Michael Herlehy, one of Chicago's most ebullient ad people, passed away Monday at the age of 46 from complications related to a long battle with Hodgkin's disease. Always quick with a big laugh and a quip and a bit of local ad dish, the... read more.
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.
Tom, Dick & Harry Creative/Chicago has won big in the hospital category. After a review, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has selected TD&H as its new advertising agency of record. The hospital, recently rebranded... read more.
What a great pitch for a TV series: Four buddies drive to the Arctic Circle to play golf, and one of them is dead. Executives from the Golf Channel heard it and — sure enough — bought it: The six-part series “Our Longest Drive”... read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.