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26Jan/140

New Name, Same Philosophy: Iconic Houston Architecture Firm, MG Architects, Formerly McCleary German Architects, Celebrates 75 Years by Announcing Their New Brand

Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

McCleary German Architects is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a transformation that reflects both pride in its history and a renewed vision for the future: McCleary German Architects is now MG Architects.

In 1938, McCleary German Architects founder Thompson McCleary set a standard for uncompromised excellence in design, a standard that thrived for more than three generations under the direction of Dale McCleary and Bill German. In 1998, the firm welcomed new owners and principals Eric Batte and Scott Clanton who continue the signature approach to excellence.

“While our brand is changing to reflect our ever-evolving suite of architectural design services, what isn’t changing at MG Architects is just as important,” says Mr. Batte. MG Architects continues to provide each of its clients with the expansive resources of a large firm, but also continue to enhance every project with direct, personal attention from project conception to completion.

Utilizing traditional architectural and design principles while incorporating state of the art technology, MG Architects has created innovative, thought-provoking, and highly efficient spaces for more than 1,100 free-standing bank projects, as well as multistory office, corporate interiors, and retail and graphics projects. All reflect MG Architects’ commitment to focused, one-on-one approach to client partnerships—a standard that remains constant, regardless of its name.

“We remain passionately committed to beautiful and sustainable architecture, intelligent and inspired project solutions, and uncommon service excellence,” adds Mr. Clanton. “And like all of our projects, our client relationships are built to last.”

MG Architects has repeatedly demonstrated their flexibility and willingness to listen and respond promptly,” attests Timothy N. Bryan, CEO, The Bank & Trust of Bryan/College Station. “I am confident that MG Architects will demonstrate the same value.... Once you work with them, you'll go back again and again.”

MG Architects is proud to be the sole architecture firm endorsed by The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), whose members have long entrusted their design needs to the firm’s enduring vision of excellence. Accordingly, MG Architects’ new identity will be revealed to this esteemed membership at the 39th Annual IBAT Convention, set for September 21 through 24, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

Read the full story on MG Architects’ rebrand at http://www.mgarchitects.com. For interviews or media inquiries, please contact Branch PR at 713-515-1204 or abbey(at)branchpr(dot)com.







20Oct/120

Houston Web Design Company Develops New Website For Geophysical Software Company


Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 30, 2012

In-Depth Geophysical specializes in on-shore and off-shore imaging and seismic data processing, primarily for the oil and gas industries. Using state-of-the-art technology including 3D tomography, Gaussian beam, Reverse Time Migration (RTM), interactive imaging and fault-constrained depth imaging, In-Depth helps companies to achieve greater efficiency in the discovery and utilization of the earths resources.

In-Depth Geophysicals team of experts includes geophysicists and tech professionals from the corporate world, academia and the oil industry. With their combined 50 years of experience, and with some of the most advanced technology available on the market today, these specialists have developed products, software and services that provide velocity and depth imaging solutions for companies in North America, the Gulf of Mexico and around the world.

Recognizing the need for a more professional image, and a website that better reflects their vision for the future, In-Depth Geophysical decided to develop a new and improved online presence. They asked Houston web design company Adhere Creative to provide an updated website design that is more attractive, user-friendly and functional.

The addition of quality content, streamlined graphics and simple, intuitive navigation enhance the complete redesign and bring the companys site up to date. Simplified forms and live demo capability offer visitors an easy way to get the information they need.

The new site also highlights the partnerships that In-Depth has with some of the companies on the cutting edge of depth imaging and seismic data processing, and their relationships with geophysicists around the world. Links to these resources offer visitors a complete picture of the breadth and scope of the companys expertise.

Connie Meng, Business Analyst with In-Depth Geophysical, is confident that the new website will have a positive effect on the companys professional image. We are incredibly excited to have this new website. It really gives a more professional appearance to our company and reflects our culture much better than before. It is absolutely beautiful, and I couldn't recommend any company more than Adhere Creative. Their attentiveness to our needs and attention to detail really made making such a huge change as easy as possible.

Adhere Creatives Director of New Business Daniel Vaczi is pleased to help In-Depth update their look, improve their sites functionality and reach their current and future goals: In-Depth Geo's new website gives them a renewed sense of the value they provide. We believe that this new marketing tool will open new doors for them.

The new In-Depth Geophysical site is located at http://www.indepthgeo.com.

About Adhere Creative

Adhere Creative is a Houston web design company that offers web design, search engine marketing, content marketing and other inbound marketing services. Adhere specializes in results-driven marketing initiatives.







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13Oct/120

Cyber Crime in Texas Reaching a Boiling Point; Houston Criminal Attorney Discusses Recent Report Showing Major National and State Computer Crime Security Issues

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 23, 2012

Cyber crime has become a major issue throughout the United States as the proliferation of technology has made it easier to deceive and defraud individuals and businesses. Matt Horak, a Houston criminal lawyer, examines the recent data that rates Houston as one of the nation's hot spots for cyber crime.

"The exponential progress of the internet has been followed in lock step with those looking to profit from the manipulation of this technology," says Matt Horak. According to National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander, cyber attacks escalated 44 percent in 2011, while malware development grew by 60 percent. The NSA chief went on to say in mid-July that cyber attacks are causing the greatest transfer of wealth in history and that the global cost of cyber crime totals $ 1 trillion.

"The most important thing that we can do at this point is to improve security through legislation and research," Matt Horak observed. "Investing money in developing systems to halt these cyber attacks will save Texans millions, if not billions, of dollars a year that would have been lost otherwise."

Threatmetrix, a cyber crime prevention and solutions company, compiled a list earlier this year of the most vulnerable cities in the United States regarding computer crimes, and Texas had two cities with high rankings. Houston and Dallas were among the ten most problematic cities, and were named 8th and 6th respectively.

As those committing online fraud continue to become more precise in their craft, the most vulnerable areas will be large cities with international profiles. "Urban areas that have direct access to shipping, along with high rates of connectivity, will become the primary battlegrounds regarding cyber crime," says the Houston cyber crime lawyer. "Houston, considering its regional dominance, growing business environment and tech savvy population, has become a primary target for computer crimes. The city needs to respond in a timely and efficient manner when it comes to prevention."

Texas is beginning to understand that this is not a subject to take lightly. Not only is the protection of innocent individuals from cyber espionage becoming a primary concern, but the criminal consequences of taking part in cyber crime are becoming increasingly severe as well. The laws concerning Texas computer crimes are growing, with some of the basic offenses including knowingly accessing a computer, computer network or computer system without the consent of the owner; knowingly tampering with voting systems; or creating content using the persona of another.

On a nationwide level, as the technological infrastructure continues to grow more interconnected in the United States, an attack on one system can cause major issues to others, creating an unsafe environment for businesses and individuals alike. As further evidence for this new threat, General Keith Alexander also noted that the number of attacks on critical systems increased from nine in 2009 to more than 160 in 2011.

Partly in response to these alarming numbers, The Cyber Security Act of 2012 was introduced in the Senate recently. This bill would place minimum cyber security standards for critical infrastructure to protect essential and life-sustaining networks and systems from attack. "A federal bill, if written in a concise and focused manner, has the potential to streamline computer security procedures and allow for greater protection from highly sophisticated hackers who are looking to cause widespread disruption," states Matt Horak. Yet he still warns, "The future cyber security laws must be targeted, enforceable and evolutionary. A broad and reactive bill will only serve to encroach on the rights of individuals throughout this country, so a measured and studied approach to legislation is paramount."

Matt Horak of the law firm Matt Horak, Attorney at Law, PLLC is a Houston criminal defense lawyer who represents individuals accused of various crimes, including those currently under investigation for theft and fraud offenses. This legal counsel extends throughout Harris County, Texas and surrounding areas in Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, Liberty County, Galveston County and Waller County.







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6Oct/120

Houston IT Support Company Launches New Business Seminar Series Focused On New Microsoft Technologies

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 15, 2012

IS Support continues to blaze new trails in the Houston IT Services market. As an early adopter of cloud services for corporations, non-profits and the vast Houston business community, IS Support continues to adapt to the latest technology changes and assists in bridging the gap between innovation and what makes logical sense for the average Harris County business.

Houston Tech BBQ brings two things together that all business professionals in Houston love: BBQ and great technology solutions. Houston Tech BBQ will focus on many of the new Microsoft software solutions and services due out during the second half of 2012. This will include business IT events centered on Windows 8 (Due October 26), Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Windows Surface, Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Microsoft Office 365 cloud solution. 2012 promises to close out with a bang of innovation, and IS Support wants to help Houston businesses prepare for the tidal wave of helpful new IT solutions that will ensue.

IS Support continues to play a leading role in helping businesses make strategic information technology investments. The Houston Tech BBQ series will aid Houston business leaders with making informed decisions about the IT solutions they should move forward with and which ones need to remain on the sidelines until they mature. The Houston Tech BBQ event series focuses on Microsofts next wave of innovation with events specifically designed to focus on Window 8, Windows 8 Phone, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Office 2013. Houston Tech BBQ promises to be packed with flavor to whet any business professionals technology appetite.

We started Houston Tech BBQ after coming back from Microsofts Worldwide Partner Conference, said IS Support president, Steve Combs. Houston Tech BBQ will provide all of this great new Microsoft technology in an easy-to-understand format that will allow business leaders to see what fits into their budgets and technology plans.

The Houston Tech BBQ events schedule is as follows:

September 12, 2012 Overview of all new Microsoft business technologies

October 10, 2012 Inside Microsoft Office 365 for business

November 14, 2012 Windows 8, Windows Surface and Tablet Computers

December 12, 2012 Christmas Technology Social

January 16, 2013 Microsoft Office 2013 luncheon

February 13, 2013 Mardi Gras Tech Night

March 13, 2013 Microsoft Technology Rodeo

April 10, 2013 Backup and Business Continuity

May 9, 2013 Houston Texas BBQ Party and Event Wrap up

To learn more about the Houston Tech BBQ series of events or to register online, visit http://www.houstontechbbq.com or call IS Support at 713-861-7870.

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About IS Support: Formed in 2002 in Houston, Texas, IS Support is a Houston computer consulting firm that provides information systems and support for small-to-medium sized businesses. We are experts in integrating network and systems technology into a one-stop solution. IS Support will architect and implement your IT solutions to be strategically aligned with your business and IT objectives while saving you time and money over the long term.

Visit http://www.issupport.com to learn more about their complete range IT support for Houston business.







13Aug/120

WHR Architects Celebrates Opening of Two University Projects: The University of Texas School of Dentistry and Sam Houston State University The Woodlands Center


Houston, Texas (PRWEB) July 13, 2012

Design teams were busy in the Education and the Arts and the Education and Science Studios at WHR Architects as they completed final details in advance of recent ribbon cuttings at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houstons School of Dentistry School and Sam Houston State Universitys The Woodlands Center.

The six-story, 300,000 square foot UTHealth School of Dentistry, located on the South Campus of the Texas Medical Center, provides the school with increased capacity and advanced technology, including state-of-the-art simulation labs and operatories, to meet the needs of innovative, evidence-based curricula and advanced teaching methods.

With the opening of the four-story, 145,000 square foot Woodlands Center, located on the Lone Star College campus in The Woodlands, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has a versatile classroom facility that will help the school meet the growing demand for a diverse mix of graduate and undergraduate programs from students in the surrounding community.

WHR has a sustained commitment to higher education, especially here in our home state, said David Watkins FAIA, WHR Chairman. The opportunity to work with our long-time clients at both Sam Houston and the University of Texas Health Science Center on pivotal projects in their development, helping them to continue deliver best-of-class programs, keeps our studios engaged in the most important issues in education.

Achieving excellence in education, patient care and research were the major goals for the UTHealth School of Dentistry. Providing room to grow was just part of the project, explains Mary Le Johnson AIA, ASID, LEED AP, director of the Studio for Education and Science and project architect for the facility. We expanded the entire program to accommodate new technologies, improved operational efficiencies, created patient-focused clinics and public spaces and designed the research spaces around an open concept to allow for greater flexibility. The facility provides an advanced platform for new curricula, training and an expanded research capability.

The six-story School of Dentistry is part of the UT Health Science Center Research Park complex, home to major programs in neurosciences, behavioral and biomedical sciences, and dental research and education. The complex has been designed to encourage the various disciplines to come together for increased interaction and optimal sharing of information and knowledge. The first building in the complex, the 168,000 square-foot Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building, was completed in 2010. Also on the campus, adjacent to the School of the Dentistry, is UTHealths first conference center, The Denton A. Cooley, M.D. and Ralph C. Cooley, D.D.S. University Life Center. The Cooley Center, a 14,000-square-foot conference center, provides classroom and conference space for UTHealth schools and activities. All of the buildings were designed by WHR Architects on the 7.5-acre site that they had master planned.

The new classroom building on Sam Houston State Universitys campus in The Woodlands is the first true home the school has had in the 15-year evolution of its satellite program. Having worked on a number of buildings on the main SHSU campus in Huntsville over the years, the design team understood the need to create a clear sense of the universitys identity in the new facility, said Marie Hoke, AIA, the director of the Studio for Education and the Arts and project architect on the new building. At the same time we needed to design a building that would be harmonious with the existing Lone Star College campus and its woodland setting. By bringing images of the Huntsville campus and original artwork to the light-filled, friendly, flexible space in the new facility we were able to communicate the commitment to quality education that is a hallmark of SHSU.

In addition to the technologically advanced classrooms the new facility includes conference rooms, computer labs, an auditorium and an event space. The siting of the building takes full advantage of the natural water features and woodland setting and uses landscape and pathways to reinforce a sense of campus. The Woodlands campus provides educational opportunities to a large number of non-traditional students and first-time students who can now take pursue a four-year degree closer to home as the center offers 15 undergraduate programs 15 graduate programs and three special programs with plans for more.

WHR Architects recent and current academic projects include: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Texas; The University of North Texas Concert Hall in Denton, Texas; The Center of Urban & Structural Entomology at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas; The University of St. Thomas Center for Science and Health Professions in Houston, Texas; The University of Houston, University Center Transformation in Houston, Texas; The University of Houston, Stadium Parking Garage in Houston, Texas; and The Wharton County Junior College Health Occupations Center Addition and Renovation, Wharton, Texas.

WHR Architects is a full service architecture, interior design and technology planning firm. The firms commitment to critical thinking is balanced by an ingrained empathy that results in both improved project outcomes and positive working experiences for their clients. With over 100 people in Houston and Dallas, Texas, Washington DC and New Jersey, the 33-year-old firm is working on projects throughout the US for toptier public and private education and medical institutions. WHR was named the 2008 AIA Houston Firm of the Year and 2010 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Pinnacle Firm of the Year.







25Jun/120

McCann E-Investigations Houston Announces Launch of New Website Focused on Houston Digital Debugging Services


Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 26, 2012

McCann E-Investigations (McCann EI), a Texas-based computer forensics firm announced that it has launched a new website that focuses on Houston computer forensics with focus on Houston digital debugging. Intruders commonly replace system programs with custom versions that perform malicious operations, such as monitoring keystrokes or providing remote access to the attacker. Detection of this type of malware of often time consuming and very difficult. McCann EIs Houston digital debugging division utilizes cutting edge tools and techniques to detect and mitigate malicious spyware.

McCann EIs Houston computer forensics division provides digital services to law firms, private businesses as well as to individuals in various case types such as family law, bankruptcy, fraud and embezzlement. In addition to Houston computer forensics service, McCann EI Houston also provides digital forensics services and network breach remediation.

Whether we have a corporate spying case or a contentious divorce case, there are often justifications for suspicions related to spyware and malware, said Gary Huestis, Director of Forensics Services at McCann E-Investigations. We have seen many cases in which a spouse has bugged a computer in a contentious divorce case, or where a competitor has hacked into a corporate network to steal intellectual property, continued Huestis.

Gary Huestis is the Director of Forensic Services for McCann EIs Houston digital forensics. Mr. Huestis is an EnCase certified examiner and a licensed private investigator.

About McCann EI:

http://www.einvestigations.com

Twitter: @McCannEI or https://twitter.com/#!/McCannEI

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/McCann-Investigations/203760582969139

Call us toll-free at 800-713-7670

McCann Investigators follow the trail and decipher the information regardless of whether the evidence is digital, such as electronically stored information found on computers, mobile phones or other devices or if the investigation requires traditional private investigative services. McCanns PI tools and techniques include surveillance, undercover work and detailed record searches. The final product helps our clients gain a deeper understanding of what has happened or what is occurring. The gained clarity and discovery of truth allows our clients to quickly respond and recover.

McCann EI is based out of our state-of-the-art forensic labs in Houston, which provide the latest in computer forensic and IT security technology. Our e-investigators combine digital skills with traditional private investigative techniques to provide you with an one-stop solution for your investigative needs. Our lab houses our computer forensics and electronic discovery service along with our databases, surveillance technology, and undercover investigators. Our investigators are experienced in providing expert witness testimony, including computer forensic testimony, in courts across Texas. Although we are headquartered in Houston, our investigators live in and work in cities all across Texas.

Call us toll-free at 800-713-7670 or speak to a local investigator:

Austin Computer Forensics: 512-377-6142

Houston Computer Forensics: 832-628-4904

Dallas Computer Forensics: 214-329-9059

Lubbock Computer Forensics: 806-589-0320

Lufkin Computer Forensics: 936-585-4070

Brownsville Computer Forensics: 956-465-0849







24Jun/120

McCann E-Investigations Houston Announces Launch of New Website Focused on Houston Computer Forensics


Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 25, 2012

McCann E-Investigations (McCann EI), a Texas-based computer forensics firm announced that it has launched a new website solely focused on Houston Computer Forensics. The new website will allow Houston customers to have access to information and overviews of Houston computer and digital forensics information with links to even more information at McCann EIs main site.

McCann EIs Houston computer forensics division provides digital services to law firms, private businesses as well as to individuals in various case types such as family law, bankruptcy, fraud and embezzlement. In addition to Houston computer forensics service, McCann EI Houston also provides digital forensics services and network breach remediation.

Houston, Texas is a vast market for computer forensics cases. said Gary Huestis, Director of Forensics Services at McCann E-Investigations. We provide multiple services to our Houston computer forensics clients including cases such as contentious divorces, intellectual property theft and non-compete enforcement. continued Huestis.

Gary Huestis is the Director of Forensic Services for McCann EIs Houston digital forensics. Mr. Huestis is an EnCase certified examiner and a licensed private investigator.

About McCann EI:

http://www.einvestigations.com

Twitter: @McCannEI or https://twitter.com/#!/McCannEI

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/McCann-Investigations/203760582969139

Call us toll-free at 800-713-7670

McCann Investigators follow the trail and decipher the information regardless of whether the evidence is digital, such as electronically stored information found on computers, mobile phones or other devices or if the investigation requires traditional private investigative services. McCanns PI tools and techniques include surveillance, undercover work and detailed record searches. The final product helps our clients gain a deeper understanding of what has happened or what is occurring. The gained clarity and discovery of truth allows our clients to quickly respond and recover.

McCann EI is based out of our state-of-the-art forensic labs in Houston, which provide the latest in computer forensic and IT security technology. Our e-investigators combine digital skills with traditional private investigative techniques to provide you with an one-stop solution for your investigative needs. Our lab houses our computer forensics and electronic discovery service along with our databases, surveillance technology, and undercover investigators. Our investigators are experienced in providing expert witness testimony, including computer forensic testimony, in courts across Texas. Although we are headquartered in Houston, our investigators live in and work in cities all across Texas.

Call us toll-free at 800-713-7670 or speak to a local investigator:

Austin Computer Forensics: 512-377-6142

Houston Computer Forensics: 832-628-4904

Dallas Computer Forensics: 214-329-9059

Lubbock Computer Forensics: 806-589-0320

Lufkin Computer Forensics: 936-585-4070

Brownsville Computer Forensics: 956-465-0849







22May/120

Houston Start-Up to Beta Test Big Data Hadoop Technology in E-Discovery

Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2012

SHMsoft, a global leader in providing innovative solutions to high-tech problems based upon disruptive technologies, is pleased to announce beta testing of SHMcloud, the companys Hadoop-based SaaS platform for processing and analyzing e-discovery.

SHMsoft, a Houston start-up providing big data technology solutions announced today that the company will begin a beta test of its new Hadoop-based Software-as-a-Service application, SHMcloud in April and May, 2012. The platform will allow enterprises, law firms and service bureaus the ability to process and analyze large amounts of data in the cloud. Cloud computing offers numerous benefits, most notably by providing virtually unlimited data storage and parallel processing scale, which minimizes the amount of time required for processing, minimizes costs and requires no long term contracts or commitments.

SHMcloud is a big data integration solution, is being implemented as a Beta Test for a select group of law firms and their enterprise clients and service bureaus through the Amazon Web Services EC2 computing platform. This will provide a tremendous advantage to clients, attorneys and their technical teams during early case assessment, explained SHMsofts Vice President, Julie Wade. Participants in the beta can now harness the power of processing volumes of e-discovery with state of the art technology in a Tier 4 data center," Wade said.

SHMsoft is the first company to develop an advanced distribution of Apache Hadoop for e-Discovery for the legal industry. By leveraging Apache Hadoops MapReduce architecture for highly distributed data processing, SHMcloud handles all the unstructured text collected in e-discovery. The platform generates native Hadoop code and runs data transformations directly inside Hadoop for maximum scalability.

Hadoop is a big-data mission-critical solution relied upon by Facebook, Yahoo! and Google to quickly process and analyze very large amounts of structured, unstructured, or semi-structured data. Hadoop consists of two key services: reliable data storage using the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and high-performance parallel data processing using a technique called MapReduce.

SHMsoft developed its open source Hadoop-based processing platform, FreeEed to process, analyze and review e-discovery to answer the need to reduce the overall costs of e-discovery. SHMcloud takes FreeEed one step further by making the solution available through cloud computing environments. Our Hadoop-based e-discovery cloud platform is a perfect business use for e-discovery, Wade said. Users will be able to process terabytes of data in days not weeks or months because the platform is scalable and costs are well under traditional pricing models. Once data is loaded in S3, they will be able to spin up 100 machines and process 50 gigs of data in under an hour at a price of approximately $ 500-$ 600 versus $ 500-$ 600 per gig under current traditional pricing models for processing e-discovery.

Participants in the Beta Test will be testing the platform in various ways. They will upload e-discovery into AWS S3 storage and then access SHMCloud through our companys Amazon Machine Image on EC2, which will spin the clusters, organize the processing, and deliver the results.

The cost savings alone of using SHMcloud is well worth the test drive, Wade said. This is true more so today than ever before, as the volume of e-discovery continues to grow and budgets to review those documents are subject to increasing scrutiny.

About SHMsoft

SHMsoft is a global Big Data solutions provider delivering value to its clients through software, hardware and methodologies. SHMsoft is the first company to provide an open source e-discovery technology solution based on Hadoop. e-Discovery provides an excellent business use case for Hadoop, which parallel processes text and other unstructured file types efficiently and cost-effectively. Our open-source products and professional services deliver value to law firms, enterprises, large organizations and governmental entities who are seeking relief from the high costs and undue burdens imposed by e-discovery requirements.

For more information, please visit http://www.shmsoft.com.

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14Jul/110

Consolidated Graphics Receives AMA Houston 2009 Business-to-Business Marketer of the Year Award

Consolidated Graphics Receives AMA Houston 2009 Business-to-Business Marketer of the Year Award











Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 5, 2010

Consolidated Graphics, Inc., NYSE:CGX, one of the nation’s leading sheet-fed, web and digital commercial printing companies, has been recognized as the top Houston Business-to-Business Marketer for 2009 by the American Marketing Association’s Houston Chapter. CGX was quick to recognize a market preference toward digital printing and on-demand solutions, and as a result adjusted its marketing approach and service offering in order to best address customers’ needs.

“Our customers were demanding more sophisticated print technologies and we were being asked to solve fundamental marketing issues of our clients. As we began to meet those needs, the definition of a traditional printing company no longer defined Consolidated Graphics. Consolidated Graphics offers customers much more than print. We partner with our customers to provide them with comprehensive solutions to their marketing needs,” said Aaron Grohs, Consolidated Graphics’ Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Recognizing early on that digital printing was going to disrupt the way business is done in the commercial printing industry, CGX undertook an aggressive investment strategy to build its digital printing capabilities. The company invested over $ 80 million developing a world-leading digital platform that incorporates web-to-print technology, and implemented a multi-faceted marketing campaign that includes special events, social media and online marketing.

Through landmark events like emerge, a two-day conference for top customers, and its personalized 2009 annual report, CGX demonstrated its commitment to innovation. “Now, more than ever, we’ve started to integrate the same technologies into our marketing campaigns that we provide to our customers. Receiving this award shows the powerful impact of the marketing solutions we use to grow our business and provide to our customers,” Grohs added. CGX has also placed an emphasis on customer engagement, implementing company blogs at http://www.consolidatedgraphics.blogspot.com and http://www.printingindutrymergers.blogspot.com, and is actively maintaining a Twitter account (@cgxprint) where customers and prospects can keep up with the latest company developments.

The award was determined by a vote of AMA Houston members combined with votes from a panel of local marketing and business leaders and educators. As a winner in its Business-to-Business Marketer category, Consolidated Graphics will compete against other category winners in AMA Houston’s Marketer of the Year program, where a panel of marketing leaders from outside the Houston area will review entries to select a 2009 Marketer of the Year. The winner will be announced March 15th, 2010 at the Alley Theatre.

About Consolidated Graphics

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, and Prague, and with a presence in Asia, we offer an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.

Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world’s largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more information, visit http://www.cgx.com.

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12Jul/110

Wingstop’s Houston ad co-op signs SSA Graphics

Wingstop’s Houston ad co-op signs SSA Graphics











(PRWEB) May 4, 2003

News Release

S. Bell, Inc.

Public Relations

Contact: Sandy Bell

972-479-8726 or sandybell@sbellinc.com

DALLAS, Texas (PRWEB) May 2, 2003 – Wingslingers, the Houston Wingstop advertising co-operative, today announced that it has retained SSA Graphics as its advertising agency.

SSA Graphics is a San Antonio-based firm founded in 1989 by Troy Brand. Brand says the firm is a full-service agency that specializes in the retail segment.

“I can’t be more pleased to add Wingstop to our client list,” said Brand, SSA Graphics president. “We have done a tremendous amount of work in the restaurant industry, and Wingstop is a top notch concept with an outstanding operating system. The Houston market has 14 restaurants with several under various stages of development.”

Carol Porter, president of Wingslingers and owner of the Kirkwood Wingstop, said that the firm’s strong restaurant background, radio and television production experience, and creative design work were strong deciding factors for Wingstop.

“Troy and his firm bring 19 years experience providing local store marketing programs for retail businesses,” said Porter. “He brings a whole new dimension to the table for our Houston group.”

Besides creative services and media buying, Brand and his company will provide long range planning and a full range of media to the Wingstop marketing mix in Houston, according to Porter.

The Wingstop chain offers restaurants with a nostalgic, aviation-themed atmosphere where the sole focus is on chicken wings. Wingstop features eight proprietary wing flavors, including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian Barbeque and Garlic Parmesan. The wings are always made-to-order and served steaming-hot. Customers also choose from a variety of 28 domestic and imported beers, wine coolers, soft drinks and homemade side dishes: fresh-cut seasoned fries, bourbon baked beans, pearl potato salad, vegetable sticks, rolls and assorted dipping sauces.

Wingstop currently has 106 restaurants in operation with over 160 under development in 22 states. Entrepreneur magazine ranked Wingstop as number one in the chicken wing category and number five in the ‘Top 25 New Franchises’ ranking in 2003. For more information on Wingstop, visit http://www.wingstop.com.

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