Brainstorm in Dallas has added sales associate Kim Webb, formerly with Sparkey Studios in Albuquerque, N.M.
Montemayor y Asociados Advertising in San Antonio has named John Viriyapunt art director for the Continental Airlines, DaimlerChrysler and Taco Cabana accounts. Viriyapunt was previously senior graphic designer with DiBaggio Design. Jennifer Grona has been hired as media planner for the La Sierra, DaimlerChrysler, White Wings Brand and Circle K accounts. She was formerly a media planner at Levenson & Hill. Account executive Adriana Vela has arrived from the marketing department of San Antonio Federal Credit Union. Vela’s accounts will include Taco Cabana, Circle K and Broadway Bank. J. Antonio Canales has also joined the agency as account executive for DaimlerChrysler and Modelo beer. Canales was formerly national sales and marketing director for Grupo Vero.
Michael Higgins Jr. has become manager of certification and educational product development at Promotional Products Association International in Irving.
Director and cameraman Layton Blaylock has joined the staff of Inferno Films, a commercial production house located in Austin, as a partner.
Carla Whittington has moved to Regian & Wilson/Grey Advertising in Fort Worth as account coordinator. Whittington previously was an event coordinator and media buyer at On the Move Advertising in Little Rock, Ark.
Austin-based Mc2 advertising & design has added Larry Lane to its staff as a senior Web site producer. Lane arrives from the Texas Municipal League, where he served as a special programs coordinator and Web site developer.
Case Dunlap Enterprises, a Dallas promotional products company, has appointed Mark Talkington vice president of account service. Talkington was previously with MillSport, a sports marketing and event company. Ashley Cop has joined Case Dunlap as account director of new business development. Cop formerly managed the IdeAAs in Action and World Class Ideas marketing group at American Airlines. Matthew Tibbitts was assigned to the company’s incentive marketing division as an account supervisor. Tibbitts comes to Case Dunlap from his former position as sales manager at Brainstorm. Robby Word has arrived at the company as director of finance and operations from TLP, where he was controller.
Fireant Technology & Communication in Tulsa has welcomed Diane Manley as creative service manager. Prior to joining Fireant, Manley was an account executive with Ackerman McQueen. Hal Collins has been hired as digital designer. His first project with Fireant has been the Web site design for the Children’s Charity Ball, hosted by the Duchess of York. Cheryl Quick has been appointed account services specialist at the company. Previously, Quick handled account administration for Addvantage Media