Cramer-Krasselt Takes Porche to the Big Game

by / January 28, 2020 /

Porche is introducing its new Taycan model during the Big Game in a new 60-second ad from local agency Cramer Krasselt. 

The "Heist" has lots of twists and turns, and we're not just talking about the driving. As always, we expect a lot of car ads to break during the game, this one perhaps is a little more memorable than most. Hyndai's ode to Boston still remains our favorite. So far.

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Miller Lite Celebrates Drinking Beer with Friends as the “Original Social Media” in New Work from DDB

by / January 8, 2020 /

In a new initiative from DDB Chicago, Miller Lite is putting renewed emphasis on the beer brands positioning as the "original social media," with ads, branding offers and technology plays that show how sharing a beer together is what being social really means.

A series of new ads created by DDB Chicago, introduce the concept by focusing on missed connections — people staring at their phones instead of interacting with friends. Like the first "It's M[Read More]

Andrew Meyer Rejoins Cramer-Krasselt as ECD

by / December 9, 2019 /

Cramer-Krasselt has announced that creative leader G. Andrew Meyer has joined the agency as its new Executive Creative Director where he will work across the agency's accounts, including Corona, Porsche, Edward Jones and Tropicana, as well as collaborate across business units within the agency. Meyer joins C-K from Facebook where he has served for almost seven years as Creative Lead, Global Marketing at Facebook/Instagram. Meyer has previous experience working a[Read More]

Aki Spicer Named Chief Strategy Officer at Leo Burnett Chicago

by / December 6, 2019 /

Aki Spicer has been promoted to the role of Chief Strategy Officer at Leo Burnett Chicago after serving as EVP and Global Strategy Lead. He will report to Andrew Swinand, Leo Burnett Group CEO.

“Aki is a rare thinker who’s steeped in the classical aspects of the discipline, but with the edge to help architect our agency for the future of the industry,” said Swinand. “Cultural fluency, a dynamic understanding of data and a passion fo[Read More]

A Menu for Surviving Politics at Thanksgiving

by / November 26, 2019 /

It seems like every year there’s more to get a stomach ache about at The Thanksgiving Table -- 59% of Americans feel that talking about politics with people they disagree with is stressful and frustrating. 51% feel anxiety over the upcoming election year. And 45% feel as if the rhetoric and discourse will negatively affect their well-being.

So what to say at the landmine-filled Thanksgiving table? How not to upset your GenX cousin AND your Great Aunt Cathy?

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Rick Hamann Joins Leo Burnett as new ECD

by / November 21, 2019 /

Leo Burnett Chicago announced that it has hired Rick Hamann as executive creative director for the Kellogg's account following the appointment of Jordan Doucette to chief creative officer.

Hamann most recently was ECD at Cramer Krasselt, and brings experience from in-house and agency roles to his new position. He has held additional leadership positions at Element 79 Partners, Factory Design Labs, Energy BBDO,  and his client portfolio inc[Read More]