agency news

TEXAS
Witherspoon & Associates, Fort Worth, received 35 awards, including best of broadcast and best of print, at the annual Addys competition of the Fort Worth Advertising Club. Aries Productions, Fort Worth, also handled duties on the best of show work for Witherspoon client Carter BloodCare. Stuart Bacon, also Fort Worth, earned six Addys at the show.
Video Post & Transfer, Dallas, recently completed work on Dallas-based Internet America’s new television campaign, developed by Joiner Rowland Serio, Dallas.
William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, hired Stuart Bacon of Fort Worth to create a communications program for the art gallery’s 25th anniversary.
NourzAds, Austin, was retained by Synarc for marketing strategy, advertising, collateral materials, image pieces and trade show exhibits. Synarc is headquartered in San Francisco.
At the Central Texas Ad League Addy awards banquet in Killeen, Artworks Ad Agency of Killeen took best of show honors and 12 gold prizes.
Phillips, Team & Myers, Fort Worth, was selected to handle public relations for the Courtyard by Marriott-Downtown/Blackstown in Fort Worth.
DesignWorks Advertising Group, Wichita Falls, was awarded the corporate identity, logo design and 3D graphics work for Admission Tickets Outlets of America in Branson, Mo.
The Price Communications Group, Lubbock, walked away with 26 Addys, two best of show awards, two judges’ special prizes and a people’s choice laurel at the annual Addy competition of the Lubbock Advertising Federation.
Hothaus Design & Creative, Dallas, helped create a new logo for the Family First community outreach program of WFAA-TV, Channel 8, Dallas.
TKO and Makos, both of Austin, each won four gold awards at the local Addys show of the Austin chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
Fernandez & Associates/A Big Chihuahua, San Antonio, was hired to handle publicity and advertising for the Tejano Music Awards, scheduled for March 20 at San Antonio’s Alamodome.
Primedia Workplace Learning, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Primedia, created a new business unit, PWPL Productions.
The Radio Spot has relocated to 2311 Abrams Road, Suite 100, Dallas.
Performance Printing Corp., Dallas, has agreed to acquire Optigraphics, Dallas.
Texas Video & Post, Houston, produced the 1999 Houston American Advertising Awards show held on Feb. 20.
Volunteer nonprofit organization Dream Fund received a $1,500 donation from the Dallas chapter of the American Women in Radio and Television.
Amistad Media Group, San Antonio, recently marked its fourth anniversary.
The Houston Business Marketing Association recently hosted guest speaker Vincent Panella, president of Panella Strategies.
Communica Marketing Group, Richardson, won two International Pro-Comm awards from the Business Marketing Association.
The Dallas/Fort Worth Advertising Association has scheduled a golf tourney on March 18 at the Las Colinas Sports Club in Irving.
C. Pharr & Co. has moved to 16526 Westgrove Drive, Addison 75001.
[Metal] Studio in Houston was recognized for excellence in design, programming and content of its Web site by the Art Directors Club of Houston.
Dallas photographer John Katz recently shot a new campaign for the Boy Scouts Circle 10 Council through DDB Needham Dallas.
Burkey Studios, a Dallas-based photography studio, is changing its name to D-Squared Studios.
The Image Bank in Dallas has launched a new full-motion film clip service over the Internet.
NEC America’s microwave radio department has tapped VGS Marketing Group in Carrollton for public relations. VGS currently oversees NEC’s cellular and paging public relations duties.
San Antonio-based Harte-Hanks Response Management, a direct marketing firm, has entered into a strategic alliance with Communiquƒ Direct of Australia.
Jack Bush, vice president and creative director at The Price Communications Group in Lubbock, recently attended the Intermarket Association of Advertising Agencies conference in Charleston, S.C.
Bates Southwest, Houston, has formed Bates Churchill Investor Relations as a new business unit. Donald King has been named president and chief operating officer of the unit.
Artworks Ad Agency in Killeen had its logo for the Rabbit Fest activities in Copperas Cove selected for inclusion in American Corporate Identity.
Bill Quinn, 86, was chosen to receive the 1999 Silver Medal from the Advertising Club of Fort Worth. Quinn, who founded Quinn Printing Co., has owned Bicycle Journal since 1947.
The Millennium Advisory Board, co-chaired by Patrick Henry of Patrick Henry Creative Promotions in Houston, has welcomed two new board members: Rob Gillette, senior director of beverage development with Marriott International in Washington, D.C., and Ken Thewes, marketing manager of Red Lobster restaurants in Orlando, Fla.
The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau was honored at the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s annual Adrian Awards for its campaign through Witherspoon & Associates, Fort Worth.
ARKANSAS
At the Arkansas Advertising Federation Addys show, Stone & Ward of Little Rock won 22 gold Addys to top crosstown rival Cranford Johnson Robinson Wood’s 21. The Allison Agency, Little Rock, won best of show for its Back Yard Burger campaign. Special judges’ awards went to Martin & Martin, Little Rock, and CJRW.
NEW MEXICO
Kilmer & Kilmer Design & Advertising in Albuquerque produced a new image campaign for client BHI.
OKLAHOMA
Visual Image Advertising, Oklahoma City, won 20 Addys to top other entrants at the Oklahoma City Addys show, sponsored by the Oklahoma City Advertising Club.
Ackerman McQueen, also Oklahoma City, won best of show for a 60-second radio spot for Cherokee Casinos.
Butler & Butler Advertising, Tulsa, received an award of excellence for travel industry marketing from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International