Agency News

– TEXAS
Blanchard Schaefer Advertising and Public Relations has raised $8,000 to benefit the North Texas Food Bank. The Arlington-based agency held a charity auction at Sipango’s nightclub.
Chisholm Development has selected Witherspoon & Associates, Fort Worth, to promote public awareness of its 3,700-acre real estate project in southern Wise County. Witherspoon also will produce a media kit for the client. The package will target the real estate industry and trade publications.
Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Stafford, has created race car-shaped menus for the new Las Vegas Autoraceway, a Nascar-themed restaurant located in McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas. The agency also developed invitations for the New Year’s Eve gala of the Greater Houston Area Red Cross.
Hybridigital, Dallas, has created a corporate identity and a Web interface for iChoose. The client provides Internet browser software that offers competitive discounts to online shoppers at the point of purchase.
Stuart Bacon, Fort Worth, has been selected to create a communications program for the obstetrical services division of Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, Okla. The package will include advertising, collateral and internal and external public relations.
The North Texas chapter of the March of Dimes has selected Regian & Wilson/Grey Advertising, Fort Worth, to promote two fundraisers it is holding in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Both events will feature Chris Berman, the sports anchor and commentator for ABC and ESPN.
The Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America has selected Ventures Marketing Group, a Houston-based communications company, to design and implement an advertising campaign to heighten awareness of its youth programs. A yearlong campaign will begin in February 2000.
KATV-TV in Little Rock, Ark., has hired Hothaus Design & Creative, Dallas, to design an on-air graphics package.
DNA Productions, Dallas, has entered into a multi-year agreement with Nickelodeon to produce Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. The program is the cable network’s first property to be simultaneously developed as a feature film, television series and an online franchise.

– FLORIDA
Discover Resorts has named Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown in Orlando its advertising and public relations agency. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based client is a lodging management, marketing and hospitality services company.

– LOUISIANA
Keating Magee Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations, New Orleans, was designated Small Business of the Year at the Rising Tide Small Business awards luncheon sponsored by the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hibernia National Bank, Southwest Airlines and WVUE-TV. The agency expects its 1999 billings to be 30 percent higher than last year’s $10.2 million.

– NEW MEXICO
Kilmer & Kilmer, a marketing communications company located in Albuquerque, recently developed a new corporate image and redefined its positioning as brand consultants to better present its scope of services.
Tim McGrath, art director at Rick Johnson & Co. in Albuquerque, was recently recognized in Print and How magazines for logo designs he developed for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History.

– SOUTH CAROLINA
The Gillespie Agency in Columbia has won a Palmetto Award from the state’s chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. An image brochure for Benjamin Covington Furniture Makers was the winning entry.

– TENNESSEE
Thompson & Co. has received a Best of the Best Award and a certificate of excellence at the Bank Marketing Association’s 1999 ad competition. The Memphis agency was honored for its print advertisements for First Tennessee’s Bravo Program.