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Royall Commits to Rice University

2016-06-22 Randall in UniformWe are (so) proud to announce that Randall Royall, son to Executive Vice President Ro Royall, has verbally committed to Rice University!

This has special meaning to us as Randall’s Great Uncle (Roy Royall), brother to our founder, Bob Royall (1928-2015) played RB/DB for the Owls in 1934-1936.

Randall is a senior at Stratford High School graduating in 2017 and is a Middle Linebacker for the Spartans.  Check out his game highlights here.

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Passing of a Pioneer

2015-11-30 Bob Announcement3It is with great sadness that we share that Robert “Bob” Royall, founder and president emeritus of BEB-Business Extension Bureau, passed away at age 87 on Thursday, November 26, 2015.

“The entire BEB family is deeply saddened by the loss of a pioneer in direct mail marketing,” said Ron Royall, his son and CEO. “Dad’s vision and passion for his business and staff were unwavering over the 66 years Business Extension Bureau has been operating. His legacy will BOB RON AND RO 2012-12live on, even as we mourn.”
Bob was hired by San Francisco-based BEB in 1952 to run the sales department in Houston. He was 23 years old and fresh out of business school at the University of North Texas. In 1959, he bought the business with partner James Tardy.
As majority stockholder, Bob served as chief executive officer of Business Extension Bureau, and most recently, its president emeritus.
As the company continued to grow and evolve, two of Bob’s three sons, Ron Royall and Ro Royall, assumed leadership roles in the organization.   Ron is now president and CEO and Ro serves as executive vice president.
Bob in front of beb logoBob was also one of the founders of MASA-SW (the leading industry trade association known as Epicomm-SW today), serving on the board of directors and as president in 1972.
Bob was also active with the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast, the Houston Rotary Club and many other industry and community outreach organizations. He also received the prestigious Helsley Award for Lifetime Achievement within the direct marketing industry in 2001.
Always passionate about his love for the industry, we often referred to BEB as Bob’s fourth son.BOB AND ANN Bob continued to come to the office every day after assuming the role of president emeritus in 2004 and remained actively involved in the expansion of products and services.
Bob’s legacy will shine on and contribute to the continued growth of Business Extension Bureau in the future. The entire organization mourns the loss of this great leader and wonderful human being.

Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann; sons Rob, Ron, and Ro; daughter-in-law Sharon Royall and four grandchildren.

Visitation is from Noon-2:00pm to be followed by burial on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at  George Lewis Funeral Home located at 1010 Bering Drive, Houston, TX 77057.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Berachah Church 2815 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to R.B. Thieme, Jr. Bible Ministries and/or the American Heart Association.

Obituary and Service Informaion


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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Diane Bandemer

Diane Bandemer at BEBJoin us in welcoming Diane Bandemer to our BEB Team. Diane is a business development manager specializing in multi-channel marketing for Houston and national markets. With 20-years of industry experience under her belt, Diane has managed data processing and client service departments as well as lead successful inside sales teams. She earned her Associate degree in Accounting from Alvin Community College and previously worked for Omnicom Group/Tabs Direct, Fiserv, and Seebridge Media. She is well versed in social media marketing and data analytics. Check out her profile on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook and connect!

Ron Royall Wins Prestigious Helsley Family Award

Our President & CEO, Ron Royall was awarded the Helsley Family Award by the Association of Ron Royall Helsley Award AMSP-SWMarketing Service Providers-Southwest Chapter in April. This prestigious award originated over 40 years ago and recognizes individuals for demonstrating a long history of significant and outstanding achievement in the mailing service industry. The award can only be won once and the recipient is selected by the previous members. The award has extra special meaning to us as our Founder, and Ron’s father, Bob Royall earned this distinguished honor in 2001. We are proud of our heritage within the marketing production industry and so very proud of Ron for earning this exclusive award.

BEB Takes Highest Honor

2014-05-01 HERMES PLATINUMWe are very excited to announce that Business Extension Bureau has earned the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) highest industry honor, The Platinum Hermes Award for our quarterly newsletter, The Bureau.

This year’s competition was fierce, with over 5,500 entrants from all over the world vying for top honors. We are thrilled to receive the recognition, especially from the traditional media category and for a direct mail marketing piece.

BEB Named All Star by Constant Contact

The All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc honors e-mail marketing results. In 2013, 2013-03 Constant Contact All Star AwardBEB-Business Extension Bureau ranked among the top 10% of the Constant Contact® global customer base and achieved consistently high open rates (greater than 25%), click through rates and low bounce rates. Consideration also included companies with a high level of engagement with e-mail campaigns and/or events and significant social sharing features connected to those campaigns.