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New York Times Online: Atlanta KFC Advertising Co-op chose LevLane, Philadelphia, as its first agency of record. The budget for 2011 was estimagted at $2.5 million. LevLane handles six other KFC regional co-op accounts in markets like Florida, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

Atlanta KFC Advertising Co-op

MediaPost News: After a month-long internal review, the Atlanta KFC Advertising Co-op named LevLane as its first agency of record. A 2011 budget of $2.5 million will go to TV, radio, digital, print, P-O-P and outdoor, with first work breaking in January.

Advertising agency LevLane assigned Atlanta KFC advertising account

dBusiness News: After a one-month internal review, the Atlanta KFC Advertising Co-op, Atlanta, has named LevLane, Phila., as its first agency of record since the co-op’s formation in 2002. All review particpants, including Tracy-Locke, Dallas, and ESW Partners, Chicago, were existing KFC local co-op roster agencies. A 2011 budget of $2.5 million will go to TV, radio, digital (including mobile), print, P-O-P and Outdoor, with first promotions due to break in January.

Selection was based on a strategic sales-building plan. Atlanta KFC Advertising Co-op president Bill Byrd states, “LevLane demonstrated a solid understanding of what it takes to drive fast food sales, and also a solid commitment to partnering with us and to establishing representation here in our marketplace.”

LevLane vp, account director Chris Ponzio adds, “We are proud to be expanding our relationship with the KFC brand, and equally proud to receive this vote of confidence from their owner/operators—entrepreneurs who are vitally aware of what works day-in, day-out, to bring in hungry customers.”

The Atlanta KFC Advertising Co-op includes ten members in the Atlanta DMA. LevLane already manages six other KFC regional co-op accounts, in Vt., Mass., N.Y., Penn. and Fla.

LevLane is a full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Philadelphia and West Palm, Fla. Clients include regional KFC/Taco Bell, Beneficial Bank, ALI-ABA, Phila. Recycling Office, Fairmount Park Conservancy, WXPN, Phila. Corporation for Aging, Reliance Standard Life Insurance, Wesley Enhanced Living, Kennedy Health System, The Phila. Center City District and Philadelphia Streets, among others.