0 Chicago Public Library announced that the upcoming group of celebrity readers for the popular “Live From the Library” program will celebrate the beginning of Major League Baseball. “Live From the Library” which features a combination of librarians, authors, celebrities, and notable Chicagoans, will highlight notable representatives of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox … Continue reading “Cubs and White Sox read for CPL ‘Live From the Library’”
0 Major League Baseball’s 32 owners have approved a strategy for players to return to summer’s official sport in early July. The plan calls for an 82-game season with teams playing their divisional rivals and other nearby teams to minimize travel during the coronavirus pandemic. Spring training could begin in early to mid-June, a person … Continue reading “82-game season for Cubs, Sox could start on July 4”
3+ This Saturday, the Marquee Sports Network will make its debut as exclusive television home of the Chicago Cubs by airing the team’s first Spring Training game against the Oakland Athletics in Mesa, Arizona. Formed by a partnership between the Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Marquee fills a position that opened up when the Cubs … Continue reading “Marquee Network signs exclusive Chicago Cubs deal”
5+ Well, this is dope. Just in time for opening day, 72andSunny New York and New Era Caps has launched “We Who Reign,” a new, multi-platform campaign that juxtaposes traditional kings and queens with today’s reigning cultural creators in their modern day “crowns” — the iconic New Era Authentic Collection 59FIFTY Fitted. And it’s a … Continue reading “Cubs’ Javier Baez reigns in New Era work”
10+ We are not that far from when pitchers and catchers will report to Sloan Stadium in Mesa, Arizona to begin Spring Training. And with Spring Training comes a new marketing campaign to sell our beloved Cubbies to fans. That responsibility will now fall on the shoulders of Lauren Fritts, whom the organization named the … Continue reading “Cubs name Lauren Fritts VP of Marketing”
3+ With the postseason here and the Cubs gearing up to #FlyTheW once more, it’s officially “W season” in Wrigleyville. And in a stroke of sports marketing genius, the Cubbies are converting Wrigleyville into a pop-up event right next to Wrigley stadium. ‘W’ville will feature free games, family-friendly entertainment, giveaways and opportunities to win 2017 … Continue reading “Cubs introduce W’ville”
After Red Bull’s “Batting Practice in the Streets” promotion on the Chicago River ended last week, Bridges Media executive producer Cannon Kinnard was only about halfway through with his part of the job.
“‘Batting Practice’ ended probably about one o’clock,” he says. “We sent the final, 90-second video to Red Bull around 10 p.m.”
The Chicago Cubs have been a remedy for happiness in actor/producer Ann Hagemann’s family since 1945.
That’s when her father began supporting the team as a young boy who wanted to momentarily forget that his family was poor, his father was dying of tuberculosis and, as World War II raged overseas, he lived in a country that did not appreciate his German heritage, especially near the farm where he grew up in downstate Illinois.
To help raise money for Off the Street Club at its Thursday, Dec. 1 annual Holiday Luncheon, one of the two big raffle prizes is Cubs tickets for four Wrigley Field dugout seats — or $10,000 in cash provided by an anonymous donor.
This year’s income goal is more than the $582,000 that the 2015 event yielded, to be raised exclusively through the luncheon at the Swissotel, 323 E. Upper Wacker Dr., starting with an 11 a.m. cocktail reception and luncheon at noon.
That long-awaited and exciting Chicago Cubs 10-8 World Series victory over the Cleveland Indians not only elated millions of Cubs fans, but it instilled confidence in one filmmaker that his Cubs’ film will be produced without having to wait decades to do so.
The filmmaker is Chicago writer / producer / director Anil Sunkara, a devoted Cubs fan for 23 years, who this week is attending the American Film Market (AMF) in Santa Monica, where he successfully found funding for his “Cubs & Goats” comedy sports feature.
A 30-SECOND CUBS SPOT, “Fly the W,” created by Chicago Cubs’ agency Schafer Carter Condon (SCC) featuring the narration of injured Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber, was designed to get fans excited about the Cubs’ National Division Series playoffs starting Oct. 7.
And it did it ever! — the spot was a hit waaaay out of the park, beyond anyone’s expectations, by garnering an amazing two million-plus views since it was posted on Facebook a scant two weeks ago.
The Chicago Cubs’ 2016 ad campaign, “Kids. They Grow Up Fast,” created by agency Schafer Condon Carter for the fourth season, was designed to help fans get to know the team’s rising young star players, in charming 30-second spots, billboards, social media, radio and out-of-home. The spots end with a repeat of 2015’s “Let’s Go” tagline.
Talks are ongoing between Comcast SportsNet Chicago (CSN) and WLS/7 to have Comcast produce the 25 Chicago Cubs games that ABC O&O WLS/7 has contracted to telecast for each of the next five years.
Comcast SportsNet, producer of the “5 Outs” documentary about the star-crossed 2003 Cubs that aired in October, has already won its first award. Co-producers Sarah Lauch, Ryan McGuffey and David Kaplan, will receive the Jerome Holtzman Award for contributions to Chicago baseball history.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s 90-minute doc, “5 Outs…” is an oral history of the star-crossed 2003 Cubs season, the 10th anniversary of the seventh and final game of the National League Championship Series against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field.
WGN-TV has nailed chats with all-time home-run king Henry Aaron and other Hall of Famers among some 70 completed interviews for a two-hour documentary on Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary to air next spring.
Cubs’ radio play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes turns to production when he’s not on the air this summer, as he begins editing material for “Baseball Voices”, the CD series that he produces honoring baseball announcers inducted into the broadcaster’s wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Longtime New York Yankees/”This Week in Baseball” voice Mel Allen is his likely next tribute subject, to be recorded in the off-season.