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Our Clients

American Concrete Pipe Association

Since 1907, the ACPA has been the voice of the American concrete pipe industry.

Champion is proud to serve as the ACPA’s public relations agency of record, helping to educate state and federal legislators, Department of Transportation officials, civil engineers and contractors, students and the general public about the many superior attributes of reinforced concrete pipe and box culverts.

Biju’s Little Curry Shop

Biju’s Little Curry Shop was created in 2014 by Biju Thomas, a native of Kerala, in South India, and a former competitive cyclist, Chef and author of the Feedzone cookbooks. Little Curry Shop is the first fast-casual concept to explore the heart and soul of Southern Indian cuisine in an easy-to-grasp and guest-friendly format. With original recipes made fresh daily at each location, Biju’s Little Curry Shop combines authentic Indian ingredients with varying levels of hand-blended spices to deliver light and healthy dishes featuring bold flavors. The Denver-based restaurant brand is quickly growing, with four Colorado locations and was the first in-store, chef-driven concept to open in a Whole Foods Market.

Champion is proud to be the PR Agency of Record for Biju’s Little Curry Shop.

 

Black Walnut Cafe

From signature eggs benedicts to handcrafted sandwiches to chilled local craft brews and swirly rows of gelato, at Black Walnut Cafe you have at your fingertips an option for every appetite and any occasion — and a good chance that during your next visit, you’ll happen upon something entirely new.

The popular Texas restaurant brand known for its elevated dining experience featuring fresh fare and classic comfort food differs from other casual dining restaurants by providing guests both full service at the bar and the ease of counter service without ever compromising freshness, flavor or service.

Champion is proud to be Black Walnut Cafe’s PR Agency of Record.

Bud Light

The first-ever Bud Light Party Convention is coming to Dallas on Aug. 11, featuring performances by Jason Derulo and Brett Eldredge and a special appearance by Dallas’ own “Bachelorette,” JoJo Fletcher! Champion was hired to head up the PR efforts in North Texas for this major event, as well as the 10 Bud Light Pub Primaries that precede it.

The Bud LIght Party Platform is built on bringing people together to support the local community, and we couldn’t agree more. Let’s Raise One to Right Now!

Blue Frog System

The Blue Frog System is a state-of-the-art technological solution for municipal sewage lagoons. Blue Frog eliminates mechanical dredging while increasing the effective treatment capacity of wastewater ponds. The system reduces the costs of sludge management and ensures positive environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Champion is proud to build awareness for Blue Frog within the municipal, industrial and agricultural wastewater sectors through our comprehensive and proactive PR and social media campaigns.

Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes is one of only six players in PBA history to earn a career “Triple Crown,” having won the U.S. Open, PBA World Championship and Tournament of Champions. He won the PBA Rookie of the Year Award in 1998 and the 2007-08 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Award. With his equally acclaimed professional bowling wife, Lynda, and their up-and-coming twin sons, the Barnes’ have become known as the “First Family of Bowling.”

Champion is proud to serve as Chris’ exclusive sponsorship agency. He currently represents Columbia 300, High 5, Vise grips, Dexter shoes and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Cicis

Coppell, Texas-based Cicis opened its first restaurant in Plano, Texas, in 1985 and has since grown to nearly 500 restaurants in 34 states. Known for its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet, Cicis won the Technomic 2014 Consumer’s Choice Award for best kid-friendly quick service restaurant, and has been listed by Zagat and Parents magazine as a top family-friendly restaurant. Cicis was recognized by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly Franchise® and Entrepreneur named Cicis to its Franchise 500 list. 

Champion is proud to be the Public Relations and Local Store Marketing Agency of Record for Cicis.

Coal Vines

Coal Vines Pizza, Pasta and Wine Bistro features a popular a la carte menu with signature New York-style coal-fired pizzas, salads, pastas, entrée specials and desserts, as well as an extensive, stellar list of wines by the bottle or glass that has become synonymous with quality and value.

The chef-driven coal-fired pizza concept originated in Dallas’ popular Uptown in 2006 by restaurateurs Joe Palladino and Phil Romano quickly became a dining destination for the Dallas Metroplex. Coal Vines has also expanded into Kansas City and will open its newest location at the Dallas Omni Hotel this fall.

Champion is proud to be the PR Agency of Record for Mr. Palladino and his Coal Vines concept.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes

Since 2004, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes has provided an invaluable lifeline to thousands of combat-wounded veterans and their families. The Coalition is distinguished from other veteran-focused organizations by its direct financial assistance to America’s wounded heroes, as well as its signature annual event, the Road to Recovery Conference & Tribute.

Champion is proud to provide marketing and PR support to this outstanding organization.

Corporate Magic

When skill, talent, showmanship and strategy come together, something magical happens. That’s called Corporate Magic. The leading Dallas-based event management company creates experiences that move, challenge, inspire and educate audiences. Their unique approach as “Messaging Architects” sets them apart from the competition, and makes them an invaluable partner to such clients as Coca-Cola, Rite Aid, Mazda, the Dallas Cowboys and the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee. Read More

Dog Haus

Dog Haus, the celebrated California-based concept renowned for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and one-of-a-kind creations, recently broke ground on its first Texas location in Richardson in anticipation of a late-June grand opening.

Dog Haus’ full menu in Richardson will include gourmet dogs, sausages, burgers, corn dogs, sides, premium shakes and a full bar. Hot dog creations feature signature all-beef skinless dogs served up on grilled Hawaiian rolls. Options include fan favorites like Sooo Cali, with arugula, tomato, crispy onions, spicy basil aioli and avocado; Downtown Dog, featuring a smoked bacon-wrapped dog topped with caramelized onions, pickled bell peppers, mayo, mustard and ketchup; and The Cowboy, with white American cheese, smoked bacon, bbq sauce and crispy onions.

Other Dog Haus favorites include The Fonz, which partners a spicy Italian sausage with pastrami and melted mozzarella; and Das Brat, which features a bratwurst with caramelized onions, sauerkraut, white American cheese and whole grain mustard aioli. Haus Burgers run the gamut from the trademarked The Freiburger®, with white American cheese, fried egg, haus slaw, fries and mayo; to Holy Aioli, with white American cheese, caramelized onions, smoked bacon and garlic aioli.

The fast-casual concept, designed to elevate the hot dog and burger-eating experience, serves up its quality meals within the contemporary aesthetic of a modern industrial space. After ordering at the counter, diners can grab a barstool at the communal tables, take a bench seat at one of the reclaimed wood and steel tables or step outside to the welcoming patio.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

The annual summer edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine is now on newsstands all across Texas, and this year’s cover is green and gold all over — specifically, Baylor green and gold. The 55th installment of the Southwest’s leading football source came out Friday, June 20, and features Baylor University Head Coach Art Briles, Quarterback Bryce Petty and Wide Receiver Antwan Goodley.

The “bible of Texas football” covers college and high school football in Texas as no other publication can. Among the features in the 2014 Summer Edition are:

  • The Preseason All-Texas College Team, honoring the top college players in the state;
  • The annual Super Teams and Top 300, honoring the top recruits in the state;
  • In-depth analysis of each in-state FBS program’s 2014 team, plus coverage of Texas’ FCS, DII, DIII and JUCO teams;
  • The coveted Coverboy spot for every high school classification; and,
  • An individual preview of every high school team in Texas — more than 1,400 in all!
  • Expanded high school rankings;
  • An illuminating main feature on Art Briles and the Baylor program by Texas Monthly’s Jason Cohen;
  • Picks and predictions for all Texas colleges and regional rivals;
  • An expanded national college football preview; and,
  • An expanded private high school section, featuring more private schools than ever.

Champion is proud to manage publicity for DCTF and Sports in Action, LLC, which owns the exclusive license to operate the brand.

Ed “Too Tall” Jones

Ed “Too Tall” Jones is one of only three players to ever play 15 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He was a member of the famed “Doomsday Defense” of the 1970s. Jones was named All-Pro in 1981 and 1982, and played in 16 playoff games, Read More

El Fenix

1313Founded in 1918 by Mike Martinez, a Mexican immigrant, El Fenix is renowned as the originator of “Tex-Mex cuisine,” as well as for serving the best margaritas in Dallas. Acquired by Firebird Restaurant Group in 2008, El Fenix was refurbished with freshened interiors and a revamped menu, while maintaining its signature core menu and products. In 2010, Nation’s Restaurant News named El Fenix one of its 50 All-American Icons — “restaurants that stole our hearts and stood the test of time.”

Champion is proud to serve as public relations agency of record for this iconic brand and its 22 restaurants scattered around North Texas.

Farmer Bros.

Founded in 1912, Farmer Bros. Co. is a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products. Product lines include organic, Direct Trade and sustainably produced coffee. With a robust line of coffee, hot and iced teas, cappuccino mixes, spices, and baking/biscuit mixes, the Company delivers extensive beverage planning services and culinary products to its U.S.-based customers. The Company is a direct distributor of coffee to restaurants, hotels, casinos, offices, quick service restaurants, convenience stores, healthcare facilities and other foodservice providers, as well as private brand retailers.

Headquartered in Ft. Worth, Texas, Farmer Bros. Co. generated net sales of over $500 million in fiscal 2016 and has over 1,600 employees nationwide. The Company’s portfolio features a wide range of coffees and teas including Farmer Brothers®, Artisan Collection by Farmer Brothers™, Metropolitan™, Superior®, Cain’s™, McGarvey® and China Mist®.

FreeRange Concepts

Pioneering fresh ideas in the restaurant industry and with local venues like Bowl & Barrel, Mutts Canine Cantina, The Rustic and Local Fare, FreeRange Concepts is led by founders Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz, who have a combined 20 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Champion is proud to be the PR Agency of Record for FreeRange and each of its innovative concepts.

Front Burner Restaurants

Front Burner is the umbrella company behind such innovative, trend-setting restaurant concepts as Mexican Sugar, Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, Velvet Taco, Ida Claire, Sixty Vines, The Ranch at Las Colinas, Haywire and the all-new Legacy Hall in Plano. Each concept has its own distinct personality, but all share an uncompromising focus on outstanding food, unique cocktails and impeccable service.

Champion is proud to be the PR Agency of Record for all of the Front Burner brands, including the exciting ones still to come!

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh

The revolution has begun! Mexican is giving way to Mediterranean. Gyros are the new burritos.

And Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh is leading the way. All its food — from juicy meats to tangy sauces — is crafted fresh every day with bold flavors, vibrant ingredients and a wholesome lifestyle in mind. Garbanzo’s menu is teeming with new flavors and tasty options, all of which can be customized to the guest’s liking. With vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, every palate can be satisfied without compromising on taste.

Simple tastes better.

Champion is proud to serve as Public Relations Agency of Record for Garbanzo.

GoVision

GoVision, L.P. is a full-service LED screen provider that specializes in state-of-the-art video solutions. GoVision has provided broadcast and production support for countless national events, including the 55th (Bush), 56th and 57th (Obama) Presidential Inaugurations, Major League Baseball and NBA All Star Games, NCAA Final Fours, the 2012 Ryder Cup and U.S. Open Championships, the 100th Anniversary Scouting Jamboree and the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Grand Re-opening. Read More

Grapevine Wine Tours

Looking for a fun and tasty way to spend an afternoon or evening in North Texas? The Grapevine Wine Tours offer daily lunch and dinner excursions featuring the seven award-winning wineries throughout Grapevine.

Each tour offers tastings at three of Texas’ most-acclaimed wineries, each with its own unique history and charm, with a delicious lunch or dinner served at one of the stops. Recently named the “Best Wine Tour in Texas,” the Grapevine Wine Tours are hosted by professional tour guides and include transportation to and from local hotels on one of three eye-catching tour buses. Read More

HIDE

At HIDE, the beauty is in the unseen. Traditional by nature but experimental in concept, HIDE’s cocktails are crafted with the utmost care and creativity. Located in the thriving Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, the sleek, modern space features a clean, minimalistic ambiance with floating liquor shelves and a hydroponic herb garden.

Owner Nick Backlund and Director of Beverage & Principal Bartender Scott Jenkins have developed innovative techniques using high-tech equipment, like centrifuges, to make truly unique libations. HIDE harnesses scientific processes that take ingredients and the resulting cocktails to their purest form. The menu features 30 signature drinks, plus upgraded classics and elevated bar food.

Seek and you shall find…at HIDE.

Hulk Hogan

Champion’s first celebrity client was, and arguably still is, one of the most recognizable men on the planet. Hulk Hogan transcends the sport of wrestling, finding success on the big screen (“Rocky 3”), television (“Hogan Knows Best”) and in countless other areas of popular culture. Champion placed the Hulkster in four spots as part of the ubiquitous 10-10-220 ad campaign of the early 2000s, alongside Mets star Mike Piazza, Steelers/FOX star Terry Bradshaw and Alf. We continue to book appearances — both domestically and overseas — and we’re always looking for the next major advertising campaign.

Jackson Family Reunion Concert

This was going to be the Big Kahuna. The show of all shows. For the first time ever, the entire Jackson family — Michael, Janet, Randy, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, Jackie, LaToya and Rebbie — were going to perform together live, on stage, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, on July 3, 2010. A twin show at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium would follow. These two global Pay-Per-View events would be the most anticipated concerts in music history. More than $100 million in PPV, DVD and merchandise sales were anticipated.

Champion was the official sponsorship and public agency for this amazing spectacle. Until the central character passed away suddenly on June 25, 2009.

We miss you, Michael.

Jimmy McNeil

Jimmy was one of the most daring and decorated freestyle motocross stars on the professional circuit, medaling regularly in all the top action sports competitions, including the X Games and the Dew Action Sports Tour. Jimmy headlined Read More

Kidd Kraddick, Kidd’s Kids and YEA Networks

YEA Networks creates and produces some of the most popular radio and online content in the American entertainment industry including Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, the most-listened-to contemporary morning show in America. The award-winning program is also featured on television’s Dish Nation, a fast-paced entertainment program airing weeknights nationwide. The Bert Show, the most recent addition to the syndicated lineup, is currently heard in more than 10 affiliate markets.

As YEA Networks’ public relations agency of record, Champion’s crisis management skills were recently put to the test following the tragic and unexpected death of the legendary Kidd Kraddick. We managed all media interaction in the days after his passing, through the extraordinary public “Tribute to Kidd” and the first-ever Concert for Kidd’s Kids sponsored by Raising Cane’s at Dallas’ House of Blues.

We are proud to continue building on Kidd’s legacy with the talented cast he left behind and his beloved Kidd’s Kids charity.

Legendary Restaurant Brands

Bennigan’s is back! The iconic casual dining chain has emerged from bankruptcy and is bringing back its Legendary Irish Read More

Lombardi Family Concepts

For 40 years, Lombardi Family Concepts has welcomed new guests and old friends from local neighborhoods and around the world to its European-style restaurants. From Italian trattorias to French bistros, the many different cuisines of the coastal Mediterranean serve as their daily inspiration. Lombardi’s current family-friendly concepts include Taverna, Penne Pomodoro, Toulouse and Bistro 31 — each considered among the best in class in the Dallas dining scene.

Main Event Entertainment

Founded in 1998, Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment is rapidly growing, with 30 restaurant and entertainment centers across the United States. Main Event features a unique “Eat. Bowl. Play” experience for groups to let their fun out together. Serving over 20 million guests annually, Main Event offers state of the art bowling, more than 100 virtual and interactive games, multi-level laser tag, chef-inspired dining and a high-energy, full-service bar, making it the perfect place for families, young adults and groups of all ages to Head for Fun.

Champion is proud to serve as PR and LSM Agency of Record for Main Event.

Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse

32Founded in 1999 by restaurateur Phil Romano, Nick & Sam’s has become one of Dallas’ most popular dining destinations. Its universal appeal is a result of exceptional prime steaks, chops and seafood paired with an extensive wine list of 450 selections and outstanding service.

Nick & Sam’s is the culmination of Mr. Romano’s extensive experience in concepting, designing and managing highly successful and original restaurant operations throughout the United States. An exceptional management and service staff has been assembled by Co-Owner Joseph Palladino to ensure optimum performance from the initial opening with the goal of maintaining the highest customer satisfaction.

Champion is proud to be the PR Agency of Record for this legendary Dallas steakhouse.

 

The Molly Ringwalds

Everything you ever loved about the ‘80s, packed into one legendary show hell-bent on taking you back in time. Twister Sister…Pee Wee Herman…The Karate Kid…Devo…and Adam Ant…together, on one stage!

The only thing missing is the DeLorean.

Inspired by the “Brat Pack” favorite and ‘80s superstar, The Molly Ringwalds have crossed the pond from their hometown of Sheffield, England, to showcase the timeless essence of the most radical generation, right down to the big hair, parachute pants and blue eye shadow. From Quiet Riot and Flock of Seagulls to the Pet Shop Boys, Prince and just about every other 80s staple you can imagine, “The Mollys” bring back the iconic hits that defined a decade.

Champion is proud to be the agency’s PR agency of record.