2+ Final Draft, a Cast & Crew company, has unveiled the honorees for the 15th Annual Final Draft Awards. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award for his prolific contribution to the art of screenwriting. Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, has grossed over $372 … Continue reading “Tarantino to be honored at Final Draft Awards”
1+ TD Ameritrade has launched a new platform, “Where Smart Investors Get Smarter,” to show how the company will not only grow its investors’ money, but also their minds. The campaign, created in partnership with Havas New York, comes at a time when investors can finally choose a brokerage based on investing experience rather than … Continue reading “TD Ameritrade trains smart investors to get smarter”
3+ In just under three weeks, 36-year-old MMA fighter Donald Cerrone will go into the Octagon for the UFC welterweight match of his career. On January 18 in Las Vegas, Cerrone, better known as “Cowboy,” will go up against Conor McGregor. This is the kind of fight where legends are born. What’s at stake for … Continue reading “MIFF’s Duffy produces ‘More than a Cowboy’ on Amazon”
1+ The good people at A24 are surely feeling thankful this week. The independent studio leads the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations with 18 nominations. A24’s noms include 5 for Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, 5 for Uncut Gems, 3 for The Last Black Man in San Francisco, 2 for The Farewell and 1 a … Continue reading “A24 leads 35th Spirit Awards nominations”
2+ No, not those kind of Walkers, the hungry ones you find on AMC’s The Walking Dead. We are talking chips here (known in the U.K. as crisps) that the diva has set her eyes, heart and stomach set on. And there’s a problem, as so does an Elf extra. With the global megastar celebrating … Continue reading “All Mariah Carey wants for Xmas is… Walkers”
4+ In case you haven’t noticed, there is an all out war going on. No, not talking Avengers: Endgame… for a change. And I’m not talking about our current political climate. Okay, there is a war going on there. But that is not our subject for today. We are talking breakfast, folks. The battle is … Continue reading “Kinjaz wake up breakfast for McDonald’s”
2+ Kids have incredible imaginations. Yet these days packed schedules can leave little room for free thinking and imaginative play. That’s why IMAG!NE is feeding hungry imaginations by providing clever snacks with wholesome ingredients like cheese, apples, and cranberries that spark kids’ creativity. Frito-Lay’s new brand Imag!ne Snacks wants to take care of that. The … Continue reading “David&Goliath helps Imag!ne Snacks fuel imaginations”
2+ Most dreams take focus, sweat and a lot of hard work. Other dreams include hot, fresh Quesaritos and Chalupas delivered fast, right to the front door. Taco Bell aficionados have been pining (especially late night) for delivery for years and now it’s coming true. Taco Bell has announced nationwide delivery, available via Grubhub, and … Continue reading “Taco Bell makes Adam DeVine’s dream come true”
3+ Ensemble drama celebrates how “the coolest brother on TV” united a community through music, dance, and fashion Fans endured a cold rain while waiting for a sneak peek at the first episode of American Soul in Chicago last Tuesday night, but the discomfort was worth it. After all, Don Cornelius overcame much greater hassles … Continue reading “‘American Soul’ energizes the spirit of Don Cornelius”
3+ “Some may say our new commercial is too hot for TV. We’ll let the audience decide.” – Katy Marshall, Marketing Lead for Springboard The Reel 360 team was not going to post anymore today, but that was before we came across the Devour Super Bowl spot. The 3-year-old disruptive frozen food brand, which is … Continue reading “Watch Devour’s racy food porn Super Bowl spot”
3+ Captain Fantastic Elton John is back with a bang in a fun new SNICKERS ad The clever new SNICKERS ad, out September 1, 2018, sees Elton John venture into the hip hop genre as the personification of American artist, Boogie, amidst a rap battle, when he’s lost his edge due to hunger. The spot kicks … Continue reading “Enjoy Elton John and Boogie in a new Snickers Ad”
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”
9+ The Escape Pod promotes Celia Jones to Chief Executive Officer Celia Jones has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer at The Escape Pod. Jones, who joined the Chicago-based independent agency as Brand Director in June 2016, will concentrate on growth, integrated capabilities, new revenue, and recruitment. She will report to Norm Bilow, Co-founder and … Continue reading “Escape Pod, Cutters, Periscope: hires and promotions”
6+ For me, nothing beats a fried egg sandwich with whisky-maple bacon on a croissant in the morning. Yeah, I just displayed my “bougie.” More than pancakes. More than waffles. More than peanut butter French Toast. I like my eggs in egg form. Why am I going on about how I like my eggs? Because … Continue reading “Energy BBDO cracks some eggs, makes an omelet”
Iconic advertising pioneer, Tom Burrell, whose illustrious career transformed both the way people of color were portrayed in marketing communications, as well as their roles within the industry itself, will be inducted into The One Club Creative Hall of Fame on September 18.
Burrell joins Susan Hoffman, David Lubars, Rebeca Méndez and Diane Cook-Tench as honorees.
Chicago’s biggest amateur band contest between agencies is starting later than usual, but that’s because anticipation is higher and demand is greater. This year, the final battle will be held June 15, instead of the usual Spring time frame.
Battle for Hope is the annual fund-raising event that pits Chicago agencies against each other. Band members trade in their pencils and stylus for drumsticks and guitar pics.
Introducing a new column series penned by some of Chicago advertising’s most innovative thinkers, starting with Bob Dion, partner, CCO of Davis Harrison and Dion, giving “10 Tips to Improve Productivity.”
1. Collaborate and Respect Others Ideas