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October 23, 2005
On October 21, 2005, SCOTT ERIC TRAHAN, loving son of Paul A., and Linda M. Hurst Trahan, loving grandson of Helen N. Miller, devoted brother of Kristin M. Trahan. Also survived by aunt and uncle Kathleen and Ray Reichard and several cousins. Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 25 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home & Monument Company, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD. Interment in Lorraine Park Cemetery, in Woodlawn. The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., at the funeral home.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | August 1, 2009
Edward Adolph Trahan, former chairman of Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., a Baltimore advertising agency, who was the first in the ad industry nationally to use the Muppets in a TV commercial, died of cancer July 24 at his Lady Lake, Fla., home. He was 83. Mr. Trahan, whose name was pronounced "Tray-han," was born and raised in Detroit. When he was 3 years old, he got his left arm caught in a wringer washing machine, and doctors were forced to amputate, said a grandson, Jessie Trahan, who is director of graduate school marketing at Towson University.
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BUSINESS
September 9, 1998
The Singapore Tourism Board has chosen Trahan, Burden & Charles of Baltimore from among five competing U.S. firms to handle its public relations in North America.The mission of the Tourism Board is to raise Singapore's profile as a tourist destination and business center and as the hub for the Asia Pacific region.Middleton & Gendron, a New York-based public relations firm specializing in travel and tourism, will work in conjunction with Trahan as it has on previous international projects.
SPORTS
January 19, 2008
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Robert Gamez, in the tournament on an exemption, missed some short putts but still shot a 5-under-par 67 yesterday to take the lead after three rounds of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Gamez went to 18-under 198, good for a one-stroke lead over Justin Leonard and D.J. Trahan through 54 holes. Leonard, the 2005 champion, shot a 67 to pull into the tie for second. Trahan shared the lead with Gamez after the second day and shot a third-round 68. Boo Weekley vaulted into contention with a 10-under 62 that put him at 201, three shots off the lead.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1996
A prominent Baltimore-based advertising firm has won a $2.5 million- to $3 million-a-year contract from the Greek government and its olive oil industry to promote olive oil in the United States and Canada.Trahan, Burden & Charles, which until recently marketed the Spanish Pompeian olive oil, was selected by the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board in Athens over four New York and Chicago agencies that competed for the two-year contract. The Athens board represents 24 olive oil producers.The contract calls for Trahan not only to promote all olive oil produced in Greece, but individual brands as well.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | May 15, 1992
Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc. played the Maryland State Lottery and won again.The Baltimore advertising agency, which has designed the state's lottery campaigns for the past 10 years, has been awarded a new five-year, $41 million contract that begins in June.Only one other agency, Baltimore's Eisner & Associates, competed for the contract."Trahan clearly was the winner in scoring. They did very well in the technical end of it," said lottery spokesman Carroll H. Hynson Jr. "They have extensive evidence of award-winning promotional and marketing campaigns."
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | August 1, 2009
Edward Adolph Trahan, former chairman of Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., a Baltimore advertising agency, who was the first in the ad industry nationally to use the Muppets in a TV commercial, died of cancer July 24 at his Lady Lake, Fla., home. He was 83. Mr. Trahan, whose name was pronounced "Tray-han," was born and raised in Detroit. When he was 3 years old, he got his left arm caught in a wringer washing machine, and doctors were forced to amputate, said a grandson, Jessie Trahan, who is director of graduate school marketing at Towson University.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | June 20, 2000
William Hooper, a former Doner executive, assumed the chairmanship yesterday of Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., the Baltimore advertising and public relations firm, where he will be responsible for new business initiatives and account management. Hooper replaced Robert Matz, who had relinquished his day-to-day management duties a year ago to concentrate on lining up strategic opportunities for TBC on the West Coast. Matz recently decided to quit the agency. Hooper did consulting for TBC before being offered a permanent position.
NEWS
August 31, 1995
Howard County police suspect that a medical problem caused a 69-year-old Ellicott City man to drive a van into a tree at the Glenelg Country School yesterday morning.Roland Aurel Trahan of the 3600 block of Gray Rock Drive was pronounced dead on school grounds along Folly Quarter Road in Glenelg, police said. No one else was injured.Police believe Mr. Trahan, who had a history of heart problems, died before his 1989 Ford van hit the tree on the school's driveway at 7:20 a.m. An autopsy is to be performed today at the state medical examiner's office.
SPORTS
January 19, 2008
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Robert Gamez, in the tournament on an exemption, missed some short putts but still shot a 5-under-par 67 yesterday to take the lead after three rounds of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Gamez went to 18-under 198, good for a one-stroke lead over Justin Leonard and D.J. Trahan through 54 holes. Leonard, the 2005 champion, shot a 67 to pull into the tie for second. Trahan shared the lead with Gamez after the second day and shot a third-round 68. Boo Weekley vaulted into contention with a 10-under 62 that put him at 201, three shots off the lead.
NEWS
October 23, 2005
On October 21, 2005, SCOTT ERIC TRAHAN, loving son of Paul A., and Linda M. Hurst Trahan, loving grandson of Helen N. Miller, devoted brother of Kristin M. Trahan. Also survived by aunt and uncle Kathleen and Ray Reichard and several cousins. Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 25 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home & Monument Company, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD. Interment in Lorraine Park Cemetery, in Woodlawn. The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., at the funeral home.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2001
Baltimore advertising and public relations firm Trahan, Burden & Charles announced yesterday new accounts with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and seven other companies. The new accounts will bring an $4.5 million more to the firm, which last year had billings of $135.5 million and revenue of $15.2 million. "We're in an upswing when the rest of the industry is in a downswing," Sandy Hillman, chief executive officer, said yesterday. Trahan, Burden & Charles will handle the "Destination Hershey" tourism campaign for the Pennsylvania destination spot built around chocolate.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | December 23, 2000
Provident Bankshares Corp. has decided to retain its hometown advertising and public relations firm, Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., as agency of record for a 10th year. Baltimore-based Provident, a client of TBC's since 1991, put the $2 million account up for review in September, contracting with Westport Consulting Group, a media-consulting firm in Westport, Conn., to conduct the review. "It's just good business practice to do reviews of your suppliers," Lillian S. Kilroy, a spokeswoman for Provident, said yesterday.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | June 20, 2000
William Hooper, a former Doner executive, assumed the chairmanship yesterday of Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., the Baltimore advertising and public relations firm, where he will be responsible for new business initiatives and account management. Hooper replaced Robert Matz, who had relinquished his day-to-day management duties a year ago to concentrate on lining up strategic opportunities for TBC on the West Coast. Matz recently decided to quit the agency. Hooper did consulting for TBC before being offered a permanent position.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2000
Ten seconds doesn't seem like a lot of time. But Allan Charles has been obsessed with it for years. The creative director for Baltimore-based Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., has wanted to make a commercial longer than the standard 30 seconds but less than a minute. "We spend a lot of time editing down to 30 seconds," he said. "I always thought the perfect creative format would be 40 seconds. This gives the creative part a little time to breathe." In NeighborCare Professional Pharmacies, a division of NeighborCare Inc., Charles found a willing client.
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1999
To keep pace with new technologies as it expands to a full-service communications company, Baltimore advertising and public relations firm Trahan, Burden & Charles, said yesterday that it will shuffle its senior management team and open an office in New York.The company is also planning to open another office in the mid-Atlantic region in a few months, the firm's principals said.In Baltimore, the company will focus its efforts on expansion through acquisitions and strategic alliances with companies that can help the firm buttress its e-commerce, electronic marketing and other technology-related marketing services, the firm's principals said yesterday.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | March 31, 1992
Two Baltimore advertising agencies have placed their bets on a five-year state lottery contract valued at $8 million a year.The Maryland State Lottery Agency is reviewing proposals from Trahan, Burden & Charles, the agency holding the account, and Eisner & Associates, which competed for the account when it was last awarded five years ago.The winner of the contract is expected to be announced by April 10, said Patrick Oates, the contract administrator.Trahan,...
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | April 2, 1992
A cooperative association of 91 McDonald's restaurants in the area has switched advertising agencies after only eight months, replacing Baltimore-based Trahan, Burden & Charles with Arnold Fortuna Lane, a Boston firm.A representative of the Greater Baltimore McDonald's Advertising Association and a spokeswoman with Trahan, Burden & Charles said the decision to part was "mutual."The account was worth about $7 million.Arnold Fortuna Lane will take over the advertising account after a transition period, McDonald's announced yesterday.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1998
The Singapore Tourism Board has chosen Trahan, Burden & Charles of Baltimore from among five competing U.S. firms to handle its public relations in North America.The mission of the Tourism Board is to raise Singapore's profile as a tourist destination and business center and as the hub for the Asia Pacific region.Middleton & Gendron, a New York-based public relations firm specializing in travel and tourism, will work in conjunction with Trahan as it has on previous international projects.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | June 12, 1998
Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., a Baltimore advertising and public relations business, won best of show and five other first-place awards last night in the annual Best in Maryland Awards presented by the Public Relations Society of America's Maryland Chapter.TBC took the top prize at the evening ceremony at the Belvedere for a campaign for Harrah's Entertainment Inc., called Harrah's Dazzling Diamonds.The show, which featured a six-month, 10-city tour of $30 million in diamonds, was a celebration of Harrah's 60th anniversary in 1997.
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