Leo Burnett helps museum goers speak for specimens

Well, we’ve been “voicing” everything from bees to dinosaurs in film and TV for decades now, so why not start doing the same for specimens in museums?That’s exactly what the Field Museum is doing via an experiential effort from agency, Leo Burnett. Burnett, who already cleaned up at Cannes for their fantastic Art Institute VanGogh Air bnb, is no stranger to bringing a museum’s

Havas Chicago welcomes new GCD Karen Goodman

Former Under Amour creative, Karen Goodman, has joined Havas Chicago as Group Creative Director.According to Agency Spy, she will lead the creative on the agency’s Hefty and Reynolds accounts while reporting directly to ECD, Paul Hirsch.In a statement, Hirsch said, “The range of experience Karen brings to Havas is invaluable. We’re building a shop infused with heart and soul

It’s happy hour in Chicago as beer returns to DDB

DDB Chicago, which has a storied history of creating award-winning work for beer brands — Anheuser-Busch to be specific — is ready to break out the beer steins again as Miller Lite consolidated its brand within the network. As many industry pundits had predicted, DDB Chicago will be global AOR for Mill

Sunnier days ahead for Chicago Sun Times?

The Chicago Sun-Times has new owners. And it’s not rival Chicago Tribune. The struggling tabloid, as well as The Chicago Reader, were sold to former Chicago Alderman Edwin Eisendrath and a group of investors that includes The Chicago Federation of Labor, four other unions, former ABC7 anchor, Linda Yu and corporate turnaround specialist Bill Brandt.

See the Emmy noms for Outstanding Commercial

While most of the Emmy Awards broadcast audience will be on the edge of their seats watching House of Cards duke it out with The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld, there will be another audience – advertisers and their agencies – who will be watching, with baited breath, to see who will win the Emmy for outstanding commercial.

Ad and film pros capture the poetry of Cook County Jail

This is the final installment of a three-part series. To view part one, click here. For part two, here.Leo Burnett executive producer Ron Nelken transfo
 

Chicago Teamster official charged with extortion

In an 11-page indictment returned Wednesday, the US District Court of Illinois charged high-ranking Teamster official John T. Coli Sr. with extorting “quarterly cash payments” from a business identified as “Company 1.” Although the indictment does not identify the business by name, the Sun Times on Wednesday quoted an anonymous source who claims tha

SKIL and SKILSAW hire Escape Pod as AOR

Naperville-based, Chervon, one of the world’s top 10 manufacturers of power tools, outdoor power equipment and related products, has named The Escape Pod as AOR for its SKIL and SKILSAW brands. Chervon is looking to The Escape Pod to amplify both brands through an integrated campaign which will include broadcast, ra

rEvolution unites Winnebago and Maddon to get RAW

And here I thought Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon lived in the dugout. Apparently not! Turns out Maddon and his wife, Jaye, live in a $500,000 Winnebago Grand Tour. During the off-season, the two pal around the country in their spectacular home away from home.Joe Maddon’s love of RVs became popularized three years ago, when he first introduced the world to his mobile home na
 

NY-based director Wilhelm Scholz signs with Quriosity

Over the course of his career, director / photographer Wilhelm Scholz has mastered the art of creating the right place at the right time. From Alaska to Hong Kong, from Libya to Peru, he has captured moments in ways that seem to have never occurred before or since.

Pittsburgh agency acquires Noble Communications

Forty-nine-year-old Noble Communications has been acquired by Pittsburgh-based Gatesman. The move expands Pittsburgh’s sixth largest agency’s footprint into both Springfield, Missouri and Chicago.Noble which has committed itself to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing, developed CultureWaves, a propri

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 kna
 

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