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””

BTS: Miller, Lewandowski on new UCM spot

4+ Last Friday, a brave and emotional new spot for the University of Chicago Medicine broke on regional TV. Crafted by independent, digitally driven, creative agency Schafer Condon Carter, the minute-long spot, directed by Sandro Miller, powerfully captures the raw emotions that patients and families feel when confronted with a life-threatening diagnosis. Titled ‘Not Fair,’ … Continue reading “BTS: Miller, Lewandowski on new UCM spot”

Miller Lite is bringing International Beer Day stateside

1+ It may not be easy to travel internationally to celebrate International Beer Day on Friday, so Miller Lite is celebrating stateside. On August 7th, consumers in 80+ cities named after countries can claim a free beer to make it Miller Time.  “We know that summer travel looks a little different this year, and for many … Continue reading “Miller Lite is bringing International Beer Day stateside”

The Mill teams up with EA SPORTS on ‘Feel Next Level’

1+ Creatively developed in partnership with EA SPORTS and produced entirely under COVID-19 restrictions. EA SPORTS has launched a new adrenaline fueled brand film in collaboration with The Mill. Explore the powerful feelings evoked by football — from the emotional charge of 60,000 fans singing your name, to those heart-pounding seconds at the penalty spot. … Continue reading “The Mill teams up with EA SPORTS on ‘Feel Next Level’”

DCASE announces ‘Millennium Park at Home’

1+ Millennium Park at Home begins Memorial Day weekend with House Music, Gospel Music and Blues Music concerts to launch the new online series of music, arts and recreation programming. Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced new virtual events for everyone missing Millennium Park’s renowned cultural programming. The new online … Continue reading “DCASE announces ‘Millennium Park at Home’”

UPS delivers 5 Millionth meal to rural students & families

2+  UPS announced the delivery of the five millionth meal through the Emergency Meals-to-You program, designed to deliver shelf-stable, nutritious meals to students in rural areas of the country. The program is a partnership between McLane Global, UPS, USDA, the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, and PepsiCo to deliver meals to students in rural … Continue reading “UPS delivers 5 Millionth meal to rural students & families”

Potbelly returns $10 million small business loan

2+ After succumbing to public pressure, Chicago-based sandwich chain Potbelly said Saturday that it will return its $10 million loan from the Paycheck Protection Program intended for small businesses. The $350 billion total allotment ran dry earlier this month, stirring outrage against large-cap public companies who received the assistance. The government allocated at least $243.4 … Continue reading “Potbelly returns $10 million small business loan”

The Mill has New Creative Leadership Team in Chicago

1+ The Mill announced today the promotion of several key creatives within its Chicago Studio.  In a restructure and bolstering of the studio’s creative offering, several new appointments have been made including the hire of Bradon Webb and the promotion of Adam Carroll to Creative Directors. They join the existing creative leadership team of Udesh … Continue reading “The Mill has New Creative Leadership Team in Chicago”

The Mill signs directors Ben Hansford & Rogier Schalken

2+ The Mill announced today it is bolstering its global directorial roster with two new signings; Ben Hansford and Rogier Schalken. The Mill’s Executive Director Steve Venning comments, ‘We’re constantly striving to find talent, the kind of people that can ideate and collaborate with our clients and genuinely bring something new and different to The … Continue reading “The Mill signs directors Ben Hansford & Rogier Schalken”

Joanna Miller joins The House of Representatives

5+ Detroit-based industry veteran Joanna Miller has joined The House of Representatives (THOR) as a Midwest Representative Associate. Miller brings more than a decade of advertising experience to THOR. She began her career in 2001 as a Junior Representative at Detroit-based boutique post house Function and audio shop Ozone Music. After signing with Yessian Music … Continue reading “Joanna Miller joins The House of Representatives”

The Mill, Avocado teach kids about sustainability

3+ Production company and sustainable mattress brand join forces to publish ‘The Little Blue Planet,’ a children’s book about the importance of sustainability Production studio The Mill and Avocado Green Mattress have partnered over a shared commitment to sustainability to develop a children’s book called The Little Blue Planet. With the aim of educating children … Continue reading “The Mill, Avocado teach kids about sustainability”

DDB brings back original social media – “Miller Time”

4+ So many of us (you know who you are) are more concerned with having thousands of followers than a few good friends. In an engaging new campaign from DDB, the creative agency for Miller Lite, has tapped into this thought and created a campaign that is both engaging, smart and funny as hell. “With … Continue reading “DDB brings back original social media – “Miller Time””

Chicago-made ‘Trained’ rolls into 33 million homes

4+ Yuri Rutman’s guerilla-filmed, psychoerotic short begins streaming tomorrow on ShortsTV Kiev-born, Chicago-raised, LA-based filmmaker Yuri Rutman endured 48 hours of the Windy City winter to make a film that becomes available for streaming in 33 million homes tomorrow. His 18-minute short, Trained, is a love story like no other. Offering a glimpse into the … Continue reading “Chicago-made ‘Trained’ rolls into 33 million homes”

The Mill Chicago welcomes new EP Jenny Lumpkin

6+ “Force to be reckoned with” brings industry expertise and relationship-building finesse to full-service production studio The Mill announced today that Jenny Lumpkin has joined their Chicago studio as Executive Producer. Lumpkin arrives at The Mill after spending the last seven years at Quriosity Productions, a Chicago-based production company. As Senior Producer, she developed Quriosity’s … Continue reading “The Mill Chicago welcomes new EP Jenny Lumpkin”

The Mill NY promotes new media creative talent

3+ The studio’s Experiential & Interactive team appoints Will Adams Creative Director and moves Sally Reynolds up to Associate Creative Director The Mill has announced the promotion of Will Adams and Sally Reynolds to Creative Director and Associate Creative Director. Throughout his career, Will Adams has blurred the line between code and design. With a … Continue reading “The Mill NY promotes new media creative talent”

New appointments at The Mill Chicago

1+ Chicago studio appoints Erica Hilbert as Managing Director and Tracey Khan as Head of Production The Mill’s Chicago Studio announced today that Erica Hilbert will be taking on the role of Managing Director and Tracey Khan will be stepping into the role of Head of Production. The two senior appointments will work closely to … Continue reading “New appointments at The Mill Chicago”

DDB, Miller Lite, Eric Andre play ‘The Cantroller’

2+ After you drink the beer inside, the Cantroller continues to operate your video games I’m suddenly reminded of the line Tim Robbins said in The Coen Brothers’ Hudsucker Proxy, “You know, for kids!” Okay, this “ludicrous” (DDB’s words in a press release, not ours) product innovation they’ve created for Miller Lite is definitely not … Continue reading “DDB, Miller Lite, Eric Andre play ‘The Cantroller’”

Millennium Park Summer Film Series 2019

5+ From “Black Panther” to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Chicago’s outdoor movie schedule offers something for everyone The 2019 Millennium Park outdoor movie schedule is diverse and awesome. Taking place every Tuesday night from June 4 through August 20, it opens with Black Panther, finishes on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and offers Moonlight, … Continue reading “Millennium Park Summer Film Series 2019”

MillerCoors & Energy BBDO sparkle with new drink

2+ The new line of 120-calorie sparkling cocktails from MillerCoors, began hitting shelves this week This week MillerCoors introduces a new sparkling cocktail beverage to market called “Cape Line”—a delicious full-flavored beverage that is low in calories and has zero artificial additives. The 120-calorie cocktails, which aim to appeal to consumers who seek bold flavors … Continue reading “MillerCoors & Energy BBDO sparkle with new drink”

2019 Millennium Park Summer Music Series

4+ Free live music smack dab in the middle of the greatest city on earth begins on June 13 The 2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting lineup of free outdoor concerts on eleven dates between June 13 and August 15 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. This year’s headliners … Continue reading “2019 Millennium Park Summer Music Series”