The Richards Group, Dallas, earned a gold Effie for a Continental Airlines campaign entitled ‘Change.’ The agency also was awarded a bronze Clio for Motel 6’s ‘Strobe Light’ television commercial in the under $20,000 category.

Dallas design firm Nexus developed a campaign promoting the recent ‘Taste Addison’ festival. The campaign included radio and newspaper advertising, along with point-of-purchase materials. The annual event showcased more than 60 Addison restaurants.

SicolaMartin, Austin, earned two golds and three silvers at the national Business Marketing Association’s Tower Awards. The gold winners–for a VTEL print ad and an IBM software guide poster–will be featured in an upcoming issue of Business Marketing magazine. The agency was also recently recognized as a finalist in the direct mail category in the One Show competition, sponsored by the One Club for Art & Copy in New York.

Laster & Miller Advertising, El Paso, was named agency for Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, N.M. The agency will assist with advertising, marketing and media buying for the 286-bed hospital.

Fort Worth attorney Mike McClure selected Phillips, Team & Myers, Fort Worth, to handle advertising, marketing and public relations efforts.

Fogarty Klein & Partners, Houston, won six awards at the Business Marketing Association of Houston’s Lantern Awards. The agency took top honors for best spread advertisement for Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector’s ‘Guided by Satellite’ ad. The agency also won three golds at the 1997 Public Relations Society of America’s Excalibur for Excellence Awards.

PR/Texas, Fort Worth, was tapped to handle public relations counsel and strategic marketing services for the Fort Worth offices of Coopers & Lybrand.

Group Bolton, an ad and public relations agency in Dallas, received the ‘Best of the Best Quality Supplier Award’ from client Samsill Corp. of Fort Worth.

Freelance writer Denise Allen Zwicker received 12 awards for writing in recent competitions sponsored by the Houston chapters of the International Association of Business Communicators and Women in Communications. Among the winning efforts was a campaign Zwicker wrote for Frost Bank of San Antonio.

Gallier & Wittenberg, Dallas, has added several clients to its roster recently, including Southlake Town Square, a retail and office development in Southlake, Texas, and The Villas of South Padre, a beachfront residential development at South Padre Island, Texas.

Big Hand, Dallas, completed production of an interactive software program used in a national direct mail campaign touting GTE’s ISDN service. The piece is being distributed to 200,000 home-based business owners, on-line subscribers and small/home office Windows users.

Pervasive Software selected Bazzirk Inc., Austin, to create a direct marketing campaign to accompany the international launch of Scalable SQL 4, a new relational database. The campaign will target Pervasive’s value-added resellers and independent software vendors.

Rodriguez, Olguin & Associates, Austin, was selected to develop the creative portion of a Spanish-language national immunization campaign funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hothaus Design, Dallas, has designed a print piece for Showtime Networks, New York. The work touts the offerings of The Movie Channel and carries the line, ‘100% Pure Movies, 100% Pure Fun.’

McCann-Erickson, Houston, was presented two silver Effies for Texas Instruments ads titled ‘The Future Is About Education’ and ‘Start Doing Extraordinary Things.’

Richards/Gravelle, Dallas, earned a Pegasus Award from the North Texas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The winning entry was for Thompson’s Pet Pasta Products.


Clean Threads, owners of Comet Cleaners stores throughout Central and Western Arkansas, named The Communications Group, Little Rock, agency of record. The shop will work directly with owners to develop radio commercials as well as local store marketing materials.


Kilmer & Kilmer, Albuquerque, is featured in the current Step by Step Graphics Design Process Annual. The shop’s Futures for Children work won in the publication’s annual report category.

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