Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc. announced the selection of Burrell Communications Group as its first-ever national African American advertising agency.

Kellogg USA announced that The Wimbley Group, Inc. of Itasca, Illinois has secured the company's African-American marketing account. The agency will immediately begin work on special Kellogg's advertising and promotional initiatives targeting African- American consumers.

Equiva Services LLC, the marketing services arm for the Shell and Texaco brands in the United States, has
selected J. Walter Thompson Houston to handle all Texaco-branded marketing services for the retail business in the U.S. Billings were not disclosed.

Creative Civilization has created a campaign, including a new logo, to launch the San Antonio Spurs new season. The "Gotta Be There" campaign is being used to promote games and build up spirit of Spurs fans.

ZGS Communications, Inc., an Arlington, Virginia firm that focuses on advertising and ethnic marketing, participated in a $3 million dollar advertising effort made by the National Education Association (NEA) to increase awareness about the critical role of teachers in public schools.

Leo Burnett Worldwide was awarded the Grand Prix for "Best Communications Network of Iberoamerica" at the Eye of Iberoamerica Awards hosted by Latin Spots Magazine in Buenos Aires.

After last week's win over $25 million in Miller Brewing Company business, Austin based LatinWorks has inked an affiliation agreement with Ogilvy & Mather.

Agency sources could not be reached for comments.

Tory Syvrud has joined Ackerman-McQueen to head their international initiative that handles the Six Flags International business.

Six Flags has eight international operations located in Madrid, Mexico City, France, Belgium and other cities in Europe.

Don Coleman Advertising (DCA) and its sister agency Montemayor y Asociados make music transcend markets in one new Kmart multicultural ad campaign and zoom in on regional Hispanic targets in another.

Bcom3 Group, Inc. is forming Tapestry, a full-service media communications company targeting multicultural consumers, under the Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) umbrella.

Bcom3 Group, Inc. established Pangea. a collaborative multicultural communications group that offers clients a holistic view across the major ethnic and diverse communities in the U.S., as well as seamless development and integration of their ethnic marketing communications.

Ornelas & Associates announced Melinda Jones as its new manager of strategic planning and business development.

Publicis Sanchez & Levitan announced that Tory Syvrud, president of the office of Publicis Sanchez & Levitan in Dallas is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

The CartelGroup announced it projects to reach the $100 million mark in annual capitalized billings by year end.

The Cartel Group's achievement was recognized in a news segment produced by Pat Summerall Productions, which aired nationally on Friday, October 12, on Fox Cable News.

GMR Marketing has appointed Mitchell Morales as Director, Business Development/Latino. In this newly created position, Morales will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, and presentation of new entertainment event marketing prospects within the U.S. Hispanic marketplace.