NEWS IN BRIEF

NEW YORK: Online consumer electronics retailer Roxy.com has chosen HWH Public Relations as its agency of record. Backed by catalog giant Fingerhut, the site was founded in 1996 and has become the top Internet seller of DirecTV satellite systems.

NEW YORK: Online consumer electronics retailer Roxy.com has chosen HWH Public Relations as its agency of record. Backed by catalog giant Fingerhut, the site was founded in 1996 and has become the top Internet seller of DirecTV satellite systems.

NEW YORK: Online consumer electronics retailer Roxy.com has chosen

HWH Public Relations as its agency of record. Backed by catalog giant

Fingerhut, the site was founded in 1996 and has become the top Internet

seller of DirecTV satellite systems.



ARLINGTON, VA: The Weber Group has promoted Peg Culotta from VP to SVP.

Since May of this year, Culotta has headed Weber’s Arlington office,

landing clients such as Optio Software, POMS Corporation, FutureNext and

liveprint.com. She has also led account teams for J.D. Edwards and

Sybase since joining the firm over two years ago.



HOUSTON: The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, a 364-room resort in

the midst of a five-year revitalization project, has tapped Bates

Southwest and its PR arm, Bates Churchill, for media relations, event

promotion and ad support. The project includes the addition of a

waterway to be lined with shops and entertainment venues.



SANTA MONICA, CA: Digital media company Launch Media has named Elisa

Mailman VP of IR. She was most recently a senior IR executive at The

Financial Relations Board/BSMG, where she specialized in hi-tech

companies.



NEW YORK: Virtual Communities has retained KCSA Public Relations

Worldwide to provide PR and IR support. The company operates online

communities targeted to US ethnic and affinity groups.



ATLANTA: Hope-Beckham has added four new clients to its roster: hair

care product supplier Goody Products, job placement firm Creative

Resources Group, Blooming Cookies and Young Harris College.



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