Agency News

Houston-based Jay Marks Toyota has hired Haynes Media & Marketing, also located in Houston, to handle its more than $1 million advertising and marketing account.
Murray Brown Creative Group in Fort Worth created the “Hot Off the Bricks” theme for the recently held Taste of Dallas food festival. The promotional event included an actor dressed up as a giant brick.
Austin Community College has awarded a contract to r.j. kolar advertising and marketing in Austin to produce a series of television and radio commercials.
BA Advertising in Dallas has created a new pro bono advertising campaign for the SPCA of Texas to air on radio and television. In addition, the agency has said it will donate a percentage of profits each year to the local shelter.
Market Vision, a new multicultural marketing agency in San Antonio, has launched its first campaign for Nabisco’s Corn Nuts brand. The “Crunch ’em, munch ’em, te va gustar” campaign includes English- and Spanish-language radio spots, billboards and point-of-purchase displays.
Morehead, Dotts & Associates in Corpus Christi recently won the advertising account of Harvard Manufacturing Texas, a telecommunications contract manufacturer based in Austin.
A new radio advertising campaign has been released for the Gulf Coast Consortium of Community Colleges. The agency of record for the account, The Perrault Company in Houston, retained Olesky+Caesar for the creative project.
Vollmer Public Relations in Houston will open an office in Austin in October to house an interactive marketing division. The new location will be headed by Judy Haveson, a management supervisor who has directed work for clients including and CompuBank. In addition, Vollmer Public Relations has been racking up awards at various communications competitions. The company took home 11 Excalibur awards from the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, including the 1999 Grand Excalibur for its Krispy Kreme doughnuts market introduction. The agency has also recently received Gold and Bronze Quill awards from the national and local International Association of Business Communicators, six Matrix Awards from the Association for Women in Communications and eight prizes from the Texas Public Relations Association, including the Silver Spur top honor for a marketing campaign.
McMann & Tate in Dallas has designed a new logo for longtime client Ennis Business Forms, one of the largest private-label printed business products suppliers in the U.S.
Bates Churchill Investor Relations in Houston, an operating unit of Bates Southwest, has been selected to provide investor relations services to Metals USA, a metal processor and distributor.
Soileau & Associates in Houston has been appointed agency of record for Interlucent, a Web development company also located in Houston.
Douglas May, president and creative director of May & Co., has been selected as one of nine jurors to judge the 40th anniversary Communication Arts’ Design Annual. May & Co. also designed this year’s poster for the Katie Awards.
Bill Brammer Design of Fort Worth has chosen Azura Design to create and develop its Web site.
Patrick Henry Creative Promotions in Stafford has been retained by Kahunaville of Wilmington, Del., to create a cocktail menu for its tropical oasis-themed restaurants. The agency has also been hired to develop promotions for Coast Hotels Limited of Vancouver and Major Peters’ Cocktail Mixes of Fredonia, N.Y.
Big Fish Films in Dallas recently finished shooting spots for Midway Video, Isotoner, Excel, Don Pablo’s and Meineke.
Austin-based T3 has launched a campaign for client Thera-Med, a maker of hot and cold packs, featuring the tagline “No pain. No drugs. No limits.” The agency has also produced new print work for Extraco Corp. to support the company’s current television and billboard campaign.
Aardvark Studios, an advertising and public relations company in Dallas, holds its fourth annual celebrity garage sale next month to benefit the local chapter of the Leukemia Society of America.
VT/TV Graphics, Post & Production in Houston recently completed a commercial shoot for Nike starring Houston Rockets’ forward Scottie Pippen.
A “good citizen” ad series developed by DDB Dallas earned local television station KERA two awards: a gold for television/campaign image from The Pro Max Association, and a silver from the Broadcast Designer Association in the non-news/in-house promotional category.
Sherry Matthews Advertising & Public Relations in Austin created an anti-drinking public awareness campaign for the Texas Department of Transportation, which received the Public Affairs and Consumer Education (PACE) award.
Maverick Advertising & Public Relations returned home to Fort Worth with 13 awards from the inaugural All Industry Marketing (AIM) competition in Colorado Springs, Colo.
[Metal] Studio in Houston won three awards from the local International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) chapter for Web site design.
Fogarty Klein & Partners Public Relations’ Dallas office won two Bronze Quill awards, as well as top honors at the 1999 Matrix Regional Awards in Houston in the best campaign/special events category, for work created on behalf of client Tom Thumb.
Houston-based Fellers Marketing &
Advertising won top honors at the 1999 Lantern Awards sponsored by the Business Marketing Association of Houston, including the Best of Houston prize.
S&C Advertising & Public Relations in San Antonio won the Award of Excellence for special effects/animation in the recent Communicator Awards competition.
The 1999 Print Regional Design Annual will feature two designs from Coffee/Black of Dallas and one from Fort Worth-based Witherspoon & Associates.