Six Flags Inc. has selected kpe to develop and create a new
online identity and create new online capabilities related to the
kpe will be the exclusive interactive partner for Six Flags and
the account will be handled out of the firm's Los Angeles location.
Oklahoma City-based Ackerman McQueen previously handled Six
Flags' Web site and they will continue to handle all of the
company's advertising and media buying for U.S. parks. Plans call
for initial components of the new Six Flags online destination to be
available this June. No other details of the project were disclosed.
"Six Flags represents an enormous opportunity for kpe and we are
proud to be working with such an icon of the American entertainment
and lifestyle scene," said Sanford Anopolsky, senior vice president
of kpe and general manager of the Los Angeles office.
Sherrie Bang, senior vice president of marketing for Six Flags,
said, "kpe is known for their impressive accomplishments in
translating leading entertainment and consumer brands successfully
to the Internet."
Founded in 1996, kpe is based in New York, with locations in Los
Angeles and London.
Six Flags has 39 parks in North America, Europe and Latin
America, including Frontier City and White Water Bay in Oklahoma
City. Six Flags has corporate offices in New York City and Oklahoma
Museum seeks OU memorabilia
Exhibit planners at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural
History are calling on University of Oklahoma football fans to help
them put together a special exhibition highlighting the winning
tradition of Oklahoma football.
"Sooner Football: The Championship Years" is being planned in
partnership with the OU Athletic Department and is scheduled to run
throughout the 2001 football season.
The main body of the exhibit will be made up of objects loaned
from private individuals. "We are actively seeking the participation
of former players, band members, cheerleaders, OU fans and
memorabilia collectors across the country," said Peter Tirrell,
associate director of the museum. "Their assistance will play a
crucial role in the success of this exhibit. We are asking anyone
who has uniforms, trophies or other rare and unique memorabilia in
good condition and suitable for display, particularly from the
championship years, to contact the museum and talk with our staff
about arranging a loan of these objects."
"We won't know exactly what we are looking for until we see it,"
said Julie Droke, museum registrar. "I know there are a number of
former players and avid OU fans out there with some wonderful
objects that could make this a very special exhibit."
In addition to objects loaned from the public, the exhibit will
feature photos and video footage of famous games, team trophies and
other memorabilia from the OU Athletic Department, and objects from
the museum's collections such as the silver shoes of "Little Joe"
Washington, All-American halfback in 1974-75.
The museum has set up a special "hot line" to collect information
about potential objects to be included in the exhibition.
Individuals with objects they wish to present for consideration
should call the Sooner Exhibit Hot Line at 325-8980 and leave a
Tinker not a target
Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., on Wednesday said the Air Force
has assured him in writing that it has not conducted any evaluations
of potential base closures at any specific locations and will not do
so unless Congress decides to authorize new rounds of base closures.
"Reports that Tinker is being targeted by the Air Force for
closure are simply not true," Inhofe said. "There is no evaluation
by the Air Force suggesting that Tinker is threatened in any way.
Idle speculation to the contrary by the media serves no useful
purpose. I hope this helps reassure those who have been concerned
about recent erroneous news reports. …