He played a pivotal role in Chicago’s advertising resurgence in the 1980s when he helped open the office for Ogilvy. We cheered him then, now we mourn his loss. Former advertising exec Joel Raphaelson died of heart failure July 8th in New York City. He was 92. The announcement, which was broken by Ad Age, … Continue reading “Chicago’s original madman Joel Raphaelson has died”
Ogilvy took home three coveted Grand Prix prizes in the Social & Influencer, Direct, and Media categories on the second day of the 2021 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Ogilvy’s global network was awarded an additional 4 Gold, 5 Silver, and 10 Bronze Lions today. Ogilvy Pakistan took home the Media Grand Prix as well … Continue reading “Ogilvy wins 3 Grand Prix Honors on day 2 of Cannes Lions”
High-end editorial boutique Cutters announces the promotion of David Rubin to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios President/Managing Director Craig Duncan and Managing Editor Grant Gustafson. Rubin landed an internship with Cutters immediately upon graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, leading to a position as Assistant Editor, mainly working for Gustafson. … Continue reading “Cutters promotes David Rubin to editor”
The U.S. Postal service has gotten a lot of shit over the last few months from Planet Trump. The President criticized plans to fund the USPS in preparation for mail-in voting and said “if we don’t make a deal, that means they don’t get the money… That means they can’t have universal mail-in voting.” Trump … Continue reading “Ogilvy, Optimus want us to “Stand By Our Mail””
The City of Chicago today launched another engagement tool to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago and encourage mask wearing—a Snapchat lens. The social media platform is popular amongst Millennials and Gen Zers, a demographic that has seen a recent rise in case numbers in Chicago, and which the City believes is key to … Continue reading “Chicago launches Snapchat Lens to encourage masks”
On the heels of hiring Hart Rusen as its Chief Creative Officer earlier this year, SOCIALDEVIANT is bringing on board ad industry veteran Lisa Szkatulski as Senior Strategic Planner, effective immediately. “Since our founding nearly eight years ago, we have built a ‘maker’ culture. We are committed to creating brand-right and consumer-relevant content– in short, … Continue reading “SOCIALDEVIANT hires strategic planner Lisa Szkatulski”
Grey NY to still handle B2B business, but consumer business to be divided between Ogilvy Chicago and VLMY&R Chicago Looks like Walgreens, the largest pharmacy chain in the U.S., is stocking up on WPP agencies. According to Adweek, Grey New York lost a vast majority of the account as the Deerfield, IL-based brand chose the … Continue reading “Walgreens shifts business to Ogilvy and VMLY&R”
Outstanding work and the creative forces behind it come together during a fancy bash at the Cultural Center Chicago will play host to the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards on November 15th at the Chicago Cultural Center. The AICP Next Awards will be screened, and a stellar panel of industry luminaries from Chicago, will … Continue reading “2018 AICP Show Chicago November 15th”
Wednesday’s Cannes Lions Awards Show turned out to be a great one for Ogilvy Chicago as the agency won the Grand Prix for their award-winning Kiwi Shoe Polish campaign for SC Johnson, USA. The story broke inThe Chicago Egotist. The new award is described as “focusing on the artistry, skill, talent and flair required to … Continue reading “Ogilvy KO’s Cannes’ Industry Craft competition”
Created in partnership with Ogilvy, “31 bullets” identifies actions that Illinoisans can take to counter the negative effects of America’s gun problem In an effort to combat gun violence, the Chicago Sun-Times has launched a new campaign on May 1 called “31 bullets” which identifies 31 specific actions Illinoisans can take to address this … Continue reading “Sun-Times launches anti-gun violence initiative”
Can gardening grow a more compassionate generation? That’s the question that SC Johnson’s Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, a home cleaning and personal brand inspired by gardening, along with agency Ogilvy Chicago and production company Optimus ask us in this installment of Reel Ad of the Week. The answer is a hopeful yes. According to … Continue reading “Ogilvy, Optimus, Mrs. Meyer’s show us flower power”
Mobile technology’s impact on humanity comes to life in IBM Mobile’s thrilling interactive film, Outage created in partnership with Los Angeles-based Merman and directed by Brad Turner for Ogilvy New York. The director of Homeland, 24, and Designated Survivor, Turner applied his talent for high intensity narratives and passion for innovation in this one of … Continue reading “Merman’s Brad Turner helms IBM film ‘Outage’”
When Quriosity senior producer Jennifer Lumpkin attended her first AICP Show at the Cultural Center four years ago, she was “overwhelmed” and remembers thinking, “It was gorgeous and so inspiring.”
On Thursday, Nov. 17, she’ll be at the show as a co-producer.
Lumpkin, one of several volunteers who worked on the show, planned to shadow five-year executive producer Gayle McCormick this year and assume the lead role in 2017, when McCormick steps down to accommodate her growing responsibilities as executive producer at Ogilvy.
WPP HIRED LEYLA TOUMA DAILEY as chief creative officer presiding over two of its agencies, Cavalry and Y&R, who moved over from Leo Burnett, where she’d been SVP/CD since 2014.
Earlier, multi-award winning Dailey had been VP/CD at Arc World and had spent 10 years in various creative capacities at DigitasLBi. Brands she’s worked on over the years include Kellogg, Disney, Walgreen’s, KitchenAid, Coke, Philip Morris and MillerCoors.
The Chicago AAF Addys are taking heat from Adweek columnist Kat Gordon for mistaking 2016 for 1955 by having put together an all-male, all white jury to chose the winners for the upcoming, March 16 Awards Reception.
GREENHOUSE, Leo Burnett’s nimble, in-house digital studio is now an official agency offering, having been formed earlier “to meet the demand of content production across a brand’s digital channels.”
At Wednesday night’s 14th annual AICE Awards ceremonies in LA, Cutters and Optimus were voted the Best among US and Toronto editors and postproduction experts competing for the 32 winning slots.
ADMAN AND SCREENWRITER COLIN COSTELLO is starting the New Year in a big way. His new home base as of Jan. 8 will be Los Angeles, where he will continue to build on his successes as a comedy screenwriter over the past 10 years and use his advertising copywriting skills freelancing for an L.A. agency.
“I know there were false alarms about moving before, but this time I know it’s the right move for me. I was told earlier this year that I used to take risks and I didn’t anymore. Well here we go. I’m taking the mother of all risks for 2013.”
The big red notebook was missing. That was the first thing we noticed — how could we not? — when Draft FCB/Chicago chief creative officer Todd Tilford barreled into the office where we had just settled in to chat with him and DraftFCB co-leader and president Michael Fassnacht.
It took us a second to adjust to that stunning development because the big red book Tilford had in hand during our first meeting last fall was such a prominent detail about the way he presented himself at the time.
Cutters’ current expansion knows no bounds. Chicago’s biggest post company has just implemented its L.A. operation with two high-profile editors and a Chicago-transferred assistant editor and shortly will be seeking Asian business for its new Tokyo office.
To say 2011 whizzed by is an understatement. The year about to end was — everything considered — a pretty good year for the Chicago advertising industry. At least compared to the three or four years that came before it.
Fewer accounts — of major significance anyway — left town, though a couple of big ones changed their local addresses. Hello, Bud Light and S.C. Johnson! Management changes prompted a few surprises too, none perhaps more so than Mark Modesto, who popped up at Marc USA/Chicago.
So far so… well, so not according to plan. The race to find a new ad agency for the Illinois Lottery has just begun, and already so much has happened that wasn’t necessarily expected to happen.
But first the latest development. Tuesday morning, more than 12 hours after Illinois Lottery private manager (the first ever) Northstar Lottery Group was expected to name the four semifinalists for the Lottery ad account, the list finally was revealed.
And guess what?
Have you heard about Todd Tilford’s little red book? Well, truth be told, it’s not so little. But it is red.
According to Tilford, DraftFCB/Chicago’s new chief creative officer, it is where he is constantly writing down thoughts, ideas or whatever it is he wants to make sure he remembers. Sometimes, he told us, he even draws in the book.
We noticed it from a distance. Energy BBDO/Chicago CEO Tonise Paul had a little extra spring in her step as she approached her table Wednesday at the very clubby Shaw’s Crab House, where the maitre d is well aware of Paul’s preferred booth.
There is, of course, good reason for the ever-upbeat Paul to be even more peppy than usual these days. Her agency has been on something of a roll (as the saying goes) in recent months.
GIULIANI SPEAKS HERE. Yes, the former New York mayor and 9/11 hero Rudy Giuliani will be the keynote speaker for the Dec. 3 Off the Street Club’s annual holiday luncheon, thanks to host Ogilvy & Mather. Annual holiday luncheon will be at Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. For tickets, call 312/856-8312 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UP FOR TOURISM. Six Chicago agencies are semi-finalists for the DCEO’s $12 million tourism account. They are: J.