Agency News

Alan Weinkrantz and Co., San Antonio, added three high-tech clients: One Commerce in San Antonio, ITAC Systems of Dallas and XaCCT Technologies in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Al Aguilar, president and chief creative officer of Bromley, Aguilar & Associates in San Antonio, was chosen to serve on the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Fame council of judges. Aguilar is the sole Hispanic judge on the 42-member panel.
Flowers & Fedele, Dallas, was selected to handle advertising for Rosewood Equipment Corp., an international manufacturer of pumping systems for the petroleum, industrial and irrigation industries. F&F will act as agency of record for the corporation and three of its divisions: Flowtronex International, Flowtronex PSI and Best Equipment. Also at the agency, Tammie Williams was hired as account supervisor to work on the Rosewood Equipment business.
Edelman/Texas, Dallas, was signed as public relations agency of record for Teletrac, a Kansas City, Mo.-based provider of vehicle location and fleet management services. Edelman’s assignments will include corporate positioning, brand identity and business-to-business outreach.
Meltzer & Martin Public Relations, Dallas, was named a “regional powerhouse” firm in an annual ranking by Inside PR magazine. The agency was also named one of the top creative public relations firms for the sixth consecutive year.
The Bruce Wood Dance Co. of Fort Worth contracted The Nelson Group, also in Fort Worth, to develop marketing and advertising materials and handle media relations assignments.
The Mary Collins Agency has relocated to 2909 Cole Avenue, Suite 250, Dallas 75204. New telephone: (214) 871-8900. New fax number: (214) 871-8945.
Rhymes & Co. Advertising, Houston, landed ad duties for the Monterey’s Tex-Mex Cafe and Monterey’s Little Mexico restaurant chains, acquired earlier by existing client Casa Olƒ, also Houston. The agency will handle broadcast creative and media planning and placement.
Ziglar Training Systems, Dallas, chose Hadeler White Public Relations, Dallas, to launch a series of training and motivational tapes with a publicity campaign aimed at businesses. The program, “Ziggets,” explains how to train employees in marketing, customer service, sales, personal/team development and management, among other areas.
Harrison Creative Direction has relocated from Dallas to 2404 E. Prairie Creek Dr., Richardson, 75080. Telephone: (972) 960-0200. Fax: (972) 960-2016.
One Zero Interactive, a division of Hadeler White Public Relations, Dallas, was hired by Greenhill School, Dallas, to expand its existing Web site and develop intranet capabilities.
Ryan Partnership has moved its Texas offices to 1333 Corporate Dr., Suite 360, Irving 75038. Telephone: (972) 580-7736. Fax: (972) 580-7783.
Regian & Wilson Advertising and Public Relations, Fort Worth, was named one of Tarrant County’s top companies for working families by The Business Press of Tarrant County.
Anderson Advertising and Dublin & Associates, both San Antonio, formed an affiliation. There will be no shared ownership between Anderson and Dublin, a public relations organization, but the two companies will provide complementary services to each other’s clients and develop new business in tandem.
McChesney Design in San Antonio has changed its name to ZeitGraph to reflect its growth from a one-designer operation in 1984.
The MarComm Group, Houston, has added six new energy industry clients: Cougar Directional Services, Fiberspar Spoolable Products, Newpark Drilling Fluids, PetroCon, Baker Hughes and Premiere Inc.
Focus2, Dallas, was named agency of record for Nambƒ, a Santa Fe, N.M.-based manufacturer of upscale tabletop pieces and cookware.
Video Post & Transfer, Dallas, named Lawrence Garza graphics and effects artist. Garza was previously art director at KHOU Channel 11, Houston.
Coffee Black Advertising, Dallas, has relocated to 1400 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 113. Telephone: (214) 744-0095.
Vail Resorts in Colorado named Brierly & Partners, Dallas, as its direct marketing and interactive agency. The first assignment for the company’s resorts in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone was to launch a customer loyalty program for frequent skiers.
Patrick Henry Creative Promotions in Houston was selected to develop food and beverage promotions for Total Entertainment Restaurant Corp., which operates Bailey’s and Fox & Hound dining establishments in six states. The shop was also retained for a second year by Starwood Lodging Corp. in Phoenix. PHCP, a full-service marketing and promotions company specializing in the food and beverage industry, recently celebrated its first decade in business. The agency was launched in 1987 with Bobby McGee’s as its first client.
Input/Output, Stafford, selected The Quest Business Agency, Houston, as its agency of record. The client is a designer and manufacturer of data acquisition systems that are used in oil- and gas-related seismic surveys.
NourzAds, Elgin, was named to handle marketing projects, including collateral, direct mail and public relations, for the Elgin Economic Development Corp.
Julie Wilson, president of Regian & Wilson Advertising & Public Relations, Fort Worth, will chair the 1997 American Advertising Awards of Fort Worth. Formerly known as the Addy Awards, the dinner and ceremony will be held on Feb. 7 at Ridglea Country Club.
PR/Texas, Fort Worth, was selected as one of the public relations counsels and marketing advisors for the Neuberger & Berman Trust Co., New York. The shop was also chosen as agency of record for Tracom, a Fort Worth-based provider of pre-owned diesel engines, transmissions and related components.
Work developed by Vaughn/Wedeen Creative, Albuquerque, for two clients was selected for inclusion in Fresh Ideas in Invitations, Posters and Announcements, to be published in 1998 by North Light Books. The entries include work for U S West Communications and the New Mexico AIDS Walk.
Tulsa agency Phillips & Johnson Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.