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TEXAS
Austin-based NourzAds is providing advertising and public relations services to American Absorbents Natural Products, a producer of odor-absorbing items made from zeolite. The agency has also added MRG Capital, a mortgage and commercial loan company, as a client.
The Albrecht Agency in Houston has launched TAA Media Services to promote out-of-home ad venues, including Internet and kiosk advertising and in-flight billboards. The latter, called OnBoards, are mini-billboards covered in clear plastic and attached to the back of airplane tray tables.
Gugel Advertising in Dallas recently added an in-house production department to its services.
Software specialist Xpert Image has assigned its advertising, marketing and public relations to The Nelson Group of Fort Worth.
Cool Films in Houston concluded shooting this summer of a documentary, The Art Guys & Todd Oldham Suits: Clothes Make the Man. The two performance artists had sold advertising on their Oldham suits, which they wore for a year.
SF&P of Austin has been selected to handle corporate branding, product packaging and collateral for Jardine Foods, a Buda-based food company producing salsas, sauces, chili mixes, seasonings and salad dressings.
The University of Houston has hired Haynes Media and Marketing in Houston to handle promotions for its 1999 football season.
DesignWorks Advertising Group was named agency of record for Sadler Clinic in the Houston area. The Houston agency is launching a comprehensive image campaign beginning Oct. 1 to coincide with the client's grand opening of a new clinic in The Woodlands.
Michael & Partners in Dallas was contracted to handle public relations for Peter Max shows in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Aries Productions of Arlington, in partnership with MarkeTech Associates of Dallas, recently completed a six-video series for the national center of the Dallas-based American Heart Association. The video programs highlight care following heart attack, stroke or surgery.
Dallas director Stewart Charles Cohen has completed two new 30-second commercials for GMAC Mortgage Corp. of Horsham, Pa.
Ryan Partnership in Dallas has launched a "National Tortilla Month' marketing and promotional campaign for client Mission Foods, also of Dallas.
ARKANSAS
Anderson's Cajuns Wharf restaurant has selected Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods in Little Rock to manage its advertising, marketing and public relations.
Stone & Ward in Little Rock will provide marketing services to Magic Springs and Crystal Falls, the theme and water parks that will open next year in Hot Springs.
Blackwood Martin/CJRW in Fayetteville received a bronze award at the 16th annual Healthcare Advertising Awards, which are sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report. The award was for a billboard Blackwood Martin/CJRW produced for Northwest Health System.