Three Houston Advertising Legends will be inducted to the South West Hall of Fame

The Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame Gala Luncheon will be held November 11, 2008 in Dallas in conjunction with the Dallas Ad League. Tickets are $50 each, $500 per table. Available through the Dallas Ad League. Look for the banner ad, or click here:

The inductees of the Inaugural Class of the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame are, in alphabetical order:

Ray Ackerman - Ackerman McQueen, Oklahoma City
Wayne Cranford - Cranford Johnson Robinson and Woods, Little Rock
David B. Keith - Cargill Associates, Inc., Houston

Fred J. Korge - Savage Design, Houston
Earl Littman - POP Broadcasting, Houston
Stan Richards - The Richards Group, Dallas
Lowe Runkle - Lowe Runkle Company, Oklahoma City

Five additional inductees to be included in the inaugural class are men from our region who have already achieved membership in the national Advertising Hall of Fame, hosted by the AAF. They are, all from Dallas:

Sam Bloom - The Bloom Companies
Roger Enrico - Pepsico & DreamWorks, SKG
Morris L. Hite - Tracy-Locke
Stanley Marcus - Neiman Marcus
Liener Temerlin - Temerlin Consulting

The mission of the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame is to honor men and women from our region who have distinguished themselves in their careers, who have contributed to the betterment of advertising and its reputation, and who have made volunteer efforts outside the workplace.  Nominees are not required to be members of an AAF club and may represent all disciplines within the advertising industry. 

The Selection Committee reviewed 21 nominations for 2008 and made its final selections during the AAF 10th District Convention, held in Dallas April 16-19 of this year.

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