Pennzoil-Quaker State's Jiffy Lube International chain to Richards Group, Dallas, from the Smith Agency, Kansas City, Mo., for its $50 million account.
OurHouse.com to Black Rocket, San Francisco, as first agency for the Web-based provider of home improvement products, information and services; the account is estimated at $15 million-plus.
Disney Channel has narrowed its review for a $10 million branding assignment to six undisclosed agencies. Select Resources International, West Hollywood, Calif., handles.
George Jackson 'Jay' Hill III, 67, died Oct. 22 after an undisclosed illness. Mr. Hill co-founded Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston, in 1968.
South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority appeals committee has decided to drop the ban on a controversial anti-rape TV commercial, ruling the words used in the commercial were hyperbolic and not meant to be taken literally.
Pizza Hut goes to court today, with jury selection beginning in federal court in Dallas for its lawsuit against rival Papa John's International, seeking to stop the use of the competitive advertising slogan, "Better ingredients. Better pizza."
Mike Lafavore, editor in chief of Rodale's Men's Health, resigned to pursue other opportunities; he had held that position since 1988, creating the monthly men's title that became one of Rodale's most successful launches. Greg Gutfeld, the title's editorial creative director, has been named editor as of January 2000.
Jeffrey S. Ahl, 38, associate publisher of U.S. News & World Report, and William Holiber, 43, former publisher of The Atlantic Monthly, were named co-publishers of the newsweekly.
Copyright October 1999, Crain Communications Inc.