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Texaco Press Release - Texaco Selects the Chisholm-Mingo Group as Communications Partner


WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Dec. 9 - Texaco today announced its selection of The Chisholm-Mingo Group, a New York-based minority-owned and operated advertising and public relations firm, as its new partner for the development of an African American corporate communications effort in the U.S. This selection follows a comprehensive agency review involving minority-owned and operated agencies nationwide.

The Chisholm-Mingo Group's work will link strategically with Texaco's general market campaign, "A World of Energy," created by BBDO. The agency will assist Texaco in engaging the African American community in a dialogue with the goal of building positive interest in the company.

Kjestine M. Anderson, Vice President, Corporate Communications, said, "Texaco views diversity as a business imperative, which extends beyond our corporate boundaries to our customers, suppliers and the communities in which we operate. Our objective with The Chisholm-Mingo Group is to open the lines of communication and strengthen our relationship with the African American community. A variety of communication programs, including advertising, events, public relations and web-based activities, will be considered. We look forward to working with the talented staff at Chisholm-Mingo to develop an integrated communications program for this important audience."

UniWorld Group, Inc., a minority-owned and operated agency, will continue to develop advertising programs for Texaco's retail products and services.

Founded in 1977, The Chisholm-Mingo Group is a full-service marketing communications agency that specializes in African American, Hispanic and urban campaigns. Its clients include Seagram Americas, General Motors, Denny's, United States Army, MetLife and Time Warner.

Updated: December 1998