Agency News

FKQ in Clearwater has been named agency for Frontline Communications. The client, also in Clearwater, designs and builds custom satellite and video production vehicles for television stations and networks worldwide. Separately, FKQ won a Telly Award for the “Our Little Secret” pro bono TV spot it produced about child abuse for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Clarke Advertising and Public Relations in Sarasota received two awards at the recent Florida Public Relations Association 1998 Golden Image Awards banquet. The agency earned the judges’ award, given for achieving maximum results on a minimal budget, for its CPA Associates news release. Clarke also gained an award of distinction in the written speech category for its Comcast Cable work.
The Robin Shepard Group in Jacksonville had five of its designs selected for Logo 2000, a showcase of some of the best work over the last 10 years. The clients the agency is cited for include Pace Systems Group, Working Warrior and the World Golf Championships, presented by the PGA Tours International Federation.

Effective this week, Wace Atlanta will change its name to Seven Worldwide. The digital imaging services company is making the change to reflect its future ambitions and direction.
Crescent Communications in Atlanta has added three new clients to its roster: SQL Financials International, Virtual Resources and Transend.
Atlanta-based Adair-Greene has created a sales promotion program involving Atlanta Motor Speedway’s upcoming year-end Winston Cup event and the Roush Racing Team.
Infinitee in Atlanta has completed a campaign for Tanger Outlet Centers using model Kim Alexis. The effort is aimed at raising funds for breast cancer research.
Crumbley & Alba in Atlanta has added two awards for its work with the DeKalb (Ga.) Convention & Visitors Bureau. The agency won the 1998 best of show prize from the International Association of Convention and Visitor Bureau’s Idea Fair and the Georgia CVB Association’s Best Ideas honor for tourism awareness.
Rountree Group in Atlanta has acquired six new clients during the last 60 days: Advantica Restaurant Group, Big Canoe, Ketchupeno, MedQuest Associates, Terri’s Consign and Design and Youth in Charge.
360 Inc. in Atlanta has formed a new division, 360 Promotions, to create promotional marketing programs.
Denmark Advertising & Public Relations in Atlanta has been chosen as the marketing partner of Bear Creek Golf & Country Club. The new property, being developed by The Joshua Group, is located outside Atlanta in Douglasville.

The Montalbano Group in New Orleans has landed $2 million in billings from six new clients: Toyota of Slidell, Greentree Toyota, Danville Toyota, Jay Marks Toyota, Mitchell Automotive and Keene Mitsubishi. The shop represents more than 50 car dealerships nationwide.

The Burris Agency in High Point has created a new division dedicated to strategic market research. KnowledgeWorks will operate as an independent entity.
InfoVision, a technology solutions provider in the Charlotte area, has chosen Lippi & Co., also in Charlotte, as agency of record. The shop will create a new corporate identity and develop marketing tools for the client.
Long Haymes Carr in Winston-Salem was assigned increased media buying responsibilities for Nabsico Inc.

Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence in Nashville has added the account of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2000 economic development initiative. Bridgestone/Firestone Off-Road Tire Co. has also tapped the shop for advertising.
The Beavers Group has officially opened its doors in Chattanooga. The agency had been operating in nearby Dalton, Ga.
The design group of Archer/Malmo in Memphis was assigned the job of creating a logo for the Junior League of Memphis’ Turn of the Century party.
The product inspection division of Heimann Systems Corp. in Maryville, Tenn., has placed its ad account with Conway Marketing Communications in Knoxville. The division makes X-ray inspection and hygiene testing systems for the food service and related industries.

NourzAds in Elgin has launched a new awareness campaign for the Family Crisis Center of Bastrop. The effort’s posters are intended to educate the public about family violence, sexual assault and child abuse and promote the services offered by the Family Crisis Center.
Quest Business Agency in Houston has created a new print campaign for oilfield technology provider Input/Output of Houston. The three-ad series, set to appear in trade periodicals, focuses on the client’s seismic data acquisition systems.
M/C/C of Dallas was named the public relations agency of record for PageMart Wireless, a pager messaging services company in Dallas. M/C/C will handle product and service launches as well as corporate positioning for the client.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse has appointed The Buzzell Co. in Dallas to provide public relations support for the mid-October opening of its new restaurant in North Dallas.
Wheeler Advertising in Arlington was hired to handle advertising for Superior Chevrolet in Kansas City, Mo. The agency will focus primarily on television and radio messages for the client. Wheeler was also signed by Shipp’s RV, a Chattanooga, Tenn., recreational vehicle dealer, to produce TV ads and handle media.

Kershner & Co. Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations in Alexandria recently completed production on television and radio public service announcements for the Alliance to Save Energy.
John Homs Inc. in Richmond has produced a regional awareness campaign for the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.
The Ivy Group in Charlottesville has won the advertising and promotional contract of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority. The three-year pact includes the development of ad campaigns and public relations programs.