As more and more businesses in the Denver region begin to return to normal, there’s a growing concern about maintaining the reduced traffic congestion and improved air quality that occurred last year as a result of the pandemic. In response, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) has unveiled a clever, retro 50s-inspired new campaign created by agency Cactus for their Way to Go program — a long-time DRCOG informational initiative to get business owners and employees to think differently about their commutes.

The new creative, which features illustrations from UK-based artist Sam Hadley, perfectly captures the colorful nuances of ads from the mid-20th century, while the copy implores commuters and employers to “Leave Traffic To Memory Lane,” “9-5 Is So 2019” and “Times Have Changed. Your Talent Wants Options,” among others.

Visitors to the Cactus-redesigned site are met with the same retro look and detailed content offering new … Read more

Continuing its commitment to building brands that are more human-centered, digital experience agency Green Stone welcomes Lauren Winslow as Design Director. A longtime creative and strategic leader, Winslow not only brings expertise in e-commerce, but in creating humanistic design systems that exceed rapidly evolving audience expectations. She will work closely with Green Stone’s Experience Director and VP, Charles Law.

“With Lauren, we’ve found someone who can bring a world-class approach and appreciation for the nuances of modern brand-building,” says Founder and CEO Matt Walsh. “The pandemic has changed the ways people engage with brands and it’s crucial that the digital experiences brands bring into the world rise to that challenge. Lauren’s talent will help our teams navigate this new landscape for our partners.”

Over her career, Winslow has alternated between the brand and agency worlds, working with some of the industry’s most recognizable companies. Most recently she spent seven years … Read more

The Eiffel Tower. Big Ben. The Great Pyramid of Giza. 172 John St. What do these structures have in common? Well, they have all been recreated in painstaking detail in the massively popular world-building game Minecraft.

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Toronto agency john st. recreated its office right down to the very last detail — including its distinctive 650-pound concrete reception bench and the staff’s favorite elevator-riding dog, Doug. And with large get-togethers still discouraged in Canada, this Minecraft site also became the site of a virtual hang to mark the agency’s milestone anniversary. Yes, they had an office party in Minecraft.

“Our location has been very important to us — we’re named john st. after all,” said CEO Stephanie Hurst. “The experiences we’ve shared here — from sneaking chocolates from the reception desk to the random pigeons who like to visit the first floor — have … Read more

The Sterling-Rice Group is growing its senior leadership team with the addition of three seasoned marketing veterans. Kristin Centanni, Bryant Ison and Preeti Philip have joined SRG as Managing Directors bringing deep marketing experience from client, consulting and agency organizations.

“Increasing competitive intensity and disruptive trends inspire us to re-imagine our future to meet our clients’ evolving needs as their businesses and ecosystems are being fundamentally reshaped.” explained Cindy Judge, CEO of SRG. “Adding experienced executives with specific industry disciplines to our teams, as well as first-hand experience in building products and solutions in an accelerated time frame, benefits our clients and delivers against our vision of how  we will work and succeed in the future.”

Kristin Centanni, joined SRG following over 10 years working in consulting with PwC leading its Public Sector State and Local Government consulting practice. She built an expertise in leading public sector organization transformation and … Read more

Brian Edward Miller is at it again — applying his skill on behalf of Land Rover toward a collection of materials promoting the Discovery family of vehicles. 

“Adventure Illustration” has been a thread woven deep into the fabric of the illustration work I do through Orlin Culture Shop. It is what I grew up loving and what I enjoy creating most in my work. As an illustrator, I’ve had the unique opportunity to bring this theme to a range of different clients, from books to billboards and more.
One of the latest opportunities I had was to bring that theme of adventure illustration into a collection of illustrations for Land Rover through Spark 44. The idea was to create a series of ‘family adventure’ illustrations, each showcasing the Discovery in a unique environment to create a modern take on classic adventure novel covers from the past. This ‘modern classic’ adventure
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