Fogarty Klein Takes Garden Ridge Account

DALLAS–Fogarty Klein Monroe has been awarded the estimated $15 million Garden Ridge advertising account, sources said.

The independent Houston agency won the creative and media account of the home decor chain without a review, sources said.

Publicis in Mid America, Dallas, was the incumbent on the account.

Sources said Randall Onstead, a former executive of Randalls Food Markets, who joined Garden Ridge in October as chief executive officer, initiated the shift. Fogarty has handled the accounts of both Garden Ridge and Randalls in the past.

Garden Ridge of Houston operates 43 stores in 13 states. The client spent $14 million on media through October of 2002, according to CMR.

Neither the client nor the agency could be reached.