Balcom Agency to Receive the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame 2018 Governor’s Award

FORT WORTH, Texas – March 20, 2018 – Balcom Agency has been chosen by the American Advertising Federation’s Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame as the 2018 recipient of the Governor’s Award. The Governor’s Award is bestowed by leaders of the Tenth District, covering Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, and is presented to an advertising agency in the region that has produced distinguished and reputable work on behalf of clients, contributed to the betterment of advertising and generously given to its community through volunteer work and support. Balcom Agency is the fourth all-time recipient of this award, the only Fort Worth agency to have been recognized and the second agency based in Dallas-Fort Worth to receive the honor. The award will be presented at a dinner in Dallas, Texas, on June 21.

“It gives me much joy to see the Balcom Agency team receive this honor – one that emphasizes each employee’s hard work ethic, industry leadership and giving nature,” said Stuart Balcom, president & CEO of Balcom Agency. “Our people are creative, intelligent, strategic, curious and kind – and they lead brilliant, innovative client projects every day. While I may have started this journey, our agency is what it is today because of the people who joined me – our Balcom team. I am proud, happy and honored to receive this award on behalf of all of us.”

Celebrating its 25th year in 2018, Balcom Agency was opened by Stuart Balcom, a Fort Worth native and University of Texas graduate, in 1993. From the small beginnings of one client, one art director, one account executive and one card table, Balcom Agency has grown to be recognized as a top agency in Dallas-Fort Worth and top 20 in the Southwest. The agency represents clients from coast to coast, literally from Huntington Park, California, to Long Island, New York. Over the years, Balcom Agency has partnered with clients in nearly every sector, including professional services, education, public service/nonprofit, retail, entertainment, financial, health care and pharmaceutical. In 2017, the Balcom team won nearly 50 awards for everything from advertising campaigns and videos to public relations initiatives and web design.

Balcom currently represents industry leaders such as Ball Park® Buns & Rolls, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Hippo Sak®, Kubota Tractor Corporation, RAZ Imports, Sinclair Oil Corporation and the TCU Neeley School of Business. The agency also works with regional favorites such as Mrs Baird’s® Bread and Cavender’s, and is currently serving nonprofit organizations such as a Wish with Wings, The First Tee of Fort Worth, The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation, Fort Worth Sister Cities International, LifeGift, the Presbyterian Night Shelter, The Women’s Center of Tarrant County and Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County.

In recent years the agency has been named a top workplace in Fort Worth by several organizations and publications, including the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Magazine, Fort Worth Business Press and the Dallas Business Journal.

For a full look at Balcom Agency – from its team of nearly 50 people to its roster of clients – visit BalcomAgency.com.

About the Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation

The AAF is the only national grassroots trade association to encompass all segments of the advertising industry, including advertisers, agencies, corporate marketing departments, broadcast and print media companies, industry suppliers, college chapters and national trade associations engaged in various advertising pursuits.

About Balcom Agency

Balcom Agency is a talented team of matchmakers in the business of making people fall in love with brands. The agency uses powerful insight, creativity and technology to push for greatness in every project. Whether it’s branding & advertising, web development & digital marketing, film & video production, media planning & buying, PR & social media, consulting & training, or all of the above, Balcom makes sure it all works together. Founded in 1993 and located in Fort Worth, Texas, Balcom makes all this happen for clients in health care, pharmaceuticals, fashion, food, retail and beyond, including Dairy MAX, Mrs Baird’s Bread, the TCU Neeley School of Business, Sinclair Oil Corporation, Cavender’s and PCCA. To learn more about the agency's award-winning work, visit BalcomAgency.com.

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