LC, Fram scold consumers in new "Frampa" campaign

Laughlin Constable helped oil filter giant Fram connect with young adults by hiring a 70-year-old pitchman to call them “numnuts.”“We wanted to channel that sort of sage old advisor we all kind of grew up with,” explains creative director Jon Laughlin.Breaking Bad actor Jonathan Banks stars as the title character in Frampa, an online campaign LC created f

Panama campaign welcomes everyone but tourists

Hoping to boost its tourism numbers from the U.S. and Canada, The Panama Tourism Authority hired VML as its AOR in 2016. The result is a campaign that positions the Central American country — with relatively underdeveloped infrastructure — as a point of destination for Indiana Jones and Laura Crofts rather than fat, lazy beach bums looking for cabanas and Mojitos.You ain’t g

Director Fahey draws inspiration from Alzheimer's PSA

Three years ago, writer/director Sean Fahey realized that people with dementia can remember the stories of their lives, but they cannot control when those memories will actually come and go. So he decided to do something about it.“I was putting together a pitch for an Alzheimer’s Association PSA about stigmatization,” he explains. “I noticed that people with the disease are under

FCB gets it Bright

FCB Chicago announced last week that Lisa Bright has has left Iris Worldwide, as its executive creative director, to join the Michigan Avenue shop as the agency’s newest SVP, Group Creative Director. Bri

Cutters scores with NHL Stanley Cup final

There is no greater glory for an NHL player than to have their named engraved upon the holy grail of the sport — The Stanley Cup.For the NHL’s 100th year, the league is celebrating not only its centennial but the Cup as well, which pre-dates professional hockey.Spelling, an emotional new spot from Cutters Studios created by Baby Bear’s Porridge Productions and direc

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  Copyright © 2016.  All rights reserved.