Agency News

TEXAS

Fort Worth-based InterStar Marketing & Public Relations was selected by the North Texas Clean Air Coalition to develop a public awareness campaign. The program to promote cleaner air will include television and radio spots, billboards and transit signage.

Square One Interactive, Dallas, has been retained to redesign and host the Web site of American Olean, a ceramic tile manufacturer.

Lopez Advertising Group, El Paso, recently earned a Best of the Best citation in the minority-marketing category at the McDonald’s internal 2000 Communications Best Bet Awards.

Price Communications Group, Lubbock, will be handling a local campaign for Leave A Legacy, a nonprofit organization that promotes charitable giving.

Eisenberg and Associates and CS Creative, both located in Dallas, recently had logo designs selected for inclusion in International Logo and Trademark 5. Work by CS Creative will also appear in American Corporate Identity’s 17th Annual.

Lennox Industries’ internal advertising team collaborated with GSD&M, Austin, to produce new consumer and print advertising for the the Dallas-based maker of air control systems.

Terry McCullough Productions, Dallas was tapped to create a 60-minute fundraising documentary for the SPCA of Texas. Dallas-based Square One will be responsible for the program’s media placement.

Copy development specialist 1400 Words, Dallas, was selected by the Smithsonian Institution to write its 2001 holiday catalog.

T3, Austin, has launched a new advertising campaign for client Extraco Banks. Television, outdoor and print work repositions the bank as “The financial center of Texas.”

Fort Worth agency Graphic Concepts Group has been chosen to advertise the reopening of the Philip Johnson-designed Amon Carter Museum, also in Fort Worth. Separately, the agency received a gold award at the national conference of the Medical Marketing Association for an ad designed for Healthpoint.

The Dallas office of Fogarty Klein Monroe has introduced a heart health awareness campaign on behalf of LaurusHealth, a physicians’ network.

The Powell Group, Dallas, has been assigned national and regional media relations projects by Zales Jewelers.

Market Relations, Fort Worth, has entered into a joint marketing alliance with CareMerica of Brentwood, Tenn., a company specializing in medical marketing assignments.

Houston-based Cool Films has opened an office in Washington, D.C., to increase its business in the Northeast.

McCormick Company, Amarillo, won three top awards from the National Agri-Marketing Association. Honors went to work produced for Cactus Feeders, Seaboard Farms and Pioneer Hi-Bred International.

Staats Falkenberg & Partners, Austin, handled media relations for the recent entry of Italian eatery Buca di Beppo into the local market.

The Warren Professional Building Corp. has retained fd2s, Austin, to serve as the signage consultant on an expansion project for its medical center campus in Tulsa, Okla.

Superior Concrete Products has chosen Hill & Company, Bedford, as its public relations counsel.

The first work by M/C/C, Dallas, for Valor Business Solutions introduces the business-targeted telecommunications service in the Southwest.

TManage, a maker of software for managing remote work programs, has enlisted Creative Garage, Round Rock, to develop corporate literature.

OKLAHOMA

Soundtec has selected Smith & Associates Advertising, Oklahoma City, to handle the advertising account of its partially implanted hearing device known as the Direct System. The agency was also chosen by Sprint Broadband Direct for public relations and event promotions in the Oklahoma City market.