BTS of Cramer-Krasselt’s Porsche Super Bowl spot

Chicago-based agencies fared very well in this year’s Super Bowl. There was Highdive with our favorite spot in the Big Game – Jeep and the number five spot on USA Today’s Ad Meter for Rocket Mortgage with Jason Mamoa. If we had completed out Top Five List as a Top Ten, this Porsche spot titled … Continue reading “BTS of Cramer-Krasselt’s Porsche Super Bowl spot”

Cramer-Krasselt & Porsche cobble together a visceral spot

Well, this Reel Ad of the Week from Cramer-Krasselt made me smile. I was not aware of perhaps the coolest Italian cobbler this side of Geppetto, but Porsche USA and Cramer-Krasselt have now introduced me to the legendary artisan Ciccio Liberto. Who is Ciccio Liberto, you ask? (And why do we care?) Well, for over … Continue reading “Cramer-Krasselt & Porsche cobble together a visceral spot”

Director Adrian Yu joins m ss ng p eces

Today, bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces announced the addition of Adrian Yu to its directorial roster. Yu is a director, creative director, and new media artist who brings a multidisciplinary skillset to his projects. This marks his first commercial representation. Yu began his career interning at Sid Lee’s New York office while … Continue reading “Director Adrian Yu joins m ss ng p eces”

Storyteller Jonny Mass joins RadicalMedia

Jonny Mass is an exciting visual storyteller based in Los Angeles. And he has now joined RadicalMedia’s director roster He has risen quickly in the ranks of the most sought-after car directors in the industry and has branched out into directing highly cinematic films in and out of the advertising industry.   His BMW spot, starring … Continue reading “Storyteller Jonny Mass joins RadicalMedia”

REVERSE moves forward with Director Daniel Börjesson

New York-based commercial production company REVERSE has signed Swedish director Daniel Börjesson for U.S. representation. Börjesson is an accomplished commercial director who has shot campaigns for BMW, Volvo, Porsche, Mazda, and SAS, to name a few. With an eye for framing subtle and relatable moments of real people, a distinct emotion and edge illuminate across … Continue reading “REVERSE moves forward with Director Daniel Börjesson”

eightvfx teams with Minted Content for Cadillac ads

Apparently the director of two new Cadillac spots, Minted Content’s David Leitch, started out as a stunt performer. In fact, he was actually Brad Pitt’s stunt double five times. Besides being a good-looking guy, Leitch clearly knows stunts and it shows in this action-packed, heart-racing Reel Ad of the Week from Leo Burnett, Detroit. Both … Continue reading “eightvfx teams with Minted Content for Cadillac ads”

Colonie adds colorist Jennifer Gaida to team

The Colonie continues to grow its roster of talent and services with the addition of Colorist Jennifer Gaida to its team. The hiring of the creative and technically savvy talent marks the launch of the Chicago-based company’s new color grading division, rounding out the one-stop editing, design, and postproduction boutique’s full-roster of high-end services and … Continue reading “Colonie adds colorist Jennifer Gaida to team”

David&Goliath expands Kia creative team

LA-Based Agency Taps two ECDs and a GCD to lead Kia Motors business David&Goliath has announced the appointment of three senior creative hires to round out the Kia Motors team: Marc Schwarzberg, ECD, Head of Art/Design; Mark Koelfgen, ECD/Copywriter; and Frauke Tiemann, Group Creative Director. “With the launch of the new Stinger and having won … Continue reading “David&Goliath expands Kia creative team”

Advertising agencies are digging SUM1’s new digs

Shortly after Sum1 opened four years ago, the audio post and sound design boutique became known as an unofficial extension of the advertising agencies it served. Since moving into a customized studio at 180 N. Michigan Ave. earlier this year, that reputation is now just a few steps away from most of Chicago’s largest shops.

“No more hailing a ride, generating an expense report and producing a paper trail to get to and from our studios,” says producer / sound designer Shawn Ballman.