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Magik Macaroni Unites Chicago With Crowd Of Over 400

On Thursday, October 16th, GERTRUDE, OZ MFG. COMPANY, & the ART DIRECTORS CLUB delivered a resoundingly successful inaugural MAGIK MACARONI to a packed house. The 400+ crowd—comprised of agencies, production companies, photographers, designers, artists, and students—came together to partake in an evening dedicated to inspiring Chicago’s creative community through a showcase of global creative innovation.

From 6-10pm, guests gathered at 2150 S. Canalport Ave. to mingle and tour the Global ADC Awards Traveling Exhibition, watch The InspirADCion Film Series featuring legendary ad man Lee Clow, and view an exclusive screening of the 2014 ADC Tomorrow Awards. As a special addition to the festivities, the night kicked off from 4-6pm with the “Let’s Make The Industry 50/50” photo shoot, an initiative celebrating equal gender representation in the creative communications industry. The photo captured a remarkable group of 80 of Chicago’s female creative leaders, making it the third successful “50/50 initiative” photo taken in major cities following New York and Toronto.

MAGIK MACARONI title sponsors included global innovation, advertising & marketing services agency GERTRUDE, INC., OZ Manufacturing Company (GERTRUDE’s Design, Innovation, & Digital Division), ART DIRECTORS CLUB Global, & Leo Burnett. Supporting sponsors included Luerzer’s ARCHIVE, OKRP, Optimus Design, Resolution Productions Group, SID LEE, Shutterstock, and All Rise Brewing Co. Sponsors for the 50/50 Initiative Photoshoot included Energy BBDO, SAROFSKY, The Colonie, and Creative Niche.

“We are absolutely thrilled by the turn-out and positive energy that was shown for MAGIK MACARONI. We look forward to Chicago’s creative industry growing its relationship with ADC, giving us the platform to bring even more new ideas and experiences to inspire this great community,” said GERTRUDE Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Otis D. Gibson.

To see a full recap of the event including photos, like MAGIK MACARONI on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MagikMacaroni

For more on the MAGIK MACARONI event schedule, visit http://www.magikmacaroni.com

– 50/50 Photography & Video: Monte Isom – monteisom.com
– MAGIK MACARONI Event Video: Joshua Smith
– CTA Train Artwork: Mauricio Ramirez