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Tom, Dick & Harry adds Artizone to client roster

By: Lewis Lazare, Chicago Business Journal

Artizone.com, an Israeli online aggregator of local, artisan food purveyors, has selected Tom, Dick & Harry Creative/Chicago to handle marketing and advertising for the food site in the Chicago market. Artizone has been operating in the Dallas market... read more.


Chicago ad execs see value in cause-related marketing

By: Lewis Lazare, Chicago Business Journal

Let’s hear it for cause related-marketing. Attaching a brand to a worthy cause — and using that cause to help market a brand — is something Chicago’s advertising community has grown to wholeheartedly endorse and applaud when they... read more.


New Special Olympics Commercial

By: Dick

The link below is one version of a new commercial we did for the Illinois Chapter of the Special Olympics. The writers were Martin Rodahl and Amy Markley. The art director was Taylor LeCroy. The spot was directed by Mr. Rodahl. The Special Olympics is an... read more.


TDH Wins Education Award

By: Dick

Yes, there are too many awards competitions in advertising. But believe it or not, we don't think this applies to industry-specific shows, meaning, for example, real estate advertising awards for the real estate industry. The reason is simple: those... read more.


A Ten Year Q and A

By: Dick

Even though it is only an official ten year anniversary, it is still close enough to ask one of the original partners his thoughts on the past decade. Bob Volkman was busy with work. David doesn't like attention brought to him. He gets very twitchy.... read more.


Happy Birthday to us! Um, technically.

By: Dick

Ten years ago, Bob, David and Michael sheepishly walked into the lobby of a Citibank and did something very foreign to them--they opened up a business account. After spending their careers working at agencies in cities all over the country, they decided... read more.