FCB Chicago's Liquid Plumr spot on crack and the pipe

And there it is — the headline I’ve been waiting to write forever. The new “Reel Ad of the Week” goes to FCB Chicago for their very funny Liquid Plumr spot titled, “There’s a Plumr in all of us.” Set to the finger popping tune of Rosemary Clooney’s, Too Marvelous for Words, we watch various folks ranging from a cute old couple swimming to a bowler and firefighter, al

Hootenanny, Burrell help Walmart on Mother's Day

Hootenanny’s Nikki Vappenski helped Walmart set a new standard for Mother’s Day by editing a series of spots set to Bruno Mars’ hit song, “Just the Way You Are.”Directed by Sasha Levinson and created by Chicago’s Burrell Communications and Houston’s Lopez Negrete Communications, the sixty-second version opens at the moment when a mother greets her toddler in the morning.

Costello’s directorial journey part 4 – an essay

Editor’s Note — Our contributor, Colin Costello, recently enjoyed personal growth by moving from beyond a writer’s traditional role to actually directing and producing his short film, “The After Party.” We asked Colin to chronicle is journey. Let me just start out by saying I HATE crowdfunding. I feel like it is the digital versi

Millennium DXL featured at Panavision open house tomorrow

Panavision-Chicago invites filmmakers to check out its revolutionary Millennium DXL camera during an open house tomorrow a

Women in Music launches in Chicago with networking event

New York-based nonprofit Women in Music will launch its Chicago chapter with an inaugural mixer on Wednesday, May 10. Welcoming men as well as women, the networking event will take place at 2112 Inc., the music a

Steve Harvey reportedly axes entire Chicago crew

According to multiple online celebrity gossip outlets — including RadarOnline, Lipstick Alley and Lee Bailey’s Eurweb — Chicago-based talk show host Steve Harvey blindsided his staff and crew of five years by laying them off and not offering them any positions when he launches his new Los Angeles-based show, STEVE, in 

Radar’s Fischer & Kirchman launch new digital series

Chicago-based production company, Radar Studios, launched their first ever online digital series, #WhoKilledHeather, last Friday, May 5th.The thriller, reminiscent of AMC’s popular The Killing, was co-created and directed by Radar Director Neal E. Fischer a

One at Optimus’ Mark & Amanda keep it real in IL

Last fall, Optimus directing duo Mark Pallman and Amanda Speva spent nearly two weeks filming throughout the Land of Lincoln for the Illinois Office of Tourism campaign Are You Up For Amazing?Inspired to shoot “all that makes the state so special” — a concept presented by JWT Chicago’s Mike Beamer and Carolyn James in what Amanda describes as “a beautiful vision

Colin Costello’s Director Journey Part 3 – An Essay

Editor’s Note — Our contributor, Colin Costello, recently enjoyed personal growth by moving from beyond a writer’s traditional role to actually directing his short film, The After Party. We asked Colin to chronicle his journey.

The community-sourced video tribute Ruth Ratny

The March 29 Ruth Ratny Memorial Celebration at Untitled Supper Club featured speakers from some of the most well known businesses and organizations in the Chicago creative community.Mark Androw, Tom Duff, Craig Duncan, Julieanna Richardson, Barbara Roche, Roy Skillicorn and Joy

Chicago To Cabo: Larry Sims launches new Bravo Show

Chicago native, and now Los Angeles resident, Larry Sims, has not taken a vacation in a long time. A really loooooong time.And now thanks to his new Bravo Television reality series, Invite Only Cabo, “the hairstylist to the stars,” will finally

The a2 Milk Company selects The Escape Pod as AOR

On April 28, Chicago’s The Escape Pod was named creative and media agency of record for The a2 Milk Company, the number one branded milk in Australia, which is also distributed in five countries globally.The duo aims to disrupt the U.S. dairy category with real cows’ milk t

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