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”

Olivia Wilde & Coca-Cola name ‘Choose Happy’ winner

1+ Student Filmmakers Shayain Lakhani and Devon Solwold from Savannah College of Art & Design win National Film Contest Booksmart director, actress, activist and celebrity ambassador for Coca-Cola Regal Films program Olivia Wilde, announced via social media, the 2019 winners for the student film program. “Once again we have an amazing group of finalists and … Continue reading “Olivia Wilde & Coca-Cola name ‘Choose Happy’ winner”

The Best and Worst of Super Bowl LIII commercials

3+ And so ends another Super Bowl season. The build up of anticipated commercials is finally (and mercifully) over until next January. If one were to say yesterday, “Well, that sucked the life out of me,” we might not know if they were talking about the low-scoring (and even lower-rated) Super Bowl LIII between the … Continue reading “The Best and Worst of Super Bowl LIII commercials”

BBDO NY & McCann NY lead One Show shortlist

3+ BBDO New York, McCann New York and Droga5 have the most work on the early deadline shortlist for The One Show 2019 awards, according to The One Club for Creativity. US agencies and brands have 334 shortlisted entries, the most of any country. BBDO New York leads the way with 113 shortlisted entries, including … Continue reading “BBDO NY & McCann NY lead One Show shortlist”

Lucia Grillo joins mcgarrybowen as Head of U.S. Ops

1+ Grillo joins from Droga5 in new role to oversee mb’s New York, Chicago and San Francisco operations Pat Lafferty, U.S. President, mcgarrybowen, announced Friday that Lucia Grillo has been named as the agency’s U.S. Head of Operations. Having come from Droga 5, Grillo will oversee U.S. operations in order to create innovative workflow systems … Continue reading “Lucia Grillo joins mcgarrybowen as Head of U.S. Ops”

Swirl mcgarrybowen names Wente Chief Creative Officer

3+ 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, … Continue reading “Swirl mcgarrybowen names Wente Chief Creative Officer”

mcgarrybowen New York names Matt Ian CCO

2+ Twice Emmy-nominated Ian joins mb’s New York flagship office from Droga5 Let’s just say, mcgarrybowen ain’t playing around. Akin to the Lakers signing LeBron James, the agency with offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco announced that advertising’s LeBron, Matt Ian, has been named Chief Creative Officer of the flagship New York office. … Continue reading “mcgarrybowen New York names Matt Ian CCO”

Mother U.S. hires Katy Alonzo as head of strategy

2+ Alonzo leaves Droga5 where she spent four years in various strategy roles The Los Angeles office of Mother U.S. has announced has the appointment of Katy Alonzo as Head of Strategy. In her new role, Alonzo will oversee the strategy department for Mother L.A. and report to Charlie McKittrick, partner and chief strategy officer … Continue reading “Mother U.S. hires Katy Alonzo as head of strategy”

2018 ADCOLOR honorees and nominees announced

2+ BBDO’s ‘The Talk,’ the poignant Procter and Gamble TVC which just won the Grand Prix at Cannes, leads the nominees for Ad of the Year in the 2018 ADCOLOR awards. The honorees and nominees were announced Wednesday at ADCOLOR Live in the Facebook Live Studios. The announcement took place at the Facebook Live Studios … Continue reading “2018 ADCOLOR honorees and nominees announced”

We Are Unlimited is among most awarded agencies in Chicago

2+ 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 … Continue reading “We Are Unlimited is among most awarded agencies in Chicago”

Effie Jurors weigh in on creating an effective culture

4+ (New York – 14 May 2018) Members of the 2018 North American Grand Effie Jury weighed in on how their companies are building and maintaining an effectiveness culture. Mary Beth West, Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company “What gets measured gets done.” Keith Weed, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Unilever “We have been working … Continue reading “Effie Jurors weigh in on creating an effective culture”

New creative to get your week going from Tiffany’s & more

4+ For your viewing pleasure, here’s a collection of inspiring creative spots and trailers from around the country that got Reel360’s attention.   Tiffany’s Agency: Tiffany’s, New York Wow. From director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games) comes this beautiful Tiffany & Co. spot featuring raps from A$AP Ferg and starring Elle Fanning. Fanning, while singing … Continue reading “New creative to get your week going from Tiffany’s & more”

Carol H Williams exec Britton Gibson honored by Polished Pebbles

5+ It’s always great to see people I know from my Chicago family get recognized for the good things they do. Great if it’s in advertising or film. Even better, if it’s something for the community. The last few issues of The Reel have covered what many ad agencies and post production companies are doing … Continue reading “Carol H Williams exec Britton Gibson honored by Polished Pebbles”

Chicago shops win Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions

(Cannes, France — 19 June, 2017) Even though McCann New York’s Fearless Girl was the big winner on the first night of the Cannes Lions Festival, Chicago agencies did manage to come home with lions as well. FCB Chicago, BBDO Chicago, DigitasLBI, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and Mather and Lapiz won lions in the categories of: Glass, Outdoor, PR, Promo & Activation and Print & Publishing. Below, see every Lion won by U.S. agencies on the night.

Colonie & Beast editors among top AICE winners

“We did ourselves proud last night,” says Tom Duff, AICE Chicago chapter president, “not only in award-winning but in putting on a great show” – the 15th annual AICE Awards at Navy Pier with an audience of 500.

Chicago had had three top winners out of the Awards’ 33 categories.

Best of Chicago was awarded to Beast’s Angelo Valencia for DigitasLBi spot for Whirlpool.

The Colonie won twice: Brian Sepanik for GrubHub / Tandem, Inc., in the Dialog / Monolog / spoken Word category and Keith Kristinat for 71 Degrees North / Chevy Trucks in the Spec Spot category.