Britt Nolan and Emma Montgomery Promoted to Co-Presidents of Leo Burnett Chicago

by / January 16, 2019 / Leo Burnett announced the appointment of Britt Nolan, Chief Creative Officer and Emma Montgomery, Chief Strategy Officer, to Co-Presidents of the agency’s flagship office, effective immediately. Each maintains their roles as CCO and CSO, and continues to report to Andrew Swinand, Chief Executive Officer, Leo Burnett Group North America. In a statement, Swinand said, “Britt and Emma have toget[Read More]

Jason Peterson Launches New Agency – “The Times”

by / January 16, 2019 / Former Havas CCO Jason Peterson has launched a new “content and culture advertising agency” in Chicago  called "The Times.”  The news of the agency was first reported by Campaign Magazine in a story that describes the agency as a “system of members, sans employees." In addition to Peterson, other founding members include producers Greg Weinstein and Pat Corcoran.  The website for The[Read More]

Effie Launches Global Call for Entries for 5 for 50 Award

by / January 15, 2019 /   To mark its 50th anniversary, Effie’s 5 for 50 Award has opened its global call for entries, with a campaign created by McCann Worldgroup which celebrates how truly effective work transcends marketing and becomes part of people’s everyday vernacular. The campaign summons the design elements and taglines of some of the most iconic Effie winners through the years including McDonald’s, [Read More]

The Case for Slow Design: Make Art, Not Products – by Jesse Weaver

by / January 11, 2019 / Coming out of school as newly minted designers, we often aspire to the heights of master craftsmanship. We envision ourselves creating expertly designed, meticulously implemented products that inspire awe with their beauty, artistry, and execution. Then the real world promptly smacks us in the face. Craftsmen spend untold hours creating their masterpieces. They sweat the details and pour their s[Read More]

Leo Burnett Turns Dennis Quaid Into Gift Wrap for Esurance

by / December 20, 2018 / With the insight that holiday gifting can be painful, Esurance is trying to make the holiday season a little easier by creating special gift-giving-type things that feature humorous yet honest messages. The new campaign from Leo Burnett Chicago titled "Surprisingly Painless" leverages the ease with which the consumer can get insurance through Esurance, with the new ease you can get by using their [Read More]

Chicago Ad Community Gathers for Annual Off the Street Club Luncheon

by / December 7, 2018 / Leaders of the Chicago advertising industry came together yesterday at its 118th annual luncheon celebration and fund raising effort for Chicago's Off the Street Club,  to hear first hand from some of the children how their support has helped over the years. The audience of ad leaders was moved to tears and standing ovations from the stories told by the young children about how Off the Street Cl[Read More]


by / December 7, 2018 / State6 announced the addition of Joel Idelson, a renowned marketing executive and TV personality, as its new Chief Executive Officer.   “Joel is a game-changer for us,” said State6 founding partner Aaron Sells. “His experience working with some of the world’s top brands and launching incredibly successful branded content and marketing campaigns is unparalleled. Joel is an ideal fit as [Read More]

McDonald’s Turns Reddit’s ‘Hamburger Menu’ into A Burger Menu

by / December 3, 2018 / With help from its agency We Are Unlimited, McDonald’s is putting a unique spin on a classic internet icon – the Hamburger Menu – in honor of its inventor, Norm Cox. In the 1980s, Norm Cox changed the Internet by simplifying the dropdown menu on websites to create what is now known as the “Hamburger Menu.” As fellow burger lovers, McDonald’s is inviting fans to celebrate Norm’s Ha[Read More]