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City of Big Things.

Few places do big like Chicago. Big buildings. Big personalities. Big winters. Big pizza. And, of course, the big shoulders that define the spirit of this city every day. That spirit—and the place that inspires it—are deeply ingrained in the DNA of the advertising that’s been created here for decades.

Big impact. Big opportunity. Big ideas. That’s advertising, Chicago-style.

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2023 Career Day: You’re Next!

Feb 17, 2023
8:00 am
Columbia College Chicago Student Center

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CAF 2023 Advertising Woman of the Year:
Danielle Austen

Mar 23, 2023

Swissôtel Chicago

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Chicago American Advertising Awards 2023

May 18, 2023
6:00 pm
River Roast

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Rising Stars Nominations

Rising Star Nominations are open now until February 10th. Winners will be announced at the Ad Woman of the Year dinner celebrating Danielle Austen on March 23rd.

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