Agency News: SOUTHEAST

Bates USA South in Miami has been named a national winner of a Silver Microphone Award in the non-English category for a radio spot created for Wendy’s International.
AFSM International has hired Turnkey USA in Fort Myers for public relations and marketing chores. The client is a 20-year-old worldwide association for executives, managers and professionals in the high-tech services and support industry.
Jacksonville’s St. John & Partners Advertising and Public Relations’ work for its Vistakon client will appear in Print Magazine’s 1997 Regional Design Annual this September.
Creatability in Miami has won an award from CNET in the pop culture category. The winning entry was the Web site CreatabiliToys: The Museum of Advertising Icons.
Orlando production company BritHaus recently completed a series of four television spots for Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q Restaurants, created by the chain’s in-house marketing department.
Alliance Marketing Group of Singer Island has been named a winner in the Silver Microphone Awards for a commercial created for Kentucky Fried Chicken/Wayjohn, a 15-store KFC franchisee in Palm Beach County.
Stauffer Management Co. has retained Public Communications in Tampa.
Magic Pencil Studios has been named by the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Chamber as one of Orlando’s fastest-growing small businesses.
Wilesmith & DelGigante Advertising & Design in West Palm Beach has won a bronze in Healthcare Marketing Report’s 14th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards, in the newspaper category, for an ad for Hospice of Palm Beach County.

ViaDesignGroup in Atlanta has been tapped to produce all collateral material for Promove, an apartment locator resource, and Temporary Quarters, a corporate housing service.
Sawyer Riley Compton in Atlanta has relocated. The new address is Ivy Place, 3423 Piedmont Rd., Suite 400, Atlanta, Ga., 30305. The new phone number is (404) 479-9849; the fax number is (404) 479-9850.
Rountree Group in Atlanta has added Langford de Kock & Co., a professional accounting firm, to its list of clients.
AirTouch Cellular and the Georgia Division of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. have selected The Newsletter Factory and its Publication Studio subsidiary to provide editorial, design, publishing and support services for a variety of publishing and direct-mail projects.
Duffey Communications in Atlanta has restructured its firm and formed a specialized unit, The new entity will provide electronic marketing solutions and opportunities for those with a presence on the World Wide Web. Separately, the agency won a gold Amy Award from the Atlanta chapter of the American Marketing Association for its work for Kroger.
A team of students from Kennesaw State University recently took the bronze award in the 1997 Collegiate Echo Competition, under the aegis of the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation. The team members included Veronica Engle, Anne Fieden, Ken Masengil and Marcie Shattuck.
Warwick Publishing recently honored NewsLetters Plus of Atlanta with four awards in its Dalton Pen Communications Award Program. The company won an award of excellence for GTE’s Wireless Life newsletter, an award of merit for United Parcel Service’s Counter News newsletter and awards of merit and excellence for work on behalf of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Strategix in Baltimore has been enlisted by Balance Care Corp. to provide marketing, advertising and public relations.

Sterrett Dymond Advertising in Charlotte won 11 awards at the 14th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition, including the best of show prize for a commercial produced for Rowan Regional Medical Center.

Brandon Advertising in Myrtle Beach has restructured its top management. Scott Brandon has assumed the role of president and chief operating officer, Cecil Brandon, the agency’s founder, is now chairman and chief executive officer.

Sullivan Graphics in Brentwood has won six awards for excellence in flexo printing in the 1997 Flexographic Technical Association Competition.

Chapman Advertising’s campaign to raise awareness about the litter problem
captured a best-in-show designation from the Virginia Public Relations Awards. The Richmond agency’s winning effort, themed “Keep Your Butt in the Car,” was aimed at smokers.
Taylor Weirup Advertising in Richmond has added four new clients: Rehrig International, Retirement Unlimited, MediaOne, H.E.L.P. 2000 and Mulligan’s Sports Bar & Grille.
Siddall, Matus & Coughter in Richmond has been selected to promote the Richmond-based trade show d:tech, a forum for new media and its impact on communications, marketing and publishing.
The Virginia Railway Express has awarded its three-year advertising contract to Laughlin, Marinaccio & Owens in Arlington. The shop will collaborate with Z Communications Co., also based in Arlington, to provide public relations and promotional services.