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Agency News

FLORIDA
The Coast Group in Largo has added the following new clients: The Moorings, Microsystems Technology, MDM Services Corp., Lightport Advisors and Hurd Hawkins Meyers.
The Jacksonville Electric Authority has placed a portion of a community informational outreach program with St. John & Partners Advertising and Public Relations, also in Jacksonville. The agency’s public relations division won the account of The Residences at World Golf Village.
Oak Grove Island in Brunswick has selected Comer Communications, based in Jacksonville, for on-site community merchandising and off-site advertising work.
Health Exchange, a chain of health and nutrition stores, has hired Green Advertising of Boca Raton to handle public relations, marketing and advertising.
The Zimmerman Agency in Tallahassee has established an interactive division called ZCOM2.
The Ryan Stapleton Group in Fort Lauderdale was appointed the first agency of record for Lucent Technologies’ Patent Licensing Group.
Magic Pencil Studios has moved into a new facility. The new address is 649 Vassar St., Orlando 32804. The new phone numbers are: (407) 872-7672 (office) and (407 872-7985 (fax).
GEORGIA
Jack & Associates in Marietta has added four new clients: the Center for Puppetry Arts’ family series and Summer Fest, Georgia Mountain Water, The Williamscraft Group and Embry National Bank.
Duffey Communications, headquartered in Atlanta, has launched an in-house design and creative services division called Studio D. The agency has also added the following new clients: KnowX, Sales Technologies, Network Management Services, Network Risk Management Services, The ComputerJobs Store, TekGraf, Kelly Registration Systems, Duron Paints and Wallcoverings, TriStar Products and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association.
Creative Energy, which is headquartered in Johnson City, Tenn., recently opened an Atlanta office. Bob Settle will work at the new outpost as director of business development.
Corporate Issues in Atlanta has renewed its contract with local client SCMI, the stateside sales arm of Italy’s SCM Group. The client manufactures of advanced woodworking machinery.
First Data Corp. has updated its corporate Internet site and added a promotional venue with the help of Atlanta-based Interweb.
MARYLAND
Strategix in Baltimore was retained by Augustine Medical to provide advertising and public relations support for its Warm-Up Active Wound Therapy.
A new publications division has been formed by Lassalle Altschul Advertising Public Relations in Baltimore.
Snyder Communications in Bethesda has acquired all outstanding ownership interests in Health Products Research and Healthcare Promotion. The two acquisitions specialize in pharmaceutical marketing and sales strategy.
NORTH CAROLINA
Hodges Associates in Fayetteville was selected to handle advertising for FCI, an agricultural service company based in Raeford, N.J.
SOUTH CAROLINA
Phillips & Goot in Greenville has signed its first account this year in organic food company Ahilaska of Homer, Alaska.
TENNESSEE
Lindsey Bradley & Maloy in Chattanooga has added four clients: Global Telemedia, Check Advance, Recovery Network and Field of Cotton Products.
615 Music in Nashville won Emmy Awards in two categories at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ MidSouth Awards ceremony.
Conway Marketing Communications’ package design work for Beck/Arnley Worldparts Corp. earned the Knoxville agency top honors at the SEMA/AIA automotive show.
VIRGINIA
The Meridian Group-Marketing Communications in Virginia Beach has added four clients: Greenbrier Mall, Star Digital Inc., Rosemont Suites Hotel and Capitol Hotels.
Aurora Enterprise Solutions has placed its advertising account with The Washington Agency in Reston.