Agency News

The Hart Agency in Dallas has been signed by national public relations shop Stratis/KPR in New York to provide Texas media relations for the launch of Hoffman La Roche’s weight loss drug Xenical.
Harper House in Dallas has acquired Tom Lout & Co., also in Dallas, expanding the printer’s capabilities into creative services.
Gallier & Wittenberg in Dallas has gained marketing communications duties for Children’s Choice Learning Centers, MJS Realty and The Melrose Hotel, all in Dallas, and the Woodmont Companies in Fort Worth.
The McIntosh Advertising and Design (MAD) House in Austin has been contracted to develop a branding strategy and creative campaign for OneSource Financial Corp., also located in Austin.
In Houston, Soileau & Associates has been named agency of record for Assist Communications & Technologies, a telecommunications company.
Witherspoon & Associates in Fort Worth received a citation of excellence at the national Addy awards for a 30-second television commercial it produced for client Carter BloodCare.
Methodist Hospitals of Dallas has retained Cooksey/McGill Communications, also based in Dallas, as its advertising and marketing communications agency of record following a review.
Makos Advertising, Marketing and Design in Austin has helped introduce an e-commerce Web site for Texadelphia restaurant in Round Rock. The agency has also been hired by Worldnet Box Office to handle advertising for the launch of ClubCast Live, an Internet broadcasting site.
GibbsBaronet in Dallas will have its creative work featured in three upcoming publications: Graphis Interactive ’99, Critique magazine’s The Big Crit ’99 and the American Institute of Graphic Arts Annual.
Swieter Design U.S. in Dallas will have its creative work for Dallas Area Rapid Transit featured in this year’s Graphic Design Annual. Ten of the agency’s logos are also featured in the August issue of Novum, a German design magazine.
OliveDesign in Austin has provided creative support for the launch of a new Web site for PointOne Telecommunications, an Austin-based telecom supplier.
Pennzoil-Quaker State has appointed The Tucker Partnership in New York as agency of record for the Houston-based company’s Quaker State brand products.
The Quest Business Agency of Houston has released a new print and direct mail campaign for Corporate Systems, an insurance claims processing company .
Internet agency VirtuallyThere has added 3,000 square feet to its current office space in Fort Worth.
Austin’s Tocquigny Advertising & Design has added Cyberstar, Boynton Owen Builders and NextCARE Hospitals as new clients.
The Dallas Zoological Society, which oversees marketing communications efforts for both the Dallas Zoo and The Dallas Aquarium, has awarded its consumer advertising account to Socket in Irving.
TateAustin in Austin has been chosen to provide public relations services for four clients in the technology sector: Amicus, IC2 Institute, and TManage.
Houston Community Newspapers has hired Haynes Media and Marketing in Houston to handle marketing and media strategies for its family of periodicals.
New clients at Parker & Wood Association in San Antonio include Security Service Federal Credit Union, HEB Human Resources, The Flying L Ranch, La Mansion del Rio Hotel, the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hospital In-patient Management Systems, Initial Security and the Mexican Cultural Institute’s International Theater Festival, which is a public relations account.
Richardson Verdoorn, an Austin land-planning consultancy, has selected WarrenCordes+McCullar of the same city to provide direct marketing and public relations.
Mangan/Holcomb & Partners in Little Rock recently won two Telly awards for television commercials created for the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission.
Logan Marketing & Communications in New Orleans has been named agency of record for WB38, WNOL TV in New Orleans. Other recent wins include First American Title Insurance Co., The Audubon Tea Room and the New Orleans Zephyrs and Storm sports teams.
Kilmer & Kilmer of Albuquerque will be recognized in Print’s Sports and Entertainment Show November 1999 edition for a poster project on behalf of the International Family Film Festival.
Fellers Marketing & Advertising, Oklahoma City, has opened an office in Charlotte, N.C.