Thursday, June 20, 2013

VISION Production Group Wins Top Awards from

the American Marketing Association 

Houston, Texas (June 20, 2013) – VISION Production Group received top honors at the American Marketing Association’s 27th annual Crystal Awards, being named the overall “Judges’ Favorite” out of 254 finalists and also winning “Best Advertising TV Campaign” for the “It’s Island Time” broadcast campaign produced for the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The “It’s Island Time” advertising campaign was designed to increase visitation to Galveston Island during the summer months while measurably increasing tourism dollars and brand awareness. The Galveston Convention and Visitors Bureau reported their best tourism season ever in 2012 after the campaign launch with island hotels generating more than $8.4 million in hotel occupancy tax revenue.

“Winning an AMA Crystal Award is a true honor because the award is based on results,” said Tracey Shappro, President and Executive Producer of VISION Production Group.  “To also win the “Judges' Favorite” award on top of that out of hundreds of terrific entries is icing on the cake.  VISION focuses on strategy in every production or live event we produce to achieve and exceed our clients’ goals.  We’re thrilled so many people like the “It’s Island Time” advertising campaign and the tremendous results it is having for our Galveston Island CVB client."

VISION was also nominated in two additional AMA Crystal Award categories including “Best Marketing Video” for the Houston Symphony’s “Endowment Challenge Video” and “Best Special Event” for Statoil’s “Offshore Technology Conference Extravaganza” held at BBVA Compass Stadium.  The Houston Symphony’s Endowment Challenge Video helped generate more than $9.2 million dollars for the Symphony’s endowment fundraising goal.  Statoil’s OTC Extravaganza earned more than 3,111,516 media impressions and helped the Norwegian based oil company increase their awareness level in North America from 75% to 84% just three months after the event.     

VISION Production Group is a Houston-based video and live event production company that specializes in strategic brand engagement, content creation and creative visual design. VISION's national client base includes Toyota, NRG Energy, Lexus, CBS Sports, Boston Celtics NBA, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Houston Texans NFL, Houston Dynamo MLS, PULSE, Baker Botts and the Houston Rockets NBA. For more information, visit

Monday, June 3, 2013

Tootsies Specialty Retail Store in Houston
Tootsies Specialty Retail Store


2601 Westheimer at Kirby
Houston, TX 77098
Tootsies is the go-to specialty retail store for a unique luxury shopping experience in Houston. Offering American and European designer collections, ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories, the 35,000-square-foot store is located in the heart of River Oaks, Houston’s oldest and most affluent residential neighborhood. Widely recognized as one of the country’s most elegant specialty retail stores, the staff is known for top-of-the-line service with an extremely loyal customer base that has returned to shop the designer collections time and again over the last 35 years.

The interior of Tootsies is sleek and modern with a dash of art deco evoking an ambiance of old Hollywood glamour. Its oversized fitting areas, private rooms, salons and a dining room make it a prime location for charity fundraisers, fashion shows and trunk shows by visiting designers from around the world.

Mickey Rosmarin, the founder and owner of Tootsies, has influenced the style of the most fashionable women for more than three decades. Mickey is also well known as a philanthropist, supporting many local and national charities.

Designer Collections include Alexander McQueen, Andrew Gn, Azzedine Alaia, Brunello Cuccinelli, Dior, Elie Saab, Etro, Giambattista Valli, Lela Rose, Michael Kors, Monique Lhuillier, Lanvin, Missoni, Naeem Khan, Oscar de la Renta, Rick Owens, Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Vera Wang, Victoria Beckham and Yigal Azrouel.

Tootsies is located at 2601 Westheimer at Kirby. Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday from Noon-5pm. For more information, visit or call 713-629-9990.