MIAMI: Golin/Harris International's March takeover of the Nixon Group is already producing dividends. Golin's Miami office, the former Nixon Group, has won new assignments from three state anti-smoking programs, with total fees of $400,000.When Golin acquired it, the Nixon Group was already a leading agency in the anti-smoking movement, at one time or another having done work with a quarter of the states.
Recent account wins in South Carolina, Indiana, and Pennsylvania bring the number of states in which Golin is now working on anti-smoking programs to 10.
Golin will provide grassroots promotional support in South Carolina for a recently launched tobacco-control program. In Indiana, it will work for the Teen Institute, a youth advocacy group, on a two-year anti-tobacco project. Golin is already the agency for the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program.
In Pennsylvania, Golin will organize a youth rally and six regional training events.
Other states in which Golin handles anti-smoking assignments are New York, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, and Georgia. Nixon has also worked with the Legacy Foundation, a national organization involved in the anti-tobacco movement.