Ogilvy named Network of the Year at D&AD 2020

D&AD, the worldwide non-profit organization that celebrates excellence in design and advertising, has named Ogilvy Network of the Year in recognition of the outstanding work it has done for clients across disciplines. Additionally, DAVID Miami, one of Ogilvy’s specialty brand companies, captured the Agency of the Year honor.  This year 17 Ogilvy offices around the … Continue reading “Ogilvy named Network of the Year at D&AD 2020”

150 entries shortlisted after Stage One of D&AD judging

D&AD announces the Shortlisted Entries for categories across Impact, Side Hustle and Film Craft, as well as an official partnership with Adobe that will bring D&AD Awards 2020 and a selection of D&AD Festival keynotes to the creative community via Adobe Live from June onwards.  The Shortlist follows the organization’s recent announcement to continue their … Continue reading “150 entries shortlisted after Stage One of D&AD judging”

Burnett Madrid honored with AICP Most Next Award

Congrats to Leo Burnett Worldwide. The agency was honored with the AICP Next Awards highest designation, “the Most Next Award,” for Leo Burnett’ Madrid’s “The Time We Have Left.” The Most Next Award is the equivalent to Best in Show for the AICP Next Awards, selected from among the winners of each category and announced … Continue reading “Burnett Madrid honored with AICP Most Next Award”

Mill+ adds Daniel Ryan to its directorial roster

Chicago-based pro recently completed two fully immersive films for a large-format, ten-screen video installation at 900 N. Michigan Mill+ is thrilled to welcome Daniel Ryan to its global directorial roster. Having been in the industry for over a decade, Daniel Ryan is a well-established director in the Chicago market. In the last couple of years, … Continue reading “Mill+ adds Daniel Ryan to its directorial roster”

DDB Canada names Brent Choi as new CEO & CCO

Today, Wendy Clark, president and CEO, DDB Worldwide announced a new executive appointment for DDB Canada: 20+ year industry veteran, Brent Choi is being named as the agency’s CEO and CCO. This reflects a leadership restructuring that introduces a new dual role at the company’s helm, after current president and COO, Lance Saunders decided to … Continue reading “DDB Canada names Brent Choi as new CEO & CCO”

Laughlin names Lisa Bennett as new Chief Creative Officer

Former Chicagoan Lisa Bennett is getting a homecoming of sorts. Laughlin Constable announced Monday that it had hired Lisa Bennett as its Chief Creative Officer. Bennett arrives at LC from newly independent TM Advertising in Dallas where she has spent the past three years as Chief Creative Officer. Prior to joining TM, she was North … Continue reading “Laughlin names Lisa Bennett as new Chief Creative Officer”

Leo appoints Chris Bergen EVP/Business Director

Chris Bergen was today named Executive Vice President, Business Director at Leo Burnett Chicago. Bergen joins the agency from We Are Unlimited, where he oversaw business leadership, new product launches and communications for the McDonald’s brand. He starts in his new position immediately and will report to Denny Grant, Head of Business Leadership, Leo Burnett … Continue reading “Leo appoints Chris Bergen EVP/Business Director”

DDB adds Lyons and Russo for top US strategy roles

Tricia Russo named Chief Strategy Officer at DDB Chicago Susie Lyons hired as Head of Strategy at DDB New York Omnicom Group’s DDB North America hired industry veterans Susie Lyons and Tricia Russo to top leadership roles. The move complements substantial growth, key new business wins, and creative accolades for the agency’s U.S. offices. Russo, … Continue reading “DDB adds Lyons and Russo for top US strategy roles”

Swirl mcgarrybowen names Wente Chief Creative Officer

Ned Crowley, U.S. Chief Creative Officer of global award-winning creative agency mcgarrybowen, announced yesterday that Mike Wente has been named Chief Creative Officer, Swirl mcgarrybowen. In his new role, Wente will lead creative teams focused on delivering breakthrough brand experiences in a digitally connected age for clients including Intel, Clorox, Microsoft, Dole, Juniper, Conduent, CA … Continue reading “Swirl mcgarrybowen names Wente Chief Creative Officer”

McCann recognized as most-innovative agency by Adweek

Wins the top Gravity Award and most honors at Adweek’s Project Isaac Awards   McCann has been recognized as the most innovative agency at Adweek’s 2018 Project Isaac Awards, receiving both the most awards in total and the best-in-show Gravity Award for National Geographic’s “Astronaut Reality Helmet.” This is the second time in three years … Continue reading “McCann recognized as most-innovative agency by Adweek”

We Are Unlimited is among most awarded agencies in Chicago

Congrats are in order for Chicago’s We Are Unlimited. After opening 18 months ago, the Omnicom agency is among the most awarded creative agencies in Chicago. We Are Unlimited has placed at every major award show and has been recognized for creating some of the best work in the industry. The agency has received more … Continue reading “We Are Unlimited is among most awarded agencies in Chicago”

BBDO named “Network Of The Year” for record 7th time at Cannes

Completes BBDO Network of the Year Sweep Across Major Industry Creative Competitions: ADC, Cannes, D&AD and One Show. At the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, BBDO Worldwide was named Network of the Year. It’s the second year in a row and seventh time in the history of this network award that BBDO has … Continue reading “BBDO named “Network Of The Year” for record 7th time at Cannes”

Atlanta’s Creative Circus wins Reel Ad of the Week

Going to London ain’t cheap. It is especially expensive if you happen to be a college students. That’s what the talented group at Creative Circus is currently facing. Winners of the D&AD New Blood Award, the group celebrated, then realized how expensive it would be to fly to London and collect the award. All of … Continue reading “Atlanta’s Creative Circus wins Reel Ad of the Week”

Battery takes ‘Boutique of the Year’ at ThinkLA Awards

On Thursday June 7, independent ad agency Battery took home top honors as “Boutique Agency of the Year” at the ThinkLA IDEA Awards Gala. ThinkLA is a non-profit association founded in 2006 to promote Los Angeles as a network of creativity and innovation in media, marketing and advertising. The award comes on the heels of … Continue reading “Battery takes ‘Boutique of the Year’ at ThinkLA Awards”

Saturday AM, Phenomenon, MOR, MelodyGun, Adolescent

Saturday Morning brings on new partner Saturday Morning, the fantastic initiative launched in the summer of 2016 by black creative leaders Keith Cartwright, Geoff Edwards, Jayanta Jenkins and Jimmy Smith is expanding its team with the arrival of new partner lead Deja Cox. “As we grow, we will continue to add talented and dedicated leaders … Continue reading “Saturday AM, Phenomenon, MOR, MelodyGun, Adolescent”

Leo B promotes Kieran Ots to EVP / ECD

A twenty-year vet of Leo B’s Sydney office, Ots will oversee the creative direction for Samsung, one of the agencies “marquee international clients,” according to a press release issued today. With experience gained from servicing the account as Digital Creative Director in Australia, Ots offers key global knowledge of the business to help ensure success … Continue reading “Leo B promotes Kieran Ots to EVP / ECD”

New faces at Doner LA and Wonderful

Doner LA beefs up McDonald’s team Doner LA announced four senior hires following the recent consolidation of McDonald’s retail and local marketing, where Doner was assigned nearly 1,000 local partners to help bring big-agency strategic and creative firepower down to the co-op and franchisee level. Andrew Lamar joins Doner as a Multicultural Strategist, working across … Continue reading “New faces at Doner LA and Wonderful”

Cutters, The Mill, The After Party in the news

Cutters Detroit promotes Grosjean Executive Producer Mary Connolly and Managing Director Kurt Kulas announced last week that Cutters Studios Detroit office has promoted Justin Grosjean to editor. Grosjean first joined the company four years ago as an intern. However, he was already in the global spotlight for creative production. In 2012, Justin and his twin … Continue reading “Cutters, The Mill, The After Party in the news”


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