Pennebaker’s Changing Landscape

Houston, TX— January 31, 2011—Pennebaker, the award-winning branding and marketing communications agency, announces the addition of Richard Grasshoff as Director of Digital Media and the promotion of Halina Dodd to Principal.

In business for over twenty-five years, Pennebaker has always been at the forefront of the implementation of new technology into its business practices and service offerings. The addition of Richard Grasshoff to lead the Digital Media practice is another example of this ideology. Richard’s expertise will allow Pennebaker to expand its services in the digital and online marketing channels.

“The promotion of Halina Dodd to Pennebaker’s management team will undoubtedly enhance the experience of our clients, and we are excited about the fresh perspective that she will bring to the table,“ says Ward Pennebaker, Principal and Chief Strategist. “With the addition of Richard, we expect to be on the cutting-edge of technology.”

Pennebaker has continued to thrive, despite the overall economic conditions. With an increase in revenue from 2009 to 2010, a growing staff base, and the recent ‘Agency of the Year’ Award given at the Lantern Awards, 2010, by Houston’s Business Marketing Association, Pennebaker expects to continue its success in 2011.

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About Pennebaker

Pennebaker has produced award-winning, creative marketing and advertising for more than 25 years.  The company serves clients locally, nationally, and internationally.

Pennebaker is an award-winning branding and marketing communications agency, focused on providing global marketing communications support for clients. The firm’s client portfolio includes AIG VALIC, the Bristow Group, Motiva, Schlumberger, Park Plaza Hospital, Exxon Mobil, VAM Drilling and United Way of Greater Houston.

Contact: Laurel McConn, Marketing Manager, Pennebaker

laurel@pennebaker.com or (713) 963-8607 x 113

Pennebaker Fifth Ring Wins ‘Agency of the Year’ at BMA Houston’s 2010 Lantern Awards of Texas

Houston, TX— November 18, 2010—Pennebaker Fifth Ring (Pennebaker), the award-winning branding and corporate communications firm, was named ‘Agency of the Year’ at the Business Marketing Association (BMA) Houston’s 2010 Lantern Awards of Texas. Pennebaker was also awarded with two Lantern Awards and two Awards of Excellence. The event was held at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

The Lantern Awards of Texas competition is designed solely for marketers and producers of business-to-business communications. Entries include a statement of objectives, strategy, target audience, and results that are then judged by a BMA panel to determine how well each entry generates attention, interest, desire, and action from a targeted business audience.

Pennebaker was recognized for work in rebranding, logo development, motion graphics, and newsletters. Among the finalists were agency clients All Points Equipment Co., LLC, Bristow Group, Inc., Empire Foods, FKP Architects, and Green Bank. Best in Category Lantern Awards were awarded for FKP’s motion graphics and Green Bank’s logo. Pennebaker’s work with Empire’s rebranding and Bristow’s newsletter was recognized by Awards of Excellence.

The Agency of the Year award is selected from an individual category Lantern Award winner by the judges. Pennebaker was chosen for its work with FKP Architects in motion graphics.

“We are delighted to receive the two Lanterns and the two Awards of Excellence that showcase a wide range of work for our clients,” said Ward Pennebaker, Principal at Pennebaker. “The Agency of the Year Award is just outstanding! Given that it is hand selected by a panel of judges, we and our clients are honored to have received this recognition.”

Pennebaker has produced award-winning, creative marketing and advertising for more than 25 years.  The company serves clients locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Notes to Editors

About Pennebaker Fifth Ring

Pennebaker Fifth Ring is an award-winning branding and corporate communications agency. With offices in Houston, New Orleans, Aberdeen and Dubai, Pennebaker is focused on providing global marketing communications support for clients, delivered locally.

The firm’s client portfolio includes AIG VALIC, the Bristow Group, Motiva, Schlumberger, Park Plaza Hospital, Exxon Mobil, VAM Drilling and United Way of Greater Houston.

Contact: Laurel McConn, Marketing Manager, Pennebaker Fifth Ring
laurel@pennebaker.com or (713) 963-8607 x 113

Pennebaker Fifth Ring Wins PRSA 2010 Excalibur Gold Award

Houston, TX – October 18, 2010  – Pennebaker Fifth Ring (PFR), the award-winning integrated corporate communications firm, won a Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) 2010 Excalibur Gold Award in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category for its HIMA Americas 2009 North America Marcomms campaign.

The Integrated Marketing award recognizes projects that employ the creative and effective integration and leadership of public relations strategies and tactics with other promotional marketing communications to achieve organizational PR goals.

The HIMA Americas campaign used a mix of traditional and non-traditional public relations tactics, including marketing-specific white papers, telemarketing, press releases and case studies, to increase visibility for the company while identifying new business prospects in a business-to-business environment.

HIMA Americas is part of Germany-based HIMA Group and is the global leader in safety-related process automation.

“Receiving this prestigious PRSA Excalibur Gold Award is true testament to the Pennebaker Fifth Ring PR team’s hard work and dedication,” said Brad Leone, PR Leader at PFR.  “To have our expertise recognized by PRSA is fantastic and it illustrates our goal to deliver creative public relations campaigns that increase awareness for our customers while growing their business.”

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About Pennebaker Fifth Ring
Pennebaker Fifth Ring (PFR) is an award-winning global integrated corporate communications and litigation support firm. With offices in Houston, Aberdeen, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, PFR is focused on providing global marketing communications support for clients, delivered locally.

The firm’s client portfolio includes AIG Retirement, the Bristow Group, ChevronTexaco, Expro, Exxon Mobil, BP, Motiva, GE Oil & Gas, Schlumberger, United Way of Greater Houston, VAM Drilling and Smith International.

Contact
Laurel McConn, Marketing Manager, Pennebaker Fifth Ring
laurel@pennebaker.com or (713) 963-8607 x 113

LogoLounge Recognizes Pennebaker Fifth Ring’s Logo Design Work

Houston, TX – October 1, 2010  – Pennebaker Fifth Ring (PFR), the award-winning integrated corporate communications firm, had seven logos selected for inclusion in LogoLongue’s third Master Library series under the category, Shapes and Symbols.

“LogoLounge has the world’s best as well as most famous collection of logos,” said Thomas Moczygemba, designer at PFR. “It is an honor to have so many logos recognized in a publication of this caliber.”

Logos from current and former clients were chosen for inclusion including: Guidant Group, Infocurrent, Bob Green, Syntheseas, Midtown, Galapagos and Bristow.

“We determine what a client wants and what their key messages are during what we call a Strategic Guardrails® session before we even begin work on a logo,” said Ward Pennebaker, principal and chief strategist at PFR. “Our designers then take key concepts from determined key messages and create identities that are expressed simply and visually.”

PFR has had 14 logos selected for inclusion in the LogoLounge series collectively. The firm has produced award-winning, creative marketing and advertising for more than 25 years and is listed as the fifth largest graphic design firm in Houston by the Houston Business Journal. The company serves clients locally, nationally and internationally.

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Notes to Editors

About Pennebaker Fifth Ring
Pennebaker Fifth Ring (PFR) is an award-winning global integrated corporate communications and litigation support firm. With offices in Houston, New Orleans, Aberdeen, Dubai and Abu Dhabi PFR is focused on providing global marketing communications support for clients, delivered locally.

The firm’s client portfolio includes AIG Retirement, the Bristow Group, ChevronTexaco, Cobalt International, Expro, Exxon Mobil, BP, Motiva, Schlumberger, Simmons & Co, United Way of Greater Houston, VAM Drilling and Smith International.

Contact
Laurel McConn, Marketing Manager, Pennebaker Fifth Ring
laurel@pennebaker.com or (713) 963-8607 x 113

Pennebaker Fifth Ring Selected for Inclusion in Graphis’ 100 Best Annual Reports 2011

Houston, TX – August 17, 2010 – Pennebaker Fifth Ring, the award-winning integrated corporate communications firm, was selected for inclusion in Graphis’ 100 Best Annual Reports 2011 for its Powell Industries’ annual report submission “A Story of Distinction.”

Powell provides highly customized electrical engineering solutions for petrochemical, energy, utility, municipality and industrial users. Despite the cyclical nature of the industry, Powell reports strong performance, largely due to their matchless service, R&D and vast knowledge base.

The annual report submission focuses on the central message that Powell delivers solutions, not just heavy machinery, which differentiates them from most of their competitors. This distinction was highlighted throughout the report, visually and in text. Illustrations were used to tell the story and the images of products and facilities, though important, took second place.

“It is an honor to be selected for this submission,” said Ward Pennebaker. “Graphis is among the top five most prestigious competitions in the design industry as far as design professionals are concerned. Annual reports are an important tool for business leaders, as it states the company’s vision to the investor relations community.”

PFR has won a number of inclusions in Graphis for various annual reports, advertising and logos. Pennebaker Fifth Ring has produced award-winning, creative marketing and advertising for more than 25 years.  The company serves clients locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Notes to Editors

About Pennebaker Fifth Ring
Pennebaker Fifth Ring is an award-winning global integrated corporate communications and litigation support firm. With offices in Houston, New Orleans, Aberdeen and Dubai, Pennebaker Fifth Ring is focused on providing global marketing communications support for clients, delivered locally.

The firm’s client portfolio includes AIG Retirement, the Bristow Group, ChevronTexaco, Cobalt International, Expro, Exxon Mobil, HIMA, Motiva, Schlumberger, Simmons & Co, United Way of Greater Houston, VAM Drilling and Weatherford.

Contact:

Laurel McConn, Marketing Manager, Pennebaker Fifth Ring
laurel@pennebaker.com or (713) 963-8607 x 113

Pennebaker Fifth Ring Victorious at 2010 ADDYs

February 26, 2010

WHO:               Pennebaker Fifth Ring, the award-winning global integrated corporate communications firm

WHAT:             Wins 10 ADDY Awards: 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Citations of Excellence

WHEN:             The 48th Annual Houston Advertising Federation ADDY Awards on February 13, 2010

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