Allen & Gerritsen Nixed for Online Account
ATLANTA – Donino, White & Partners here upended Allen & Gerritsen, Watertown, Mass., in the final round of the review for OpenSite Technologies’ advertising account. The Chapel Hill, N.C., client – a provider of technology to auction sites – also tapped Organic Media, New York, for its search engine.
Overall spending was pegged in excess of $5 million.
RDW, Donovan Shine at Holland Awards
BOSTON – RDW Group’s offices in Providence, R.I., and Worcester, Mass., combined to win nine first-place prizes at last week’s 12th annual Mary T. Holland Awards for creative excellence, sponsored by the Ad Club of Greater Worcester. Donovan Group in Northborough, Mass., placed second with four first-place prizes and also picked up best-of-show honors for its UMass Memorial Health Care TV campaign. The show was held Wednesday at the Centrum in Worcester.
Capers Cleveland Picked by Fidelity, HHCC
BOSTON – Capers Cleveland Design has been tapped by Fidelity Investments to develop identity and collateral for the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology. Separately, the Boston-based design firm was selected by Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos’ exhibition services group to design the marketing campaign for the American Institute of Architects National Convention and Exposition being held in Philadelphia.
Williams, Mintz Score at CADC Show
BOSTON – Williams & House, Avon, Conn., won three gold prizes and Mintz & Hoke, also in Avon, won best of show at the 24th annual Connecticut Art Directors Club Awards, held Thursday at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts. M&H’s top prize came for a 30-second TV commercial called “Little Things,” produced for the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Cronin & Co., Glastonbury, Conn., won a pair of golds, the only entrant to do so. Designer Kinga Wlodarska won the Richard Hess Spirit of Creativity Award.
Onward: Davis Leaves Ingalls for Think Post
BOSTON – Another member of Ingalls brand management team has resigned. Robert Davis, senior vice president of brand solutions, will take a similar post at Think New Ideas in Boston. Davis said the timing of his move had little to do with the recent restructuring of the agency and reflected a personal desire to join an Internet-focused agency. Jim Rosenberg, who had run Ingalls’ direct marketing unit, will report for his last day. He said late last week that he is weighing offers and confirmed that he has talked to Hill, Holliday Direct.
Hill, Holliday Hikes for Cause
BOSTON – Some 95 employees and friends of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos participated in a recent three-day hike and raised $175,000 to benefit the Massachusetts chapter of the Leukemia Society of America.