Agency News

TEXAS
The Hay Agency in Dallas received a gold award for best overall advertising campaign for the National Association of Home Builders. The honor was bestowed at the organization’s annual convention in Dallas.
Allyn & Co., Dallas, earned three national Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants in Washington, D.C., for its work for Texas Land Commissioner David Dewhurst.
MC2 in Austin was hired by Group 5 to develop the company’s Web site.
Steve Swindell, director of advertising for The Atkins Agency in San Antonio, has been invited to teach a course in advertising and promotion at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.
JWT Specialized Communications, Dallas, was selected to provide sales training, marketing consultation and ad collateral for Residential Resorts International’s new retirement community in Vernon Hills, Ill. Billings were undisclosed.
A children’s video from Dallas’ Beckett Entertainment was featured at the recent USA Film Festival’s KidFilm event.
M2K, Austin, was chosen as one of the Top 100 Ad Agencies by Internet organization ChannelSeven.
Two Dallas companies, Hot Link and Sibley Peteet Design, handled creative assignments for Atmos Energy Corp.’s 1998 annual report.
Tuerff-Davis EnviroMedia, Austin, commissioned country musician Junior Brown for a statewide WaterSmart campaign on behalf of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
Ogilvy & Mather, Houston, received a bronze medallion from Advertising Marketing Effectiveness International for its Shell Oil corporate advertising efforts.
Rives Carlberg, Houston, has expanded into new quarters on the 33rd floor of the Transco Tower, with an additional 3,000 square feet of office space.
Six creations of Pennebaker.LMC in Houston were selected to appear in Graphis magazine’s International Collection of Logo Design.
Ha-Lo Industries, based in Niles, Ill., has acquired promotional products firm Grotte Advertising Co. of Houston.
Charlieuniformtango, Dallas, recently completed graphics and animated typography assignments for The Atkins Agency’s television work for the San Antonio Express-News.
Brassy Bear Advertising & Public Relations has been retained as agency of record for The Pet Salon. Both companies are located in Houston.
Communica Marketing Group, Richardson, received a pair of promotional products industry awards. The company was presented gold and silver honors at the Promotional Products Association International’s Golden Pyramid Awards, held recently in Dallas.
Round Rock (Texas) Hospital picked Tocquigny Advertising & Design, Austin, for market research, brand strategy, advertising and marketing materials for the launch of its new medical complex.
Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Houston, was retained by Sunstone Hotels of San Clemente, Calif., to develop national on-premise promotions to drive food and beverage sales.
Runner’s World magazine chose the shirt design for Carter Bloodcare’s 1998 Jingle Bell Run as a national winner in a design competition. The work was produced by Randy Padorr-Black, senior art director at Witherspoon & Associates in Fort Worth.
R.J. Kolar, Austin, earned a merit citation at the 1998 Best of Austin Evaluation and Awards Program, sponsored by the Austin chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.
Registration for the 1999 Dallas Advertising Softball League is under way. Call (817) 695-0218 for information.
Business Video Network and Spinnaker Media Design, both Houston, have merged. The joint operation plans to move into new headquarters this spring.
Bottom Line Productions, Dallas, has wrapped work on a Ford Motor Co. motion picture project. The Spirit of Ford film will be the centerpiece of a visitor center being constructed near the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Mich.
Dallas lensman Stewart Charles Cohen recently photographed Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders for an upcoming direct mail catalog campaign for Dobbs Hats.
NEW MEXICO
Kilmer & Kilmer, Albuquerque, was recently honored for work it produced for two of its clients. The agency was recognized by Graphis Letterhead 4 for a stationery package design for International Family Film Festival. Kilmer also won the motion graphics and interactive/interface category for a Jones Intercable project in Print’s July/August 1999 Digital Design & Illustration Annual.