Agency News

Brassy Bear Advertising & Public Relations, Houston, has been named agency of record for Houston-based men’s fashion publication Male Ego Magazine.
Big Fish Films, Dallas, has been signed for national representation of director Jim Riche.
Houston-based Patrick Henry Creative Promotions created posters to promote both the Easter and Mother’s Day brunch festivities for client Promus Hotel Corp.’s properties.
Kevin Hunter Marple Photographs, Dallas, has opened a new studio in Dallas.
[Metal] Studio in Houston has designed a Web site for Quanex Corp., also Houston.
Two clients were recently signed by Fogarty Klein & Partners Public Relations in Houston: law firm Bracewell & Patterson and Covenant Technology Services.
Front Range Bank in Lakewood, Colo., has hired McIntosh Advertising and Design, Houston, as agency of record.
VGS Marketing Group in Carrollton was tapped for public relations work by The Harbour Group, an Addison-based information technology and human resource services consulting firm.
Reel FX Creative Studios, Dallas, recently handled visual effects, animation and post-production for a BASF commercial.
The Dallas office of Sibley Peteet Design completed packaging duties for board games developed by Milton Bradley/Hasbro and Parker Brothers.
Willie Baronet, principal of GibbsBaronet in Dallas, was invited to join the judging panel for the 1999 Communications Arts Illustration Annual.
Witherspoon & Associates, Fort Worth, was selected for a Safe Community Award by the Crime Prevention Resource Center of Tarrant County.
The Symphony League of Fort Worth selected Payne Advertising and Design, also Fort Worth, to create its 30th anniversary logo, theme and promotional materials.
Hadeler White Public Relations, Dallas, added two new clients: in Austin and Nursefinders of Arlington.
A new campaign to help fundraising efforts of the Margot Perot Center expansion at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was recently completed by The Beaird Agency in Dallas.
Krause Associates, Dallas, created collateral materials for a $40 million capital improvements campaign of St. Marks School of Texas in Dallas.
Ridgmar, Fort Worth, selected Stuart Bacon of Fort Worth to develop and implement a public relations program for the enclosed retail mall’s renovation and grand opening.
WarrenCordes+, Austin, launched a new campaign for the Austin Steam Train Association, through billboards, brochures and public service announcements.
Publicis Dialog in Dallas received a Silver Spur and two Best of Texas prizes at the recent Texas Public Relations Association awards ceremonies for work it produced for three national clients.