June 05, 2009
San Antonio-Based Branding Firm Opens Office in Dallas, Texas
On and Off-line branding firm Blue Clover is bullish on Texas, and is now expanding operations to include an office in Dallas, Texas. Blue Clover is headquartered in San Antonio, with offices in Mississippi and Atlanta.
Blue Clover’s Dallas office is overseen by Carl Thompson, partner and vice president of corporate strategy and planning. The office already has a staff of three, including Dallas division Creative Director Mark Sullivan and online marketing professional Brandee Knox, with the addition of new staff expected in 2009. The office opened in June 2008 and is located at 5331 E. Mockingbird, Ste. 718.
Dallas clients include Furniture Factory Warehouse, Wall Homes and Remy-Cointreau; the Dallas team also provides support for clients such IBC Bank and Physicians Health Choice.
“We chose Dallas as our fourth office because it has a large diversity of companies with opportunities that will help take Blue Clover to the next level,” says José B. Sena, president, CEO and founding partner, Blue Clover. “We are also fortunate to have a veteran in the field, Carl Thompson, head our Dallas efforts.”
Thompson and Sullivan each bring more than 20 years of hands-on marketing experience gained working on some of the largest and most iconic brands in the world including Craftsman Tools, American Express, Dairy Queen, The State of Texas, Subaru and JCPenney. Prior to joining Blue Clover, Thompson was the senior vice president of the Dallas advertising agency, Joiner Rowland Serio. Sullivan was executive creative director and partner at the Loomis Agency, also in Dallas.
“I am excited to be a partner in a firm that is so well positioned to lead clients into the next era of brand marketing. No longer will the answer be: let’s go spend more money on traditional advertising,” says Thompson.
Blue Clover is a San Antonio-based versatile, highly creative On and Off-line Branding™ firm, fusing strategic online and traditional marketing communications. This pioneering design firm uniquely mixes electronic branding through award-winning websites, e-commerce, SEO and content manageable systems with traditional tools including name and logo development, public relations, direct mail and special events planning.
BLUE CLOVER: San Antonio-based Blue Clover was established in 2003 by marketing experts and partners Sena, Juan Barrera and Chris Gilbert. The growing staff now includes a fourth partner in Thompson, and 14 full-time creative, technology and management professionals with extensive traditional and multicultural marketing, public relations and web-based communication experience from throughout the world. In July 2007, the firm opened a new office in Atlanta and Mississippi to serve its southeast customers, followed by the opening of the Dallas office.
This innovative talent and relentless drive has distinguished Blue Clover as an award-winning firm, including a place in PRINT Magazine’s Regional Design Annual (the most comprehensive competition annual in the design profession), San Antonio Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, San Antonio Business Journal’s Fast Track list for two years in a row; the Emerging Business Award from the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and the San Antonio Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award for Sena; and the 2008 Association for Women in Communications Proliner Award.
Blue Clover’s client list boasts more than 120 past and present, local and national clients, including Physicians Health Choice (a physician-owned company, PHC is a Medicare Advantage organization contracted by Medicare and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas); Arquitectonica (international architecture, interior design and planning firm); a website design project for Clear Channel Radio (owns and operates more than 1,200 radio stations in the United States); a website design for San Antonio Spurs (four-time National Basketball Association champions); Arkel International (a full service design, engineer, construct, own-operate, maintain company); Hotels & Preference (a network of privately owned properties with more than 100 four- and five-star hotels and resorts throughout the world); Jefferson Bank (the third largest San Antonio-based bank with $610 million in assets and 11 retail offices across north and central San Antonio, Boerne and New Braunfels); Terramark (leading Houston-based commercial and residential real estate development and home building, including Espada community in south San Antonio); Time Warner Cable (second-largest cable operator in the U.S.); San Antonio Economic Development Foundation; TBG Partners (largest landscape architects and planning firm in Texas); Cibolo Economic Development Corporation; Galo Properties (one of the largest single-family lot developers in south central Texas); Yantis Company ($100 million construction company; listed as one of the “Top 50 Private Companies” in San Antonio); and USAA (largest private insurance and banking company in the nation).