behalf of Employment Learning Innovations.
MARYLAND
Freed and Associates in Baltimore has been named to handle advertising for Toyota of Waldorf and Croste Toyota, two Maryland-based dealerships.
NORTH CAROLINA
Corder Philips & Wilson Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations in Charlotte has been awarded a citation of excellence from the American Advertising Federation for work done on Olde Sycamore, a residential community and golf course.
Vim & Vigor magazine has awarded Peter Talfan Marketing Communications in Durham a third-place kudo for its Rex Healthcare work.
SOUTH CAROLINA
A print campaign by Leslie Advertising in Greenville for the Myrtle Beach Convention Center took home Creative Ad of the Year honors from the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives.
TENNESSEE
Lewis Advertising in Nashville won three Telly Awards for public service television spots created for The Salvation Army.
TEXAS
GSD&M in Austin has wrapped shooting a 30-second TV spot for Wal-Mart promoting Kathie Lee Gifford's clothing line.
The Texas Department of Health, Austin, has placed its first anti-tobacco billboard ad, warning minors in Austin that possession may lead to driver's license suspensions. Sherry Matthews Advertising & Public Relations, also Austin, handles.
DBC Active Spine Care, Fort Worth, named Phillips, Team & Myers its agency. The Fort Worth shop will develop TV spots and a public relations effort.
Gugel Advertising, Dallas, was hired to handle database management for La Madeleine French Bakery and Cafe, Dallas.
Tom's Easy Way, Dallas, recently edited a 30-second Nokia television spot for The Richards Group, Dallas. The commercial promotes Nokia's sponsorship of the George Strait Country Music Festival.
Hadeler Sullivan & Law, Dallas, won first place in the nonprofit and service categories at the Pinnacle Awards sponsored by the American Marketing Association's Dallas chapter. The awards were for Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
Access, Fort Worth, was hired by the Hysterica Dance Company, Los Angeles, to assist with a fundraising campaign.
Wheeler Advertising, Arlington, recently created radio ads and point-of-purchase materials for the Lewisville Nautical Mile, a group of four ship dealers in that city.
A Houston Chronicle branding campaign from Rives Carlberg, Houston, won first place in the in-paper promotion category at the 1998 Editor & Publisher and International Newspaper Marketing Association awards competition.
VIRGINIA
MSI Advertising-Marketing-Public Relations in Richmond has has been retained by Kendrick Memorial Hospital in Mooresville, Ind., after a review. The agency also has been assigned the advertising of Transylvania Community Hospital in Brevard, N.C. MSI had previously done project work for that client. Separately, MSI was named a national finalist in the 1998 Silver Microphone Awards, winning 10 honors overall for Washington Hospital Center and Somerset Medical Center. Those ads were produced in conjunction with Rainmaker Recording & Creative, also in Richmond.
Sharon Brooks & Associates Advertising in Richmond claimed 14 prizes at the seventh annual National Mature Media Awards competition. The shop scored five bronze and nine merit awards. The clients represented included The Chelsea, Cloverwood, Elyria Methodist Village and Village Meadows