ATLANTA Two longtime advertising agencies in South Florida have ceased operations, sources said.
Hispanic shop CreatAbility in Coral Gables, Fla., closed its doors after 13 years in business. At one point, the agency's client roster included Sprint PCS, Snapple, Adidas and Burger King Latin America. CreatAbility president and chief executive officer Ritchie Lucas could not be reached for comment.
Independent agency HDC, formerly Harris Drury Cohen, has ended its 23-year run, sources said. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., shop employed 35 people. HDC's closing follows the departure of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau advertising account, which the agency resigned two weeks ago. Sport boat manufacturer Sea-Doo moved its business to Cramer-Krasselt in Orlando, Fla., in January, according to sources. Officials at HDC did not return calls.