The 3% Conference rises in Chicago

Expert speakers, engaging activities, and sensational presentations helped to guide 1,300 industry attendees onto the same important long-term group project   Besides being informative, last month’s 3% Conference at Navy Pier was enlightening, collaborative, optimistic, intense, cosmopolitan, introspective, touching, intimate, raunchy, and hilarious. And that was just during the final few hours of the two-day … Continue reading “The 3% Conference rises in Chicago”

Cari Bucci Hulings is named president of MARC USA

“I’m now excited to empower the next generation of leaders at the agency” Cari Bucci Hulings Cari Bucci Hulings has been promoted to President of MARC USA with full oversight of the agency’s offices in Boston, Chicago and Pittsburgh. She reports to Michele Fabrizi, who remains as CEO. Tony Bucci continues as Chairman of the … Continue reading “Cari Bucci Hulings is named president of MARC USA”

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”

Walton Isaacson names DiPiazza Executive Creative Director

Walton Isaacson, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and New York announced today that former Deutsch ECD, Jim DiPiazza, has joined the agency as Executive Creative Director, effective immediately. DiPiazza will be based in Los Angeles and oversee the creative output of all agency offices. Over the course of his career, he has worked … Continue reading “Walton Isaacson names DiPiazza Executive Creative Director”

Atlanta’s Creative Circus wins Reel Ad of the Week

Going to London ain’t cheap. It is especially expensive if you happen to be a college students. That’s what the talented group at Creative Circus is currently facing. Winners of the D&AD New Blood Award, the group celebrated, then realized how expensive it would be to fly to London and collect the award. All of … Continue reading “Atlanta’s Creative Circus wins Reel Ad of the Week”

TBWA\India awarded “Health Grand Prix for Good” at 2018 Cannes

A campaign that was described by by one Cannes jury president as a kind of ‘cure of paralysis, has been awarded the Health Grand Prix for Good Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. TBWA\India’s “Blink to Speak” is believed to be the first eye language guide made in India to help the paralysed interact without speech. … Continue reading “TBWA\India awarded “Health Grand Prix for Good” at 2018 Cannes”

AICP announces schedule for week-long celebration

Earlier this week, the AICP announced the schedule for its week-long celebration of creativity and thought leadership. The Week is anchored by the premieres of The AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial, the latter culminating with the most anticipated celebration in the industry: The gala at … Continue reading “AICP announces schedule for week-long celebration”

Geoff Edwards tops busy week of moves in LA

CAA’s Geoff Edwards to helm R/GA Ad Age reports that Geoff Edwards, co-creator of peace coalition Saturday Morning and former CAA Marketing co-head of creative, has joined R/GA as VP Executive Creative Director of LA. Edwards, who spent a good deal of time in Chicago at DDB, FCB and Element79, is said to have a … Continue reading “Geoff Edwards tops busy week of moves in LA”

Chris Pratt sings “I Like Beer” in 2nd Michelob Ultra spot

Supporting its mantra that drinkers can stay fit and enjoy beer, Michelob Ultra has scheduled, for the very first time, two Super Bowl spots. The first, titled, The Perfect Fit, also starred Chris Pratt and featured The Guardians of the Galaxy star preparing for his very first Super Bowl spot. Its sequel, titled I Like … Continue reading “Chris Pratt sings “I Like Beer” in 2nd Michelob Ultra spot”

Watch Chris Pratt in new Michelob Ultra spot

“These days, I’m trying to stay in top shape for work. So, when I see a beer I can’t help but squint my eyes and imagine a treadmill.” No, that’s not me talking. It’s Chris Pratt, who appears in a new Michelob Ultra Super Bowl spot that premiered yesterday from the fastest growing beer brand … Continue reading “Watch Chris Pratt in new Michelob Ultra spot”

The Reel Deal with Optimus’ Mary Ann Holecek

One at Optimus, the production arm of the post house Optimus, announced earlier this month that Mary Ann Holecek has taken the reins as Executive Producer/Managing Director. For the past eight years, Holecek has freelanced at a variety of Chicago agencies including Energy BBDO, FCB, Rhea and Kaiser, SPM Marketing, The Escape Pod, Upshot and … Continue reading “The Reel Deal with Optimus’ Mary Ann Holecek”

New faces at Doner LA and Wonderful

Doner LA beefs up McDonald’s team Doner LA announced four senior hires following the recent consolidation of McDonald’s retail and local marketing, where Doner was assigned nearly 1,000 local partners to help bring big-agency strategic and creative firepower down to the co-op and franchisee level. Andrew Lamar joins Doner as a Multicultural Strategist, working across … Continue reading “New faces at Doner LA and Wonderful”

State Farm to consolidate business with Omnicom

State Farm will have the McDonald’s agency business model with possibly a couple of co-op vendors on the side to go, according to a report in Adweek. Taking a page from the fast food giant’s playbook, the St. Louis-based the country’s largest insurance provider is reportedly in the process of consolidating a majority of its … Continue reading “State Farm to consolidate business with Omnicom”