Burnett, McDonald’s keep lights on for delivery

1+ The striking new Leo Burnett campaign promotes McDonald’s McDelivery service through eye-catching OOH. Iconography has been a rising trend for well-known brands—tapping into the consumer’s strong with the brand’s typography and color. For the incredibly iconic McDonald’s, the power of the brand-free ad was demonstrated in last year’s “Iconic Stacks” campaign, where Leo Burnett … Continue reading “Burnett, McDonald’s keep lights on for delivery”

Burnett tapped as Red Nose Day partner

1+ Leo Burnett London has been appointed by Comic Relief as its creative partner for Red Nose Day 2022. The creative agency has been tasked with creating a 360 campaign that builds on the ‘Funny is Power’ brand platform launched to support 2021’s Red Nose Day. With a mission to drive positive change through the … Continue reading “Burnett tapped as Red Nose Day partner”

Timber has a busy summer with Burnett, Mazda

2+ Even with an ongoing pandemic, the visual effects & design team at Timber had a busy summer collaborating with Leo Burnett. Detroit and Garage Team Mazda. The effects house worked closely with agency creatives at Burnett on a recent Buick commercial, featuring Amazon’s Alexa. Unveiling the first-ever Buick Encore GX SUV with available Alexa … Continue reading “Timber has a busy summer with Burnett, Mazda”

Leo Burnett revives Elvis to launch new Fiat pick-up

1+ To launch the new Fiat Strada pick-up truck, Leo Burnett Tailor Made, Sao Paulo, Brazil, has brought back that hip-swiveling King of Rock and Roll – Elvis – in a new integrated campaign. The 2:00-minute spot follows Elvis as he takes the New Fiat Strada for a spin–complete with Elvis impersonators, several samurais and … Continue reading “Leo Burnett revives Elvis to launch new Fiat pick-up”

Burnett Israel tackles the problem of “The Last Dorito”

1+ Grocery deliveries are in high demand these days, often leading to extended waiting periods. This means conserving pantry items and patiently waiting your next batch of snacks can be a challenge. A fact that’s never more true than when you find yourself – “down to your last Dorito.” The lighthearted campaign, from Leo Burnett … Continue reading “Burnett Israel tackles the problem of “The Last Dorito””

Jordan Doucette departs Leo Burnett, returns to Canada

3+ Executive musical chairs in Chicago continues. Ad Age, which obtained an internal memo from Andrew Swinand, Leo Burnett North American CEO and chief executive of Publicis Communications Center, has reported that Leo Burnett Chicago Chief Creative Officer Jordan Doucette will be leaving the agency to head back home to Canada. “After much discussion and a lot of soul searching … Continue reading “Jordan Doucette departs Leo Burnett, returns to Canada”

Mike Davidson joins Burnett as Head of Production

1+ Beginning February 10, Mike Davidson will join Leo Burnett Chicago as executive vice president, head of integrated production. Most recently, Davidson was head of integrated production at Wieden+Kennedy Portland, where he worked on brands including Old Spice, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Nike, and helped produce music videos for rock bands Portugal. The Man and … Continue reading “Mike Davidson joins Burnett as Head of Production”

Leo Burnett Chicago names Adriano Matos EVP/ECD

2+ Leo Burnett Chicago today announced internationally awarded creative leader Adriano Matos has joined the agency as Executive Vice-President/Executive Creative Director. Matos, who was most recently Chief Creative Officer at Grey Brazil makes his return to the network after serving as a creative at Leo Burnett Tailor Made São Paulo from 2013 through 2015. Matos … Continue reading “Leo Burnett Chicago names Adriano Matos EVP/ECD”

Burnett’s Taylor, BBDO’s Filip among Gerety judges

1+ Global CCO at Leo Burnett and CCO at Publicis Communications North America, Liz Taylor and Energy BBDO’s SVP and ECD, Iona Filip, will represent Chicago as judges for the global Gerety Awards. The awards, now in its second year was founded by Epica Awards alumni Lucía Ongay and Joe Brooks. Lizette Williams, head of cultural engagement and … Continue reading “Burnett’s Taylor, BBDO’s Filip among Gerety judges”

Burnett, Framestore wield sword for Nintendo: Pokémon

3+ Nintendo has debuted a launch film for its highly anticipated new Switch game, Pokémon Sword and Shield. Working with Leo Burnett – Chicago and Framestore Pictures, service production company – LS Productions – took the high-profile VFX shoot to the Cotswolds. Directed by Murray Butler, the spot shows off Sword and Shield’s gameplay by manifesting the … Continue reading “Burnett, Framestore wield sword for Nintendo: Pokémon”

Emma Montgomery leaves Leo Burnett post

2+ Musical executive chairs continues in Chicago. Ad Age is reporting that Leo Burnett Chicago president and chief strategy officer, Emma Montgomery, has resigned from her post. She leaves approximately four months after U.S. Chief Creative Officer Britt Nolan departed for DDB North America. “We are so thankful for Emma’s leadership and contributions and wish … Continue reading “Emma Montgomery leaves Leo Burnett post”

Burnett Madrid honored with AICP Most Next Award

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Burnett Madrid honored with AICP Most Next Award”

Winter returns to Leo Burnett Group Detroit as CCO

2+ Today, congrats are in order for Bob Winter as he was named chief creative officer of Leo Burnett Group in Detroit, overseeing creative product across the General Motors portfolio. He will report to Andrew Swinand, chief executive officer, Leo Burnett Group North America and work in lockstep with Nick Law, Publicis Groupe chief creative … Continue reading “Winter returns to Leo Burnett Group Detroit as CCO”

Tim Conway, star of ‘Carol Burnett Show’ dies

1+ Tim Conway, co-star of the famed Carol Burnett Show and early TV comedy classic, McHale’s Navy has died due to an excess of fluid on his brain. He was 85. A native of Willoughby, Ohio, Tim Conway was born Thomas Daniel Conway in 1933. He attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, … Continue reading “Tim Conway, star of ‘Carol Burnett Show’ dies”

Ad Age names Burnett “Agency to Watch”

2+ Life is really ying and yang. One minute, we are mourning Leo Burnett laying off people after the Epsilon purchase and the next we are celebrating with them. Ad Age has named the high-profile Wacker Drive agency an, “Agency to Watch” on the 2019 A-List award rankings. The A-List pays tribute to what Ad … Continue reading “Ad Age names Burnett “Agency to Watch””

Burnett has layoffs ahead of Epsilon purchase

2+ And this is the flip, sobering side of a huge acquisition. Monday, Reel 360 reported that Publicis Groupe had acquired data marketing giant Epsilon for $4.4 billion. Now, like the Disney acquisition of Fox, layoffs have happened. According to an AgencySpy story by Patrick Coffee, Leo Burnett has had a round of layoffs. “Leo … Continue reading “Burnett has layoffs ahead of Epsilon purchase”

Burnett promotes Nolan, Montgomery to Co-Presidents

3+ Reporting to Andrew Swinand, Britt Nolan will oversee creative and production while Emma Montgomery focuses on growth and strategy Leo Burnett today announced the appointment of Britt Nolan, Chief Creative Officer and Emma Montgomery, Chief Strategy Officer, to Co-Presidents of the agency’s flagship office, effective immediately. Each maintains their roles as CCO and CSO, … Continue reading “Burnett promotes Nolan, Montgomery to Co-Presidents”

Burnett wins Samsung Visual Display creative

2+ The Chicago-based agency is tasked with global brand positioning, integrated communications strategy, and creative   Leo Burnett announced July 30 it has been appointed as the lead agency solution for Samsung’s global Visual Display business, following a competitive pitch. Starcom will provide media planning and buying expertise, given its role as Samsung’s global media … Continue reading “Burnett wins Samsung Visual Display creative”

Leo Burnett unveils 2018 Cannes Lions predictions

3+ Top 20 Cannes contenders demonstrate groundbreaking creativity in a year of great change Last week, Leo Burnett Worldwide published its 31st annual Cannes Predictions, forecasting the top 20 contenders ahead of the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the industry’s most prestigious global awards show. The festival will be held in Cannes, France, … Continue reading “Leo Burnett unveils 2018 Cannes Lions predictions”

Leo Burnett redefines the workplace

9+ Leo Burnett recently transformed the 21st floor of its Wacker Dr. building into one of coolest spaces in Chicago. Following a thoughtful restoration that features two cafes, lush greenery, and partner rooms for Facebook, Google, and Adobe, the former reception area is now a cozy multifunctional setting that accommodates collaboration as well as privacy. … Continue reading “Leo Burnett redefines the workplace”