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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | October 12, 1994
On and off, in one form or another, Gray Kirk VanSant has been Martin Marietta Corp.'s advertising agency since the 1930s. The relationship has outlasted war, peace, countless management changes and several mergers.Now it may be challenged again.Martin Marietta's pending merger with Lockheed Corp. could pit Baltimore-based Gray Kirk in a contest for the merged company's business against D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, the Los Angeles agency that Lockheed hired earlier this year.The dollars at stake aren't huge.
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NEWS
By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Sun Staff Writer | July 31, 1994
Nicholas VanSant, retired president and chairman of the board of VanSant Dugdale & Co. Inc., one of the oldest advertising agencies in the country, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Towson. He was 70.Mr. VanSant, a 35-year veteran of the company, retired in 1983. While he was president, the company maintained national accounts with clients such as USF&G, Black & Decker and Martin Marietta.Mr. VanSant joined the firm, founded by his father, Wilbur VanSant, in 1948 as a service assistant after graduating from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He worked in various departments before joining management.
BUSINESS
By Joel Obermayer and Joel Obermayer,Sun Staff Writer | February 28, 1994
The city's top creative advertising shops were all represented as local advertising professionals honored their own Saturday by handing out 35 Best in Baltimore ADDY awards -- advertising's local equivalent of the Emmys -- at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor.Gray Kirk VanSant Inc.'s folksy radio spots for Utz Potato Chips as well as a television ad for Giant Food Inc. and a billboard for the Maryland Science Center helped make the agency the biggest winner of the night with eight ADDYs. W. B. Doner & Co., which won for a television spot for the Baltimore Museum of Art and a promotion for Baltimore Sun classified advertising, was second with five.
NEWS
By KATHY SUTPHIN | August 27, 1993
When players in the Mount Airy Rotary Club's fifth annual Benefit Golf Tournament tee off Monday morning, their fair play on the fairways at Holly Hills Country Club will benefit area youth, from kindergartners to college students."
FEATURES
By SYLVIA BADGER | August 23, 1992
I've had a busy week catching up with old friends. It began with a delightful lunch at the Center Club with Susan Souders Obrecht, chairman and CEO of ESS Ventures Inc., best known for publishing Mid-Atlantic magazine and for the recent acquisition of Baltimore magazine, and Carolyn Bode, Gray, Kirk Vansant account executive.I've known Susan since she worked for Ted Venetoulis, when he owned the Times newspapers. She's come a long way, which I knew she would, and is certainly the most eye-catching publisher in the country.
BUSINESS
By Cindy Harper-Evans | July 20, 1991
VanSant Dugdale cut its staff by more than a third and laid off 13 employees from its production, traffic and media departments yesterday morning, according to an official at the advertising agency.The cuts have been expected since Gray Kirk & Evans and VanSant agreed to a merger last month, creating Baltimore's second-largest ad agency, with $80 million in annual billings.Combined, the new agency, named Gray Kirk/VanSant, will have 92 employees, said Jeff Millman, the VanSant creative director who will co-head the creative department at the merged agency.
BUSINESS
July 8, 1991
One on One is a weekly feature offering excerpts of interviews 1/2 conducted by the Evening Sun with newsworthy business leaders. Roger Gray, chief executive of the advertising agency Gray Kirk & Evans, talks about the pending merger of his firm with VanSant Dugdale and what he expects the combined operation, to be called Gray Kirk/VanSant to accomplish in the future.Q. What phase is the merger in right now?A. We are in the final stages of getting the details worked outand it appears that the deal will be signed as of next Monday [today]
BUSINESS
By Cindy Harper-Evans | June 18, 1991
The pending merger of Gray Kirk & Evans and VanSant Dugdale, creating Baltimore's second-largest advertising agency, will give the resulting firm "greater depth, a more distinguished client roster and a lot of emphasis on the creative product," Gray Kirk Chief Executive Roger Gray said yesterday.The merger, which was reported Saturday in The Sun and is scheduled to be completed by July 1, will create Gray Kirk/VanSant, with annual billings approaching $80 million. It is the first consolidation in the Baltimore advertising community since Gray Kirk & Evans was formed in 1989 with the merger of Smith Burke & Azzam and Evans/McLaughlin.
BUSINESS
By Cindy Harper-Evans | June 15, 1991
Gray Kirk & Evans and VanSant Dugdale, Baltimore's fifth- and sixth-largest advertising agencies, have signed a letter of intent to merge, an official at VanSant confirmed yesterday.With combined annual billings of about $75 million, the resulting firm would be the second-largest advertising agency in Baltimore, behind W. B. Doner & Co. It would displace Richardson, Myers & Donofrio, which has annual billings of about $60 million and has long been in second place."There has been a letter of intent to merge," said Thomas Nagle, VanSant senior vice president of account services.
BUSINESS
By Cindy Harper-Evans | December 12, 1990
One of the first swings of USF&G Corp.'s $75 million cost-cutting ax has fallen on its advertising budget, and two large local ad agencies are feeling the blow.VanSant Dugdale & Co., which has held the bulk of USF&G's reported $11 million advertising account for several decades, confirmed yesterday that its billings have been cut "significantly."And Richardson, Myers & Donofrio said the $3 million account for corporate public affairs and the annual USF&G Golf Classic it handled for the insurance company in New Orleans has been eliminated.
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