Two big November advertising events

A SURFEIT OF ADVERTISING RICHES comes to Chicago in late November in the form of two hours worth of the world’s best commercials from two famous New York international competitions.

The winners reels from the 2008 AICP and One Show will screen here a scant five days apart at two diverse veues. And both are well worth taking in.

The Nov. 20 AICP Show in Chicago is a trendy, dressy affair at the History Museum with $150 tickets for the show and reception — a highlight of what’s been a drab advertising year.

The Nov. 25 One Show is a no-frills, no charge screening at Columbia College, the One Show’s Chicago sponsor for several years. Read details in Screenings & Events.

Side dish: Foundation Content will design the opening credits for the 2008 AICP awards show.

IT’S OFFICIAL: Quaker’s new agency is Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco as the new agency, further impacting the fate of Element 79. <

SPLIT PILLOW, which moved into its first public space at 4001 N. Ravenswood, is taking proposals for the fourth and fifth volumes of its “Chicago360” documentary series. Phone 773/857-7727.

THE RADIO HALL OF FAME “S induction of controversial conservative broadcaster Dr. James Dobson of “Focus on the Family” stays, regardless of protests to the contrary by gay and other anti-bigotry groups.

“Radio is an industry predicated on free speech — Dr. Dobson and Howard Stern, who were nominated in the same category don’t see the world in the same way,” said Bruce DuMont, in defense of the nominating committee’s choice.

Dobson and seven others broadcasters will be inducted at a ceremony Nov. 8 at the Renaissance Hotel.

OFTEN OVERLOOKED CORPORATE MEDIA corporate media gets its day in the sun with INTERCOM, the non-theatrical section of CIFF. For the third consecutive year (an achievement by itself) INTERCOM awarded a Certificate of Merit to the National Roofing Contractors Assn.

The video about the caught-inbetween hazards in the roofing industry, funded by an OSHA grant, was produced and directed by Peter Greenbaum, NRCA’s education and training media director.