Fallon Minneapolis names new creative leadership

Patrick Figueroa and Rick Utzinger to Lead Creative for Minneapolis Office of Fallon Worldwide Patrick Figueroa and Rick Utzinger were appointed executive creative directors and creative leads for Fallon Minneapolis. The two will support the roster of agency clients and new business efforts. “Patrick and Rick are proven creative leaders who bring energy, smarts and … Continue reading “Fallon Minneapolis names new creative leadership”

Bullitt, Bailey Lauerman, Bigger Picture, Deutsch L.A.

Bullitt has signed Drake Doremus Doremus’ latest film Zoe, starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux, premiered as the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival’s Centerpiece title. On the branded side, Doremus’ short film, The Beauty Inside, directed for Intel and Toshiba, received three Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and was honored … Continue reading “Bullitt, Bailey Lauerman, Bigger Picture, Deutsch L.A.”

Global Green’s annual pre-Oscar celebration

It wasn’t a red carpet event. Try a green carpet. But what else would you expect since Global Green, a national environmental organization headquartered in Southern California, was throwing their 15th annual Pre-Oscar gala fundraiser? And I got to meet astronaut Buzz Aldrin. In a rocket suit. Goal complete. The organization hosted its 15th annual … Continue reading “Global Green’s annual pre-Oscar celebration”

The Reel Chicago Black List: Rob Morrison, Composer

Robert (Rob Diggy) Morrison is an established yet emerging multi-talented composer / producer and a Grammy-certified arranger having earned accolades through his remix piano-keyboard work on Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love.” His storehouse of knowledge not only brings skill and expertise, but flair to everything he puts his hands on. Robert is known as the sixth … Continue reading “The Reel Chicago Black List: Rob Morrison, Composer”

Parseghian and Ginos to charge Battery

LA-based agency Battery announced Friday the appointment of Mike Parseghian as Head of Brand and Becky Ginos as Associate Creative Director. As Head of Brand, Parseghian will report to Anson Sowby, Co-founder & CEO, and take lead new business efforts and manage current accounts including AECOM, Netflix and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. He joins the agency … Continue reading “Parseghian and Ginos to charge Battery”

Burnett makes Capri Sun “Legendary”

There is no doubt that reality TV sells. But, if I’m being honest here, advertising has not done a really good job at mimicking “reality-like” situations when it comes to spots. Many times they feel forced. However, Leo Burnett has succeeded thoroughly with a new Capri Sun campaign starring Grammy-winning singer/songwriter John Legend. With a … Continue reading “Burnett makes Capri Sun “Legendary””

Barbour to lead Camp + King Chicago

Former DDBer Kristin Barbour will have a homecoming of sorts as she has been named managing director of Camp + King’s new Chicago satellite office, created in part to serve client Energizer. An advertising veteran, Barbour has worked with some of the nation’s most prestigious brands, including McDonald’s, Mars, Kraft and Chevrolet. The San Francisco-based … Continue reading “Barbour to lead Camp + King Chicago”

Intersection creates rolling Grubhub installation

If you don’t have a thing for sushi, then this probably won’t appeal to you. But since I do in a BIG way, let’s talk about the awesome new installation New York-based Intersection, a digital and experiential agency, has erected for Grubhub on State Street.

Intersection, which claims is reinventing the way brands connect with people in dense urban areas, engaging people where they are via relevant and impactful experiences has certainly accomplished their goal with this huge OOH for Grub Hug that features rolling sushi rolls. Rolling sushi. Mmmmmm.

Teaching advertising class in Cook County Jail — part 2

This is the second installment of a three-part series. To view part one, click here.

Although “many moons” had passed since Leo Burnett executive producer Ron Nelken taught communication theory and broadcast production at the University of Illinois, his knack for mentorship was still strong when he volunteered to instruct an advertising class for detainees in the Cook County Jail last year.

DDB and State Farm launch “Neighborhood of Good”

Both DDB Chicago and their long-time client, State Farm, believe that at the heart of any strong community are neighbors who care. Moved by this belief, the two have partnered to launch the Neighborhood of Good initiative online and on broadcast TV.

Beginning with a moving 2-minute short film called, “The Following,” the two hope to encourage viewers to take action on important causes they care about.