Method president kills rumors of closing shop here

RUMORS FLYING all over about the alleged closing here of visual effects Method Studios, &nb

DGA Midwest’s executive director Dan Moore to retire

AFTER 28 YEARS of heading the Directors Guild of America Midwest’s office, executive director Dan Moore will retire on April 30.  No replacement has been named as of ye

Comic Silverman amuses in new Orbit gum spot for US

COMIC SARAH SILVERMAN appears in a new Wrigley Orbit gum commercial from Energy BBDO that launches a new campaign that highlight’s Wrigley’s strategy to restore and grow the gum category by investing in its top

Burnett sweeps CAAA by winning half the 110 awards

 MIGHT AS WELL call the Chicago American Ad Awa

Awards reception to honor best in Chicago advertising

THE FORMER ADDY AWARDS, recently rebranded as the more businesslike Chicago American Advertising Awards, take place Thursday, March 13 at a reception honoring the b

Billy Zane to star in Lyric Opera’s “Sound of Music”

MULTITALENTED ACTOR BILLY ZANE will star as Captain von Trapp in Lyric Opera’s new production of The Sou

Adman adds a fine dining restaurant to his skill set

RPM ADVERTISING’S CEO STEVE PLATCOW has added restaurateur to his resume. He has

Fox TV’s “Empire” pilot adds two new cast members

NEW STAR IN TOWN will be Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson (“Person of Interest”) and Jussie Smollett (“On Our Own”) joining star Terrance Howard in Fox TV’s pilot, “Empire,” director Lee Daniels

Sting sings songs from his new musical at Steppenwolf benefit

STING’S NEW MUSICAL, “The Last Ship,” mounted for $14 million, will be sailing into Chicago for a month’s stay this summer en route to the world premiere on Broadway in the fall.

CCO Dan Fietsam will leave Energy BBDO at month’s end

DAN FIETSAM DEPARTS Energy BBDO as chief creative officer after 5 1/2 years at the end of February.  His reason for leaving is to pursue other more creative interests in the advertising business. 

“Upstarts” OKRP lands $50 million Big Lots! account

CALLING THEMSELVES “SCRAPPY UPSTARTS” the boutique agency O’Keefe, Reinhard & Paul (OKRP) okrp

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