Liz Taylor named Ogilvy Global Chief Creative Officer

Well, this is even bigger news than last week’s headline of Liz Taylor leaving her position as Global Chief Creative Officer at Leo Burnett – Ogilvy has named Taylor as its next Global Chief Creative Officer. Liz, who will be the first woman to hold the company’s top creative role, is returning to Ogilvy at … Continue reading “Liz Taylor named Ogilvy Global Chief Creative Officer”

Chaka Sobhani to replace Liz Taylor as Burnett Global CCO

Who needs morning coffee when there is caffeinated news like this? Uber-talented Leo Burnett Worldwide Global Chief Creative Officer Liz Taylor is reportedly leaving the the shop. The agency has announced it is elevating Chaka Sobhani, its U.K. creative chief, to the role. She will report to Andrew Swinand, Chief Executive Officer of Leo Burnett … Continue reading “Chaka Sobhani to replace Liz Taylor as Burnett Global CCO”

Marjorie Taylor Greene: Chris Berman reacts

Just as you can be sure the sun will rise every morning, you can also rest assured that at least once a week, first-time Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene will utter something stupid. Or something incendiary. Or something racist. Or something stupid, incendiary and racist all at once. This time though, Greene did change … Continue reading “Marjorie Taylor Greene: Chris Berman reacts”

Liz Laine Reps joins forces with Art&Graft

Liz Laine Reps, Inc has announced the addition of UK based animation studio, Art&Graft, to their roster for stateside representation. Owner of LLR, Liz Shaw and her west coast counterpart, Katie Ward Gerard are set to find opportunities and grow connections for Art&Graft within commercial, brand direct, film, broadcast and beyond. “What really drew us … Continue reading “Liz Laine Reps joins forces with Art&Graft”

Her Move: Anya Taylor-Joy on Queen’s Gambit success

At just 24 years old, Anya Taylor-Joy is already a force to be reckoned with. Fresh off her starring role in the popular Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, the fantastic actress won both a Golden Globe and SAG (Screen Actors Guild) for her outstanding role. The Argentine-British actress and model is riveting in the 1950s miniseries, … Continue reading “Her Move: Anya Taylor-Joy on Queen’s Gambit success”

Kelsey Taylor joins production boutique Eleanor

Eleanor, the diverse production boutique that shines a light on its creative talent as it champions their work, their vision and their ideals, has a new focus of attention: Director Kelsey Taylor, whose heartwarming spot for PayPal was hailed as one of the pandemic holiday’s best commercials by Ad Age, has joined its roster for commercial … Continue reading “Kelsey Taylor joins production boutique Eleanor”

Anya Taylor-Joy to play Furiosa in Mad Max sequel

Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Furiosa is getting a make-over. Like a whole new person makeover.  Acclaimed director George Miller has confirmed that he is planning a Furiosa-centric prequel that will focus on a younger Furiosa before she became the one-armed warrior for Immortan Joe’s Imperator. Deadline reports that the talented Anya Taylor-Joy (The New Mutants, … Continue reading “Anya Taylor-Joy to play Furiosa in Mad Max sequel”

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X leading the pack of nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards. Eight, six and six respectively. The nominations were live-streamed and read on CBS This Morning. Bebe Rexha, returning host Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, and Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey … Continue reading “Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms”

FCB gets it Bright

FCB Chicago announced last week that Lisa Bright has has left Iris Worldwide, as its executive creative director, to join the Michigan Avenue shop as the agency’s newest SVP, Group Creative Director.

Bright will report directly to Chief Creative Officer, Liz Taylor, and will be responsible for creative leadership across a diversity of brands including Humana, Renew Life, Liquid Plumbr, Pine-Sol, and Glad.

Ambev transforms trucks into DUI campaign

Brazil is a continental country where numerous people die in road traffic incidents every day. In light of this, Ambev, the Brazilian brewing company of Anheuser-Busch InBev, took action and transformed its distribution fleet – one of the largest in the country – into media, starting an initiative able to travel for miles and reach far more … Continue reading “Ambev transforms trucks into DUI campaign”

Tobin named DDB Chief Marketing & Comms Officer

DDB Worldwide has today announced that Donna Tobin has joined the global advertising network as Global Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. She joins DDB to oversee all global and North America internal and external corporate communications. Tobin will report directly to DDB Worldwide CEO Marty O’Halloran on all matters of marketing communications, brand management, media relations, corporate social responsibility and internal … Continue reading “Tobin named DDB Chief Marketing & Comms Officer”

Jordan Doucette departs Leo Burnett, returns to Canada

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 on … Continue reading “Jordan Doucette departs Leo Burnett, returns to Canada”

Mike Davidson joins Burnett as Head of Production

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 Real … Continue reading “Mike Davidson joins Burnett as Head of Production”

Leo Burnett Chicago names Adriano Matos EVP/ECD

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 will … Continue reading “Leo Burnett Chicago names Adriano Matos EVP/ECD”

FCB North America, Chicago restructure leadership

Michigan Avenue is shaking and it’s not from the New Madrid Fault line shifting. FCB is undergoing leadership changes within its network that affects both Chicago and all of North America. Tyler Turnbull, who was promoted to CEO of FCB New York and FCB Canada back in May, will now serve as North America CEO … Continue reading “FCB North America, Chicago restructure leadership”

FCB Chicago promotes Lisa Bright to EVP, ECD

New executive creative director has been recognized as one of the most creative women in advertising Congratulations are in order for FCB Chicago’s Lisa Bright. The agency announced she has been promoted to EVP, ECD. In this role, she will continue to report to FCB Chicago’s chief creative officer Liz Taylor, while overseeing all creative … Continue reading “FCB Chicago promotes Lisa Bright to EVP, ECD”

FCB goes into epic battle with Cox Communications

I love a good Medieval battle and with Game of Thrones not showing up for another six months or so I was kind of itching for one. That is until I stumbled on this fun Cox Communications spot from FCB Chicago. Appropriately titled ‘Epic Battle,’ the effort takes the nation’s third largest cable provider into … Continue reading “FCB goes into epic battle with Cox Communications”

FCB goes undercover with a Glad trash bag

FCB Chicago followed a Glad trash bag’s journey through the luggage-handling processes in airports across the country to make “Torture Tests,” a 90-second video that plays like an undercover exposé. After thunking onto conveyor belts, falling into puddles and plopping into aircrafts, the bag emerges intact, proving that Glad’s ForceFlex Plus Advanced Protection can withstand … Continue reading “FCB goes undercover with a Glad trash bag”