Aubrey Walker Joins OKRP as GCD – Agency Continues to Build Creative Depth

by / February 28, 2020 /

Just based on the photo, we think we're going to see creative sparks flying now that veteran agency copywriter and creative leader Aubrey Walker has joined O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul as a Group Creative Director. If that doesn't say something, his own webpage titled 'AubryFrickinWalker' shows off the great work he has helped create.

Walker's pedigree is impressive as well - he previously worked at suc[Read More]

SOCIALDEVIANT Celebrates Leap Year with It’s Own Crafted ‘Leap Beer’

by / February 28, 2020 /

With 2020 being a Leap Year, the makers at Chicago-based SOCIALDEVIANT are celebrating the extra day being added to the calendar with the launch of their own private-label, artisanal brew: Leap Beer.

According to Marc Landsberg, SOCIALDEVIANT founder and CEO, “We take pride in being makers here at SOCIALDEVIANT. We make a lot of things -- content and experiences -- that help our clients build their brands. We also happen to make beer. Tha[Read More]

Huge Midwest Appoints Brian Matakis as GVP, Client Services

by / February 21, 2020 /

Huge, a global experience agency (NYSE: IPG), has hired Brian Matakis as GVP, Client Services. Matakis will report to Huge Midwest President Ranae Heuer, where he will be tasked with oversight of the agency’s key accounts as well as its Midwest region-based client services comprised of Huge Chicago and Huge Detroit.

“Brian is a fantastic addition to the Huge team as we continue to expand our product and marketing offering as a result of our g[Read More]

Trends Impacting Cross Cultural Marketing in 2020

by / February 21, 2020 /

By Ozzie Godinez, CEO and Co-Founder PACO Collective

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for a fresh look at The State of Things. In the realm of cross-cultural marketing, it’s not exactly news that Americans of diverse background make up a larger proportion of every succeeding generation – but these days Americans’ diverse identities are increasingly shaped by more than our ethnic heritage. To do cross-cultural marketing right in this new decade we have to consider all a[Read More]

Framestore Chicago Adds Four to Creative Team

by / February 21, 2020 /

Framestore’s Chicago office continues to grow in its third year with the addition of four artists to the team. The office has welcomed Senior Nuke / Flame Artist Ruairi Twohig, Nuke Compositor Jon Rogala, Junior Compositor Isaac Spiegel, and Junior Designer Alma Kim.

Twohig joins from MPC in New York, where he spent over five years as 2D Lead and Senior Compositor, working with clients such as Facebook, adidas, Samsung, and Verizon. Notable [Read More]

Chicago’s SOCIALDEVIANT Creates Random Acts of Kindness Activation

by / February 21, 2020 /

To prove its long-held belief that everyone has an instinct for kindness, SOCIALDEVIANT is  on a “wilding” spree in downtown Chicago, purposefully spreading and inspiring good deeds as part of Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week, which runs Feb. 16-23.

The Chicago-based ad agency’s “Kindness In The Wild” campaign will be anchored around a special, 12’ by 6.5’ mural being painted by local artist Emmy Star Brown. Her work will t[Read More]