CCO Dan Fietsam will leave Energy BBDO at month’s end

Dan Fietsam

DAN FIETSAM DEPARTS Energy BBDO as chief creative officer after 5 1/2 years at the end of February.  His reason for leaving is to pursue other more creative interests in the advertising business. 

Under his leadership, said agency CEO Tonise Paul in a staff memo, “we drove award-winning work and got recognition from the creative community.  Most importantly, he brought in wonderful creative leaders.”

One of the important pieces of new business during his tenure was the Bud Light account the agency landed last June.

Prior to Energy BBDO, Fietsam was ECD at Publicis in the West, and held CD positions at DDB, Y&R and Leo Burnett.  Currently, he is also an adjunct faculty instructor at the U of C.

PROTEIN EDITORIAL SHUTTERED after six years in business.  Reason for the partnership dissolution, according to editor Clark Jackson was “a mutual decision to return to focusing on our core strengths.”

The three partners moved into excellent positions.  Jackson was snapped up as an editor/colorist for Bridges Media; Tim Jacobs landed at Optimus as sales director and Ted Lega opened his own   production company called Bow and Arrow. 

The partners had worked out of offices at 900 N. Franklin.

JOIN OUR REELCHICAGO YOUTUBE CHANNEL. It’s dedicated to displaying the best work our ad/film industry has to offer.

Reel Chicago’s YouTube channel will deliver all genres: short films, trailers, music videos, documentaries, and, of course, those great commercials that never got a chance to run. Length up to 8-minutes.

Coming from professionals, the quality automatically will be high and the concepts behind them amazing. Length is up to 8 minutes.

Forward your work via links or low res files to our RCYT director Dan Patton,dan@pattongroup.net. Include your name, company, title and Email address.

Patton says he’ll answer Email requests, take telephone calls (312/969-2600), whatever works to make sure we get the best from the best in the business.

EVENTFUL: Feb. 11 Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC) will hear Barbara Bennett, executive editor of online “Blogcritics,” talk about blogging as a must in marketing. At the Gratz Center, 126 E. Chestnut; 5:30 p.m. networking, program at 7 p.m.

Feb. 13 Columbia College’s Cinema Slapdown between Columbia College dignitaries: president Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim and Film/Video Department chair Bruce Sheridan after a screening of Sam Mendes “Skyfall.” Referee is Ron Falzone, associate prof and Talk Cinema host. At Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 7 p.m.

Feb. 18 The 2014 Annual AICP Show in Milwaukee, always a big draw, takes place at the Milwaukee Art Museum, starting at 5 p.m.; tickets $25 and a cash bar.

Feb. 22 SAG AFTRA Diversity Committee presets “Seize the Day: Brand and Market Yourself,” with actor/presenters Tony Castillo, Cedric Young, Craig Harris and Joe Wright, 8:30-2 p.m. at the Kauffher Center, 10 E. Ontario.

REEL WISCONSIN: Three film pros who worked for years in Hollywood will lead the all-day Boot Camp 2.0 for film production assistants Feb. 8 at North Coast Productions, in Green Bay. Nonprofit Film Wisconsin is the sponsor.

The all-day training seminar features producer Allan Hagan, who worked for major film studios and TV networks; Lisa Kerr, production services and Cyndee Sweetland, scenic design.

REEL MICHIGAN: New post studio Hudson Edit, located in downtown Detroit, brought in Spencer Hall as senior mixer for its new audio post room.  They recently associated with The Lodge, an LA/NY original music house, to offer additional music, mixing and sound design services to agency clients.

News is the name of the game and we want yours! Don’t spare the details when you send info to Ruth@reelchicago.com.

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