Tag Archives: Chicago

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

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

Carlie Miller  

The Thrill of the New Observation Deck Experience   August 1, 2017

This past weekend I had a couple friends visit from out of town. Naturally, we worked our way through all the obligatory Chicago tourist activities. We shopped on Michigan Avenue, went to Navy Pier, ate deep dish pizza and we also checked out the new TILT! experience at the John Hancock Center. I can remember visiting the observation deck at Continue Reading

Carlie Miller  

Quiz: Can You Recognize These Chicago Hot Spots?   January 31, 2017

How well do you know Chicago? Recently we tested our own Chicago knowledge while putting together an engaging, Windy City-centric infographic for our client C+R Research. That got us to thinking, why let their customers have all the fun? So we created our own quiz of visit-worthy Chicago attractions. Test your knowledge of Chicago’s popular restaurants, bars and attractions by taking Continue Reading

Fred Schaaf  

Team Building: Go Cubs Go vs Go-Go White Sox   October 20, 2015

This September, the BMSD crew took a half-day at the office and headed to the Friendly Confines on the North Side of Chicago for our annual baseball outing. We’ve been taking these yearly baseball trips since 2013 and we keep coming back for one reason—we all have a great time together. There are plenty of studies that show that coworkers Continue Reading


5 Tips for Aspiring Designers…& Others Alike!   April 21, 2015

A few weeks ago, BatesMeron was greeted by a special visitor—the Professional Association for Design (AIGA) student group from Truman State University. Having traveled all the way from my alma mater in Kirksville, Missouri, these Truman design majors came to Chicago to visit various creative firms around the city and learn more about working at an agency. Years ago, when I Continue Reading

Chuck Sanchez  

Join Team Green   April 14, 2015

BatesMeron has worked on the design and branding for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show for years. Through this process, we’ve been able to do beautiful things for an equally beautiful event, and it gives us a chance to get even more green ourselves, as inspired by the show’s 2014 and 2015 theme “Do Green. Do Good.”   In that Continue Reading


A Thursday Laugh   January 15, 2015

Although the sun is (currently) shining, if you’re in Chicago and/or the Midwest, we know you’ll understand. So happy Thursday! We hope this ad makes you chuckle.

Fred Schaaf  

Christmas Comes Early for Chicago Skaters   December 8, 2014

Ever since I moved to Chicago 10 years ago, there has been talk about a skate park downtown. I always considered it a pipe dream since getting new construction approved by the city of Chicago often takes more than just connections and money. And as a lifelong skateboarder, I know there’s still a good percentage of the public who view skateboarders and BMXers Continue Reading


Paper with Punch: A Trip to the Unisource Paper Show   November 7, 2014

Last week, our team had the distinct pleasure of attending the 25th Unisource Paper show in Chicago. We were completely and utterly inspired by all of the beautiful work we saw, the speeches we heard, the delicious beers we consumed and the creative Chicagoans we met. Check out some of the gorgeous samples we picked up along the way. We Continue Reading