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    August 25, 2014

    A Graphic Designer Reviews Dallas Beer Labels

    It's Drinking Week at City of Ate, which means even more stories than usual about our favorite pastime. Check back for more stories about craft beer, killer bartenders and more. Maybe you don't care about graphic design. Maybe the only reason you look at a beer bottle label is to see how much you'l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Now an Award-Winning Journalist, UNT's Mayborn School Says

    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings wears many hats. He's a "man's man," a pizza lover, a terrible actor, the titular head of a major American city. He is also, you might be surprised to learn, a distinguished journalist. So says the University of North Texas' Mayborn School of Journalism. It has named him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival Attendees Review The Show, The Blog and Dallas

    This Saturday, Dallas-based music blog Gorilla Vs. Bear hosted their third annual festival at Granada Theater. Local music fans flocked to the historic venue to watch Booty Fade, Empress Of, HAERTS, Blue Hawaii, and Danny Brown share the stage. We talked to the crowd to see how the night's festiviti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    The City Finally Revealed Plans For a Privatized Farmers Market, and It Looks Pretty Cool

    For the past three years or so, the city has been actively seeking a private developer to take the Farmers Market off its hands. It finally found one last summer, but details were kept tightly under wraps as a final deal was hashed out. Those details were released, very quietly, on Friday afternoon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Roberts: The Big Rewards of Thinking Small

    Photo by Harry Wilonsky​Back in April of last year some Oak Cliff-dwellers introduced that "Think Small" slogan, which was and is intended to counter Dallas's "Live Large, Think Big" motto coughed up by The Richards Group in '04 after six months' worth of focus-grouping. A Friend of Unfair Park po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Ron Natinsky Wants "Full Inquiry" to See If Laws Were Broken When Mike Rawlings's Pal Got Trail Safety Campaign Contract

    Photo by Patrick MichelsJake Schroepfer at last week's debut of the Happy Trails campaign at Dallas City Hall​Speaking of ethics at City Hall...So happens that Patrick stopped by Dallas City Hall Thursday, just as ad man Jake Schroepfer was giving his Happy Trails Dallas safety campaign presentati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Why Downtown Dallas Inc.'s Fine With Ad Agency Moving Its Digs to Victory Park

    ​I called John Crawford, president of Downtown Dallas Inc., on Monday morning, about something -- can't remember, not important. But in between my leaving a message and his calling back, I received a press release: TM Advertising, which moved from Irving into the Comerica Bank Tower at 1717 Main S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    "An Expression of Life": The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Just Launched a New Ad Campaign

    Looking for something entirely unrelated on YouTube moments ago, I came across three videos just posted by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra -- and by "just posted," I mean "20 minutes ago," says DSO manager of publications Chris Shull. They're part of the DSO's "new branding campaign," he says, which w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    The DSO's Looking to Raise $50 Million. Turns Out, It's Already Almost Halfway There.

    ​It's been no secret that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra could use a little classical gas right now, following a season that left the DSO with what some guesstimated to be a seven-figure deficit, a few high-profile last-minute cancellations and chief operating officer Paul Stewart taking the presid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    If You've Ever Considered Getting Into the Spanish-Language Radio Business, Well ...

    It's doubtful you've ever heard of Border Media Partners: It's a miniature radio conglomerate founded in 2002 in McAllen but now HQ'd in the same shiny N. Central Expressway office tower as Richards Group, and it owns and operate more than two dozen Hispanic-centric stations from Waco down to Austin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    This Sandwich Smells Like the '60s

    The Richards Group's Hoagie Man, who looks awfully familiarThe Richards Group gets a shout-out in The New York Times this morning for its Hoagiefest promotion, which takes a big ol' bite outta the Yellow Submarine in order to sell sandwiches to folks living up north. Turns out, Richards is just ridi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Poster Of The Week: Eastwood, Elkhart and The Atoms Friday at Club Dada

    Kiran Koshy designed this week's featured poster. A Google search of the artist's name tuns up advertising Koshy has worked on for the Richards Group, including this great ad series for Asel Art Supply. The poster, on the same brown-paper background as that Asel campaign, advertises Friday night's E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    For the Big Fan of the AFI Dallas Film Fest, Some Movie News, Notes and Day Six Picks

    So, before getting to today's AFI Dallas International Film Festival quick picks, this locally related film note: Former Dallas Observer film critic and all-round good egg Matt Zoller Seitz sends word that he's been commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image to do a five-part online video series ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Who Doesn't Have Something at Arts Magnet With Their Name On It?

    During today's closed-door meeting of the Dallas Independent School District board, the trustees will tell superintendent Michael Hinojosa whether or not they, ya know, trust the dude. As in: The board will "deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    If Stan Richards Hates Your "Piece of Crap," You'd Best Duck

    The Richards Group has finished posting all of its help-wanted spots to the YouTubes -- and, wow, the one below really makes you wanna work for Stan Richards. Only, turns out the only thing some folks hate more than these spots is Richards Group's Bridgestone ad, which debuted during the Super Bowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    SMU Has Had Its Phil

    In July, SMU debuted its new ad campaign -- that danged "Pony Up!" nonsense cooked up by the Richards Group for a what-the-fuh $750,000. (Over at SMU's official Mustang Musings site, run by the university's athletics department, folks either loved the campaign or hated it upon its debut. Loved it, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    SMU Football: It's Ad-tastic!

    Here's SMU's new marketing gimmick for the upcoming college football season. Get it? A pony? And an "up" arrow? Pony. Up. Awesome. And who's behind the whiz-bang promotion? Says SMU's athletic department on its Mustangs Musings blog: Why a Pony and a drawn arrow? No SMU lettering? The marketing depa ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Going for Broke

    NASCAR team owner Jeff Milburn might never win a race, but there's more to life than a checkered flag

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2007
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    April 11, 2007

    Baby, You Can't Drive Their Car

    The New York Times this morning notes that for the first time in nine years, the Today show has decided to send its annual "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" feature to the Interwebs, where it will have but a single sponsor: Hyundai Motor America. And while most of us around these parts don't give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007

    AFI Fest Releases Lineup of Films and Guest List. Oh, Look: The Guy From Office Space

    Yes, we're very excited David Lynch and Lauren Bacall are coming to AFI. But, c'mon, so's Ron Livingston. Yeeaaah. We just received the complete schedule for the inaugural AFI Dallas International film festival, which opens with a screening of Music Within at the Majestic Theater on March 22 and clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2006

    Children's Museum Gets a Do-Over

    We've never figured out the point of the water table at the former Science Place. Doesn't seem I never understood why the missus took the kiddo living in our house to the Dallas Children's Museum at Valley View Center--see, right there, those are words that should never go together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2006

    Advertising Age

    Among The Richards Group's clients was the Dallas Times Herald. Today, the ad agency reps The Dallas Morning News. Of course it does. The Dallas Video Festival, turning 19 this year, kicks off Tuesday night at the Angelika Film Center before moving to the familiar confines of the Dallas Theater Cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2006

    Bales Musicians Out of Trouble

    Last month, I reported on Jayson Bales' efforts to help musicians in need of health care and legal counsel. At that point, the plan was nothing more than an idea; luckily, ideas are quickly turning into action. Today, Bales sent out a press release announcing an event at the Granada Theatre on Sunda ... More >>

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Where there's a Will

    Will Clarke has a deal with a New York publisher and a Hollywood studio, and it only took him eight years to become an overnight success

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