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Charlieuniformtango, Dallas, is completing post-production on three advertising campaigns targeting the Hispanic market. The work includes spots for Ornelas & Associates (Bank One), Sherry Matthews (Texas Department of Health) and The Richards Group (Nokia). Other work in progress at the editing house includes Budweiser for Ornelas, Denny’s for Siboney and TXU for Garza Communications.
Witherspoon & Associates, Fort Worth, has been selected by Phoenix Property Co. and Trammell Crow Residential Services to handle marketing for downtown Fort Worth’s Upper West Side, a renovated district which includes residential, retail and office sites, as well as a museum and medical facilities. Witherspoon will design a logo as well as develop media and marketing materials to create public awareness of the neighborhood. First United Methodist Church has also selected Witherspoon to create communications material for its capital funds campaign.
CakeMix Recording has opened a new audio post-production facility in Dallas. Bedford agency Hill & Company recently completed a three-spot television package for Walls Rainwear at the new location.
Artworks Ad Agency in Killeen has been awarded a contract by Hill Country Transit District to provide marketing for a new fixed-route bus system serving Copperas Cove, Killeen and Harker Heights. The project will include naming and identity graphics, bus graphics, print materials such as route maps and schedules, signage and advertising. The primary objectives of the marketing project are to attract ridership and create a positive community attitude towards public transit. A grand opening event for the transit system is being planned for spring 2000.
Houston-based [metal] Studio was recognized as one of seven top design companies nationwide in the How Design Business Annual 2000.
Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Houston has created promotional programs for New Castle Hotels, Coast Hotels of Canada and Clarion Hotel in Cleveland. The agency will also host this year’s Richmond State School holiday party.
Staats Falkenberg & Partners, Austin, has been elected a member of the Intermarket Agency Network, an international consortium of midsize shops providing market information and contacts.
VT/TV Graphics & Post, Houston, recently wrapped post-production on two spots for Ogilvy & Mather clients Shell/Texaco Alliance and Chase Manhattan Bank.
Dallas-based SCA Promotions was selected as a recipient of The Dallas 100 Award, an honor designating the 100 fastest-growing companies in the area. The award is sponsored by The CEO Institute, SMU Cox School of Business, Bank One Texas and the Dallas Morning News. SCA’s clients include Coors Brewing Co., Hershey’s, Sprint, AT&T, American Express and Turner Broadcasting.
Makos Advertising, Marketing and Design, Austin, will celebrate is fourth year in business with an expansion that will double its office space to 3,800 square feet.
Clear Results Web Network, Houston, is open for business, offering advertising purchasing on six Houston-area radio stations Web sites. Services include Web ad design, order scheduling and exposure tracking.
Terry McCullough Productions (TMP), Dallas, has appointed Peil & Associates, also Dallas, as its representative in the Southwest, with strategic planning for additional markets. TMP specializes in full-service production for the corporate film market.
J.W. Burkey, a Dallas advertising photographer, will have six photographs appearing in the annual awards issue of Graphic Design: USA magazine in December. Burkey’s clients include Pepsi-Cola, American Airlines, American Express, Apple Computer and Frito-Lay.
VacationScene.com, a vacation-planning Internet site, has selected The Balcom Agency, Fort Worth, to provide a wide range of advertising, public relations and promotional programs. The site includes lodging listings, real-time bookings and confirmations, and an auction site for property rentals.
Hothaus Design & Creative, Dallas, has produced on-air and print graphics for KWBT-TV’s new station in Tulsa, Okla. In the past year Hothaus has also designed graphic packages for WB affiliates in Dallas, Seattle and Tucson.
Pennebaker.LMC, a Houston design company, won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Art Directors Club of Houston’s 44th annual competition for its Web site work and promotional wine bottles. In addition, the creative firm was awarded the first annual Alliance Award for its Cornell Corrections 1998 annual report.
Hill & Company, Bedford, has been awarded a first-place certificate by the Texas Alliance for Education and the Arts for a color brochure it created for the Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County. The Austin chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts judged the statewide competition.
Corestaff Services, Houston, won the grand prize for best single entry at the 22nd annual Advertising and Public Relations Award Competition, hosted by the National Association of Temporary Staffing Services. Corestaff’s competition entry included its multimedia capabilities presentation, sales brochures, Web site, sales proposal packaging and related collateral materials.
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Stone & Ward, Little Rock, was designated agency of record for the Aerospace Education Center, also in Little Rock. The agency will assist AEC in developing marketing plans and imaging, as well as provide public relations support for ongoing programs at the Aerospace Museum and Imax Theater.
Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, Little Rock, has launched a school fundraising campaign for client Tyson Foods. The client’s program allows schools to raise as much as $12,000 through the redemption of panels from Tyson Foods products. The campaign involves print work and a supporting Web site.
The Communications Group, Little Rock, took home 13 bronze Quills at the International Association of Business Communicators’ annual awards ceremony honoring exceptional work in marketing communications, advertising and public relations. The agency received awards for work it had completed on behalf of clients St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, the Arkansas Department of Human Services, the Old State House Museum, Operation KidCare, Windsor Door and Innovation Industries, among others.