STORY celebrates the Bud Light beer man

3+ Even though there are no fans in the stands, baseball fans can still have Bud Light delivered to their seats, at home. While Major League Baseball fans won’t be going to the ballpark this year, Bud Light is bringing a bit of the ballpark to them. A new broadcast and social campaign, produced by … Continue reading “STORY celebrates the Bud Light beer man”

Beer Wars: Miller Lite goes medieval on Bud Light

4+ New creative from agency DDB and a lawsuit take the battle to a whole new level Marsellus Wallace would be proud. The #corntroversy between Bud Light and Miller Lite, which began on the Super Bowl, has now turned into a Super Brawl. MillerCoors has taken the brewing battle with Bud Light to the next … Continue reading “Beer Wars: Miller Lite goes medieval on Bud Light”

DDB missed chance to keep Bud Light before the ax fell

It has been said one can tell much about a man’s character from the way he handles defeat. If this is so — and we most assuredly believe it to be — then the image that DDB/Chicago executive creative director Mark Gross plastered in the upper left hand corner of his Facebook page speaks volumes.

Can DDB pull off miracle to save Bud Light business

It looks as if this busy summer of 2011 will be remembered as a time when some of the Chicago advertising industry’s most iconic client/agency relationships finally splintered and broke apart.

First came the collapse of the nearly 60-year marriage between DraftFCB and S.C. Johnson.

Though it has been threatening to happen for a couple of years, it also now appears that DDB/Chicago and Anheuser-Busch’s top-selling Bud Light could be headed for divorce court too. 

Snowman transforms into Beerman for Coors Light

0 In a holiday season when nothing feels typical, Coors Light is introducing a festive tradition just for grownups – because, let’s be honest, adults deserve to enjoy the holiday season, too. Meet Beerman, a perfectly imperfect drinking buddy designed to keep your beers cold and your spirits up. In fact, Beerman is the holiday … Continue reading “Snowman transforms into Beerman for Coors Light”

Mayor Lightfoot announces Artist-In-Residence Program

2+ Mayor Lightfoot, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) announced today the first ever Artist-In-Residence Program as part of the City’s INVEST South/West (ISW) community investment and revitalization initiative. The ISW Artist-in-Residence Program will leverage art and creativity as part of a broad and … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot announces Artist-In-Residence Program”

Lite versus Light: corn syrup dispute bubbles over

6+ Miller Lite is calling foul on Bud Light for claims about sweeteners mentioned in Super Bowl spots After jousting with Game of Thrones’ episode The Mountain in its Bud Knight Super Bowl ad, Bud Light now finds itself in a tussle with competitor Miller Lite. As part of its Super Bowl strategy, Bud Light … Continue reading “Lite versus Light: corn syrup dispute bubbles over”

Burnett again in awards spotlight, winning at AICP

THE AICP NEXT AWARDS held last night in New York as part of AICP Week, presented its 2015 Most Next honor to Leo Burnett’s Allstate’s “Social Savvy Burglar.”  As part of the award, the winner gets to donate a $5,000 grant from the AICP Foundation to an educational institution of its choosing.  The recipient was nonprofit Marwen, which offers offering free, arts-based youth development programs for underserved Chicago students in grade

Joone Studios offers space at budget rates

Chicago filmmakers Jayme Joyce, a writer/producer and Jessica Christopher, cofounder of makeup/effects company Cirque De Face FX, met last year at the Sundance Film Festival and found they had a common ambition and aesthetic.

“We shared of vision of building an indie-focused new media production company in Chicago that was both inspiring and affordable,” says writer/producer Joyce.

All this week at CIFF: Spotlight Illinois films

Locally-made features by Carl Seaton, Joe Swanberg and Tom Gustafson, a feature doc about an underground rocker, and 10 shorts shine in the Spotlight Illinois section of the 44th Chicago International Film Festival.

The 14 locally-made films screen on different days throughout the festival, now through Oct. 29, at AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois.

Executive producer Robert Townsend stars in “Of Boys and Men,” the third feature by Columbia alum Seaton (“One Week”), shot on a reported $650,000 budget.

Laguna Pictures to put Mindlight’s eighth
feature into worldwide distribution this summer

“Welcome to the Barrio,” the action/drama from producer David J. Miller’s Mindlight Films, is set for DVD release this summer by Laguna Pictures of Santa Clarita, Cal., followed by pay TV and cable and worldwide distribution.

“We chose Laguna because of its ties to distribution domestically and abroad, especially Mexico and Latin countries,” says co-producer Juan J. Frausto.