Make Laws, Not War
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BY Bill Utter

March 14, 2019

Public Affairs

Since February 26, the spotlight has shined brightly on the history-in-the-making runoff election between two African-American women who want to be Mayor of Chicago and move into the fabled fifth floor of City Hall. But after the April 2nd runoff election, it will be the occupants of the second floor at City Hall who will […]

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BY Bill Utter

March 14, 2019

Public Affairs

Campaign Branding
A New Standard in Campaign Branding
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BY Kat Kuda

March 7, 2019

Creative

As 2020 presidential bids begin heating up and ads fill the airwaves and flood our social feeds, I’ve noticed some new and interesting trends in campaign design. Traditionally fueled by red, white and blue, the principles of design and color have not been a priority for politicians, even those running for the highest office in […]

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BY Kat Kuda

March 7, 2019

Creative

Political Ads
What It Takes to ‘Approve This Message’

BY Tanner Edwards

February 18, 2019

Community Outreach Public Affairs

Chicago is about a week away from a hugely consequential municipal election. For avid political observers (guilty), the final chess moves in the campaign’s homestretch are always a thrill. But for many, the lead-up to Election Day is defined by a cacophony of political ads – which can test the patience of even the most […]

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BY Tanner Edwards

February 18, 2019

Community Outreach Public Affairs

Door
A Door to Change
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BY Carolyn Grisko

January 29, 2019

Public Affairs

Three political events have converged that may finally bring change to the way the Chicago City Council carries out its business, and perhaps update the infamous “Chicago Way.” First is this month’s indictment of Ed Burke, the City’s longest-serving alderman, and one if its most powerful as head of the Finance Committee – although that […]

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BY Carolyn Grisko

January 29, 2019

Public Affairs

Pantone Living Coral
What Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year Can Teach Us
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BY Meredith Lusher Fleece

January 17, 2019

Creative

In December, Pantone — the accepted authority on color — unveiled its “color of the year” for 2019. Pantone describes Living Coral as “social and spirited…symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.”And at a time when we all need a boost in spirit, Living Coral is being welcomed with enthusiasm by fashion experts, […]

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BY Meredith Lusher Fleece

January 17, 2019

Creative

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