“The Last Daughter” Screening at MSPIFF43 April 14 & 15

by / April 12, 2024 /

Nathaniel Schmidt is an Australian/American film director and editor who's worked for years across a variety of documentary, narrative and commercial projects between South Australia and Minnesota. Two contrasting places that have profoundly influenced his artistic vision.

Now back in Minnesota again, his latest feature-length documentary, The Last Daughter, follows the remarkable healing journey of a Wiradjuri Woman, Brenda Matthews, whom Nathaniel co-directed the film with [Read More]

Bob Barrie of Rise and Shine and Partners to be Inducted into the 2024 One Club Creative Hall of Fame

by / April 10, 2024 /

The One Club Credits Bob Barrie as One of the Creators of the ‘Minneapolis Style’ of Advertising

The One Club for Creativity has named Bob Barrie, a founding partner and the Executive Creative Director of independent creative agency Rise and Shine and Partners, an inductee to its illustrious Creative Hall of Fame. The global organization has a rich history of honoring the lifetim[Read More]

Job Alert: BBDO MW Seeks ACD/Art Director

by / April 9, 2024 /

BBDOW MW is on the hunt for a visually-minded Associate Creative Director – Art Director. Someone who’s positive, conceptual, and exacting. You’re bringing a portfolio of smart ideas that moved the needle for a client’s business, stood out from the clutter, and were noticed in a pocket of culture. And you’re hungry for more. Because this position is on a fast-moving, close-knit team with the opportunity to do career-defining work. You’ll have the chance to affect the future and di[Read More]

Griffin Archer Named Creative AOR for Ziebart International: Launching New Brand Campaign

by / April 9, 2024 /

After a competitive pitch, independent woman-owned Minneapolis agency Griffin Archer has been selected as the creative AOR for Ziebart International. For 65 years, Ziebart has been the worldwide leader in premium automotive appearance and protection services.  
Ziebart was recently recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®, the world's first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. 

Attention, Please: Solve Is a Webby Nominee

by / April 4, 2024 /

Solve's “The Impossible NIL Deal” effort for client Sunoco (Best Of Show at this year’s The Show, also 4x Clio Sports/Clio winner) is up for two Webbys in the categories of Social: Best Community or Fan Engagement and Social: Best Influencer. It’s been singled out as one of the five best in the world in its category, meaning it’s among the top 12% of the 13,000 projects entered.

That means Solve is now competing for the Internet’s two most coveted awards: The Webby Award a[Read More]

Michael Nouwen Chats with Nico V. Isotalo of “Tethered to the Ether”

by / April 4, 2024 /

Minneapolis' art scene has been stirred by the psychological arthouse horror film Tethered to the Ether, directed by M. Thomsen. The film, which has been awarded Best Experimental Feature Film at the Hallucinea Film Festival in Paris, is a testament to Thomsen's intricate craftsmanship. Nico V. Isotalo stands out in her dual role as the Autoharp Valkyrie and the nightmare-villain Rabbit Girl, delivering a performance that is both haunting and mesmerizing. Her musical prowess is equal[Read More]

Arrowhead Welcomes New Director of Coupon and Rebate Products

by / April 3, 2024 /

Jake Tackett’s agency and technology background strengthens Arrowhead’s position as a leader in digital innovation

Arrowhead Promotion and Fulfillment Co. Inc., a leading provider of promotional marketing services, is pleased to announce Jake Tackett is joining the company in the role of Director of Coupon and Rebate Products. As coupons continue to evolve in the digital age, Tackett’s background helping brands build lasting connections with t[Read More]

MONO Hires Robert Panger as First-Ever Integrated Media Director

by / April 3, 2024 /

Dynamic design-driven advertising and branding agency MONO announced today the hire of its first-ever director of integrated media. Robert Panger joins the award-winning creative agency as it enters a new era with an integrated full-service offering of strategic, creative, and media capabilities.

Bob will work to bolster MONO’s growing roster of clients with integrated media offerings through an audience-first philosophy and the ability to seamlessly lead a cross-functional media te[Read More]