Hush promotes Kristen DiCamillo to partner

1+ Following the additions of Michael Burkin as Director of Growth and Karl Stewart as Talent and People Manager, experience design firm HUSH marks an exciting milestone with the promotion of Executive Producer Kristen DiCamillo to Partner — joining Founding Partners David Schwarz and Erik Karasyk. As the first new partner since the launch of the company nearly fifteen years ago, … Continue reading “Hush promotes Kristen DiCamillo to partner”

Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond

2+ On Thursday December 10, 2020, The Walt Disney Company hosted their webcast for Their Investor Day. Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, and Bob Iger, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, led the virtual event, which included presentations from leaders of the company’s content and distribution teams, along with financial … Continue reading “Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond”

Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

2+ Happy Hanukkah! And we are just around the corner from Christmas and Kwanza, so it’s that time of the year to offer up the Reel 360 / Reel Chicago Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier, we’ve compiled an extensive list – and believe … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide”

Disney and Marvel announce early Xmas for fans

2+ Merry Xmas and Happy Hanukkah… early. On Thursday December 10, 2020 Disney hosted their Investor Day Webcast and Reel 360 was there to hear about all the amazing projects they have in the works across their multiple platforms. Marvel Studios Shared their plans for the expansion and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing … Continue reading “Disney and Marvel announce early Xmas for fans”

Havas names Claire Telling as Chief People Officer

1+ With an ambition to build the best, most modern recruiting capability in the industry, Havas Creative North America has appointed Claire Telling, former CEO of global executive search firm Grace Blue North America, as Chief People Officer (CPO), a new position within the network. Telling brings 23 years of experience helping leaders of some … Continue reading “Havas names Claire Telling as Chief People Officer”

Pernod Ricard and Absolut push #VoteResponsibly

0 Vote first. Drink second. That makes sense to the Reel 360 team. This week, Absolut, Pernod Ricard’s flagship premium vodka brand, is launching a non-partisan, integrated campaign that delivers an impactful and unexpected message – ‘Vote First, Drink Second.’ Created by BBH, Absolut’s first TV commercial in three years will debut on Tuesday, September … Continue reading “Pernod Ricard and Absolut push #VoteResponsibly”

The Den Editorial is going back to Cali

2+ The headline admittedly almost works. But the Reel 360 team had to try. Los Angeles-based The Den Editorial has announced they are adding talented editor Katie Cali to their roster. She brings her extensive creative experience to the growing team at The Den. Cali is known for drawing out the raw emotion of any … Continue reading “The Den Editorial is going back to Cali”

Avengers become mentors in new campaign

1+ The key to success is to smash from the heart. At least when you are fighting off supervillains. So says “Professor Hulk” in one of three short teaser films from leading-edge video game developers Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix to promote the new Marvel’s Avengers game. The companies have assembled an all-star team, led … Continue reading “Avengers become mentors in new campaign”

Cartwright adds three industry vets to new agency

1+ Just weeks after officially launching, Cartwright has announced that it has hired three leading industry veterans to build out its senior level team. John Graham is joining the agency as head of strategy from 72andSunny, Andrew Loevenguth is joining as head of integrated production from Anomaly, and Marie Massat is joining as head of … Continue reading “Cartwright adds three industry vets to new agency”

Octavia Spencer calls for authentic casting of disabled

1+ Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (Shape of Water, Hidden Figures, Ma, The Help) today joined the Ruderman Family Foundation in calling on the entertainment industry to increase the casting of people with disabilities, including in on-screen roles that portray characters with disabilities. Appearing in a newly released public service announcement, Spencer recounts Hollywood’s long history of … Continue reading “Octavia Spencer calls for authentic casting of disabled”

Publicis goes through round of layoffs and furloughs

2+ During April, over 36,400* advertising professionals were laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Now Publicis Groupe agencies, which includes Digitas and Publicis Sapient, have joined those other shops by reducing staff numbers and cost cutting. Last week, Publicis Groupe agency BBH reduced its staff by 20%. Digitas confirmed to AgencySpy that … Continue reading “Publicis goes through round of layoffs and furloughs”

Battery brings in creatives from 72andSunny, Sid Lee

2+ Nearing one year since its acquisition by global communications company Havas, Battery Annex, a marketing, advertising and design agency founded to create advertising that’s as sought after as entertainment, today announced four senior hires as part of its recent growth. Three creative directors—Michelle Nam and Drea Schneider, both from 72andSunny, and Joe Sgro, formerly of RPA and DDB … Continue reading “Battery brings in creatives from 72andSunny, Sid Lee”

One Club announces jury for Young Ones Student Awards

2+ Ogilvy Creative Director Kate Desmarais, Leo Burnett VP, Strategy Director Stephanie Dials and Accenture Designer Dahye Ok will represent Chicago on the The One Club for Creativity jury for its global 2020 Young Ones Student Awards, which identifies the best young creative talent at colleges around the world in a variety of creative disciplines. The gender-balanced … Continue reading “One Club announces jury for Young Ones Student Awards”

Laura Fegley joins OKRP as CCO

4+ Chicago hot shop, O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul is adding a new level to its creative leadership with the hire of Laura Fegley in the role of Chief Creative Officer. The move comes following seven years of exponential growth at OKRP and the desire by agency founders to bring in a creative leader with big … Continue reading “Laura Fegley joins OKRP as CCO”

Aussie stars in spotlight at Australians in Film Awards

1+ Last night, The Australian film industry turned out in style for the 8th Annual AiF Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner tonight at Intercontinental Century City. The annual star-studded Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner celebrates the achievements of Australian entertainment professionals and supports the foundation’s mission to usher Australian filmmakers into the international market. In … Continue reading “Aussie stars in spotlight at Australians in Film Awards”

Brace yourself for Apple Law

2+ “the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with a brand I’ve admired my whole life was too good to ignore.” That’s part of an email that went out to Publicis Groupe from CCO and president of communications, Nick Law, who confirmed that he is leaving the network for a new position at Apple. … Continue reading “Brace yourself for Apple Law”

AICP announces Community Award and Shortlists

5+ Wieden + Kennedy, Apple and MJZ lead Shortlist nominations. Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, today announced the first-ever “Community Award,” to be presented during AICP Week in June. The Community Award is an unfiltered way to give the entire industry the ability to voice its opinion on the favorite spot of the … Continue reading “AICP announces Community Award and Shortlists”

Honor Society signs director Julian Pugsley

2+ Bi-coastal production company Honor Society has signed director Julian Pugsley for U.S. commercial representation. Julian’s directorial aesthetic has been cultivated for over a decade with work for Kmart, Mercedes, Amazon, World of Tanks, Postbank, Migros, and many others. He has also shot award-winning work with agencies worldwide including Adam & Eve DDB, BBH, BBDO, … Continue reading “Honor Society signs director Julian Pugsley”

Playstation Classic is back! Playstation Classic is back!

2+ I do have a lot of love for Playstation. I remember when my daughters and I bought that With its 32-bit, polygon graphics and classic. My favorite game was a game that had an amazing story and graphics, but didn’t really get too popular. Ah how I miss you, ‘Primal.’ My daughters each had … Continue reading “Playstation Classic is back! Playstation Classic is back!”