The American Legacy Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids will extend its ad campaign this week that criticizes Philip Morris for telling the government of the Czech Republic that smoking-related deaths have a "positive" impact on the nation's budget.

Environics Communications, Inc., a full-service and multicultural PR firm, announced its continued U.S. expansion with the opening of a new office in Washington, D.C.

Ciclon, the first energy drink tailor-made for Hispanics, has selected Anthony Baradat Iglesias Advertising & Public Relations at its agency of record to launch in Miami and New York, and subsequently in other U.S. Hispanic markets.

Arvizu Advertising and Promotions expands its employee base with the addition of two account executives, Alana Chávez and Regina Quiñonez. Ms. Chávez first joined the Arvizu team as a part-time associate account executive last summer.

Valley National Bank has selected RodríguezMejer Advertising as its Hispanic advertising agency.

HispanAmérica has been selected by DDB New York to work with them on the New York Lottery account.

In anticipation of its projected expansion in the coming months, Miami-based MASS Promotions, Inc. announced three new

Grupo Samba, a Dallas-based marketing firm specializing in the US Hispanic and Latin American markets, announced the launch of what they believe is an unprecedented approach to establishing the value of marketing to the US Hispanic market.

Creative Civilization - An Aguilar Agency has named Monica Taylor as public relations manager.

Robert Howells, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mendoza, Dillon & Asociados, announced the formation of a joint venture with MindShare. The new venture will specialize in media planning and buying for the Hispanic marketplace.

Nielsen//NetRatings released its First Quarter 2001 Global Internet Trends report on Internet access and penetration, finding that 429 million people have Internet access around the world.

Creative Civilization-An Aguilar Agency proudly announces the addition of Sean FitzGibbons to its staff.

The National Pork Board has selected The San Jose Group as its first-ever Hispanic advertising, marketing and public relations agency of record after an eight-month review.

Creative Civilization-An Aguilar Agency announced the promotion of Patricia Perez to Operations Manager.

Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia has selected BBDO Miami, a division of BBDO Worldwide Network, to handle its regional advertising for all of its six networks including Discovery Channel, People + Arts, Animal Planet, Discovery Kids, Discovery Health and Discovery Travel & Adventure.