Monday 25 January 2021
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About Us

The idea for AdChat DFW came to me after numerous conversations with colleagues. I believed there was a need for a synergistic news and promotional platform for the robust agency, marketing, production and film communities in Dallas-Ft. Worth.  I mentioned the idea to Josh Hurst, managing director at Hurst Digital, and his quick response was, “Sounds great! I’ll help you do it!” Good for his word, he connected me with Marcus Lewis a stellar WordPress developer with Variety Studios. Marcus also liked the idea, and agreed to help me build I could not have launched with out them! Please know this entire endeavor is about providing a showcase for YOU and it requires fresh and relevant content. We hope you find newsworthy information here and also choose to become a regular contributor in your area of expertise.

Patty Harrison

Patty Harrison Editor-in-Chief

Patty’s roles have included television production engineer, (lots of button pushing), video editor (tap dancer), ad agency producer (juggler) and marketing director for a resort company, furniture company and two tech start-ups. She owned her own rep company for film production professionals (sixty calls a day, thank you very much!) that transitioned into an ad agency (like that was any easier?) Along the way she was lucky to work with amazing engineers, developers, animators, copywriters, composers, art directors, directors…you get the idea. She believes there is wonderful talent right here in DFW and wants to show it off to the city and the world.

Josh Hurst

Managing Director at Hurst Digital

He became an entrepreneur very shortly after graduating from The Art Institute of Dallas knowing, in his bones he was really good at all things digital. Starting Hurst Digital with Chris Centers, his fellow animator, he decided to build a digital studio that tailored only to advertising agencies because he learned early on that all size agencies have issues with scalability, especially in the areas of digital execution. Connecting creativity and technology, Hurst Digital specializes in white labeling video and animation production, end-to-end production for regional or national commercials, website development and design, plus social media content initiatives. Their work has won the hearts of clients and judges, earning 17 Telly Awards, 6 Remmy Awards, 2 Davey Awards, and 10 Aurora Awards for work with clients like Nike, PUMA, Omnicom Media Group, DDB Worldwide, American Heart Association, Texas Instruments, Showtime, and NASA. At the end of the day Josh just wants the clients to look good in a smart way. Contact Hurst Digital for your next production or animation project.

Marcus Lewis

Co-Founder at Variety Studios

Has always had a passion for visual arts. When he graduated from Monmouth University with a bachelors in graphic design he and his friend Randy Hadzor immediately co-founded their own company, Variety Studios. They have since been the go-to web developers/designers for multiple companies such as Hurst Digital, CNY Triathlon, Sheahan Communications, Tioga County, D Custom and countless smaller companies. They continuously assist these businesses in great web, graphics, branding and more. They’re amazing to work with and possess an incredible work ethic. When the idea for AdChat DFW was presented to Marcus, he was completely onboard. I don’t know how we could have launched this site without him. When Marcus is not helping companies he is out with his bike and camera being a pretend cyclist and hobby photographer. Please reach out to Marcus and Randy at Variety Studios for great design and website development.