Agency News

CBS&R Advertising and Public Relations in Montgomery won a Crystal Award at the Excellence From the Communicator competition. The agency was honored for its Corporate Foundation for Children work.

Three new clients have been added to the roster at Barnett Price & Herrod in Boca Raton: Wilt Chamberlain’s Rising Star Shoot-Out, the Original Sci-Fi Cafe & Emporium and Dr. Sam & the Managed Care Blues Band.
Greene Beech Advertising & Design Group in Fort Lauderdale won the Minority Small Business Enterprise of the Year award, given by the Florida Regional Minority Purchasing Council.
The William Cook Agency in Jacksonville won a silver Addy from the American Advertising Association Fourth District for its work on Tampa General Healthcare.
Internet Solutions Worldwide has retained the services of DesignWorks Advertising Group in Coral Springs.
Radixx Solutions International recently placed its advertising business with Fitzgerald Communications in Orlando.

T.G. Madison in Atlanta has been awarded the account of Lithonia Lighting.
Ketchum Public Relations Worldwide has formed the African American Markets Group in Atlanta to reach out to that segment of the consumer arena.
Berkeley Park Post and the Atlanta Video Production Center in Atlanta have joined forces to become a full-service production and post-production facility called Artisan PictureWorks Ltd.
Sawyer Riley Compton in Atlanta has won three awards from the Business Branding Network. The shop was honored for work completed for Elanco Animal Health, Eaton Automotive and Mitsubishi Wireless Communications.
Phoenix Corp. of Georgia, Brooksland Inc. and Parry Ross have hired Carroll/White Advertising of Atlanta to handle all advertising, marketing and public relations for Apalachee Farms.
Sharp Development, an Atlanta-based home builder and developer, has placed its advertising business with Grossman Advertising in Atlanta.

Buckley Marketing in Columbia has added five accounts to its client roster. They are: BioMedic, Lab Products Inc., Phillips Corp., GTE’s electronic systems division and Active Industry Research.
Strategic Communications Group in Silver Spring has been contracted to handle marketing and public relations services for Powersim Corp., a provider of simulation services.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Power Boat Association has hired Guice & Guice in Biloxi to handle publicity and public relations for the 1998 Gulf Coast Run Offshore World Championships in October.

The Burke Design Group in Charlotte has changed its name to Burke Communications and relocated to 2108 South Blvd., Suite 205, Charlotte, 28203.
J.C. Thomas Marketing Communications in Charlotte has been selected to provide sales assistance for IBM’s Industrial Solutions Units.
New England-based Schouwen Associates, a full-service advertising, marketing, public relations and Internet design company, has opened an office in Greensboro. The new unit will service clients in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions.
The Zimmerman Group in Durham was picked to create international advertising and collateral for ClinTrials Research.

MicroSafe Corp. has named The Bosworth Group in Charleston as its marketing, advertising and public relations counsel.
Hofmann-Shelley in Columbia won a bronze prize at the Summit Creative Awards for its new business development campaign and a citation of excellence from the Third District of the American Advertising Federation for its South Carolina Shakespeare Co. work.

Archer/Malmo in Memphis has been selected to handle public relations for the American Derby bicycle race from St. Louis to New Orleans. Separately, an ad the agency created for Federal Express Aviation Services was named one of the top 10 highest scoring ads of 1997 as measured by Harvey Ad-Q Studies.
Advertising & Communication Associates in Chattanooga has been picked to handle advertising for Lake Winnepesaukah.
Gorman Vallee in Knoxville has added Power House Gym and Advent as clients.
Knoxville’s Davis Newman Payne Advertising has gained media buying for Papa John’s Pizza franchisees in Knoxville.
The Buntin Group in Nashville won two silver and five bronze Telly awards, which recognize non-network and cable TV work. Clients the agency won for include First American National Bank, O’Charley’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Quantum Fishing Tackle and Zebco Corp.

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce recently added Barber Martin & Associates in Richmond to its “Fantastic 50” list of the fastest growing companies in the state.
Hambright Calcagno & Downing Advertising and Public Relations in Virginia Beach has been named to handle advertising for Retail Alliance.
Cadmus Communications Corp. in Richmond has acquired Germersheim, an Atlanta-based point-of-purchase marketing services provider.

The Bomstein Agency has established a public relations division.