agency news


The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau has renewed its advertising contract with Stone & Ward, Little Rock, following a review of several shops. S&W has held the account since 1990. The agency has also completed an interactive CD for ABF Freight System of Fort Smith and a breast cancer educational campaign for the Arkansas Department of Health.

Forza Marketing Group, Little Rock, has won a Silver Quill from the local district of the International Association of Business Communicators. The award was for the design of an Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield interactive CD. The agency also received awards of merit in six categories.


Anderson Advertising, San Antonio, has changed its name to Anderson Marketing Group to better reflect its capabilities. The renamed parent organization is comprised of Anderson Advertising; Direct Hit Data, a customer relationship management company; RPM, which handles promotions; and The Shootz Production Group, an in-house audio, video and film division. Separately, Anderson Marketing Group is recognized for its packaging work in the 2000 Jury of Annual Design in the November issue of Communication Arts magazine.

AMS Production Group, Dallas, has opened a satellite office in Austin. The 40,000-square-foot facility is organized around a theme park concept, with rooms decorated in motifs ranging from a train depot to a South Pacific island.

Krause Associates, Dallas, has landed the advertising account of Trinity e-Ventures, a Dallas-based developer of business-to-business Web sites. The agency has also been retained by Wayport, an Austin-based provider of high-speed Internet access for airports and the hospitality industry.

InterStar marketing and public relations, Fort Worth, has been selected as public relations counsel for the Promotional Products Association International, a nonprofit trade association. InterStar will coordinate activities targeted to increase new membership and broaden awareness of PPAI’s products and services.

Temerlin McClain, Irving, has redesigned a logo for The Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit center that provides childcare support and other services to homeless families.

Direct Marketing Network, Houston, has established its fourth business unit, Web site development company Interactive Marketing Group.

Quicksilver Interactive Group, Dallas, has launched a redesigned Web site for Dallas-based Triton Energy.

Stuart Bacon Advertising & Public Relations, Fort Worth, has been selected by The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway to design a brochure showcasing the facility’s banquet and meeting space overlooking the track.

Bates Churchill Public Relations, Houston, has been contracted by Houston-based EnLink Geoenergy Services to provide public relations, marketing and corporate identity programs. EnLink develops heat pump systems that provide environmentally safe geothermal energy.

Flowers & Fedele, Dallas, has been hired to develop a corporate identity program for Specialty Optical Systems, a distributor of lighting and other supplies for the semiconductor and technology industries.

Paige Hendricks Public Relations has moved into new office space near downtown Fort Worth.

The Rogers Group, Fort Worth, was awarded first place in a national competition sponsored by the American Lighting Association. The winning print ad was produced for Crafmade International, Coppell, and featured the new Solo model ceiling fan.

The Bank Marketing Association has presented a certificate of excellence award to Taylor West Advertising and International Bank of Commerce, both located in San Antonio, for their 1999-2000 advertising campaign featuring pro basketball star Avery Johnson.

Bill Fogarty and Rich Klein were the first dual recipients of the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal at the recent Houston Ad Fed “Made in Houston” gala. The founding partners of Fogarty Klein Monroe in Houston were honored for outstanding leadership and contributions to the community. Don Jordan, former chairman and chief executive officer of Reliant Energy, was selected as the 2000 Trailblazer recipient for enhancing Houston’s image through marketing.