Krauses Join Business Forces in Dallas

DALLAS—Candace Green Krause has left Brown + Partners here to join her husband’s crosstown company, Krause Associates. Krause brings her specialization in fine-jewelry advertising, along with seven clients. Among the companies: William Goldberg Diamond Corp., Lacey & Co., Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry and Richard D.Eiseman Jewels. Those accounts, combined with the recent win of technology client The Planet, total $4 million in new business for the agency. The Planet is a consultancy specializing in telecommunications and Internet technology.

AARP Closes In on Naming Finalists

BOSTON—The AARP this week expects to name “two or three” finalists in the review for its estimated $25 million advertising account, according to a representative of the group in Washington, D.C. The initial list of as many as 15 competitors last week was reduced to perhaps a half-dozen shops. The remaining contenders include Mullen, Wenham, Mass.; BBDO, New York; GSD&M, Austin, Texas; and The Richards Group, Dallas, sources said. The incumbent, GMMB in Washington, is not participating in the review.

Texas Shops Tally Top Hispanic Awards

DALLAS—Bromley Communications in San Antonio,LatinWorks in Austin, Texas, Ornelas & Associates in Dallas and Young & Rubicam in Miami were honored for creative excellence by the Festival IberoAmericano de Publicidad, an awards show covering Spanish-speaking countries. The competition is held each spring in Argentina. One winning radio spot from Ornelas featured a Dallas Mavericks announcer who shouted “Goal!” every time a player scored a basket. “It was a way to explain to the Hispanic market that basketball is as exciting or even more exciting than soccer,” said Ornelas creative director Max Lefeld.

Brierley Cuts Dallas, Los Angeles Staffs

DALLAS—Brierley & Partners has dismissed approximately 10 percent of its workforce, citing the impact of Sept. 11 and the ongoing economic recession, a company spokesperson confirmed. The representative, who declined to provide specific employee numbers, said the agency’s Dallas and Los Angeles offices are primarily affected.

Gallier & Wittenberg Has an Eye for Design

DALLAS—Gallier & Wittenberg has landed its second design firm account in less than a month. G&W here will be responsible for the marketing and public relations account of Harris Design, which has offices in Dallas and New York. Billings are undisclosed. The agency recently won the advertising, public relations and media planning business of Hayslip Design.

For the Record

DDB Dallas won a silver Effie for its Essilor of America advertising, not a bronze, as reported … Target funding for the Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation is $95 million, all but 12 percent to be raised through donations [Adweek, June 10].