Minority New York agency sues DDB over Army account

5+ Minority owned New York ad agency HERO Group (aka HERO Collective) filed suit against Omnicom-owned agency DDB in Illinois Northern District Court court this week, alleging DDB “exploited” HERO to win the U.S. Army contract and didn’t pay it for two years of work. Chicago-based Swanson, Martin & Bell and Beverly Hills-based Singh, Singh … Continue reading “Minority New York agency sues DDB over Army account”

Dog vs Snowman in Greenies campaign by adam&eveDDB

32+ A little boy puts the finishing touches on his snowman, before the dog playfully pulls its arm off in a moment of shock and deadpan comedy in this Greenies campaign. The resolution is giving the dog a Greenies Dental Treat, which is positioned as “something better for your dog to chew on.”  The video … Continue reading “Dog vs Snowman in Greenies campaign by adam&eveDDB”

Omnicom’s plan to reopen DDB and Energy BBDO

1+ As states begin to think about slowly reopening and relaxing social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the advertising industry, which has been hit hard, is starting to think about their own plan. Omnicom CEO John Wren sent a memo to employees yesterday outlining how Omnicom of which DDB, Agency 720, Energy BBDO, Critical Mass, … Continue reading “Omnicom’s plan to reopen DDB and Energy BBDO”

DDB Chi reportedly reduces staff by 30

3+ The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect ad agencies, causing reductions of staff, salary cuts and furloughs. DDB, Chicago is the latest agency forced to slightly restructure. The agency has reportedly laid off 30 people including global business director for Unilever, Mark Mulhern, and chief people officer, North America Britt Hayes.  Last week, our sister outlet … Continue reading “DDB Chi reportedly reduces staff by 30”

DDB Worldwide ranked Second Most Creative Agency

2+ The World Advertising Research Center (WARC) has released the results of its second annual Creative 100, ranking the most creative agencies, networks and campaigns in the world. For the second year in a row, DDB Worldwide was ranked the #2 most creative agency network in the world.  Two DDB agencies were ranked among the world’s … Continue reading “DDB Worldwide ranked Second Most Creative Agency”

DDB brings back original social media – “Miller Time”

4+ So many of us (you know who you are) are more concerned with having thousands of followers than a few good friends. In an engaging new campaign from DDB, the creative agency for Miller Lite, has tapped into this thought and created a campaign that is both engaging, smart and funny as hell. “With … Continue reading “DDB brings back original social media – “Miller Time””

BOO! DDB drops first Skittles Halloween spot in 5 years

2+ The Blair Witch would be proud. Or at least laugh her wrinkly, green ass off. Some of the best and most innovative advertising to come out of Chicago, and let’s be real – strangest, is the Skittles work from DDB Chicago. Whether it’s throwing a broadway halftime show with Michael C. Hall or screening … Continue reading “BOO! DDB drops first Skittles Halloween spot in 5 years”

UNLTD. to be absorbed by DDB?

2+ Less than a week after McDonald’s announced its new U.S. lead creative agency would be Wieden + Kennedy New York, it seems that the bespoke Omnicom shop, We Are Unlimited will be folded into DDB Chicago. AgencySpy, citing anonymous sources from Business Insider, reports that We Are Unlimited will retain its name, but operate … Continue reading “UNLTD. to be absorbed by DDB?”

Dreams come true in new Blue Moon campaign by DDB

5+ A light-hearted pair of spots do an excellent job of implying that beer makes everything better DDB explores a range of the possibilities that a drinker can dream in a colorful new campaign for Blue Moon titled, Once in a Blue Moon. The effort centers on a pair of light-hearted spots that re-imagine everyday … Continue reading “Dreams come true in new Blue Moon campaign by DDB”

DDB celebrates State Farm commitment to doing good

7+ Chicago agency helps insurance company get laughs with Heimlich maneuvering, crosswalk assisting, and whale saving in ‘On The Board’ DDB created a flurry of humorous scenes to help State Farm generate laughs and spread kindness through On The Board, a new commercial highlighting the power of collective good. Tracking a pair of zealous co-workers … Continue reading “DDB celebrates State Farm commitment to doing good”

Britt Nolan named DDB North America CCO

3+ Britt Nolan leaves Burnett to run DDB North America creative, as Ari Weiss is promoted to global CCO DDB Worldwide today announced that former Leo Burnett co-President and Chief Creative Officer, Britt Nolan, is moving to DDB Worldwide as the CCO of its North American network. Ari Weiss, who previously held the position has … Continue reading “Britt Nolan named DDB North America CCO”

DDB, Miller Lite, Eric Andre play ‘The Cantroller’

2+ After you drink the beer inside, the Cantroller continues to operate your video games I’m suddenly reminded of the line Tim Robbins said in The Coen Brothers’ Hudsucker Proxy, “You know, for kids!” Okay, this “ludicrous” (DDB’s words in a press release, not ours) product innovation they’ve created for Miller Lite is definitely not … Continue reading “DDB, Miller Lite, Eric Andre play ‘The Cantroller’”

Creative force Jon Flannery joins DDB Chicago

4+ Award-winning leader accepts challenge to help make marquee client Capital One “even more successful.” DDB Chicago today announced that Jon Flannery has been hired as EVP, Executive Creative Director. As a creative leader, Flannery has a reputation for architecting innovative work that both grows brands and garners creative recognition. In his new role, he … Continue reading “Creative force Jon Flannery joins DDB Chicago”

DDB helps State Farm get funny with celebs

2+ Ken Jeong and Terry Crews share their ‘Hidden Talents’ in a new campaign about life insurance State Farm’s Hidden Talents campaign — created by DDB and featuring actors Ken Jeong and Terry Crews — launched yesterday. The campaign is inspired by the fact that that State Farm is just as much an expert on … Continue reading “DDB helps State Farm get funny with celebs”

DDB’s new look is a celebration of the past

3+ “This visual identity perfectly captures our heritage and legacy … and positions us for the future.” DDB CEO Wendy Clark DDB Worldwide unveiled a new visual identity in a brief, compelling, and informative video released today. The one-minute, 42-second piece references the agency’s history and branding while flashing through a whirlwind of legendary campaigns … Continue reading “DDB’s new look is a celebration of the past”

DDB and Skittles Broadway bound for Super Bowl

2+ Chicago agency teams with colorful candy to create the first-ever commercial performed as a live Broadway musical Last year, DDB Chicago and Skittles made Super Bowl noise by making none at all. If you remember, the Mars candy brand created a humungous mysterious campaign around former Friends star David Schwimmer and showed it to … Continue reading “DDB and Skittles Broadway bound for Super Bowl”

Ten-Hut! DDB Chicago lands The Army as an account

4+ Contract rumored to be worth $4 billion over next ten years Look alive, maggots… err, Chicago. DDB Chicago has landed the lucrative United States Army as an account. According to Ad Age, the Chicago-based agency will spin off a new dedicated shop much like it did for McDonald’s with We Are Unlimited. Sources say, … Continue reading “Ten-Hut! DDB Chicago lands The Army as an account”

DDB adds Lyons and Russo for top US strategy roles

2+ Tricia Russo named Chief Strategy Officer at DDB Chicago Susie Lyons hired as Head of Strategy at DDB New York (Chicago — 20 September 2018) Omnicom Group’s DDB North America hired industry veterans Susie Lyons and Tricia Russo to top leadership roles. The move complements substantial growth, key new business wins, and creative accolades … Continue reading “DDB adds Lyons and Russo for top US strategy roles”

Capital One and DDB want you to go out and cash in

2+ Three new spots feature real families, real couples, and real friends doing exactly what the card rewards: having fun and making memories I feel like Doc Brown just threw me into his DeLorean and took me back in time. My time. DDB Chicago, never afraid to go old school in their music choices, takes … Continue reading “Capital One and DDB want you to go out and cash in”

Jason Witten surprises fans in Miller Lite spot by DDB

4+ New DDB Chicago video shows football legend Jason Witten trading in his jersey for a beer delivery uniform As a devout Philadelphia Eagles (“Iggles”) fan it really does pain me to write anything positive about THAT team in Dallas. But DDB Chicago has created a new video for client Miller Lite that tastes great. … Continue reading “Jason Witten surprises fans in Miller Lite spot by DDB”