Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ad agency banks on creativity.(Business Outlook)

Byline: Lisa Abeyta For the Journal

* McKee Wallwork Henderson builds success on a three-legged company structure


Maybe you have seen the commercial. A little granny smiles sweetly as she asks her two granddaughters, "Who wants a cookie?"

A game of jump ball ensues, with the winner enjoying her cookies and milk. Her sister glumly stares into space. Granny, chuckling, tells the slower child she just didn't want the cookie badly enough.

The commercial was for the University of New Mexico women's basketball team and is one just one of many eye-catching, often humorous and offbeat commercials produced by one of New Mexico's fastest growing ad agencies, McKee Wallwork Henderson Advertising.

The company was recently in the Inc. 500 fastest growing company list, compiled by Inc. Magazine, and a finalist for the international OBIE award for outdoor advertising.

Other ads include the Coronado Center Dolls with the Barbie look-alikes, the Presbyterian Health Plan billboards about what makes you feel good, and Rowland Nurseries' TV ad depicting inept, water-wasting help at other stores. …

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