Who we are?

JUDY NICHOLS & ASSOCIATES, Public Relations, has been a vital, active force in Houston media communications for over twenty-five years. Prior to her arrival in Houston, the long time specialist in sales promotion, marketing and public relations, provided those services in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. A full service agency with a diverse clientele, both local and national, JUDY NICHOLS & ASSOCIATES relies heavily on a firm belief in the value of research. That is a major factor in the Nichols approach to promotion…learning everything possible about the client, his product, his market, his competitors and, of course, his goals. The nature of our work dictates that the agency assume total responsibility for communication and/or negotiation with the media. In that area, participation on the part of the client without prior consultation with the agency, might well prove to be counterproductive, hampering or even defeating the purpose of the project. To avoid such contingencies, all media releases prepared by the agency on behalf of the client are submitted to the client for approval, additions, deletions or changes before distribution to the media.

Types of Clients

The agency is responsive to the unique needs of a broad range of clients, is aware of the ever-changing pulse of the marketplace and is proficient in determining appropriate and creative means of achieving the clients’ marketing goals. JUDY NICHOLS & ASSOCIATES’ professional record in Houston reflects energy, expertise and versatility – all prerequisites for conducting effective public relations campaigns, whether social or commercial. Nichols is highly regarded for her numerous successes in directing major charity, civic and fund-raising events and maintains a close rapport with the city’s most active registry. For commercial clients, she has conceived and conducted sales promotions and marketing plans for retail operations, commercial real estate properties, an airline and a diamond jewelry manufacturer.   She has been responsible for “opening” some of Houston’s premier restaurants, hotels, retail ventures and, on a national level, an airline.

A Word About Marketing

At JUDY NICHOLS & ASSOCIATES, it comes before the first press release is prepared. Completing the necessary research helps pinpoint problems and identify opportunities. Utilizing the information developed through research, JN&A works closely with the client, defining specific objectives and determining the best strategies for achieving those objectives. Thus, whatever the nature of clients’ requirements – public relations, social or charity involvement or sales promotions, those needs will be best served by JN&A. A proposal submitted by JN&A is based on practical experience and research. Only then does tactical work begin. Though they function as professional services, public relations agencies, JUDY NICHOLS & ASSOCIATES included, are like individuals with definite personalities. Another reason for our exceptional reputation in our field is our policy of limiting the number of accounts we service simultaneously. This permits us to devote the time and individual attention our clients need, deserve and GET. Regardless of the scope of a project, large or small, each gets full attention. In order to accomplish this, it is vital that close communication between client and firm be maintained. Only the fully informed agency is prepared to deliver the desired results of maximum, accurate coverage.

Our credentials in marketing, past and current, include public relations and/or advertising guidance for:


Commercial List

  • 3525 Sage Condominiums
  • Art Alley (2 years)
  • Bayou on the Bend
  • Ghulam Bombaywala:
  • Chairman of the Board – Watermarc Food Management Co. (6 years)
  • Marco’s Restaurants
  • Gugenheim’s Restaurant
  • James Coney Island
  • The Original Pasta Company
  • Michelangelo’s Restaurant
  • Billy Blues Bar & Grill
  • Bubbles Hand Care Car Wash (9 years)
  • Calla Lily Florist (2 years)
  • Chancellor Broadcasting (Formerly SFX Broadcasting – Houston) (3 years)
  • SUNNY 99.1 (KODA)
  • “THE ARROW” 93.7
  • “THE PLANET” 102.9 FM
  • KQUE 1230 AM
  • Charles Jourdan Boutique (6 years)
  • Cleo’s 21 (3 years)
  • Houston Uptown Holiday Lighting
  • Carnan Properties
  • Virtuosi of Houston

  • C*R*E*A* (Commercial Real Estate Associates)
  • elan (3 years)
  • Ella Pryor Fashions (4 years)
  • Esther Wolf Fashions (8 years)
  • Everyones Internet – EV1 (4 years – company sold)
  • Excalibur Exhibits
  • Fame City & Fame City Waterworks
  • Fiamma Restaurant
  • Fireside Studios, Nashville, TN
  • Flying Colors (Mobile Auto Touch-up Service)
  • Gallery Auctions (5 years)
  • Greater Houston Restaurant Association (4 years)
  • The Great Caruso (2 years)
  • Great South Wrestling Association
  • Houston Ballet (6 Years)
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
  • HomeAmbiance
  • The Houston Racquet Club
  • International Foundation for Junior Golf
  • John Andrews, The Pet Salon (15 years)

  • Kaye Marvins Photography (4 years)
  • Dr. Clifford Kitten (Heart Surgeon)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Ross (Sports Medicine Podiatrist)
  • Dr. Neal Reisman (Plastic Surgeon/Attorney)
  • The Landry Group – Five Restaurants (2 years)
  • LIFECO Travel Services (3 years)
  • Rich Little – Impressionist
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy (4 years)
  • Magic Island
  • Mama Ninfa’s – The Original Mexican Restaurant (2 years)
  • Mama Rizzo’s Marinara Sauce & Pasta (Local and National – 2 years)
  • Martin S. Green Jewels (2 years)
  • Montesano Ristorante Italiano (13 years)
  • Mo’s. . . A Place for Steaks
  • NFT: Free Trade Business Network – international business-business website
  • Palm Restaurant (6 years)
  • Parvizian Oriental Rugs (5 years)
  • Peng’s Chinese Restaurant (4 years)
  • R & W Cattle Company (2 years)
  • Red Cat Jazz Cafe

  • Renata’s Restaurant & Piano Bar
  • Grossman-Anderson The Sanctuary Day Spa/Salon (4 years)
  • Scott Gertner’s SkyBar
  • Service America (2 years)
  • Skeeters Restaurants (6 years)
  • Spellbinders Variety Theatre
  • Spin Agency
  • Stickler Premium Ostriches
  • Tom Magliaro’s Hair Additions (16 years)
  • Texas Restaurant Association Southwest Foodservice Expo (2 years)
  • Texas Video & Post (4 years)
  • The Spectrum Retail Center
  • Tiras Handbags & Jewelry (4 years)
  • Tasca Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • Tours of Enchantment (3 years)
  • Ultrair (National Airline)
  • Ultra Travel – 17th Congress of the World Energy Council
  • Robert von Hagge – International Golf Course Architect
  • Wasabi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
  • The Wright Pawn & Jewelry Co. (3 years)

Charity Organizations

  • American Diabetes
  • The Answer Foundation
  • Arbor School (2 years)
  • Astros in Action Foundation
  • Astros Wives Black Ties & Baseball Caps Gala (23 years)
  • Azalea Classic – Charity Horse Show
  • The Cancer League

  • Challenger Center Benefit
  • Children’s Miracle Network Telethon (5 years)
  • Citizens for Animal Protection (21 years)
  • Delta Gamma Foundation (2 years)
  • Easter Seal Society (4 years)
  • Easter Seal Telethon (2 years)
  • Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Greg Norman Celebrity Golf Classic (2 years)
  • Houston Ballet (7 years)
  • Houston Children’s Charity (9 years)
  • Houston Grand Opera (“Porgy & Bess,” & “Hello Dolly!”)
  • Houston Junior Women’s Club (2 years)
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo “Ladies Go Texas” (26 years)
  • J.D.F. Celebrity Tennis Tournament (3 years)

  • NFIC National Foundation Ileitis & Colitis
  • Performing Arts League of North Houston
  • Pin Oak Charity Horse Show (2 years)
  • Spindle Top International (8 years)
  • St. Joseph Hospital Foundation (13 years)
  • Texas Liver Coalition
  • United Cerebral Palsy (5 years)
  • University Children’s Hospital at Hermann (5 years)


Below are a few samples of how we have collaborated with our clients.
Russian Art and Investment Gem Stone Auction

Russian Art and Investment Gem Stone Auction

Nutcracker Market

Houston Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Market



With JUDY NICHOLS & ASSOCIATES, a proven track record in marketing, public relations and promotion is assurance of expertise and the ability to develop and implement an eminently successful program for the discerning client.

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7500 San Felipe, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77063 

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