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

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 wonderful … Continue reading “Olivia Wilde & Coca-Cola name ‘Choose Happy’ winner”

The Best and Worst of Super Bowl LIII commercials

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 New … Continue reading “The Best and Worst of Super Bowl LIII commercials”

BBDO NY & McCann NY lead One Show shortlist

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 19 … Continue reading “BBDO NY & McCann NY lead One Show shortlist”

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

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 to … Continue reading “Lucia Grillo joins mcgarrybowen as Head of U.S. Ops”

Swirl mcgarrybowen names Wente Chief Creative Officer

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

mcgarrybowen New York names Matt Ian CCO

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. He … Continue reading “mcgarrybowen New York names Matt Ian CCO”

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

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 of … Continue reading “Mother U.S. hires Katy Alonzo as head of strategy”

2018 ADCOLOR honorees and nominees announced

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 and … Continue reading “2018 ADCOLOR honorees and nominees announced”

We Are Unlimited is among most awarded agencies in Chicago

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

Effie Jurors weigh in on creating an effective culture

(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 to … Continue reading “Effie Jurors weigh in on creating an effective culture”

Carol H Williams exec Britton Gibson honored by Polished Pebbles

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 for … 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.