McDonald’s serves up K-Pop fans as KCON:TACT sponsor

2+ If you are a K-pop stan, McDonald’s has your back this KCON season as a premier sponsor of the world’s largest celebration of Korean culture and music. Starting today through October 25, fans can experience KCON:TACT season 2, virtually, from their living room (or location of choice). Fans can connect virtually with hit group, The … Continue reading “McDonald’s serves up K-Pop fans as KCON:TACT sponsor”

Mill Chicago helps Kraft fans send “noods”

2+ Today is National Noodle Day and who couldn’t use a “nood” you know? In the midst of navigating through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, families and friends are looking for ways to offer love and comfort from a safe distance. For some, that may be sending flowers or a thoughtful card, but for real comfort, … Continue reading “Mill Chicago helps Kraft fans send “noods””

Chris Franklin named AICP Post Awards Chair

3+ Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, announced that Chris Franklin, Owner/Editor at Big Sky Edit, will serve as the Chairperson of the 2020 AICP Post Awards. Franklin’s appointment marks the first time the association’s annual competition for excellence in the post production arts will adopt a chairperson structure for its judging panels and … Continue reading “Chris Franklin named AICP Post Awards Chair”

Rodgers, Mahomes talk agents in new State Farm work

1+ Football is back, thank god. As a Bears’ fan, I’m not thrilled that the Cheeseheads beat the them 10 – 3 last night during the NFL opener. But at least one Chicago team won last night and that would be DDB Chicago with their goofy new State Farm work that features rival QB’s Aaron … Continue reading “Rodgers, Mahomes talk agents in new State Farm work”

Wendy’s new chicken sandwiches are anything but basic

1+ Wendy’s AOR VMLY&R has launched a tasty new spot to launch the three new sandwiches appearing on the fast food restaurant’s menu. The new menu items include the BBQ Chicken Sandwich, the Avocado BLT Chicken Sandwich, and the S’awesome Bacon Chicken Sandwich. Hell to the yeah. The :30-second spot, directed by VMLY&R’s Dummy director … Continue reading “Wendy’s new chicken sandwiches are anything but basic”

Winners of the 2019 AICP Post Awards

0 Final Cut Editor Jim Helton wins Best in Show Company 3 Colorist Tom Poole takes two, Bob Carr joins Hall of Fame Editor Jim Helton of Final Cut won the Best in Show at Thursday night’s AICP Post Awards gala held in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. Helton took the honor … Continue reading “Winners of the 2019 AICP Post Awards”

Cinepocalypse unveils 2019 lineup

3+ The June 13-20 Music Box Theatre fest opens with the World Premiere of Glenn Danzig’s “Verotika” Cinepocalypse, Chicago’s premiere festival for electrifying and provocative genre cinema, returns to the Music Box Theatre June 13th for eight days of features, shorts, events and surprises, including eight fantastic break-out world premieres! We’re proud to announce our … Continue reading “Cinepocalypse unveils 2019 lineup”

Throwback Thursday: ‘Mr. 3000’ and more

2+ More stories from the keyboard of founder Ruth L. Ratny as she reports on the Bernie Mack film Mr. 3000 and more     CHICAGO – May, 2003 – WHEN THE WHITE SOX didn’t want to step up to the plate, Chicago lost a $30 million feature for this year. We heard Sox management … Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: ‘Mr. 3000’ and more”

AICP Post Awards announces 2019 shortlist

4+ Artists to be honored at 2019 show in Chicago’s Navy Pier on May 16th AICP today released the Shortlist for the 2019 AICP Post Awards, which will be presented on May 16 at Navy Pier in Chicago — tickets are now available. The competition, formerly the AICE Awards, honors excellence in a range of … Continue reading “AICP Post Awards announces 2019 shortlist”

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”

AICP sets new venue, agenda as it comes to Minneapolis

2+ New format includes a ‘happy hour’ for drinks and socializing, followed by a screening of the Next Awards (Minneapolis — 30 August 2018) The honorees of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial and the AICP Next Awards will be showcased in Minneapolis this year at a re-vamped screening and … Continue reading “AICP sets new venue, agenda as it comes to Minneapolis”

Cutters Studios welcomes editor Livio Sanchez

2+ Virtual reality storytelling pioneer and internationally-acclaimed editor Livio Sanchez joins Cutters Studios New York location   (New York — 20 July 2018) – Cutters Studios is very proud to announce the addition of internationally-acclaimed editor Livio Sanchez to its New York staff, effective immediately. The announcement was made by New York Executive Producer Elizabeth … Continue reading “Cutters Studios welcomes editor Livio Sanchez”

AICE Awards — 2018 winners

1+ Best in Show goes to Union Editorial’s Jim Haygood for Taco Bell’s Web of Fries, making him the show’s most-awarded winner. (Culver City — 10 May 2018) Editor Jim Haygood of Union Editorial won the Best in Show at tonight’s 2018 AICE Awards for excellence in the post production arts. Haygood was recognized for … Continue reading “AICE Awards — 2018 winners”

McD’s leaves Barkley, Goodman and Union “Speechless”

4+ Apparently McDonald’s has accomplished something even Shaq can’t – silencing Charles Barkley. All it took was introducing a new 100% fresh beef Quarter Pounder burger to quiet the outspoken and opinionated TNT broadcaster and former NBA legend, as well actors John Goodman and Gabrielle Union. The fast food giant claims that when one is … Continue reading “McD’s leaves Barkley, Goodman and Union “Speechless””

McD’s Golden Arches flip for International Women’s Day

9+ McDonald’s has a long-history of supporting women in the workplace, giving them the opportunity to grow and succeed. To take their support a step further, the fast-food giant has literally flipped their iconic logo in recognition of International Women’s Day. Yes, the “M” (arches), which is usually untouchable, has been turned into a “W.” … Continue reading “McD’s Golden Arches flip for International Women’s Day”

Credle, Favat & Cartwright in new AICP short

8+ Add acting to the illustrious resumes of FCB’s Global Chief Creative Officer Susan Credle, Deutsch North American Chief Creative Officer Pete Favat and 72andSunny’s Executive Creative Director Keith Cartwright. The three appear in director Brian Billow’s (of O Positive) new AICP short film created to generate excitement for this year’s touring awards show. In … Continue reading “Credle, Favat & Cartwright in new AICP short”

Fallon replaces Culligan man with Princess Bride

11+ “Hey, Culligan M—” Oops can’t say that anymore During the Golden Globes, Culligan and Fallon debuted the first national campaign in more than half-a-century for the Rosemont, IL-based brand. Culligan has been known across the country for the “Hey Culligan Man!” slogan for 59 years. But in 2018, the brand says it is looking … Continue reading “Fallon replaces Culligan man with Princess Bride”

“Stranger Things,” Energy BBDO, Rowley Samuel

6+ Netflix cancels ‘Stranger Things’ bar Pop-up pop-culture bars are all the rage. In New York and LA, Tim Burton fans can do dinner and a show at “Beetlehouse.” Los Angeles is also home to the Star Wars-themed “Villainy and Scum” Cantina. And since August, Chicago has boasted the aptly named, “The Upside Down,” a … Continue reading ““Stranger Things,” Energy BBDO, Rowley Samuel”