August 4 – Stan Richards and Jay Cockerell & Ward Olgreen

On the August 4th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Stan Richards  – Principal & Creative Director, The Richards Group and Jay Cockerell & Ward Olgreen – JC’s Burger House

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Stan Richards, Principal & Creative Director, The Richards Group

Stan Richards founded The Richards Group as a freelance practice after graduating from Pratt Institute in New York. Over the next 20 years, it became one of the nation’s premier creative resources. In 1976, it became a full-service advertising agency.

Stan’s work has received awards in virtually every major competition in the world. In 1976, Stan was chosen by the Dallas Society of Visual Communications as “the single individual who, over his career, has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of creative standards in the Southwestern United States.”

In 1981, 1983, and 1984, Stan was named by Adweek to the Southwest Creative All-Stars Hall of Fame. In 1986, Adweek named him Executive of the Year, and he was included in The Wall Street Journal’s “Giants of Our Time.” Adweek named the firm Agency of the Year in 1988, 1990, 1994 and 2002. In 1995, Stan was named an Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine.

In 1997, Graphis magazine named The Richards Group one of the 10 best agencies in the world, and the American Association of Advertising Agencies honored the firm with its A+ Award, given annually to America’s best agency. In 2007, Graphic Design USA named the firm one of America’s six most influential agencies.



Jay Cockerell & Ward Olgreen, JC’s Burger House