Happening Recently at Jell

Connecting with fans of Lyric Opera: live translations, plus a raffle

Saturday September 6 was a perfect night for the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park 2014. The weather was cool, calm, and dry (following a day of violent storms), and over 11,000 people showed up to fill the Great Lawn. A few thousand more tuned in by radio or via WFMT stream. MORE >

Posted September 8, 2014

Charting a new communications strategy for Harris School of Public Policy

At our first meeting with faculty and staff, we asked a seemingly simple question: “How should we fill the blank in ‘If you want ______, go to Harris.’”? MORE >

Posted August 29, 2014

Tuning in to Studs: a preview of great things to come

Over the past few months, Jell Creative has begun a close working collaboration with The WFMT Radio Network and Pop Up Archive to revive the archived recordings of Studs Terkel and give new life to his legacy. MORE >

Posted May 9, 2014

Telescoping a dazzling year of community engagement at Adler Planetarium

2013 was an exciting, evolutionary year at Adler Planetarium. Dr. Paul Knappenberger had recently retired as president after 21 years of service. In December 2012, the Board of Trustees elected Dr. Michelle B. Larson as Adler’s ninth leader — and notably, Adler’s first female president and CEO. MORE >

Posted May 6, 2014

Celebrating stories of citizen soldiers, Pritzker Military aims for national reach

Exactly one year ago today, we received a call from Ken Clarke, President & CEO of the Pritzker Military Library. Turns out, that call was something of a life-changer — at least, for most of us here at Jell. MORE >

Posted November 19, 2013

Differentiating DHR International, the global executive search experts

If you’re at all familiar with the C-suite job market for large international corporations, you know that filling leadership positions is no simple matter. Competition for global-level executive talent is fierce, and the entire process — from research to courtship to selection — must be conducted with the greatest discretion. MORE >

Posted October 7, 2013

Jell’s Latin American connection

Over the past four years, we’ve periodically had opportunity to work with The Southbridge Group, headquartered in Chile. Our initial engagement back in 2009 was branding  MORE >

Posted August 6, 2013

The new ECF website is here — for good!

Every foundation has a different investment profile. Some foundations invest more in the arts, others in social programs, and others in job skills or early education. Foundations also differ in geographic scope — from global (e.g., Clinton or  MORE >

Posted August 2, 2013

As Deirdre Pursel says: “Why wear someone else’s clothes?”

Indeed: why would you? As with branding, dressing well is all about wearing what fits and makes you feel great — not about wearing what someone else deems stylish. And that is the central theme of this story: the creation of a truly personal brand. MORE >

Posted May 13, 2013

Proudly supporting WBEZ

Most Jell team members are avid public radio fans. We love to trade stories we heard on Morning Edition, This American Life, Marketplace, or The World. Some are avid followers of Sound Opinions, while others prefer Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! or Prairie Home Companion. MORE >

Posted January 9, 2013