Next Awards 11/5 to hear Allstate-Burnett panel discussion

AICP’s Next Awards come to Chicago, Thursday, Nov. 5, with the screening of the winners’ reel of advertising’s finest integrated-media work, and a highly distinguished panel discussing the Allstate Insurance campaign, one of Next Awards’ top winners, from Leo Burnett.

AICP’s national president, New York-based Matt Miller, will introduce Next Awards that were announced at AICP Week in New York last summer.  Winners also include the American Red Cross, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, CVS Health, Taco Bell and Samsung.

“This will be an exciting event,” says AICE Midwest chapter president Mark Androw. “This is the first year that we’ve had a panel for the Awards, and it’s such an illustrious one, that it will make an interesting and informative evening.”  

Panelists Pam Hollander, Allstate’s VP/Integrated Marketing Communications, Leo Burnett’s EVP/ECD Britt Nolan, EVP/ECD Charley Wickman, and SVP/group EP Veronica Puc will talk about Allstate’s winning “Social Savvy Burglar” integrated campaign that’s centered on accident prone “Mr. Mayhem,” played by actor Dean Williams.

The Next Awards event is being organized and hosted by AICP board member Lisa Masseur, EP/managing director at One at Optimus.

The Next Awards are being held at the AMC Theatre, 600 N. Michigan; happy hour, 6-7 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. screening and 8:30 p.m. panel discussion

Tickets are $30 in advance and may be purchased here. 

But wait – there’s more!  The annual AICP Show, the advertising community’s final and one of the biggest events of the year, takes place one week later, Thursday, Nov. 12.

Since the Cultural Center, the AICP Show’s longtime venue is undergoing renovations, the event will take place at the Morgan Manufacturing event space, 401 N. Morgan.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. screening of the AICP Show reel and the reception for an expected crowd of 1,200 runs until midnight.  Tickets are $175 in advance, $200 at the door. 

AICP board officers are president Mark Androw, STORY; VP, Tom Fletcher, equipment entrepreneur; treasurer, Wayne Kubacki, Essanay Studio & Lighting and treasurer, Sue Witham, Rare Medium Well Done, Detroit.