Rock solid at Zera

Three generations. 51 years and counting. And — as they like to say — “You can’t scare us.” That’s Zera Construction, Chicago’s leading concrete restoration firm. These are the guys who repair stadiums, parking structures, and plazas after time and weather have taken their toll. MORE >

Posted December 19, 2008

Promoting new products from Atelier Jouvence

How do you maintain customer loyalty and continue to generate excitement for big-ticket items in these skittish times? First, keep those lines of communication open at all times. Second, never stop tooting your horn. Third, let your customers know how much you appreciate them. MORE >

Posted December 6, 2008

Finding Chicago Wilderness

For over a decade, the meticulously restored and protected wilderness areas of the Chicago region have remained something of a well-kept secret. MORE >

Posted November 20, 2008

Dan Seiler, Sound + Video

Jell first worked with Dan Seiler back in 2005, shortly after his publishing company, Seiler Media Group, released a great little educational video aimed at helping public speakers and panelists deal with a wide array of microphones in various speaking situations. MORE >

Posted November 15, 2008

Panther East goes national

With great pride, we recently relaunched Panther East as a full-featured ecommerce site. Jell began working with Panther East, the largest supplier of equipment to commercial roofing contractors on the east coast, in 2006. MORE >

Posted October 21, 2008

LPC celebrates out in the open

After years of hosting very cool holiday-themed fundraising events in the conservatory’s work area — known as the “Hothouse” — the Lincoln Park Conservancy trotted out a new tradition this year: the Glasshouse Gala. MORE >

Posted October 12, 2008

Kansas, meet Kansas

If you were in Chicago circa 1989–1993 to witness the “Joe’s Basement” phenomenon on public access TV — or have visited the video archive at Ow Myeye Productions — you may think you know all there is to know about video editor and producer Joe Winston. MORE >

Posted October 7, 2008

Premia Capital in the Wall Street Journal

Longtime client Hilary Till of Premia Capital Management, LLC landed on page C1 of the Journal. Carolyn Cui, in her August 15 “Ahead of the Tape” column, reports on Till’s research on recent market volatility. “Commodities were on their own in doing quite poorly,” Cui quotes Till. MORE >

Posted August 22, 2008

Haitian zombies?

How did Jell get involved in a project about zombies? When we met cardiologist Reynold Ducasse, he was working on a new book, The Haitian Zombie Secret, a novel with a healthy dose of nonfiction. The book explores Haiti’s fixation with zombification. MORE >

Posted August 1, 2008

Show Department, rebranded

25 years is a major milestone for any company. Our client decided to celebrate in style on May 22 with a red-carpet party at its U.S. headquarters in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, with about 600 event management, production, and agency professionals in attendance. MORE >

Posted May 19, 2008

Mile one: launching Marathon Pharmaceuticals

“Taking Pharmaceuticals Further” — that’s the vision of Marathon Pharmaceutical’s founder Robert Altman, an industry veteran who has worked his way from a chemistry PhD at Harvard and an MBA at The University of Chicago through sales, marketing, and management positions at major players like Astellas Pharma US. MORE >

Posted May 11, 2008

Celebrating connections with Free Spirit Media

It’s always nice to become acquainted with a not-for-profit that achieves amazing results against tough odds. A great example would be Free Spirit Media, the organization that mentors West Side kids and offers them invaluable training and real world experience in video production. MORE >

Posted May 2, 2008

More soon!

We’re looking forward to June. By then, we’ll be able to stop at a new shop in the One East Delaware building and buy a box of designer cupcakes crafted by Gail Gand, the famous pastry chef of Tru. In anticipation of the grand opening, we recently posted a teaser page for More Cupcakes, LLC with the full-blast website to follow. MORE >

Posted April 16, 2008

Finally: the Brown Line Metalworks secret is out

It can be hard to keep a secret, but we’ve done it for a year and a half now. We’ve been looking at some very cool prototypes of a fairly revolutionary hand tool invented and engineered by Chicago’s Brown Line Metalworks that will change the market for torque wrenches. MORE >

Posted April 4, 2008

Levant Capital Management launched

We’re excited to announce the arrival of a new investment research firm for institutional investors. Levant Capital Management, LLC (since rebranded as Northern Advisors) focuses on providing bespoke research services. MORE >

Posted March 23, 2008

Bridge Strategy Group makes global headlines

Over the past five months, Jell has been working on a new look for Bridge Strategy Group LLC. As we tweaked the existing identity, developed a new capabilities brochure, designed a Web site makeover, and engineered an advanced content management system, our client was up to even larger things. MORE >

Posted February 24, 2008

Sara Whiteley Design gets a makeover

If you’ve purchased a condo in a large development recently, you probably remember “selection day.” That’s the day you return to the sales center to choose everything — carpet, countertops, fixtures, you name it. MORE >

Posted February 17, 2008

Online reel for Ben Vance

We’ve worked with video artist Ben Vance on several exciting projects over the past 10 years, including the King of Bluegrass DVD published by Straight Six Films and a Times Square Supersign for Wells Fargo. MORE >

Posted February 5, 2008

Author Julia Bachrach interviewed on Chicago Tonight regarding Inspired by Nature and the Garfield Centennial

It’s always thrilling to see one of your longtime clients interviewed on TV, especially when the topic is a project like Inspired by Nature, the book that we developed with Julia and coauthor Jo Ann Nathan over the course of the past couple of years. MORE >

Posted January 9, 2008

Sid Lubitsch premieres

Sid has been a well-respected, widely-known DP (that’s Director of Photography, aka “shooter” or “cameraman”) for 25 years, travelling the world and shooting a wide range of commercials, documentaries, and corporate videos. But until now, Sid lacked a Web site. MORE >

Posted January 1, 2008