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February 20, 2017

Keeping it cool

Family-owned and operated since 1954, Air Comfort is an HVAC and Refrigeration company that provides customized solutions in the residential, commercial, industrial and marine sectors. Founded on the values of quality, integrity, commitment and safety, Air Comfort delivers excellence in everything from custom fabrication to service and installation. As the Southeast Texas based company began to grow into extended markets, the brand needed to reflect the level of professionalism and expertise of the business.

The brand refresh began, as most do, with the logo. Subtle adjustments to color, shape and typography brought the logo set up to date while maintaining the equity of the original mark. From there came brand extensions, most notably the van wraps. As a primary symbol of their service and residential sectors, the vans needed to communicate the brand’s new identity and serve as a moving advertisement while out on the job.

Originally relying on word-of-mouth and face-to-face business, Air Comfort had a need to speak to a larger audience. And when we say speak, we mean allow the Vice President to “Fabio-up” and lay it all on the line for his business. With years of growth and notoriety in the community, Air Comfort’s team was eager to let their hair down with a humorous TV spot, and we couldn’t have been more proud of the finished product:

 

 

Last year, Schaefer got to be in on the surprise as the Fort Worth Zoo prepared for the births of not one but two baby Asian elephants. It was a lot of fun to get to announce these oversized bundles of joy to all of Fort Worth (and beyond) using a variety of media.
And while we knew about the second baby before you did, it was still quite the surprise! After all, media for the first baby had only been up for a few weeks at that point.
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With the baby healthy and ready to meet his new fans, we had a quick-turn situation to revise the still-fresh creative. Our solution conveyed our surprise:
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Recently, this campaign earned a Marketing Excellence Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which put us in the company of agencies like M&C Saatchi, whose work for the San Diego Zoo is routinely recognized as some of the best in the business.
Big things come to those who wait.

The Story

When Nolan Ryan Beef made Kroger their exclusive retailer, they asked us to help generate awareness for this partnership while driving customers to Kroger stores to buy beef. With a limited marketing budget, we had to get creative if we were going to make a splash in a market the size of the DFW Metroplex. Luckily, “getting creative” is kind of our thing.

The Work

If there’s anything more creative than pairing up NOLAN RYAN Beef and the Texas Rangers, we don’t know what it is. So instead of sinking their marketing dollars into traditional advertising media, we recommended that they pursue a sponsorship with the Texas Rangers. They didn’t have the budget to be a top sponsor in the Ballpark, but we helped them make the most of what they could afford.

With Nolan Ryan Beef as the official beef sponsor of the Texas Rangers, we felt that someone needed to be the official spokesman of Nolan Ryan Beef. Enter Howdy the Hot Dog. Born from a dry erase marker and a window, this guy could be seen everywhere you looked in the Ballpark: concession stand signage, hawker boxes, Jumbotron and more. We even helped design an entire concession stand. We made it virtually impossible to miss Nolan Ryan Beef.


The Results

In the first year of the sponsorship, the Texas Rangers sold more hot dogs than any other ballpark in Major League Baseball. Nolan Ryan Beef doubled their sales with Kroger and even saw a spike in sales in their online direct sales. Answering the question, what’s more American than hot dogs and baseball? Cartoon hot dogs and baseball.

 

August 30, 2013

This is just the beginning

We created this spot for TCU last summer for their inaugural season in the Big 12. With TCU’s first game tomorrow against LSU it felt like a good time to post the spot. We were very proud to work with TCU on this project and be apart of the historic moment for the university.

August 26, 2013

Reverse litter

In an effort to bring awareness to the consequences that littering can have on Metroplex waterways, our client Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) partnered with several cities in the DFW Metroplex to develop a campaign called Reverse Litter.
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Our campaign featured four :15 TV spots that aimed at showing how litter on land ultimately ends up in our waterways. Every bit of these TV spots are real (no CGI animation was used), which made for a lot of planning to ensure we could create seamless transitions from scene to scene.
Click on the screenshots to view each spot, or learn more about our Reverse Litter campaign by clicking here.
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Each spot focuses on the most frequently found litter in our waterways: aluminum cans, styrofoam cups, plastic bottles and plastic bags.
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The emphasis of the campaign is that accidents do happen and you can unintentionally litter even when you don’t really mean to. Luckily, we can all be a part of the solution and help reverse litter by being more mindful of our actions and by lending a helping hand and picking up litter that you find near your home, office, school, street or playground.
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August 22, 2013

Ryan Family Showdown

It’s not every day you get to work with the presidents of TWO different Major League Baseball teams, but on this special day our agency had the great opportunity to hang out with the entire Ryan family at their ranch to shoot this TV spot for Nolan Ryan Beef. We can’t say enough about the hospitality and kindness of the entire Ryan family, it was truly a project I will never forget working on.
An overview of the spot:
Texas Rangers president and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan faces off with his son, Reid Ryan, president of the Houston Astros, to see who is the master of the grill. In the end, Dad knows best, but the entire Ryan family wins and enjoys a family picnic featuring Nolan Ryan Beef.
-Nick