"Bromley Earns O'Toole Honor
AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.-Bromley Aguilar & Associates of San Antonio was the co-recipient of an O'Toole Multicultural Award which was handed out last week at the American Association of Advertising Agencies annual meeting here. Bromley tied with Conill Advertising of New York in the Hispanic category. Previously nominated for the 1999 O'Toole awards were The Richards Group and Ornelas & Associates, both in Dallas.
"Temerlin Resigning Paramount Parks
DALLAS-Temerlin McClain, Irving, Texas, confirmed last week it is resigning the estimated $8 million Paramount Theme Parks business at the end of the park's season. Agency president Dennis McClain said the business "has not been what we've expected. The income cannot justify all the work that goes into [the account]." Charlotte, N.C.-based Paramount has been contacting agencies in the Southwest and Southeast, according to sources. Temerlin was awarded the business in late 1995.
"Bank United Hires Inventiva
DALLAS-Bank United in Houston selected Inventiva in San Antonio as its first Hispanic agency of record. Inventiva was selected after an evaluation of undisclosed Latino shops, according to the client. Billings were undisclosed. Work will include collateral and community-awareness programs, according to the shop.
"AmStar Systems Seeks PR Partner
DALLAS-AmStar Systems, a Dallas-based company that makes equipment and software for electronic funds transfers, is holding an agency review for public relations and collateral design. The company has plans to go public soon, "and will require an agency experienced in this area," according to the company. Billings were undisclosed. The company can be reached at (972) 726-8800 or by fax at (972) 726-8585.
"GSD&M Is Included in Progressive Review
CHICAGO-Contenders for Progressive Insurance's $70 million account include GSD&M, Austin, Texas; Foote, Cone & Belding and DraftWorldwide both in Chicago; Rapp Collins Worldwide in New York; and J. Walter Thompson, Detroit. The review began after the Cleveland-based client split with Arnell Brand Consulting, New York, saying it wanted a stronger direct agency.
"Joppie Belken Lands 3 New Accounts
DALLAS-Joppie Belken Arters in San Antonio has nabbed three new clients: the South Point Auto Mall in Austin, Texas; the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Brookshire Homes of San Antonio. Billings were undisclosed.