Agency News


Little Rock agency Combs & Company Advertising was presented 10 Silver Microphone awards for radio work on behalf of Dillard’s department stores.

ThompsonMurray, Fayetteville, has inked a strategic alliance with Jeff Dezen Public Relations in Greenville, S.C., to provide integrated marketing services.


The New Mexico Advertising Federation has elected James McKenna, executive vice president at Rick Johnson & Co. in Albuquerque, president of its 150-member organization.

McKee Wallwork Henderson, Albuquerque, has had three print pieces selected to appear in the 2001 design annual of Print magazine.


Hibblen Kennedy Hernandez Advertising, Tulsa, has won honors in the corporate advertising category of the international AdAwards program sponsored by Air Transport World. The winning campaign was created for client Nordam Group.


The Dallas chapter of the Association of Creative Editors has elected new officers and a board of directors to serve two-year terms. The chapter’s new president is Richard Gillespie of Fast Cuts Edits; Carrie Callaway of Red Car/Dallas is vice president; and Lisa Hill of Hothaus Editorial is serving as secretary and treasurer. On the new board of directors is outgoing president Tom Alberg and Mimi Hendrix, both from Easyway Editorial; Kimm Daulton of Post-Op; and Julie Koellner of Fast Cuts.

Ward Communications, Dallas, has been retained to handle media planning and buying for Barbeques Galore.

McGill Associates, Dallas, has launched new television spots promoting the Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s expansion program.

VT/TV Graphics and Post, Houston, has created a five-minute video presentation as part of Houston 2012’s Olympics bid.

Expedrix, an online service linking real estate agents and clients, has selected Staats Falkenberg & Partners, Austin, to handle its advertising account. The agency has also been contracted by Bandspeed, a communications chip maker that moved its headquarters from California to Austin last year.

Vacuum cleaner maker Electrolux earlier this year selected latitude, Dallas, to handle advertising, promotions and other marketing duties.

Atkins/Lord & Lasker, San Antonio, has created a public service announcement featuring San Antonio Spurs player David Robinson to benefit The Carver Academy.

Terry McCullough Productions, Dallas, has been selected as a resource for film, video and new media production services for Verizon.

Envision Works, Bedford, has been chosen to develop an invitation campaign for a celebrity golf tournament benefiting The Alzheimer’s Association.

The Balcolm Agency, Fort Worth, hosted a local high school teacher as an “extern” as part of the Tarrant County school-to-career partnership program.

Convenience store broker TNT Marketing has hired Bill Brammer Design, Fort Worth, to handle its Web site.

Frames Per Second has relocated into an 8,000-square-foot facility just outside the downtown loop in Dallas.

Sansone Auto Mall has signed on with Wheeler Advertising, Arlington. The Woodridge, N.J.-based car dealer carries Nissan, Toyota, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Suzuki and Hyundai vehicles.

QuickSilver Interactive Group, Dallas, has launched a Web site for Texas Stampede, a rodeo and concert performance benefiting the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.

A media kit produced by SullivanPerkins, Dallas, for American Airlines Publishing has won a Maggie award from the Western Publications Association.

Witherspoon Advertising and Public Relations, Fort Worth has completed an annual report for broadband wireless access provider Vyyo.

The former Cox Communications agency has changed its name to Rita Cox & Company and has moved into new headquarters in Dallas.

Snack-maker Lance Inc. has selected The Albrecht Agency, Houston, to handle the company’s regional recruitment advertising.

Rives Carlberg, Houston, has been awarded a 12-month campaign on behalf of the Houston-Galveston Area Council. The work will focus on telecommuting and reducing vehicle emissions.

Innova Design & Advertising, Houston, has been appointed to handle a new branding campaign for Eesis, a supplier of human resource management software.

Lifestyle Development Group has named Hill & Company Advertising and Public Relations, Bedford, public relations counsel for its Pebblebrook Village development.

TKO Advertising, Austin, conceived and designed the newly launched corporate Web site of Mediaprise.

ProMotion: Creative Media Services, Dallas, will handle an additional four stores for client Bassett Furniture Stores.

Bates Churchill Public Relations, Houston, has been retained by MyRepairShop to develop a national public relations program geared towards owners of independent car maintenance facilities.

Cooksey Communications, Irving, has added retail mall Grapevine Mills and restaurant chain Texas Land & Cattle Company as clients.

Sports marketing specialist Global Productions, Houston, has been designated sponsorship agency for the Texaco Havoline Grand Prix of Houston.

Gilliatt Paris, Dallas, has been awarded contracts from new clients including product developer Alibre, insurance network State National Companies, software developer Phototelesis Corp. and product kit designer Value-Added Services.

The Powell Group, Dallas, has added three public relations clients. The new accounts are Bailey Banks & Biddle, CC’s Coffee House and The Shops at Willow Bend.

NeoDyme Technologies Corp. has hired Makos Advertising, Marketing and Design, Austin, to execute a branding campaign. The client offers asset management programs to healthcare facilities.

The Point Group, Dallas, has been presented three McSam awards by the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas in the direct mail, magazine ad and sales office/ information center categories.

Anderson Marketing Group, San Antonio, has acquired the advertising account of Eagle Pass/Piedras following a review. The assignment will include work for the local convention and visitors bureau as well as the hotel room and tax committee.