Agency News

Intec has contracted Firestone & Cimring Advertising to imple-ment a marketing and ad campaign to introduce its software in the U.S. Intec of Munich, Germany, recently opened an office in Cape Coral. The Fort Myers shop was hired by Pinnacle Realty Management to develop marketing for Regency Park, an apartment community. Pinnacle is based in Seattle, with branches in Tampa and Orlando. Fort Myers realtor Mark Moore also chose the agency to direct his marketing and advertising.
Hallmark/Tassone in Tampa has been tapped by Capital One Financial Services to develop new employee recruitment strategies.
Linda McMahan of Gilbert & Manjura Merchandise has earned Certified Advertising Specialist credentials from the Promotional Products Association International. McMahan is chief operating officer and partner at the Longwood shop, owned by Gilbert and Manjura Marketing.

Adair-Greene Healthcare Communications in Atlanta has been hired to brand and support the international launch of CIBA Vision’s Zaditor eye treatment.
Pollak Levitt & Nel and Georgia Power, both of Atlanta, have won a regional award for advertising excellence from the Wild Foundation, an organization devoted to protecting wilderness.
Hood Marketing Solutions in Atlanta will display a scale model of Alyse Lucas Cor-coran’s Spirit through Nov. 12. The actual sculpture, created as a symbol in the fight against breast cancer in the new millennium, will be installed and dedicated midmonth at The Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions in Alexandria, Va., has retained The Headline Group to handle media relations for its annual convention and trade expo. Chateau Elan winery and resort in Braselton also hired the Atlanta agency to provide media relations. Einstein Brothers Bagels of Golden, Colo., picked the shop to promote Fancy Schmancy Catering Services in the Atlanta market. Atlanta restaurant Il Fornaio hired Headline to promote its launch.
Fletcher Martin Associates in Atlanta marked its 20th anniversary last month.

The Zimmerman Group is creating a new package design and product names for hosiery manufacturer Americal of Henderson. The Durham shop was also selected agency for TriVirix International, a maker of medical devices in Chapel Hill.

The Greenville Ad Club will produce a pro bono public service campaign for The Meyer Center for Special Children, a local nonprofit organization that provides educational and therapy sessions to pre-schoolers with disabilities.
The Lewis Group in Greenville has opened a branch office in San Francisco to serve its West coast clients.
Coastal Facial Plastic Surgery in Mount Pleasant has named The Bosworth Group in Charleston as marketing and public relations counsel.
The National Steeplechase Museum in Camden has selected the Gillespie Agency in Columbia to develop collateral and campaign materials for its new facility.