March 25, 1994 |
In an industry that calculates its annual billings by the millions, 27-year-old Sakol Mongkolkasetarin, a graphic designer who runs a one-person advertising agency from his Santa Ana apartment, figures that his billings for all of 1994 will probably total $200,000. But Thursday night, he competed with some of the big-money ad firms of Southern California and came away with four of the industry's Belding awards.
February 24, 1994 |
Firms Make the Finals: The Avery Division of Avery Dennison, the Pasadena-based maker of pressure-sensitive labels, tags and other office products, has selected Irvine-based dGWB and Los Angeles-based GBF/Ayer as finalists for its $1.5-million advertising account. Other contenders included Colby/L.A., Fotouhi Alonso, Horlick Levin, Stein Robaire Helm and the Savage Group. A decision is expected by mid-March.
January 14, 1994 |
Jim deYong, the "d" in dGWB, is heading into semi-retirement next week at the tender age of 45. The executive vice president of the award-winning Irvine ad agency will take on a role akin to permanent consultant and a tongue-in-cheek title of chairman emeritus. deYong said he plans to travel to Central America, build a home in Dana Point, learn to golf and chip away at a list of about 50 things he's always wanted to do.
November 3, 1993 |
Grey Advertising is moving the heart of its creative team for Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America from New York to Huntington Beach. At the same time, the 50-person Huntington Beach office will become an autonomous, wholly owned subsidiary of Grey Advertising and will change its name to G2. "A substantial part of our efforts, the creative part, was being done in New York," said David A. Stickels, creative director for the account in New York and now president of G2.
July 16, 1993 |
Industry Notes: Lefebvre Advertising in Anaheim has created a four-page flyer for stationer Avery-Dennison, which was inserted in a recent issue of Home Office Computing magazine. . . . The Benjamin Group in Irvine has won the public relations account for San Jose-based Maxoptix Corp., which makes disk drives. . . . TH&M Advertising in Irvine has been tapped to handle advertising and public relations for the architectural firm Headrick, Chase & Associates in San Juan Capistrano. . . .