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Ad of the Day: Aaron Rodgers Is Hounded by 'Da Bears' Fans for State Farm It's brats vs. cheese with Robert Smigel and George Wendt

DDB Chicago's latest Aaron Rodgers ad for State Farm begs a timely question: Are Cheeseheads more hard-core football fans than Brateaters? Both camps appear in the ad, which takes place on…

September 6, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

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…

August 13, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

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…

July 11, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

Brands Are Flocking to the Star Wars Nerd Procession The Course of the Force attracts big sponsors

If you’re driving down the Pacific Coast Highway this summer, and you see a cadre of Sand People or a lightsaber-wielding Boba Fett, don’t be alarmed. The Course of the…

June 2, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: State Farm Chris Paul meets his long-lost twin in this cracker of a spot from Translation

Who knew Chris Paul had a twin brother, Cliff Paul, from whom the NBA All-Star point guard was separated at birth, who went on to assist people in a different…

January 3, 2013, 2:54 PM EST

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…

December 18, 2012, 12:02 AM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 7-14 Ellen and her elves, TiVo and Tebow, and a look back at the year in Google searches

This week, Lacoste unveiled the swipe-able polo shirt of the future, kids bemoaned Hurricane Sandy's effects on seaside amusement parks, and ESPN celebrated one of the world's great sports rivalries—in…

December 14, 2012, 10:29 AM EST

Ad of the Day: State Farm Kids offer their take on Hurricane Sandy in concert-timed spot from DDB and Joe Pytka

Last night, a long list of legendary musicians got together at Madison Square Garden to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief. The median age of the artists—a group that included…

December 13, 2012, 3:32 PM EST

RedZone Scores TD With Fans The NFL Network's 'crack' channel draws viewers by making an end-run around ads

Like a pulling guard smashing his way through summer blocking drills, the commercials just keep exploding off the line of scrimmage. Pop pop pop, hit and get hit—they are relentless…

October 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

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