Tim Mattimore to lead Digitas as ECD

1+ Tim Mattimore has always been a creative leader. Now, Digitas, the connected marketing agency, has recognized that. The agency has announced that Mattimore joins the agency as executive creative director, Chicago, effective today. He will oversee Digitas Chicago’s creative portfolio, with clients including Whirlpool, Mondelez, Mizkan and Aldi, and help shape creative and strategic … Continue reading “Tim Mattimore to lead Digitas as ECD”

Digitas helps KitchenAid celebrate ‘makers’ and ‘marks’

6+ One of the US’ most relevant brands approaches its centennial year by reintroducing itself through the lens of the maker Benton Harbor, MI — 18 October Beginning today, KitchenAid celebrates the makers and the marks that define them in a new campaign showing how the brand’s products help bring form to the maker’s vision, … Continue reading “Digitas helps KitchenAid celebrate ‘makers’ and ‘marks’”

Digitas drops LBi & promotes Mike Frease to ECD

7+ It would seem that Digitas wants to stay in the news this week. So, we’ll help them with their goal. First, the Publicis Groupe marketing agency announced it would to drop LBi like a microphone from its name and return to the name Digitas. Since the merger between Digitas and LBi in 2013, the … Continue reading “Digitas drops LBi & promotes Mike Frease to ECD”

Digitas, Indianapolis Art, Box Office, SNL in the news

6+ DigitasLBI, AOR for Maytag, has produced a humorous new thirty second spot called Delivery that supports Maytag’s tagline, “What’s Inside Matters.” Directed by Martin Granger from Moxie Pictures, the spot follows the Maytag Man as he (and clones) stands in for a variety of appliances as they leave the factory and are delivered to … Continue reading “Digitas, Indianapolis Art, Box Office, SNL in the news”

Crain’s: DigitasLBI #1 Best Place to Work in Chicago

Interactive agency DigitasLBi has the honor of being named by Crain’s the #1 Best Place to work in Chicago, in the business publication’s 8th annual survey – the only ad agency on the list.

Crain’s says it sifted through 13,000-plus employee surveys that detailed everything from compensation to benefits to culture to arrive at the final list.

Some of DigitasLBi’s attractive features: A $5,500 annual fund for continuing education on whatever subject a person is interest in, recognition awards to given at the summer all-staff retreat and telecommuting and flextime.

Digitas’ Andrew Furth leads ‘indescribable’ local band

Chicago blues isn’t dead, but it’s aging while the contemporary music scene is exploding. The professional 20-somethings in this town don’t want a quiet bar with a dusty stage and a glass of whiskey. They want music they can shake to with a $2 PBR and a shot.

They want music that celebrates what makes them such a fast paced unstoppable force that, like the amazing and diverse Reels Green band, can’t be categorized.

eBay’s $20-$30mm digital, media business to Digitas

Digitas’ Chicago office has been given eBay’s estimated $20 to $30 million business, after the online retailer heard creative pitches from East and West Coast agencies last fall.

Digitas, a Publicis Groupe company, will handle only digital creative and media.   

After several rounds of presentations, a trio of finalists — Organic, Swirl and Digitas — competed in the finals, executives familiar with the matter said.

Weisman instrumental in Digitas’ “Team Sprint” win

Did someone mention turnaround?  Yes, for the first time in a very long time, there are substantial signs of a discernible, hope-engendering turnaround in the fortunes of Chicago’s beleaguered advertising industry.

Two very positive events  over the past seven days certainly suggest it might be a mistake to turn one’s back on the ad business here and leave it for dead, as we might have been tempted to do a couple of years ago.

Digitas’ new Team Sprint shop takes over from Euro

Today’s big shake-up in the Sprint ad agency roster will prompt plenty of fallout over the next several months.  But sources today confirmed one of the shops to be hit hard by the changes will be Euro RSCG/Chicago, which is losing all of its below-the-line Sprint business. The loss is a huge blow for the shop, which has worked on the business since 2002.

Leviathan adds to account & creative teams

1+ The principals of specialized creative agency Leviathan has announced the addition of Account Manager Meg Miller, Art Director Mackenzie Suben, and Designer Morgan Itterly. Prior to landing at Leviathan, Miller was a Digital Experience Project Manager at Gensler who specialized in integrating digital content into the architectural design process. Having earned her degree from the University … Continue reading “Leviathan adds to account & creative teams”

WGN America hires Ashleigh Banfield for Nightly News

1+ WGN America has hired longtime journalist Ashleigh Banfield for a new nightly news talk show. Banfield leaves Court TV where she hosted Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield. She had only been with Court TV for a year. Called Banfield, will air weeknights at 10 p.m. beginning March 1. The host will interview newsmakers, politicians and celebrities, and will … Continue reading “WGN America hires Ashleigh Banfield for Nightly News”

“Battle For Hope” goes Virtual tonight!

1+ Instead of the battle of the bands format of years past, this year, the Battle for Hope is going virtual, and will signal a call for unity. The Battle for Hope is a yearly ad industry live music competition and Off The Street Club benefit founded by iCrossing Global Chief Technology Officer Sujal Patel, Accenture Associate … Continue reading ““Battle For Hope” goes Virtual tonight!”

Bottle Rocket Media climbs up the Inc 5000 list

2+ For the second year in a row, Bottle Rocket Media made the Inc. Magazine Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Bottle Rocket Media (BRM), a Chicago based, full-service video production company, attributes its … Continue reading “Bottle Rocket Media climbs up the Inc 5000 list”

Chicago agencies nab 89 finalists in One Show

1+ FCB Chicago leads Chicago agencies with 31 The One Show 2020, finalists, including 28 on behalf of Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.  Working with FCBXLord+Thomas, both Chicago, the agency has 16 for the organization’s “Most Dangerous Street”, and 12 with Lord+Thomas and The Mill, both Chicago, for “The Gun Violence Handbook.” Ogilvy Chicago with 27 including work … Continue reading “Chicago agencies nab 89 finalists in One Show”

KitchenAid, Tan France hold virtual Mother’s Day Brunch

2+ Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful moms out there. Are you missing your traditional brunch due to restaurants being closed? Well, smile. Yesterday, Queer Eye’s Tan France held a Mother’s Day Get-Together on KitchenAid Instagram Live (@KitchenAidUSA) with with Emmy-award winning TV personality Maria Menounos and NYT Bestselling cookbook author Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked … Continue reading “KitchenAid, Tan France hold virtual Mother’s Day Brunch”