Glad Flex’n Seal bag breaks Guinness World Record

1+ Glad, in partnership with FCB, put the new Glad Flex’n Seal to the ultimate test by sealing various items inside. In the Guinness World Records database, one can easily discover manyrecords for the largest, tallest, or heaviest items including foods, sculptures and commercially available products. What one won’t find, however, is the “stretchiest resealable … Continue reading “Glad Flex’n Seal bag breaks Guinness World Record”

Glad & FCB launch a Kitchen Keynote with Angela Kinsey

3+ This afternoon, Angela Kinsey from The Office announces Glad ForceFlex Plus in a Kitchen Keynote that’s guaranteed to keep you entertained for 8 full minutes. Similar to Apple, Microsoft and other Silicon Valley Tech Titans, Glad has an innovation to be proud of. So, the brand decided to go big and launch its “greatest … Continue reading “Glad & FCB launch a Kitchen Keynote with Angela Kinsey”

Glad, FCB thank sanitation workers in new campaign

3+ Aside from Oscar the Grouch, who would have thought that one day, taking out the trash would be the best time of your day? Many people are now using this time as a new form of entertainment – even as an opportunity to dress up. So, as a brand that exists to keep people Glad  by … Continue reading “Glad, FCB thank sanitation workers in new campaign”

FCB, banana help Glad transform art into charity

5+ With help from FCB Chicago, Glad put a banana in a Flex’n Seal bag, taped it on a wall, and called it #ProtectedBanana to comfort the less fortunate. Shared in a December 12 Instagram post, the suspended yellow fruit is the centerpiece of a charity auction to generate funds for the Alameda County Community … Continue reading “FCB, banana help Glad transform art into charity”

FCB premieres exciting sequel to Glad ‘Torture Test’

2+ Unique thrills, high production values, and spy music make ‘Apartment Leap’ and ‘Ultimate Noses’ as cool as their titles suggest FCB combined humor and suspense to create a pair of unforgettable new Glad trash bag commercials. Staging unique thrills with high production values and slinky, fabulous spy music, Apartment Leap and Ultimate Noses show … Continue reading “FCB premieres exciting sequel to Glad ‘Torture Test’”

FCB’s latest for Glad fuses celebrity with trash bags

5+ Pop culture commentary on the faces of fictitious celebrities is a weird and brilliant triumph FCB helped Glad use pop culture to describe the quality of one of its products in a highly stylized new campaign titled, Anti-Leak. Promoting the company’s Advanced Protection kitchen bag, the campaign features a series of print ads in … Continue reading “FCB’s latest for Glad fuses celebrity with trash bags”

FCB goes undercover with a Glad trash bag

10+ FCB Chicago followed a Glad trash bag’s journey through the luggage-handling processes in airports across the country to make “Torture Tests,” a 90-second video that plays like an undercover exposé. After thunking onto conveyor belts, falling into puddles and plopping into aircrafts, the bag emerges intact, proving that Glad’s ForceFlex Plus Advanced Protection can … Continue reading “FCB goes undercover with a Glad trash bag”

Bank heist comedy feature opens door for Hossain to produce Bangladeshi TV series here next year

Farhad Hossain’s independent feature “Za Thake Kopale” (“The Fate”) could be his ticket to producing a 52-episode TV series here next year.

Hossain, who runs the production company Chicago Bioscope, is in talks with three TV stations in his native Bangladesh to broadcast “The Fate.”

If all goes as planned, some or all of the stations will finance Hossain’s family drama series “I Am Going to Win” for Bangladeshi broadcast.

“They’ve already approved the script and the cast,” Hossain said.

Social Justice Screenwriting Virtual Pitch Competition

0 The Chicago Film Office and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will host the Social Justice Screenwriting Pitch Competition, to be held online at Facebook Live facebook.com/ChicagoFilmOffice Saturday, November 7, at 3pm CST The Law offices of Hal “Corky” Kessler and the Chicago Film Office present the Chicago Social Justice Screenwriting Competition. This competition … Continue reading “Social Justice Screenwriting Virtual Pitch Competition”

Lightfoot appoints Juan Morado Jr. to MPEA Board

0 Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced the appointment of Juan Morado Jr. to the Board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA). The MPEA Board is comprised of nine members. Four members are appointed by the Governor of Illinois and four members are appointed by the Mayor of Chicago. The Chairman is selected by … Continue reading “Lightfoot appoints Juan Morado Jr. to MPEA Board”

Luke Sloma promoted to editor at Whitehouse Post

2+ Continuing their tradition of growing exceptional editorial talent, Whitehouse Post proudly promotes Luke Sloma to Editor A 2010 graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Sloma boarded a Megabus bound for Chicago and hasn’t looked back.  Over the past decade, Sloma cut his teeth at various Chicago post houses working his way from intern to vault and spent 2 … Continue reading “Luke Sloma promoted to editor at Whitehouse Post”

Lightfoot eases Phase Four Guidelines for businesses

0 Progress in the fight against COVID-19 will allow for expanded indoor capacity, extended operating hours and loosening of other restrictions for businesses beginning October 1st. Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) today announced that Chicago has made sufficient progress … Continue reading “Lightfoot eases Phase Four Guidelines for businesses”

FCB goes RVing with new campaign for new client

4+ Good news for FCB and Chicago advertising in general. Go RVing has selected the IPG agency as creative Agency of Record. More than 25 agencies participated in the competitive review process which was coordinated and managed by Pile+Company in partnership with the Go RVing staff and was completed remotely due to COVID-19.  Interpublic Group’s … Continue reading “FCB goes RVing with new campaign for new client”

Wachowski says ‘Matrix’ is transgender allegory

2+ Before COVID-19 shut down production last March, Chicago-born director Lana Wachowski was deep into filming the fourth, the first of a new trilogy, Matrix film for Warner Bros. Since then, the Keanu Reeves-Carrie Anne-Moss sci-fi pic has resumed production in Belgium. Sister Lilly, who identified as trans along with her sister after the films … Continue reading “Wachowski says ‘Matrix’ is transgender allegory”

Spaceship Town & Minimal join for Nice Lena & Friends

3+ Filmed entirely in isolation, in a bedroom, bathroom, and the alley, ‘Friends on a Shelf’ alleviates the loneliness and monotony of isolation. Chicago-based boutique production company Minimal produced a spot for a small independent craft and consignment shop in Evanston, Illinois called Nice Lena & Friends. Directing duo Spaceship Town helmed the ad, with one half … Continue reading “Spaceship Town & Minimal join for Nice Lena & Friends”

Nia DaCosta posts origin story for ‘Candyman’

2+ Director Nia DaCosta has taken to Twitter to share a new promo for her Candyman reboot. The horror film was originally scheduled to be released on June 12, but has been pushed to September 25. DaCosta has shared an original short film teaser detailing his origins. The twist – the short retells Candyman’s origin utilizing paper … Continue reading “Nia DaCosta posts origin story for ‘Candyman’”

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”

A CITY AT WAR: CHICAGO Chicagoland during WW II

1+ A CITY AT WAR: CHICAGO, narrated by legendary journalist Bill Kurtis, is a comprehensive telling of nearly everything that happened in Chicagoland during World War II.  This one-hour documentary won the 2018 Chicago International Television Festival Gold Plaque Award for best nonfiction program, and is currently airing on more than 130 public television stations … Continue reading “A CITY AT WAR: CHICAGO Chicagoland during WW II”

Watch the original Wassup! audition video

1+ Editor’s Note: To remind people to check in on friends and family during social distancing and self-quarantining, Budweiser re-visited its iconic 20-year-old ‘Wassup’ campaign. Using the original cast with re-recorded audio, the spot successfully led viewers to believe that the original cast was hollering at each other during quarantine. Taking the concept two steps … Continue reading “Watch the original Wassup! audition video”

Chicago Comedy Film Fest to go virtual this month

2+ We will still laugh. Just virtually. The Chicago Comedy Film Festival was scheduled to take place March 19th-22nd, 2020 at Columbia College Chicago. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and mandatory shut down of events and non essential business in the city of Chicago, CCFF has announced their plan to launch an online virtual … Continue reading “Chicago Comedy Film Fest to go virtual this month”