T3 Attracts 2 Dell Executives

DALLAS—Recruiting from its client roster, T3 has added Dell Computer executives David Clifton and Adam Moore to play leading roles in the agency’s management. Clifton, 33, former director of marketing for Dell Computer’s small business division, will lead T3’s high-tech marketing, direct and custom publishing business. Moore, 29, previously online marketing manager for Dell Computer’s small and medium business groups, will join Dan Isaacs to head the agency’s interactive division. T3, located in Austin, Texas, handles a number of projects for Dell Computer, including publication of its small and medium business catalogs.

Visual Image Adds One, Keeps One

DALLAS—Visual Image Advertising has won the account of Oklahoma Technology Centers following a review. The client, formerly known as Vo-Techs, is a marketing cooperative representing 29 technology schools located on 54 campuses in the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City-based Visual Image also retained the advertising account of Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau after participating in a scheduled review. Budgets for both clients were not disclosed.

Vollmer Rounds Up Restaurants

DALLAS—Public relations firm Vollmer has recently added three new restaurant clients. The Houston agency’s Dallas office has been tapped to handle media relations and special events for La Madeleine FrenchBakery & Cafe’s 62 locations. The Austin office was responsible for the Texas launch of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar last week, and has been retained to support the Texas opening of Roy’s, a Euro-Asian concept restaurant, later this year.

Austin Ad Fed Honors Dyal

DALLAS—The Austin Advertising Federation named fd2s principal and creative director Herman Dyal its Ad Man of the Year during the club’s annual Big Wig Awards luncheon last week. The award recognizes a prominent advertising and design professional for significant contributions to the industry and community. Dyal co-founded fd2s (formerly Fuller Dyal & Stamper) in 1985 with writer Larry Paul Fuller and environmental graphic designer Steve Stamper. The agency has since grown to include more than 40 employees. Dyal, whose work as a graphic designer and architect has received numerous honors, has been recognized twice by the American Center for Design.

Michelin Chooses 3 Finalists

CHICAGO—Michelin has named finalists in the review for its $35 million advertising account. Vying for the tire maker’s account are Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis, Campbell Ewald in Detroit and The Martin Agency in Richmond, Va. Cut from the review were: Leo Burnett in Chicago, The Richards Group in Dallas and MerkleyNewman Harty in New York. The Greenville, S.C.-based client will hear creative pitches later this month, with a decision expected by July 1, according to a company representative. Consultant Jones Lundin Beals in Chicago is conducting the review.