agency news

DDB Needham Dallas has launched a television spot for Midway Home Entertainment’s Body Harvest video game. The 30-second commercial warns viewers that it is up to them to save Earth from giant insect-like predators.
The Parker & Wood Association, San Antonio, was named marketing and advertising agency of record for the Witte Museum, San Antonio, and Villa del Sol, a condominium complex on Corpus Christi Beach. The agency’s first assignment for Witte is promoting an upcoming technology exhibit. For Villa del Sol, Parker is developing newspaper ads and collateral.
Selah Associates of Dallas has begun work on a bi-annual catalog campaign for furniture retailer Cantoni, Dallas, that was previously handled in-house.
Jerry Williamson, chairman of the board of Williamson Printing Corp. in Dallas, was named chairman of the Printing Industries of America trade association.
Robert Heath, advisory director at Bates Chruchill Research, Houston, has received the 1998 Jackson, Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Award at the Public Relations Society of America national conference in Boston.
The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of American Women in Radio and Television will hold its annual charity gala in conjunction with the Association of Broadcasting Executives of Texas and Southwest Broadcast Representatives on Dec. 3 at the Doubletree Hotel at Lincoln Center in Dallas. Info: Susan Sickel, (972) 393-5644.
The Promotional Products Association’s International Expo is slated for Jan. 24-29 at the Dallas Convention Center. The event, which draws more than 4,000 participants, will feature a keynote address by author Harvey McKay. For registration information, call (888) 345-6772.
BBDO, Houston, has won an undisclosed international assignment from
Texaco Global Lubricants Co.
Former Big Fish Films sales director Amy Massingale will represent The Listening Chair, Dallas, in her new, unnamed sales and marketing venture.
Austin boutique Powerhouse Creative, established last year by former GSD&M staff members Sean McKenna and Todd Alley, has created a branding campaign for men’s clothing store Capra & Cavelli. Work includes television, print, direct mail and radio.
American Airlines, Fort Worth, has begun publishing a new quarterly in-flight magazine in Spanish and Portuguese for its Latin markets. Nexos will be available on all American flights to and from Madrid, Spain; Central and South America; Mexico; and Spanish-speaking points in the Caribbean.
Dallas design firm SullivanPerkins was named GTE Directories supplier of the year.
Garnett Communications has relocated to new office space at 800 E. Campbell Road, Suite 199, Richardson 75081. Phone: (972) 234-4482 and fax: (972) 680-5139 remain the same.
Dieste & Partners, Dallas, was named one of the top 10 national Hispanic advertising agencies by the Mexican American Grocers Association.
Bradfield/Martino, Austin, has created a new logo and package design for client New Canaan Farms.
Norwood Promotional Products, Austin, has completed its merger with a wholly owned subsidiary of FPK, a limited liability company formed by Norwood chief executive Frank Krasovec. As a result of the merger, Norwood will now be privately held company.
Blanchard Schaefer Advertising and Public Relations, Arlington, won two awards at the National Association of Temporary and Staffing Services (NATSS) annual convention. Awards were presented for outstanding magazine advertising and for the best use of the NATSS logo for client Snelling Personnel Services.
The Advertising Bowling League of Dallas is accepting entries for the 1999 season. League play starts Jan. 7 at Don Carter’s All Star Lanes West. Games begin at 6:45 p.m. The entry fee for four-person teams is $345 and must be paid by Dec. 15. For information, call Terry Lynne at (817) 695-0218.
Kilmer & Kilmer, Albuquerque, has had two entries accepted for inclusion in Step by Step Graphics’ 1999 Design and Illustration Annual. The agency won in the stationery category for client Sicorp and for a self-promotional piece.
Littlefield Marketing & Advertising, Tulsa, hosted a “Last Bloody Mile” party last month on the grounds of its new office building, which is scheduled to open in April. The gathering was part of the 1998 Tulsa Run 15K