Agency News

ARKANSAS

Mangan Holcomb Rainwater Culpepper, Little Rock, recently completed an annual report for the central Arkansas chapter of the American Red Cross.

NEW MEXICO

G&G Advertising, Albuquerque, was selected to participate in the Centers for Disease Control’s Youth Media Campaign aimed at promoting an active lifestyle among 9- to 13-year-olds.

ReflexBlue Design, Santa Fe, has published a magazine, Reflex, to promote its custom publications capabilities.

McKee Wallwork Henderson, Albuquerque, will be honored in the upcoming Communication Arts 2001 Advertising Annual for its print ad commemorating the late “Peanuts” creator, Charles Schulz.

TEXAS

The Olson Group, Austin, has picked up the account of David Sutherland Inc. following a review. The interior design and furniture business includes three companies: Sutherland, Perennials and David Sutherland Showrooms.

Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Houston, has added assignments from new clients Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Firesteed Corp., Hilton Hotels Corp. and The Melting Pot Restaurants.

The Balcom Agency, Fort Worth, has been selected to handle promotions for the Komen Tarrant County Race for the Cure, which benefits breast cancer research. The agency was also recently named to handle advertising for InsureZone.

The Marketing Group has relocated to new headquarters in Carrollton.

Public relations and marketing agency KGBrickman, San Antonio, has changed its name to KGBTexas to reflect the regional expansion of the company. The 7-year-old agency marked its name change and anniversary with a gathering benefiting the Youth Center.

EnviroMedia, Austin, has produced an anti-tobacco advertising campaign focusing on teens for the Texas Department of Health. The “Worth it?” theme draws attention to one of the penalties for underage tobacco use: driver’s license loss.

Cornerstone Media, Beaumont, marked its 20th anniversary this month with a workshop featuring international marketing consultant Murray Raphel.

Pugh and Company, Dallas, has formed an interactive unit within the agency.

Richard J.V. Johnson, chairman of the Houston Chronicle, has been awarded a honorary life membership in the Houston Advertising Federation. Johnson is a former director of HAF and has received its Silver Medal Award for achievement.

The PM Group, San Antonio, was recently honored by client Pizza Hut as its advertising agency of the year. The agency currently manages marketing for seven Pizza Hut co-ops in Texas.

The McIntosh Advertising and Design (MAD) House, Austin, has been hired by HRfix to redesign the firm’s logo and graphics identity system and develop marketing materials. The Dallas client makes Web-based human resources software.

Richardson Advertising and TimePiecePR, both in Addison, joined forces to promote the John O’Hurley Celebrity Invitational and Gala benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association of Dallas and terrorist attack victims. Richardson was also chosen to create a 2002 calendar for the town of Addison.

DeHaven Eye Clinic and Medtronic Midas Rex are new clients at Saunders-Ream Marketing Communications Group, Dallas.

Public relations firm Bromley/Manning, Selvage & Lee, San Antonio, was honored twice at the 11th annual International Public Relations Association’s Golden World Awards ceremony in Berlin.

Chick-fil-A has chosen Dallas-based Richards Interactive to handle its online marketing duties following a review of agencies. Parent company The Richards Group already handles Chick-fil-A’s traditional advertising.

Fellers Marketing and Advertising, Austin, has been retained to handle the account of Lake Austin Spa Resort. Located in the Texas hill country, the spa recently underwent an $8 million renovation.