Troy Myatt was promoted from junior art director to art director at Stuart Bacon, Fort Worth. He joined the agency in January from Zachry Associates, Abilene, where he was a graphic designer.
PrimeCo Personal Communications, Houston, added public relations manager Danielle Kernell to its management team. She previously served as a senior marketing associate for OneCare Health Industries, Houston.
M/C/C, Dallas, was named the public relations agency of record for PageMart Wireless, a pager messaging services company in Dallas. M/C/C will handle product and service launches as well as corporate positioning for PageMart.
The Art Directors Club of Houston will hold its Houston Show, the organization’s annual exhibit and awards ceremony, at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Aerial Theater. The competition is open to advertising and design projects produced between August 1997 and August 1998. Entries are due Aug. 28. Info: (281) 951-3434.
Texas Monthly, Austin, will produce a new business publication in March 1999 called Texas Monthly Biz. The magazine will go to current subsribers and will also be packaged with newsstand editions.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse appointed The Buzzell Co., Dallas, to provide public relations support for the mid-October opening of its new restaurant in North Dallas. Sullivan’s also operates locations in Houston and Austin.
Wheeler Advertising, Arlington, was hired to handle advertising for Superior Chevrolet in Kansas City, Mo. The agency will focus primarily on television and radio messages for the client, part of the Rick Hendricks chain of dealerships. In addition, Wheeler was also hired by Shipp’s RV, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based recreational vehicle dealership. Wheeler will produce TV ads and handle media.
Temerlin McClain, Irving, promoted account supervisors James Hering and Anita Wheeler to management supervisors. Hering will work on the American Airlines and Sabre accounts, while Wheeler will also handle duties on American. Also at the shop, creative director Matt Manroe was elevated to creative director of integrated creative services and assistant account executive Margaret Ostarch moved up to account executive.
Dallas-based GibbsBaronet hired art director and designer Brad Galles, who previously was an intern at former Dallas shop Meyer & Johnson.
Click Here, the interactive communications affiliate of The Richards Group in Dallas, was hired by EquityMedia of Irving. Click Here will provide advertising and marketing support for Popmail Custom, a free e-mail service, and help form a corporate identity for the company.
Wunderman Cato Johnson founder Lester Wunderman will address the Houston Direct Marketing Association on Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the University of Houston Hilton. Info: Steve Fowler at PrintMailers, (281) 931-8883.
Art director Kelli Oestreich and traffic manager Carrie Glassmeyer joined The Olson Group, Creative Marketing & Design in Austin. Oestreich came from Jolly Design, Austin, while Glassmeyer was an administrative assistant in the offices of Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock in Austin.
June Rives Public Relations, Houston, added associate account executive Jeff Fowler, a recent graduate of the University of North Texas, Denton.
Square One, Dallas, hired account executive Rod Martin, formerly of Rubin Postaer & Associates, Santa Monica, Calif. The agency also landed business-to-business ad duties for Novation, Irving.
The Dallas Morning News appointed Kate Rose Murphy marketing director. She will oversee marketing programs for the newspaper and reports to Rick Starks, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Murphy was previously director of business development for DDB Needham Dallas’ Teleworks unit. She has also operated her own marketing and public relations firm, Murphy Communication.
Insider Marketing, a firm in Rockwall that provides marketing consultation and advertising services to information technology clients in retail and corporate channels, has recently opened two new divisions to service both startup companies and the corporate hardware and software arenas.
Harte-Hanks, San Antonio, has completed the acquisition of Austin’s Cornerstone Integrated Services, a provider of technical and marketing support services to the high-tech industry.
The publishing division of Hand & Associates in Addison next month launches the Addison and North Dallas Corridor Visitor’s Guide. The periodical, which will be published biannually beginning in 1999, will showcase local retail attractions and restaurants.
Jamieson Advertising Services Group, Fort Worth, was named agency of record for Bill Ancona Motorsports, Fort Worth. Jamieson will handle creative duties and public relations efforts to promote Bill Ancona’s upcoming races, including the Revell Nationals in Dallas in October.
NourzAds, Elgin, has launched a new awareness campaign for the Family Crisis Center of Bastrop. The effort’s posters are intended to educate the public about family violence, sexual assault and child abuse and promote the services offered by the Family Crisis Center.
Quest Business Agency, Houston, launched a new print campaign for oilfield technology provider Input/Output of Houston. The three-ad series, slated to appear extensively in oilfield publications, capitalizes on the client’s seismic data acquisition systems.
Houthaus Design, Dallas, developed the on-screen graphics for the third season of Comedy Central’s Viva Variety program.
Ad 2, Houston, is organizing its 18th annual Oyster Orgy, billed as a “one-of-a-kind gumbo cookoff.” The event is set for Sept. 27. Proceeds benefit the Robin M. Mueller Memorial Scholarship Fund. For sponsorship, participation or attendance information, call (713) 521-5944 or email ad_2houston hotmail.com.
Dallas-based Westchester Media Co., publisher of Polo Magazine, is relocating its offices to Houston, effective Oct. 1. Publisher Jim Lonergan said, “John Goodman, president and chief executive officer of Polo Magazine, has additional business operations based in Houston. It will make it easier for us to have all of our decision makers in one place.”
G&G Advertising, Albuquerque, will develop ads aimed at Native American youth and their parents as part of the anti-drug campaign created by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. G&G will work with Bates USA, New York, and Muse Cordero Chen, Los Angeles, on its project.