DDB Needham Dallas has launched two 30-second television commercials and a pair of 15-second spots promoting Midway Home Entertainment's National Football League Blitz video game. The ads, starring Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart, use "No refs, no rules, no mercy" as a tagline. Tom Aberg of Tom's Easy Way, Dallas, edited the spots.
Harwood Marketing Group, Dallas, was recently named marketing, public relations and creative partner for Blanks Color Imaging, Dallas. Blanks is a full-service graphics communications company offering pre-press, printing, bindery and digital photography studio services.
Stuart Bacon, Fort Worth, has been hired as public relations agency of record for Fort Worth-based Tensor Information Systems. The shop will manage all public relations activities, including media relations, special event planning and writing.
Regian & Wilson Advertising & Public Relations, Dallas, was appointed agency of record for the Texas Water Foundation. Initial work for the nonprofit group includes logo design and a statewide awareness campaign.
Houston firms Robert Lamons & Associates and VT/TV Graphics partnered to create a 20-minute CD-ROM presentation for client Cooper Cameron Corp., also located in Houston.
The McIntosh Advertising and Design House, Austin, designed a Web site and logo and developed various collateral materials for Bank of the San Juans in Durango, Colo. The agency is also preparing to launch a newspaper, radio and transit campaign with the tagline, "Think big. Think small."
NourzAds, Elgin, and Filmworks, Austin, created four 30-second television spots for Scott Farris, Democratic candidate for Wyoming's sole congressional seat. Ads use "A great state needs great ideas" as a themeline and feature a link to the Farris for Congress Web page, www.farris98.com.
The Art Directors Club of Houston selected judges for its 1998 Houston Show on Nov. 7. Selected were Haley Johnson of Haley Johnson Design Co., Minneapolis; Tom Varisco of Tom Varisco Designs, New Orleans; Ken Butts of Hoffman York, Milwaukee; and Brian Gold of VitroRobertson, San Diego.
The Casa Manana theater, Fort Worth, chose hometown shop Phillips, Team & Myers as agency of record. The shop is developing a campaign promoting the client's fall performances.