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McKinney & Silver dropped out of the review for its $15-million Bahamas Ministry of Tourism account . . . Failon McElligott, Minneapolis, is considering adding new divisions including sales promotion, direct response, public relations and retail advertising . . . D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowies has promoted Joe Plummer to vice chairman/worldwide planning director . . . Lowe & Partners executive vp/strategic planning Stuart Agres has left the agency to join Young & Rubicam to be senior vp/manager of corporate research . . . KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, selected Partners & Shevack/N.Y. for its estimated $8-million account . . . Ciociola & Co./New York has won the $4.5-million financial services account of Fortis, Inc., New York . . . Beth Mason has resigned from her post as president of Friedman Benjamin/N.Y. . . . Toth Design's Michael Toth and freelance copywriter Bill Heater have broken off talks about starting a new ad agency . . . Ogilvy & Mather won the $68-million advertising account for Georgia Power Co. and its parent, the Southern Co . . . . The $5-7-million Incredible Universe account, Tandy Co.'s new megastore business, went to Bloom FCA/Dallas . . . As expected, (ADWEEK, March 22) former McCaffrey and McCall chief executive Bob Cherins has joined Jordan, McGrath, Case & Taylor/N.Y. as president of its JMCT/Direct unit . . . AC&R Advertising/ N.Y. reeled in the $1.5-mil)jon Waldorf-Astoria Hotel account.
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