Category Archives: 2007

Foster Marketing Reviews Record Year

LAFAYETTE- Foster Marketing Communications recently held its December quarterly meeting in Lafayette to review a record year in 2007 and plan for 2008.

“We’ve been in business more than 27 years, and 2007 was a record year as we doubled our sales and revenue,” said Foster Marketing President and CEO, George Foster. “We couldn’t have done it without a great staff in our Louisiana and Texas offices and without great clients, some of whom have been with us since our inception in the early ’80s.”

Foster Marketing Communications is a business-to-business marketing, advertising and public relations firm with capitalized billing of more than $11.5 million. The firm serves clients internationally in the oil and gas industry from offices in Lafayette, La., and a newly expanded Texas office in Houston.

Also, during the two-day meeting there were employee presentations on strengthening the individual and the organization. Foster Marketing also hosted its annual Christmas dinner for employees and their family members.

Foster Marketing Wins Awards at LAGCOE

LAFAYETTE – Foster Marketing Communications clients Gulfstream Services Inc. and HB Rentals each won first place for best exhibits in their respective categories at this year’s Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE).

Gulfstream Services Inc., an oilfield rental company based in Houma, La., was chosen as the best First Time Exhibitor. Its booth featured full-sized models of its hydraulic shear and dual grapple systems used for decommissioning offshore structures.

HB Rentals, a supplier of onshore and offshore living accommodations and accessories for job sites, won in the Multi-Outside Booth category. Its exhibit featured three fiberglass offshore accommodation buildings.

This year’s LAGCOE featured 325 companies and had more than 15,000 in attendance. The exhibit entries were judged by seven industry professionals.

The award-winning booths were conceptualized and built by Foster Marketing’s tradeshow team with client support.

Foster Marketing Hosts LAGCOE Party at LITE

LAFAYETTE- Foster Marketing Communications helped kick off the 2007 Louisiana Gulf Cost Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) on Oct. 22 with its fourth LAGCOE party, which was held at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) high-tech facility.

More than 100 clients, prospective clients, vendors and  members of the media attended the night of live music, food and drink as well as tours of LITE’s facilities.

The LITE facility is a unique data visualization and supercomputing center that provides some of the most advanced 3-D visualization technology in the world.

“We wanted to have our party at a place that was meaningful to the city of Lafayette,” said Jamie Efurd, Foster Marketing’s marketing director and coordinator of the event, “and what better place than LITE, which is such a unique and special feature of the community.”

This year’s LAGCOE party was also special to Foster Marketing, because it was the first time the event was held since 2003. LAGCOE was cancelled in 2005 because of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Foster Marketing Wins Seven BMA Awards

HOUSTON – Foster Marketing Communications won seven awards from the Houston Chapter of the Business Marketing Association (BMA) at the 2007 BMA Lantern Awards of Texas.

Foster Marketing, a 27-year-old business-to-business marketing communications firm with offices in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Lafayette, La., won two Lantern Awards and five Awards of Excellence.

The Lantern Awards went to the promotional packaging designed for VAM Drilling’s iPod giveaway in the Corporate or  Product Identity-Packaging Design category; and the “Feather light, Strong bite” ad designed for Ellis Williams Engineering Company Inc.’s (EWECO) 2,200-horsepower mud pump, in the Space  Advertising/Single Ads-Fractional Page category.

Foster Marketing also won five Awards of Excellence, which were awarded for a product catalog for Applied Electronic Systems (AES); an open house invitation for Aker Kvaerner; a high-level space ad campaign for BJ Services Company; a capabilities folder for Superior Energy Services; and a full-page, four-color ad for VAM USA.

Hebert Named Account Associate

LAFAYETTE, La. – Megan Hebert has been named Account Associate at Foster Marketing Communications, President George Foster announced.

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Megan Schreckenbach

Hebert, a native of Selmer, Tenn., is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), where she received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and was named Outstanding Graduate of the College of Liberal Arts.

Prior to joining Foster Marketing, Hebert worked as an admissions counselor for ULL’s Department of Enrollment Services, where she recruited students from the New Orleans area. She has also worked for the ULL Alumni Association and as a public relations intern for the REALTOR® Association of Acadiana.

Hebert has been involved in a variety of professional and community organizations, including the Public Relations Student Society of America and the ULL Alumni Council. She is also an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she is a choir member and leads a children’s choir.