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Topic: DDB Chicago

Skittles Gives a First Taste of Its Super Bowl Ad Featuring a Town Brawl

No sign of Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch, though

Even though Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch will have a lot of visibility on the Super Bowl playing field on Feb. 1, don't look for him in Skittles' commercial debut in…

Ad of the Day: McDonald's Films the Craziest Soccer Trick Shots Ever … and They're Real

World Cup wonders

For every big-budget advertising opus timed to the World Cup (I'm looking at you, Nike and Samsung), there are always a few real gems that don't show any soccer stars…

DDB's Digital Exec on Creating for Instagram and Lovin' It

Talks social with clients like McDonald's

DDB’s Azher Ahmed is a part of the creative team working for brands like State Farm Insurance (consumers might recall the “discount doublecheck”) and he is at SXSW talking with…

State Farm's Chaos Robot Now Stomps Right Up to Your Smartphone

Video campaign returns as an innovative iAd

State Farm's neighborhood-destroying alien robot is back after a successful run in 2011's "Chaos in Your Town" campaign from DDB, and this time it's coming right for you. Using the GPS…

McDonald's Narrative Runs Across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

#MightyWings effort is a first for the brand

McDonald's has been a leader in terms of major brands testing social media in the last few years. Therefore, it was initially surprising to learn that its fun-oriented Who's Got…

Ewan Paterson Leaves DDB Chicago After 3 Years

Office recently got a new CEO

Just weeks after DDB named a new CEO for its Chicago office, the office's creative chief has decided to leave. Ewan Paterson, who has been chief creative officer for Chicago since…

McGuinness Leaves DDB Chicago for Chobani

Agency names Paul Gunning as new chief

The Chicago office of DDB is losing its president and CEO but filling the role with a familiar face. Peter McGuinness, head of the office since 2011, is moving back to…

Twitter Vines Pitch Volkswagens, Peanut Butter and Job Skills

CPG thinks the social tool will produce sales

Some 75 days since Vine hit the scene, marketers large and small have tested the Twitter app that lets them publish six-second videos on the social site. But are the…

Updated: DDB Chicago Expands Duties on Mars, Safeway

Adds 3 Musketeers, Safeway digital assignments

Mars and Safeway have expanded their relationships with DDB's Chicago office. Mars has shifted creative responsibilities for its 3 Musketeers candy bar to the Omnicom Group agency, Mars confirmed. The shop…

DDB Chicago Finds Account Mgt. Chief in L.A.

New hire to join the agency next month

Mark Hansen is heading back to Chicago to do what he has never done before: Run a department. Next month, Hansen, who since 2009 has managed accounts like Gatorade and Visa at the…

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