Witherspoon Scores at Fort Worth Addys
DALLAS–Witherspoon & Associates earned 43 of 104 Addys Saturday to head the winners at the 1997 American Advertising Awards of Fort Worth, Texas. Winning judges’ choice honors was Stuart Bacon for its Fort Worth Opera work, while The Balcom Agency received best of show for a Justin Boot Co. radio spot. Balcom also won 13 Addys, followed by Stuart Bacon’s eight. Regian & Wilson Advertising and Public Relations placed fourth with seven prizes.
Churchill Forms Public Relations Group
DALLAS–Churchill Group in Houston has formed an independent public relations unit and named a longtime company executive to run the division. Richard Mullinax, a senior vice president since 1995 and on staff since 1984, will head Churchill Public Relations, one of three companies operating under the 25-year-old Church Group umbrella.
Jordan Associates Promotes 6 Executives
DALLAS–Jordan Associates, Oklahoma City, has promoted six members of its management committee to new executive posts. Rhonda Hooper and Ed Westbury were awarded executive vice president titles. Named to senior vice presidencies were account supervisor Rob Andrew, chief financial officer Sue Dimond, executive creative director John Santore and public relations director Peggy Sealy.
Maxwell Joins Halcyon, With Clients in Tow
DALLAS–Ken Maxwell, president of former Dallas shop Maxwell/Sandoz Advertising, has been named vice president and creative marketing director at Halcyon Associates. Halcyon president and chief executive officer Russell Mack said Maxwell’s arrival will bring added creative capabilities to the organization. Numerous Maxwell design clients, such as Southern Methodist University and Webb Cooley Co., are also joining the Halcyon roster, Mack said.
Anderson, Dublin Will Share TransGuide
DALLAS–Anderson Advertising and Dublin & Associates, both San Antonio, jointly won the public information campaign account for the Texas Department of Transportation’s TransGuide Model Deployment Initiative. Billings for the traffic management system in San Antonio were undisclosed.
Brothers & Co. Headlines Tulsa Addys
DALLAS–The 31st annual Tulsa Advertising Federation Awards saw Brothers & Co. finish with 30 Addys, including a best of show honor for a Central and Southwest TV spot. Littlefield Marketing & Advertising was second with 16 awards at the Jan. 31 event, followed by Phillips Petroleum’s in-house unit with 10. Coming in with nine prizes apiece were Larkin, Meeder & Schweidel (now LMS/Marc) and Phillips & Johnson Advertising. Best of show for print went to Walsh Associates, while Humphrey Associates earned the judges’ choice honor.