This Week Marks 20 Years Since Columbine, New Social Film has Students Asking ‘Are We Next?’

by / April 18, 2019 /

Gun violence in schools remains one of the country's most devastating issues, even though 20 years have passed since Columbine. The New York Times stated this week that all researchers agree, "Columbine became a touchstone for some of this country's most unhinged." Creative agency BooneOakley partnered with Station Film and director Scott Corbett, and talked to students about the issue. Over and over again they heard one thing: students don't feel safe at school and are constantly wondering i[Read More]

Derek Green Joins We Are Unlimited as ECD

by / April 18, 2019 /

Award-winning creative director Derek Green is joining We Are Unlimited, part of Omnicom (NYSE: OMC), as Executive Creative Director.  Max Geraldo had been ECD previously and  joined Arnold Worldwide in Jun 2018. Green will report directly to Toygar Bazarkaya, CCO of Unlimited.

Green joins the Unlimited team to expand the agency’s creative ambitions for the McDonald’s client. In this role, Green will help oversee Unlimited’s creative output and build momentum for the agency’[Read More]

Johnson Publishing Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

by / April 11, 2019 /

Chicago's iconic 77-year-old Johnson Publishing - publisher of Ebony and Jet - filed for Chapter 7 liquidation after a turbulent period. The decline in publishing hit the company particularly hard and CEO Linda Johnson Rice, daughter of founder John H. Johnson, was unable to find additional sources of funding to save the flailing company.

IN 1989, Black Enterprise Magazine named John Johnson  it's entrepreneur of the decade for building [Read More]

Four Women on the Move: VMLY&R Announces North American Leadership Positions

by / April 9, 2019 /

VMLY&R announced four senior-level female promotions and new office leads for its Kansas City, Chicago, Cincinnati and Kalamazoo offices. The announcement reflects the continuous capability evolution and momentum of VMLY&R’s growth.

Stephanie DeCelles has been promoted to managing director, client engagement and office lead for VMLY&R Kansas City. Since joining VMLY&R in 2012, DeCelles has brought a strat[Read More]