FCB CHICAGO’S NEW EVP/ECD is Susan Treacy, with more than 20 years of agency creative experience, who moved over from six years as Leo Burnett’s EVP/CD, where she oversaw a suite of P&G brands including the two-time Cannes-winning “Mean Stinks” platform for Secret Deodorant.
Along the way, she has amassed an impressive portfolio of category expertise and accolades from award shows such as Cannes, One Show, D&AD, Andys, Effies, Clios, Art Directors Club and more.
CCO Todd Tilford calls Treacy “an extremely intelligent, strategic, innovative creative, and her leadership style fits beautifully with our open source, collaborative, rapid-prototyping, fully integrated model.”
Aldo at FCB Chicago: Ten-year agency veteran John Kenny to chief strategy officer, from EVP/head of planning. The CSO position had been vacant since Jamie Shuttleworth moved to McGarryBowen a couple of years ago.
AN ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO SXSW in Austin, Texas next March is the prize a lucky raffle ticket holder will win from Lawyers for the Creative Arts’ drawing Tuesday, Oct. 20 during its Annual Benefit Luncheon at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Actually, two packages, each worth more than $4,000 are being raffled: Two platinum badges, the highest level and worth $1,745 each, for priority admission to all events and a double room for four nights stay at the Hyatt Place in downtown Austin. Tickets, $100 may be purchased here.
CHANGING TIMES: McGarryBowen was named JCPenney’s creative agency of record, succeeding Doner Detroit which had the account since October 2013 …
Editor Carl Schumacher joined Optimus after a stint as editor/partner at Conspiracy and eight years at Cutters, where his work included spots for the Cubs, White Sox, Miller Lite, State Farm, Disney and Indiana University …
Alyssa Fradin was elected SAG AFTRA national VP/Mid-Sized Locals for a second term at the union’s biennial convention in LA. She was one of the national union’s seven VPs.
SAG AFTRA IS HOSTING the new Chicago Creatives Cocktail Party Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard, 5-7 p.m. This is the monthly networking event that brings together members of seven visual media-related organizations.
For Studio 6 Chicago: EP was Lauren Shawe and Kelsey Moher edited; CRC’s Mark Ruff engineered audio, NOLO Digital graded color and CG Graphics the graphics.
ASB CELEBRATES ITS THIRD YEAR in Chicago with a Nov. 5 “ASB Big Wig Karaoke Blow Out” party – the wig part being literally wigs. “Yes, lots and lots of colorful acrylic wigs,” says Animated Storyboards’ managing director Paul Grajek, “and prizes for the best wig hair styles.”
The ASB staff came up with wigs as a way to spice up the evening and even invited two hair stylists to give guests complimentary hair styles for the first hour or so of the party, he says.
There’s also food, drinks and a karaoke contest with prizes. To RSVP, click here.
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