Category Archives: On the Scene

Carlie Miller  

Instagrammable Pop-Up Events | A 29Rooms Review   July 31, 2018

If you’ve been scrolling around Instagram or Facebook the last few months, you’ve probably noticed ads for (or pictures from) experiential pop-up events appearing in your newsfeed. These events, 29Rooms by women’s lifestyle website Refinery29 and wndr’s Infinity Mirror Room, are marketed as unique installations to “fuel your imagination” and to “explore a new genre of immersive experience.”     Catering Continue Reading

     
Matt Roman  

A Craft of Your Own   July 3, 2018

I recently attended CreativeMornings’ breakfast lecture series for the month of June featuring Adé Hogue, a designer and lettering artist. He delivered a personal reflection on this month’s theme of “Craft” and what that means to him, outlining three key steps of creating a craft for yourself to pursue: define, develop, share. What struck me as most interesting was the Continue Reading

     
Carlie Miller  

My Chicago Summer Bucket List   May 22, 2018

With summer fast approaching and the temperature in Chicago climbing, the number of events happening around town is also on the rise. While during the winter months I find that I rely on podcasts, videos and articles for daily inspiration, over the summer months I try to attend as many new and unique events as I can to keep my Continue Reading

     
Adam Barkley  

Lessons from a BatesMeron Design Intern   May 9, 2018

My time at BatesMeron has been an enlightening experience. In this agency setting I have been able to put classroom concepts and tools to practice in the “real world.” Like most new things, it was a mixed bag of emotions: excitement, nervousness, eagerness and fear. I went in expecting a few things, like I’d get a glance at this world Continue Reading

     
Becka Bates  

BatesMeron was just named THE TOP Branding Agency in Chicago by Clutch.co and we’re swooning. Here’s why.   April 3, 2018

Last week, BatesMeron was named the #1 Branding Agency in Chicago by Clutch.co. The announcement was made in their press release highlighting the highest-ranking marketing and advertising agencies in Chicago for 2018. This is a really big deal to us. It’s not like we haven’t won awards before. We’ve been recognized our fair share for our creative and strategic branding and Continue Reading

     
Becka Bates  

BatesMeron Ranks as a Global Leader in Clutch 2017 List   January 2, 2018

  It wasn’t easy, but we hung on to this news for a little while so we can start 2018 off on the right foot. It’s with tremendous honor that we’re able to announce that we’ve been named as a top creative agency in Clutch’s annual rankings for the second year running. This year, Clutch built on its yearly list with Continue Reading

     
Melissa Muñoz  

Wrapping Up 2017   December 12, 2017

What do you get when you offer BatesMeroners an opportunity to hear from creatives on their biggest takeaways from 2017? A very excited staff, that’s what. Last week, our friends at Palmer Printing offered us the opportunity to do just that—plus a surprise finale we’re excited to share with all of you! Palmer celebrated their 80th anniversary with a shindig Continue Reading

     
Anna Woodward  

The Mag Mile Festival of Lights Parade   November 28, 2017

We’ve worked with the Chicago Flower & Garden Show team since 2012, providing everything from a full rebrand to yearly show themes and marketing. The Flower Show has been a part of the city’s cultural landscape since the 1800’s and we’re happy to help bring about the Chicago tradition year after year, including the upcoming literary-inspired show, Flowertales: Every Garden Continue Reading

     
Todd Pierce  

The Universal Language of Images   October 11, 2017

We’ve all heard the cliché a picture’s worth a thousand words, but the saying didn’t just come from nothing. There is real value to using visuals to communicate—especially, as I recently found out, when in a foreign country. The universal language of images definitely became my native tongue while traveling around Asia on my honeymoon with my wife. I had Continue Reading

     
Joshua P. Ferguson  

What We Learned: Brand New Conference 2017   September 19, 2017

Over the course of last Thursday and Friday, the whole BMSD team migrated to our conference room for two days of virtual attendance at this year’s Brand New Conference. An annual gathering of marketers, designers, copywriters and all-around creative people who discuss progressive ideas in branding and brand identities, the Brand New Conference is the brainchild of Under Consideration, a Continue Reading