Greg Swan Joins FINN Partners as Senior Partner, Midwest Digital Lead

by / May 16, 2024 /

FINN Partners, a leading global integrated marketing and communications agency, today announced that Greg Swan has joined as Senior Partner, Digital Lead. Swan brings with him a notable career spanning more than two decades and highlighted by consistently driven innovation and creative strategy at the intersection of technology and marketing. At FINN Partners, he will leverage his extensive experience in advertising, PR, digital, and social media marketing to enhance the agency’s integrated[Read More]

CRASH+SUES Helps Strategic America Go BIG for Iowa Lottery!

by / May 14, 2024 /

Strategic America reached out to CRASH+SUES to help their client, the Iowa Lottery, inform Iowans that everyone’s favorite game, MONOPOLY™ scratch tickets, is back, and there is a lot of cash to win.

CRASH+SUES brought a full range of capabilities—3D modeling, motion graphics, animation, and editing—to bring the timeless tokens and campaign to life in a BIG, compelling, and engaging commercial delivered in various formats across multiple platforms.

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2024 Posters for Parks: Call for Artists

by / May 14, 2024 /

Make a splash in the City of Lakes at the 9th annual Posters for Parks show!

Posters for Parks features limited-edition posters created by local artists and designers inspired by Minneapolis parks. 50% of all profits benefit the Minneapolis park system, and the other half goes to the participating artists. 

The application could hardly be easier – all they need is your name, email, and links to three examples of your best work. The deadline to apply [Read More]

The Packaging Lab Is On A Mission To Cure Our Passive Aggressiveness With These New Gummies

by / May 7, 2024 /

Are you tired of polite small talk with your in-laws? Do you catch yourself beginning every work email with “per our discussion…?” Repress no more, because Passive Aggressive Gummies are here to rescue you from the depths of Midwestern niceness*!

These gummy candies offer a flavor rollercoaster —sweet, savory, sour, and spicy all in a single bite. It’s like eating the phrase “uff da!”

But why? The Packaging Lab is dedicated to empowering e[Read More]

Riley Hayes Founder, Tom Hayes, Launches Column for Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

by / May 2, 2024 /

In his twice-monthly column for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Tom Hayes will be laying bare his curious mind and peculiar takes on the world of branding and marketing as well as shining a light on the fantastic creativity of this community. His first column, "Light at the end of the tunnel? Or thermonuclear explosion?" describes what it takes for a small agency to survive.

Give it a read righ[Read More]

Quad Introduces New Creative Agency: Betty

by / May 2, 2024 /

Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) (“Quad”), a global marketing experience company, is introducing Betty, a new creative agency named after the late Betty Quadracci, fearless trailblazer and co-founder of Quad. The new offering will integrate all of Quad’s creative business lines to uniquely combine its boutique tactics, unmatched 24/7 global production power and commitment to delivering smart, scalable ideas, powered by an in-house network of talented strategists, creatives, content make[Read More]