AICP Show expects to host 1,000 guests Thursday, Nov. 17

AICP SHOW UPDATE. One thousand adbiz folks will start the year’s end/holiday celebration season by attending the Thursday, Nov. 17 AICP Show at the Cultural Center.
“It’s going to be a great show!” says an enthusiastic Mark Androw of Story, the president of the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the New York-based national organization over which Androw once presided.

The show reel (formally called “The Art and Technique of the Commercial”) consists of 55 of the supremely best member commercials.  One of those 55 was a Chicago-originated Allstate/Leo Burnett “Mayhem” campaign, directed by Phil Morrison of bi-coastal Epoch Films. 

The show reel will screen twice in order to accommodate all those who come to see it (ahem). Cutters and Dictionary Films produced the 4-minute show opening, which features all the good sponsors who bring us this much-anticipated event.

Before the show officially starts at 6 p.m., the AICP Next Awards, honoring the best in marketing communications across all channels, runs from 4 to 5:45 p.m.

A panel discussion follows, with Susan Credle, Leo Burnett CCO, Don McNeill, Digital Kitchen president and Dana Locatell, EP/partner, Supply & Demand Integrated; AICP president Matt Miller is the moderator.

Psst!  We hear Mayor Emanuel and Gov. Quinn were invited but haven’t as yet sent their RSVPs.

DIGITAL AGENCY RAZORFISH a division of Publicis Groupe, hired veteran broadcast producer Patrick Berry to the new position of executive producer. He previously was COO and co-founder of Colossal Squid Industries, an agency he cofounded after holding the position of VP/director of emerging media at Leo Burnett. 

At Razorfish, Berry will manage the evolution of Razorfish’s content production offerings across digital and broadcast, and identifying partners (i.e., suppliers) to enhance those offerings.

He also serves on the board of the Society of Digital Agencies.

CUTTERS OPENED ITS DETROIT OFFICE last Thursday with 250-300 guests offering good wishes at its new digs at 13320 North End in the suburb of Oak Park, in a building that also houses RingSide Creative, a division of Cutters and DG systems. 

“It was a really great night for Detroit,” says Mary Connolly, Cutters EP/Detroit, noting an “awesome turnout” of agency clients and production companies, including those from Chicago.

Two Cutters editors – Mark Jepson from Chicago and Barnett Kiel from Santa Monica — are currently working on Detroit-based business out of Cutters’ handsomely designed four-suite office.

Jepson is editing an Alltel prepaid cell phone spot for Campbell/Ewald and Barnett is working on two projects: a Jeep spot for Global Hues and a spot for Simply Orange (juice) for W.B. Doner. 

ANYONE LOOKING FOR EQUIPMENT BARGAINS should check out Roscor’s mammoth everything-must-go liquidation sale of its entire rental inventory, from high-end cameras to filters. 

The inventory includes literally thousands of all makes and models of lenses, monitors, tripods, AV mixers, speakers, recorders, cameras, and more. Some of the former rental sales staff are handling the liquidation sales. 

It’s estimated the sale will continue through the end of the year.  Contact or call 847/299-8080.