Agency News: Southwest


Coffee/Black Advertising, Dallas, is handling pro bono work for the nonprofit I Have A Dream Foundation, Dallas. The shop will produce collateral and work on television production for projects tied to the group’s 10th anniversary celebration.

The Community Foundation of Metropolitan Tarrant County selected Witherspoon & Associates, Fort Worth, to provide marketing and community relations services in parts of North Texas and West Central Texas. The nonprofit organization provides investment services to charitable donors.

Fellers & Co., Austin, added four hospitals in the Columbia St. David’s Healthcare System to its roster. Work will include development of advertising and collateral materials.

Ward Creative Communications, Houston, added InSite Realty and The Dessert Gallery, both Houston, to its client roster.

Byrne Johnson, Dallas, was tapped to handle a national public relations effort for Free Inc., an accounts payable auditing firm with 14 offices nationwide.

MQ&C Advertising & Marketing, Austin, was selected as agency of record for Texas.Net, El Torito and Hang Town Grill. Texas.Net is an Internet access provider in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. El Torito and Hang Town Grill are restaurants in Austin.

DAM Creative, Dallas, was awarded two collateral assignments from NationsBanc Mortgage Corp. of Charlotte, N.C.

The Price Communications Group has relocated to Broadway Place, 1801 Broadway, Lubbock 79401.

Whole Wheat Creative, Houston, completed the first phase of a campaign for Nationwide Homes. Three 30-second television commercials have begun airing in markets throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

CBP Communications, a new high-tech marketing company, has opened at 316 Congress Ave., Austin 78701. Phone: (512) 457-5118. Fax: (512) 457-0405. The firm is headed by co-founders Craig Miller and Galen Svanas.

Cool Films, Houston, and Martin & Martin, Little Rock, Ark., recently finished two television commercials for Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Miss. The spots feature doctors, nurses and technicians from the medical center.

The Hart Agency, Dallas, was selected to handle public relations and marketing communications for the Novia Collection, a Dallas-based upscale men’s clothing accessories company.

The Image Bank, Dallas, has signed an exclusive licensing deal with Ripley’s Believe It or Not! that will add more than 2,000 photos to its stock photography collection. The images will be available for advertising and promotional purposes later this year.

The Dallas Society of Visual Communications is hosting its 40th anniversary awards show on Saturday, May 3, at the Imax Theater at Fair Park. For information, call (972) 241-2017.

AdVice Advertising, Houston, earned an award of distinction in the annual Communicator Awards competition. The winning entry was a 64-page quarterly newsletter for the South Central Oracle Users Group.

M/C/C, Dallas, won two first-place prizes in the annual Marcom awards competition for high-tech marketing communications. The winning entries were a direct mail campaign for Ericsson and a video for CompuWare.

Vollmer Public Relations has relocated its operations into 12,300 square feet of office space at 808 Travis, Suite 501, Houston 77002. Phone: (713) 546-2230. Fax: (713) 546-2231.

Gay Warren Gaddis, president and chief executive officer of Austin shop T3, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Lower Colorado River Authority.

The 10th District of the American Advertising Federation has selected Dr. Gerry Grotta, associate professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, its Outstanding Advertising Educator of the Year. The award is given each year to a full-time professor from a college or university in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana or Oklahoma.

Shane Media which provides programming and research consulting services to the radio industry, celebrated its 20th anniversary last week. The Houston-based company officially opened for business on April 22, 1977.

Former San Antonio mayor and HUD secretary Henry Cisneros was the keynote speaker at the Hispanic Observatory conducted last week by Bromley, Aguilar & Associates, San Antonio. The roundtable discussion on the future of the Hispanic market was attended by 60 agency clients and industry experts. Cisneros currently serves as president of the Univision Network.

Morehead Dotts & LaPorte, Corpus Christi, has completed a direct marketing program for the Port of Corpus Christi, which is attempting to attract a cruise line to its facilities. MD&L also developed collateral pieces that were used in trade show presentations.

Multi-Dimension Marketing, a Dallas sales promotion agency, has moved its operations to 5068 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 155, Plano 75093.

Stacy Leyendecker Jacob moved up at Black Rogers Sullivan Goodnight, Houston, to senior vice president and director of corporate resources. Jacob is one of BRSG’s founders and will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the agency in conjunction with president Stephen Rogers.

Phillips, Team & Myers, Fort Worth, was tapped as agency of record by Evelyn Siegel Gallery, also in Fort Worth. The agency’s assignments include public relations and advertising for major exhibits, including a May 26 showing of the works of artist Alexandra Nechita.

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