Agency News

Lewis Communications of Mobile won 59 Addys during recent competitions held in three Southeastern markets where it is located: the home office, Birmingham and Nashville, Tenn.
Metropolis Advertising and Design has passed $3 million in billings and plans a major expansion at a new downtown Orlando location.
Jacksonville’s Husk Jenning Advertising has received a Merit Award in the new media category of the 78th annual Art Directors competition.
Orange County (Calif.) National Golf Center and Lodge has assigned its advertising and public relations to Gilbert and Manjura Marketing of Longwood.
TheCreativeGroup of Loxahatchee has opened in West Palm Beach. The shop has been named agency for The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach.
Hood & Associates of Atlanta has won two new technology accounts. Optio Software and Ashford International, both Atlanta, have hired the agency to handle a branding campaign and an on-call service, respectively. Hood has also launched a new campaign for Lockheed Georgia Employees Federal Credit Union.
The Creative Circus in Atlanta won a gold award at the 1999 Andy competition, sponsored by the Advertising Club of New York. This is the third time in the ad school’s four years of existence it has won an Andy gold. The winning ad was created by copywriter Brad Moslow and art director Julie Eyerman.
Jackson Spalding, an Atlanta communications management firm, has added the following clients: The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta; Airis Corp; Habif, Arogeti & Wayne; Mirror Lake; and Avon Running. All accounts are located in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
The Headline Group of Atlanta has added two new clients. Melisma Records has retained the agency to manage national public and media relations. Folio Z, a technology marketing firm, has hired the shop for a media relations program. Both clients are based in Atlanta.
Folio Z president Chris Coleman and director of account strategy Alan Deeter addressed representatives of more than 30 information technology and services firms in Belfast, Ireland. They were the only North American marketers invited.
Atlanta’s Definition 6 has been hired for interactive marketing projects by five metro Atlanta clients: Harland Financial Services, a national provider of checks; Mohawk Industries, a carpet manufacturer; Winter Group, a property construction and management company; WSTR-FM; and Al Serra Ford, a car dealership.
M [Squared] Creative, an Atlanta marketing communications company, has acquired The Anderson Group, also Atlanta.
The Newsletter Factory of Atlanta has donated editorial and graphic design services to Children’s Restoration Network for the third consecutive year.
UniTel, an Israeli telecom which recently established its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, has named Char Baxter Communications its American ad and marketing agency. The Atlanta shop has also landed the account of Future Horizons, a mobile workforce automation software marketer.
Prospect Associates of Silver Spring has won the five-year, $18.2 million marketing contract of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Health Information Network.
Chris Nufer Radio of Baltimore has produced a direct response radio campaign to recruit study participants for Phamakinetic Laboratories, also in Baltimore.
J.C. Thomas Marketing Communications of Charlotte has developed a nationwide merchandising program for power tool maker Stihl of Virginia Beach, Va.
Lyerly Agency of Charlotte has been hired to handle public relations and communications services for Concord Mills, a shopping mall in Concord.
Z Promotion & Design in Chapel Hill has developed a Web site for the Mothers’ Milk Bank in Austin, Texas. It also designed a logo for the Winn-Dixie Super Star Summer at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh.
The Gillespie Agency has successfully defended the account of Southeastern Freight Lines. Both are based in Columbia.
Health Communications of Memphis has landed assignments from: ScienceBased Health, a physician-driven wellness center in San Francisco; Ophthalmic Innovations International, Claremont, Calif.; Sunrise Technologies, Fremont, Calif.; Ortho McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Raritan, N.J.; Avalon Medical Corp., Williston, Vt.; Cynosure, Chelmsford, Mass.; and Virtua Health, a network of five New Jersey hospitals.
David Bohan, president and chief executive of Nashville’s Bohan Carden & Cherry, was one of the 10 most influential advertising and public relations executives for 1999 in a survey of more than 250 industry professionals by Business Nashville.
The “Jug head” series of Archer/Malmo, Memphis, for Forest Hill Dairies was named the top mixed-media effort for a single product at the International Dairy Foods Association’s 1999 marketing awards.
Howard Waters, president of Waters Advertising in Newport News, received the Silver Medal from the Ad Federation of Greater Hampton Roads for outstanding contributions to advertising. The shop also won an Addy for its self-promotion.
The American Red Cross has selected Stackig Advertising and Public Relations of McLean to provide marketing aimed at increasing blood donations.
Richmond public relations and marketing agency Carter Ryley Thomas has opened a Los Angeles office.
Siddall, Matus & Coughter in Richmond has successfully defended the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority advertising account. SM&C has held the business for 21 consecutive years.
Abramson Labus Van De Velde has been named agency of record for Red Hot & Blue Restaurants of Arlington, Va. The barbecue chain, which has 32 locations across the U.S., was founded by the late Republican campaign strategist Lee Atwater.