The Agency Page Recent PR account wins

General Porter Novelli, New York, appointed by Southwest Airlines to handle strategic counsel and special project development. Bozell Kamstra Advertising and Public Relations, Boston, retained by the Hilton Boston Logan Airport to provide advertising, marketing and PR.BSMG Worldwide, New York, selected by Singapore Airlines Ltd. as its PR agency in the United States.Buck & Pulleyn, Rochester, N.Y., was retained by The Gale Group, Farmington Hills, Mich., publisher of print and electronic media research materials, to develop a brand strategy for the new company. Cushman/Amberg Communications, Chicago, selected Transamerica Distribution Finance, Chicago, to handle media relations. Cramer-Krasselt, Phoenix, chosen by Tower Realty Management Corp., Redwood City, Calif., to handle PR and integrated marketing for City Square, a Phoenix office complex under renovation.Dittmer Wildey, Indianapolis, hired by Hard Rock Cafe to assist with PR for the restaurant's Indianapolis grand opening in May.The Gable Group, a Los Angeles-based independent PR and marketing firm, selected by national law firm Foley & Lardner to enhance the firm's profile in the California market. Harrison Leifer Miller & Speyer Inc., Long Island, N.Y., selected by Rockville Centre, N.Y.-based DCAP Insurance to manage financial and media relations for the newly public company. Lou Hammond & Associates, New York, selected by Turkish Airlines to help with the airline's millennium expansion plans.Nichol & Company Ltd., a New-York based PR & marketing firm, nets two new clients: Village Inn, Denver, and dishwasher supplier Jackson MSC, St. Paul, Minn. PepperCom Inc., retained by two new clients: MasterCard and office equipment manufacturer Steelcase as the companies' PR firm of record. Publicis Dialog, Dallas, hired by vacuum cleaner manufacturer Electrolux L.L.C., to help elevate consumer awareness as the company celebrates 75 years in business. Richards/Gravelle, a Dallas-based PR agency, selected by Uno Restaurant Corp. to develop and implement a comprehensive PR campaign. Schenkein/Sherman Public Relations, Denver, adds U S WEST Dex Inc., to its list of clients.Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown, Orlando, appointed by Strategic Hotel Capital Inc., Chicago, as its PR agency. Technology/Online Environics Communications Inc., Stamford, Conn., selected as agency of record for PubliCARD Inc., Fairfield, Conn. Karakas VanSickle Ouellette, Portland, Ore., named PR agency of record for DPA Inc., Portland, Ore., a supplier of packaged data warehousing applications for Fortune 2000 companies. Ketchum, Dallas, hired by Simplified Telesys, an Austin, Texas-based software solution provider. Lages & Associates, Irvine, Calif., appointed by SRS Labs, Santa Ana, Calif., as its PR agency. Schubert Communications Inc., Downingtown, Pa., hired by Walklett Group, Malvern, Pa., an information technology solution provider in the Mid-Atlantic region.Wall Street Communications, Salt Lake City, retained by Telecast Fiber Systems Inc., Worcester, Mass., to provide PR and advertising. Events/Organizations Jane Mobley Associates, a Kansas City, Mo.-based PR firm, selected to provide strategic communications counsel and media relations to the Open Society Institute's national High School Debate Program. Hal Bergen & Company, Chicago, named by The United States Golf Academy, Plymouth, Ind., as its PR counsel. Maccabee Group Inc., Minneapolis, will provide regional and national PR for the St. Paul, Minn.-based Chiron Foundation, organizers of the January 2000 expedition "Sober on the Summit." MDB Communications, a Washington, D.C.-based advertising and direct marketing firm, chosen by Johns Hopkins School of Professional Studies in Business and Education to conduct a multimedia marketing campaign. Teuwen One Image, New York, awarded the PR and marketing account for the Muscadet Wine Association of Nantes, France; the firm also won the account of Les Halles Group of restaurants, New York.

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