Ogilvy, Optimus want us to “Stand By Our Mail”

3+ The U.S. Postal service has gotten a lot of shit over the last few months from Planet Trump. The President criticized plans to fund the USPS in preparation for mail-in voting and said “if we don’t make a deal, that means they don’t get the money… That means they can’t have universal mail-in voting.”  … Continue reading “Ogilvy, Optimus want us to “Stand By Our Mail””

Ogilvy helps CDW launch ‘Modern Modernization Today’

4+ From Silicon Valley to business media to our culture at-large, talk of the latest trend or the next big thing often results in a lot of fluff and little substance. For people who work in information technology, the pressure to be “future-facing” can be especially intense. Tech solutions provider CDW understands the challenges their … Continue reading “Ogilvy helps CDW launch ‘Modern Modernization Today’”

Walgreens shifts business to Ogilvy and VMLY&R

1+ Grey NY to still handle B2B business, but consumer business to be divided between Ogilvy Chicago and VLMY&R Chicago Looks like Walgreens, the largest pharmacy chain in the U.S., is stocking up on WPP agencies. According to Adweek, Grey New York lost a vast majority of the account as the Deerfield, IL-based brand chose … Continue reading “Walgreens shifts business to Ogilvy and VMLY&R”

Ogilvy KO’s Cannes’ Industry Craft competition

3+ Wednesday’s Cannes Lions Awards Show turned out to be a great one for Ogilvy Chicago as the agency won the Grand Prix for their award-winning Kiwi Shoe Polish campaign for SC Johnson, USA. The story broke inThe Chicago Egotist. The new award is described as “focusing on the artistry, skill, talent and flair required … Continue reading “Ogilvy KO’s Cannes’ Industry Craft competition”

Ogilvy, Optimus, Mrs. Meyer’s show us flower power

3+ Can gardening grow a more compassionate generation? That’s the question that SC Johnson’s Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, a home cleaning and personal brand inspired by gardening, along with agency Ogilvy Chicago and production company Optimus ask us in this installment of Reel Ad of the Week.   The answer is a hopeful yes. According … Continue reading “Ogilvy, Optimus, Mrs. Meyer’s show us flower power”

Ogilvy & Mather scores 34 finalists for The One Show

3+ Kiwi Portraits Completed earns highest number of finalists among campaignsBBDO New York leads field of agencies with 68 finalistsUS leads among nations with 669   (New York — 16 April 16 2018) BBDO New York leads the world in finalists entries from a single agency office in the 45th annual One Show. The news … Continue reading “Ogilvy & Mather scores 34 finalists for The One Show”

CFA campaign by Ogilvy and Sarofsky goes global

8+ Design-driven creative production company Sarofsky (Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Captain America: Civil War, The After Party) was commissioned by Ogilvy Chicago and investment management company, CFA Institute to create an ambitious series of :15-second animated digital videos that broke on the brand’s YouTube Channel and in various other broadcast and online placements worldwide. … Continue reading “CFA campaign by Ogilvy and Sarofsky goes global”

Escape Pod, Ogilvy, Box Office, Foo Fighters in the news

10+ Escape Pod launches freelance recruitment app Go Shortlist Today, Escape Pod announced the creation of a free online platform connecting the industry’s top creative freelancers with top ad agencies. Created by Escape Pod’s interactive arm, Ora Interactive, “Go Shortlist” uses a proprietary algorithm combined with a personalized talent assessment to rank the top creative … Continue reading “Escape Pod, Ogilvy, Box Office, Foo Fighters in the news”

Ogilvy Chicago wins 17 Clios

6+ Monday, The Clio Awards, which were recently acquired by Evolution Media, announced their 2017 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. The 58-year-old awards celebrate high achievement in advertising and recognize the work, the agencies that push boundaries across advertising, sports, fashion, music, entertainment, and health care. As it did in the recent 2017 Cannes Show, … Continue reading “Ogilvy Chicago wins 17 Clios”

Dinklage, Ogilvy, FCB, Cisco, the Clios, DK in the news

Tyrion has traded his world of dragons, thrones and white walkers to enter the world of technology in a new spot for Cisco from Ogilvy, Chicago.

Featuring Peter Dinklage from “Game of Thrones,” which just wrapped Season 7 on HBO, the three-minute spot ponders some provocative questions. It introduces the world to Cisco’s new “interest-based networking” solutions. The campaign is titled “The Network. Intuitive.”

The solutions will help clients speed up digital operations and protect against future cyber attacks.

Ogilvy promotes sanctuary status with #ChicagoIsOne

On May 22, The City of Chicago, along with Ogilvy Chicago, fired back a moving response to President Trump’s threats to take away funding for sanctuary cities, Chicago being one of them.

The fundraising campaign and website called, #ChicagoIsOne, seeks to remind Chicagoans that the immigrant story is everyone’s story.


FCB Chicago names Ogilvy global ECD Taylor new CCO

Award-winning Liz Taylor moves from global executive creative director at Ogilvy & Mather Chicago to become FCB Chicago’s chief creative officer on Sept. 15, replacing Todd Tilford, who remains with the agency, and joins FCB global CCO Susan Credle at the top of the Interpublic-owned agency.

Taylor will partner with CEO/President Michael Fassnacht to lead the 750-person shop and work on such accounts as Fiat and Clorox, newly won this year, Radio Flyer, digital work for Humana and others. 

Ogilvy & Mather loses its Sears business after
43 years to Y&R, its WPP Group sister agency

After 43 years as Ogilvy & Mather/Chicago’s anchor and biggest account, Hoffman Estates-based Sears cut the tie and gave its $640 million business to Young & Rubicam, effective Oct. 1. Both agencies belong to the London-based WPP Group.

Back in 1963, Ogilvy opened an office here and imported top Manhattan creatives and executives to service Sears. Y&R began sharing Sears billings in 1993.

Y&R handled the “softer side of Sears,” while Ogilvy handled hard goods, Kenmore, Die Hard and Craftsman brands.

Cutters promotes David Rubin to editor

1+ High-end editorial boutique Cutters announces the promotion of David Rubin to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios President/Managing Director Craig Duncan and Managing Editor Grant Gustafson. Rubin landed an internship with Cutters immediately upon graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, leading to a position as Assistant Editor, mainly working for … Continue reading “Cutters promotes David Rubin to editor”

2020 in Review: Reel Chicago’s Biggest Stories

1+ What a year, huh? 2020, which felt like a decade, will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the worst years ever. And who will argue? Certainly not the staff at Reel Chicago. This year, COVID forced productions to shut down. Then start back up. Then shut back down. Then start back up. … Continue reading “2020 in Review: Reel Chicago’s Biggest Stories”

Chicago launches Snapchat Lens to encourage masks

1+ The City of Chicago today launched another engagement tool to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago and encourage mask wearing—a Snapchat lens. The social media platform is popular amongst Millennials and Gen Zers, a demographic that has seen a recent rise in case numbers in Chicago, and which the City believes is key … Continue reading “Chicago launches Snapchat Lens to encourage masks”

Brooke Foley & NFL 1st female coach launch Critter Fitter

3+ Brooke Foley, Creative Director & Founder of Jayne Agency and Dr. Jen Welter, the first female coach of the NFL, announce the launch of Critter Fitter, a social, emotional and physical wellness platform for kids ages 0-10, written in response to families having to shelter in place during the Coronavirus pandemic. The goal of … Continue reading “Brooke Foley & NFL 1st female coach launch Critter Fitter”