| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Dan Fietsam, the former top creative at Energy BBDO, is joining FCB Chicago as executive creative director, the ad agency announced Wednesday. He will start July 14 and will report to Chief Creative Officer Todd Tilford.
Fietsam replaces Jon Flannery,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Charges have been filed in the shooting death of an aspiring photographer who was gunned down about half a mile from the Rogers Park home he and his wife had just moved into.
Eric Vaughn, 31, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:40 AM
Paul Humpal was enjoying a beer with his daughter and her husband on the porch of his Wisconsin home on the Fourth of July weekend. His son-in-law, 28, was listening to a Jefferson Airplane song from the ‘60s on his cell phone
“I looked at...
| Jun 9, 2014
As global CEO of Chicago-based Starcom MediaVest Group, Laura Desmond, 49, is one of the most powerful and influential women in advertising. The southwest suburban native leads a staff of more than 7,300 employees across 132 offices around the world,...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The proposed mega-merger of two of the world's leading advertising holding companies -- Omnicom Group of New York and Publicis Groupe of Paris -- has collapsed.
Late Thursday, the two companies announced the termination of their proposed marriage, which...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
One of the world's biggest advertising companies, Omnicom Group, is known for the work it does for Pepsi, while its French contemporary, Publicis Groupe, has been an important advisor to Coca-Cola. Just like those two fervent soda competitors, the two...
| Mar 13, 2014
Chicago television producer David Manilow will begin filming his newest public television series, "My Chicago," this week, with the first of six episodes set to air April 25.
Each half-hour episode will feature three people, often prominent, taking a...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:42 PM
Tribune Co.'s newspaper unit will pay a dividend of up to $275 million to its parent when it is spun off later this year, according to a government filing.
The new Tribune Publishing Co. will own the Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Choose Chicago, the city's convention and tourism bureau, has chosen FCB Chicago as its new advertising agency of record.
FCB Chicago bested finalists Leo Burnett and Magnani after a competitive eight-week review, the city announced Wednesday. The...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Dominique Raccah's dream as a child was, unequivocally, to be an astronaut, and though she has yet to venture into outer space, her thirst for discovering new worlds has thrust her to the fore of other frontiers.
Raccah, founder of Sourcebooks, a 26-...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When a huge brown bear ambles across TV screens this Sunday to the strains of Bob Dylan's "I Want You," it may be taking a big step for an ad agency as well.
Droga5 isn't as entrenched a resident of Madison Avenue as better known ad firms such as Leo...
| Nov 11, 2012
A few years after stepping away from her professional life to focus on raising her two daughters, Liz Cicchelli itched to sink her teeth into something beyond volunteering at her kids' school.
She found something way beyond.
Invited by a friend to the...