Category Archives: 2008

Foster Marketing Wins Seven Business Marketing Awards

HOUSTON  – Foster Marketing Communications won seven awards from the Houston Chapter of the Business Marketing Association at the 2008 BMA Lantern Awards of Texas, including top honors in three categories and five Awards of Excellence.

The agency’s Lantern Awards, presented to the top entry in each category, went to YAM Drilling’s Product Catalog in the Sales Literature-Product Catalog category; the Fractional Page, Four Color Single Ad designed for Ellis Williams Engineering Company’s Quintuplex Mud Pump; and Foster Marketing’s collaboration on BJ Services’ bus advertisements in the Transit Campaign category.

Foster Marketing’s five Awards of Excellence were awarded to three Space Advertising Campaigns, including a Fractional Page campaign for InterMoor; and Full-Page, Four-Color campaigns for both At Balance and GE Energy Oilfield Technology.  Also receiving Awards of Excellence were a Full-Page Single Ad for Fugro Gravity and Magnetic Services and a Printed Direct Mail Piece designed for Foster Marketing’s LAGCOE Party Invitation.

The competition is open to all marketers and producers of business-to-business  communications  for  industry  or  professional audiences, and entries are judged based on creativity and effectiveness in generating awareness, interest, desire and action.

Foster Marketing Expands To New Facility

LAFAYETTE, La. – Foster Marketing Communications broke ground for its new office building in the Dover Park business center near Ambassador Caffery Parkway on Sept. 11.

The $1 million project is being guided by RPI Group LLC and construction by Westmark Construction Company.

“Foster Marketing has a long history in Lafayette and in the oil and gas industry. It’s an exciting time for the energy sector and for us,’ said George Foster, president and CEO. “Building a new facility will allow us to expand our operation both now and in the future and better serve our clients.’

Foster Marketing was started in 1980 in downtown Lafayette across from Don’s Seafood & Steakhouse. In 1995, the company moved to its current location on Pinhook in the JP Oil building.

Foster Marketing’s Lafayette staff expects to move into its new location at 3909-F Ambassador Caffery Parkway at the end of the year.

Foster Marketing Holds 11th Annual Foster Fest Retreat

LAFAYETTE, La.- Foster Marketing Communications held its 11th annual Foster Fest marketing retreat and summer meeting during a three-day cruise from Galveston, Texas, to Cozumel, Mexico.

Staff and family members from Foster Marketing’s offices in Lafayette and Houston participated in the retreat, which included staff presentations and group sessions designed to promote self-improvement and teamwork, as well as a fun weekend of sun, relaxation and karaoke.

“Foster Fest is a fun and productive event,” said President George Foster. “It’s a great opportunity for us to grow as professionals and work on the business instead of in the business.”

The retreat is one of four quarterly meetings annually. Previous Foster Fest destinations have included Chicago, Niagara Falls and New Orleans.

Foster Marketing Expands With Two New Employees

LAFAYETTE, La. – Foster Marketing Communications recently expanded its operations with the addition of Gary Meeks as controller and Kristy Bonner as account associate.

Kristy Bonner

Kristy Bonner

Gary Meeks

Gary Meeks

Meeks, a certified public accountant, comes to Foster Marketing from Superior Offshore International Inc. where he was general ledger accounting manager. He was also an accountant for Reliant Energy and Air Logistics and is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

Bonner was previously the senior editor of custom content for the Lafayette Daily Advertiser, which included overseeing two monthly magazines. She has also served as a city editor, business editor, design editor, assistant managing editor and senior data/digital editor and has won numerous state and national awards for writing and design.  She will assist Foster Marketing with account service and website development.