Agency News

TEXAS
The two principals of CMG Partners, Houston, have parted ways to form CMG Vizcaya Group, Houston, and Miranda & Associates, Chicago. The $1.5 million Houston agency will concentrate on public relations and integrated communications for both the Hispanic and general markets. CMG has an office in Portland, Ore., and is planning a joint venture with a Washington, D.C., company.
The Women’s Haven of Tarrant County has selected Stuart Bacon, Fort Worth, to create an educational brochure.
Dallas-based Brainstorm has received two bronze and two silver awards in the Art Director’s Club of Houston’s annual competition.
Patrick Henry Promotions, Houston, has created a manual and a menu to support the Chefs Signature Series promotion for Promus Hotel Corp.
SES has chosen mc2 advertising & design to develop a new corporate identity for its performance services and technology operation. Mc2 is a graphic and Web site design agency located in Austin.
Square One and its Hispanic division, Uno Communicaciones, have won awards for best television campaign, best TV commercial for food and beverage, and best outdoor campaign in Hispanic Business magazine’s 12th annual Se Habla Espa„ol competition. The creative work was for client Miller Brewing Co.
The Dallas 2012 Committee, which is promoting the city as a future sight for the Olympic Games, has created a Web site in cooperation with BSMG Worldwide and Commotion Design, both located in Dallas. Another Dallas agency, Ornelas & Associates, is involved in creating Spanish-language content.
Savage Design Group, Houston, has moved to new headquarters in the city’s museum district.
Red 7e, Lexington, Ky., has selected Dallas director Stewart Charles Cohen to shoot its new campaign for Kentucky State Insurance. Cohen recently completed work on four 30-second commercials and seven print ads for Hollywood Casinos in Tunica, Miss.
The Web Marketing Association has awarded the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau a Standard of Excellence Web Award for its Internet site. The venue was developed by the bureau in partnership with Web Life Productions and creative services agency Maloney Strategic Communications.
Blanchard Schaefer Advertising & Public Relations, Arlington, has added Pinnacle Art & Frame, a division of Tandycrafts, to its client roster. Pinnacle, located in Fort Worth, is one of the largest frame and framed-art companies in the country. Blanchard Schaefer will develop new print advertising, event promotions, collateral and direct mail pieces, as well a brand positioning and strategic planning for 2000.
A 30-second television commercial for Sea World San Antonio’s new roller coaster, The Steel Eel, captured best of show in the 1999 Brass Ring awards sponsored by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. The commercial was created by GSD&M, Austin, in collaboration with Busch Entertainment Group.
ARKANSAS
Forza Marketing Group, Little Rock, won three Pinnacle awards presented at the International Festival & Events Association convention for its work on behalf of client Riverfest Inc. The agency won a silver award for best commemorative poster; a bronze for best radio promotion; and another bronze for best sponsor solicitation package.
Stone & Ward, Little Rock, has added the Family Service Agency to its client roster. The agency will assist FSA in developing marketing and branding, as well as provide public relations support for ongoing programs. The shop has also acquired multimedia software company American Communication Technologies, also in Little Rock, to expand its interactive capabilities. ACT chief executive officer Ron Hern has joined Stone & Ward as director of information technologies.
NEW MEXICO
Kilmer & Kilmer, Albuquerque, was awarded second place in overall design for an annual report by Reddy Corp., which recognizes excellence in financial reporting for the electric utility industry