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Director Cameron Busby Joins Quriosity Productions, Wraps Major Ford Campaign

Director Cameron Busby, whose arresting Logitech spot starring sensation Little Nas X generated tons of buzz on the Super Bowl in 2021, has joined the roster of Quriosity Productions in…

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Cutters Scores with Two Super Bowl Spots; EP Heather Richardson Shares Her Faves and Flops

The Super Bowl was a big night for Cutters Studios, whose team collaborated with Highdive for the popular State Farm “Like a Good Neighbaaa” and BetMGM “For Everyone” commercials for…

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Highdive Shines with Two Super Bowl Spots; ECD Patrick Burke Shares His Faves from the Night

The Super Bowl was a big night for Highdive Executive Creative Director Patrick Burke, whose team created the popular State Farm “Like a Good Neighbaaa” and BetMGM “For Everyone” commercials…

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Chicago-Based Unsurfaced Wins at 2024 Anthem Awards for Eastside Golf’s ‘Change 1961’

“What if the PGA never banned non-white players in the first place?” That’s the arresting opening line of “Change 1961,” a two-minute video created and produced by Chicago-based Unsurfaced™ for Eastside…

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Sarofsky Extends Role with All-Star Talents Behind New Illinois Cares for Kids Campaign

In mid-2022, the State of Illinois announced the launch of “I Got Love / Siento Amor,” a statewide enrollment campaign for child care and early education services featuring Illinois artists,…

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‘The Bear’ Creator Christopher Storer Collaborates with Chicago Talent for Coca-Cola Ad

In his acclaimed FX series The Bear, creator Christopher Storer uses quick cuts, visual chaos and unusual angles to give make viewers feel like they are in the kitchen and…

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PETERMAYER Showcases Louisiana In New Film For Tourism Office

New Orleans-based PETERMAYER is wooing visitors to the Pelican State with a new short film titled, Find Your Louisiana. Created for the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Find Your Louisiana follows-up on the title’s…

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State Farm Brings Back Its Magic Jingle with Jimmy Fallon, Ludacris and Others

Highdive announced its new 360-degree campaign for State Farm, “The Right Kind of Magic,” which launches later this week across broadcast, streaming, digital, social and radio. The creative plays off the very…

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Cramer-Krasselt and Sarofsky Team Up for Landmark Credit Union’s Clever ‘Banking Made Easy’

Landmark Credit Union recently launched an integrated marketing campaign activating its refreshed brand identity through the theme of Banking Made Easy. The video components of the cross-media campaign developed by…

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The Salvation Army Delivers A Powerful Call To Action In ‘Silent Night’

Part of The Salvation Army’s holiday Red Kettle campaign, a new PSA “Silent Night” sheds light on the realities of surviving in today’s economic climate. Edited by Camp Lucky’s Elizabeth…

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SEC Football at the Heart of charlieuniformtango and TRG Collaboration

College football season is in full swing as we head into October. And one of the most highly touted conferences in all of college sports is the SEC. Let’s kick…

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It’s a Giant Squid! Optimus, BUNTIN, Bob Industries Team Up for SERVPRO’s Tall Task

Everybody could use a hug these days, but when it’s from a giant squid, it might be a different story. And in this case, a very funny one. Chicago’s post…

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Quriosity Teams Up with Activision for ‘Crash Team Rumble’ Trailer

Ready… Break! The high-octane multiplayer adventure Crash Team Rumble has arrived and Activision collaborated with Quriosity to bring the energy for the trailer promoting this highly anticipated release. The talented…

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‘Power Tool Ballad’ Rocks New Craftsman Campaign by Colle McVoy, Caviar, Drive Thru

Minneapolis mainstays Colle McVoy, Caviar and Drive Thru collaborated on new spots for CRAFTSMAN®, the iconic American brand of quality tools, storage and outdoor equipment, that help re-energize the 95+ year-old brand by connecting…

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Community Coffee Launches New Creative with Baker & Bonner Creative Emporium

Community Coffee, the nation’s No. 1 family-owned retail coffee brand, just launched its first brand spot created and produced by its new creative agency of record, Baker & Bonner Creative…

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11 Dollar Bill Transports JD Sports Partner Ty Dolla $ign into an AI World

11 Dollar Bill placed rapper Ty Dolla $ign into an environment of AI-generated architecture in a new branded video for JD Sports and Adidas. The studio used state-of-the-art AI imaging…

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Quriosity Productions Delivers Carrier Campaign with Newly Added Director Keith Rivers

Quriosity has added to its talented roster, and the new director is already delivering. Keith Rivers, whose ease in capturing life’s most honest moments on film has made him a…

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charlieuniformtango, Baker & Bonner Creative Emporium Make Good Neighbors for Community Coffee

charlieuniformtango and Baker & Bonner Creative Emporium teamed up to create a beautifully crafted and directed project for Community Coffee. Titled “Rancher,” the new :30 spot captures the feeling of…

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Yessian Music is Bringing the Energy Back to Public Events in This World Cup Collab with ZDF

After a long and challenging pandemic period that has left many feeling disconnected and isolated, German public television station, ZDF, shares their upbeat spot for the World Cup, featuring the…

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VSA Honored by Anthem Awards for Inspiring Racial Justice Work

Agency VSA Partners announced today that “Until Justice Just Is,” a social justice campaign created in collaboration with the YWCA, has received a Bronze Award in the 2nd Annual Anthem…

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PETERMAYER, Utopic Bottle The Aroma Of Mardi Gras

New Orleans-based agency PETERMAYER is sharing a Mardi Gras tradition with the world. In a sexy new spot with a dash of humor, the creative shop highlights the release of…

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Best and Worst Ads of the 2023 Super Bowl? Top Creatives and Execs Share Their Picks!

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! Ad agency pros from throughout Chicago and across the country chatted with Screen about…

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Highdive, Cutters, Danny DeVito Lead Super Bowl Weekend Campaign for Jersey Mike’s

Highdive and Cutters Studios are teaming up once again for Super Bowl weekend, but with a unique approach this time around. As the Big Game approaches, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known…

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TRG and charlieuniformtango Team Up for the Choctaw Nation ‘Together, We’re More’ Campaign 

charlieuniformtango teamed up with TRG for the new “Together, We’re More” campaign for the Choctaw Nation. The new :60 and two :30 spots feature tribal members stating (some in native…

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Quriosity, Kenneth Yoder Bring the Laughs for Lunchables in New Campaign

Sitting on the pedestal in a contemporary, all-white art gallery is a sculpture of a small locomotive engine; the media used isn’t stone or bronze but crackers, cheese and cold…

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11 Dollar Bill Lends Creativity to Award-Winning ‘Fund for the Fabulous’ Campaign

11 Dollar Bill threw its support behind North Carolina’s LGBT+ community in providing editorial and post-production services to Ponysaurus Brewing Co’s “Lieutenant Governor’s Fund for the Fabulous” campaign. Conceived by…

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Chicago Blackhawks and Daily Planet ‘Hit the Ice’ for Thrilling New Campaign

Hockey season is in full swing, and Chicago’s Daily Planet is in the thick of it. Director Michael Gabriele, Executive Producer Scott Marvel and the Daily Planet squad teamed up…

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PETERMAYER Celebrates Michigan in New Spot for Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

Full service agency PETERMAYER is helping the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau celebrate a part of Michigan that a lot of consumers have probably never seen in a new commercial for the tourist…

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Meijer, The Distillery Project Team Up for Hunger Relief Effort ‘Simply Give’

Now is the season for gratitude and giving, and this new work is right on time. Grand Rapids, Michigan based retailer Meijer’s hallmark hunger relief effort, “Simply Give,” campaign recently…

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Patrick Mahomes Popular State Farm Spot Leads to Yessian, TMA Collab for ‘Jazz Bath’

Are you ready for your jazz bath? State Farm recently introduced dorky, mullet-wielding, saxophone-slinging “Jeff the Equipment Manager” in a spot with Super Bowl Champ Patrick Mahomes. The commercial riffed…

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11 Dollar Bill Teams with BravoEcho in Capturing the Winter Park Experience

11 Dollar Bill helped capture the spirit of adventure, spectacular views and downhill fun offered by Colorado’s longest continuously operating ski resort in a new campaign for Winter Park. Conceived…

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11 Dollar Bill Wins Gold, Silver and Bronze at One Club Denver Awards

11 Dollar Bill enjoyed a banner night at The One Club for Creativity’s annual Denver Awards, picking up two Gold, one Silver, two Bronze and two Merit Awards for work…

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Let Your Glow Show! The Distillery Project Teams Up with Dole to Highlight the Unique Qualities of Pineapple Juice

It’s time to let your glow show! And a Chicago agency is teaming up with an iconic brand to help you do just that. Dole Packaged Foods released a new…

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Justin Casselle Teams Up with PETA for Impactful Comedy Spot [Exclusive Interview with SCREEN]

Justin Casselle continues his rise through the commercial directorial ranks with his latest work for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), which brings you an unexpected comedy twist….

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Target Ad Features Ironheart on Full Blast; Marvel Series Filming in Chicago This Week

Marvel series Ironheart has been in the headlines in Chicago all year, and the new franchise has finally landed in Chicago, filming around town this week. And the iron-clad character…

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New Aveeno Kids Campaign from Doner, The Barkers, and Sarofsky Celebrates Children’s Independence

A new Aveeno Kids cross-media campaign entitled “Kids Can” has recently debuted from full-service advertising agency Doner. With three :15 spots (“Dad,” “Mom,” and “Curly Hair”) and numerous shorter versions,…

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‘The Masked Singer’ Star Ken Jeong, charlieuniformtango, TRG Team Up for New ThermaCare Campaign 

It’s time to bring the heat! charlieuniformtango teamed up with TRG on a new campaign for ThermaCare heat wraps. And they enlisted a fan favorite to lead the way on the…

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Kohler and Chicago’s The Distillery Project Team Up to Generate ‘The Power to Live Boldly’

When the power goes off, life goes on. Because Kohler goes on. That’s the statement behind a new 60-second spot created by independent Chicago-based The Distillery Project (TDP) in its first work for the…

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Flavor Births ‘Long Live Mograph’ Stunner for Half Rez 9

To entice and energize attendees of the ninth edition of their celebrated motion graphics design event in Chicago, the illustrious organizers of this year’s Half Rez came together around a…

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Ice-T Teams Up with charlieuniformtango for Raising Cane’s Spot

It’s not often you get to work with a legend. Justin Wilson of the charlieuniformtango roster directed a video for Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers celebrating National Iced Tea Day this…

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Johnny Depp Pops Up in Cinematic Trailer for ‘Sea of Dawn’; Quriosity Teams Up with Buddha Jones

Holding the poor hapless bill collector, Anselm Rodriguez, by the collar (and firmly under his spell), Phillip the Shopkeeper – played artfully by none other than Johnny Depp – spins yarn after yarn about…

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HighDive, Cutters Team Up for Hilarious ‘Jurassic World’ Jeep Campaign Behind-The-Scenes Sketches

Blockbuster Jurassic World: Dominion has wowed millions of cinephiles across the globe this summer, but few have seen these hilarious behind-the-scenes vignettes. The “Filming With Real Dinosaurs” supershorts are a…

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Highdive Lands Beam Suntory, Launches ‘Get Busy Living’ Campaign for Sauza

It’s time to get busy living! So says Sauza in its latest campaign, alongside its newly announced agency of record, Chicago-based Highdive. Highdive has grabbed its first spirits client, having…

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Chicago’s Lightswitch Video Wins Five Telly Awards for New Orleans Projects

Lightswitch Video, a Chicago-based video production company, recently won five Telly awards for their work on “Mardi Gras for All Y’all” and “Rex 150th Anniversary Documentary.” The event featured iconic…

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11 Dollar Bill Shortlisted for AICP Post Award for Colorado Lottery Spot

11 Dollar Bill is currently shortlisted for an AICP Post Award for its contribution to a spot for the Colorado Lottery offering a hilarious homage to the Rocky Mountain spirit. Welcome…

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Salt-N-Pepa, Prysm Studios Bring the Right Rhythm to New Checkers Campaign

Checkers teamed up with Prysm Studios and Fitzco to deliver a new spot that has us tapping our toes. This is just one ad in an ongoing campaign featuring Checkers’…

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Highdive, Cutters, and Director Stewart Hendler Team Up for Fearless Jeep Spot

What better time than today for a joyous, thrilling spot about living life fearlessly and to the fullest? The latest campaign for Jeep is “Born Free” and featured a collaboration…

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Emmy Winner Jane Lynch Helms New Campaign for Illinois Tourism

An Emmy winner has returned to the Midwest to shine a joyous light on her home state. Actress, producer and writer Jane Lynch recently directed a series of commercials for…

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Formula 1 Star, Cutters, M Booth Bring Passion to New Patron Spot

Passion, pride, and perfection are at the heart of the new Patron spot released this month, and at the core of the collaboration between Cutters Studios and M Booth on…

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Daily Planet’s Michael Gabriele Tells a Story of the Brassy Power of Love in ‘Mariachi Boy’

“The world could use some positivity right now.” So says director Michael Gabriele when asked about the charming short film, Mariachi Boy. A boy enlists a tuba in a quixotic…

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New Coca-Cola Collab for charlieuniformtango and Plot Twist Creativity

Let’s start out the week with some fresh news on a smooth spot out of the Southwest. charlieuniformtango teamed up with Plot Twist Creativity on a new :30 spot for…

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Tandem Enhances Clearcover Message

Tandem got fresh by going old school in a new campaign for Clearcover Car Insurance. Ditching the frivolity overpopulating today’s marketplace, the Chicago production boutique filmed Clearcover personnel explaining the…

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Do You Need A Hug? Picture North, FCB Chicago, COX Team Up for Heartwarming Campaign

What does a hug mean? During the COVID-19 pandemic, the way people think about hugs has drastically changed. As lockdowns have come and gone, there has been a collective strain…

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Editor Joe Clear, Wild Gift, The Colonie Team Up for SMA with Music Video

Take a moment to enjoy a terrific tune, then spend many moments taking in the vital cause behind it. The Colonie Editor Joe Clear recently partnered with the production company…

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11 Dollar Bill Produces PSA for The Climate Reality Project

The time is now and the message is clear. Climate activists from around the world call for urgent action to combat climate change in a powerful public service announcement for…

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Joe Otting Takes Us Back to the Farm for Whiskey Acres’ ‘Bottled-in-Bond’ Campaign

“Greatness isn’t born from punching a clock,” says the voiceover in a stirring new two-minute brand short for Whiskey Acres Distilling Company, directed, shot and edited direct-to-client by Joe Otting….

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Tandem and The Colonie Help Creative Agency KSV Save the Business World from Themselves

Tandem Inc. and The Colonie help creative agency KSV save the business world from themselves in their latest campaign for New Jersey-based Utility, PSE&G. When something slows you down or…

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In Hilarious New PSA, Top Urologists and SNL Great Tim Meadows Encourage Men To Save Their Future Boners By Getting Vaccinated

No, this is not your typical public service announcement and yes, it is hilarious and yes, it is effective. In the ongoing effort to get more of the nation vaccinated,…

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11 Dollar Bill Adds WOW! Factor to Made’s New Campaign

You know this new campaign makes you wanna shout. 11 Dollar Bill provided graphic design, editorial and post-production services for a new campaign for Wow! in which the speed, quality…

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11 Dollar Bill Helps Piggyback Create a Buzz for Cheeba Chews

11 Dollar Bill ended things on a high note in providing editorial, graphics design and post services for a new social campaign for Cheeba Chews, a maker of bite-size cannabis…

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charlieuniformtango Teams Up with Hold Fast Co., Bill and Todd for Johnsonville Sausage

Are you a Tongsman? You’ll find out right now as charlieuniformtango teamed up with new Milwaukee-based agency Hold Fast Co., and newly formed creative alliance, Dallas-based “Bill and Todd” (comprised…

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Chicago Ad Vet Directs Milestone Spot for Pearl Milling Company, Its First Since Changing Name from Aunt Jemima

A veteran producer of the Chicago advertising community is now seated in the director’s chair for a milestone advertising campaign. Pearl Milling Company, the brand that was Aunt Jemima for…

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Haroula Rose’s Charming Commercial Debut for Bailey’s; Optimus Chicago, Jess Weixler Among Collaborators

Chicago native Haroula Rose has built quite a name for herself in the independent film community, and is now making her mark in advertising world. Produced by Hello Sunshine in…

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Director Kevin Smith of STORY Creates a Crime Drama with a Funny Twist for Gumout

A clandestine meeting between a pair of shady characters under a dank freeway overpass leads to an unexpectedly hilarious result in a new spot for Gumout directed by Kevin Smith…

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11 Dollar Bill Puts the Icing on a New Campaign for RaceTrac and R/GA

11 Dollar Bill teamed with R/GA and Swedish production company Hobby Film on a new campaign for RaceTrac featuring the “coolest” icon in professional sports. The funny online, social and…

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