Houston Advertising Executives Join AAF’s Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame

American Advertising Federation-Houston
News Release
 
Contact:
  Camille Bryan, AAF-Houston Chairman, 713-977-5989
  Anne Mrok-Smith, AAF-Houston, 713-302-6774
 
Houston Advertising Executives Join
AAF’s Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame
 
Houston –October 4, 2012–Local ad men Chuck Carlberg, Bill Fogarty andRich Klein will join three Dallas industry leaders as members of the 2012 Class of the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame, created by the AAF Tenth District to honor men and women from the region who have distinguished themselves in the advertising industry.
 
“This tremendous group of honorees have differentiated themselves by their exemplary careers, the betterment of advertising and its reputation, and their volunteer efforts outside the workplace,” said Randy Kemp, Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame Co-chair.

Chuck Carlberg is Principal/Brand Creative Director for Richards/ Carlberg, Houston. For more than 40 years, Carlberg’s creative work has been recognized by every major advertising creative competition from Houston to New York.
 
His awards include several national AAF ADDYS, CLIOS, numerous medals from New York Art Directors Clubs, Gold Medals from the Dallas Society of Visual Communicators, and more than 100 Gold Medals from AAF-Houston and the Art Directors Club of Houston. Carlberg was honored with the AAF Silver Medal for outstanding work in advertising and the community.
Carlberg has helped build brands for a roster of clients including the Houston Texans, Houston Chronicle, H-E-B, Hines, Texmati Rice, Luby’s, Lonestar College, The Park People, End Hunger Network, University of Houston-Clear Lake, University of Houston-Downtown, Sheltering Arms Senior Services, University of St. Thomas, and UT Health Science Center.  
 
Bill Fogarty and Rich Klein are co-owners of Houston’s FKM Agency, a Top 50 Advertising Agency that has been open for 32 years.
 
In May 2012 FKM edged out the competition on AMC’s new original series “The Pitch” to win a national marketing contract with Clockwork Home Services, one of the largest home services providers in North America.
 
FKM has been the agency of record for national and regional accounts, including Randall’s Supermarkets, Shiner Beer, Mission Foods, Chef Boyardee, Popeye’s, Pam, Ro-Tel, Ranch Style Beans, and Advance Auto
Parts. FKM’s volunteer initiatives include the YMCA, American Diabetes Foundation, United Way, and March of Dimes.
 
Fogarty and Klein have been honored with the AAF Silver Medal and Klein has also received the Spirit of AAF-Houston service award.
 
Klein serves as chairman of the Advertising Education Foundation of Houston (AEFH), which awards annual scholarships to college students majoring in advertising, marketing and related fields. Link: http://houstonadscholarships.com/
 
AAF-Dallas will host the induction ceremony and luncheon on October 15. Other 2012 inductees include Dallas executives Tom Kalahar, chairman and CEO of Camelot Strategic Marketing and Media and former executive with Proctor and Gamble and Dr. Pepper/7-Up; Norman Brinker (deceased), noted restaurateur and founder of the Steak and Ale Restaurant chain in 1966; and William L. (Bill) Hill (deceased), former chairman of Levenson and Hill and ad pioneer, whose advertising career spanned more than 50 years.
 
AAF Tenth District
The AAF Tenth District (www.AAF10.org/) represents the affiliate advertising clubs and federations of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Inductees will be nominated for the National Advertising Hall of Fame as they become eligible.
 
AAF-Houston
The AAF-Houston (www.aaf-houston.org/) is the city's preeminent advertising and marketing communications organization. Founded in 1911, it is one of the oldest professional service clubs in Houston. Promotion of education and excellence in the industry is the core mission of AAF-Houston.
 
With a membership of some 400 advertising professionals, AAF-Houston takes an active role in the community, locally and though affiliation with the American Advertising Federation, a national trade association with a grassroots network of nearly 200 local federations in 15 districts, 40,000 advertising professionals, and more than 200 AAF college chapters with 6,500 student members.
 
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Author: Anne Mrok-Smith
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