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The Changing Climate of Sustainable Advertising

“We’re here to show you the brighter side of climate change,” a female voice narrates over the video for Higher Tides Realty. Soothing piano music plays while images of melting snow, remote coastal landscapes and barren deserts fade in and out.  Higher Realty says it aims to help homeowners and buyers find properties in areas set to increase in value due to rising temperatures and dramatic weather changes. There’s only one catch: The advertisement is fake. 

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Join Us In Welcoming Our New Copywriters!  

We’re excited to announce the onboarding of three new copywriters to the Curmudgeon Group team.  The expansion aims to develop our growing content creation services and blogging presence, and we are thrilled at the diverse backgrounds, experience, expertise and interests that each of our new writers brings to the team.  

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We’re Hiring! Production/Special Projects Intern

We are seeking creative, ambitious, media savvy interns who crave the opportunity to think big.  You'll working with our team as we launch Scope: A conversation on women in production.  Scope invites the most visionary and emerging female producers of today to share their experience, expertise, and outlook on a wide range of creative industries, from advertising and broadcast to film, radio and live performance. Scope pulls back the curtain on the role of female producers within the global community and the impact of their work on current social and cultural trends, political ideologies, the next generation of artists and storytellers, and the production industry of tomorrow.  Interested?  Keep reading.

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Your Favorite Museums Make Images Free for Public Use

Are you looking for that famous piece of artwork to bring your website to the next level?  Would a historical photograph meet the content needs of your next blog post?  Well you're in luck!  Museums around the world are starting to offer unrestricted image use of the most infamous and recognizable artworks we know and love. 

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6 Reasons To Invest in Experiential Marketing

Why invest in experiential?  Is now the right time?  
Most brands are invested in digital and social marketing efforts, for good reason - it's where people spend a vast amount of their time.  But the result is information overload and a limited capacity for any customer to be truly loyal to any one brand.  Millennials are the ever-more-influential and desired demographic, and experiential campaigns compliment digital strategies by appealing to the emotional, tactile, and physiological needs of customers, ensuring that you are reaching people in all aspects of their daily life.

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20 Free, Easy, and Essential Creative Resources

While there's an abundance of subscription tools on the market, here's our take on 20 free online resources to help you and your team become all the more productive in the year ahead.  Whether you're a designer, video pro, social media whiz or just need or organize your thoughts, we've got you covered!  

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all i wanna do is dance

The incredible choreography that you see in Fantasmagorie is not possible without help from the following creative minds and spaces here in Chicago.  

Artistic Director and Choreographer Jessica Deahr of Chicago Dance Crash brings the wildlife seen in the Fantasmagorie film to live in a whole new way - through 40 minutes of dance.  Imagine 15 bodies jumping over one another like squirrel monkeys, or a stage of break dancing sea stars. For the past week, our dancers have worked for 8 hours each day to pick up this unique choreography, perfecting every move, before moving to the water for a week of dress rehearsals on Monday.  

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how your smartphone can save the rainforest

This Friday, July 22, Fantasmagorie kicks off in Chicago.  We are so excited to bring this performance to the Windy City!  Audiences will journey from the Great Lakes watershed to the Coral Reefs and into the heart of the Amazon River Basin through live dance, film and music, meeting wildlife and discovering all that our planet's diverse habitat has to offer along the way.  

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