Adweek Honors Chicago’s Rising Brand Stars

Celebrating Windy City innovation.

These 2 Chicago Streetwear Brands Found National Success By Keeping It Local

Joe Freshgoods and Juan-Elias Riesco are making their mark while supporting the next generation of artists.

Meet the 20 Rising Brand Stars Changing the Landscape of Chicago

From streetwear titans to brand leaders

Inside the Rise, Fall and Triumphant Rebirth of a Beloved Chicago Game Studio

In 1999, You Don't Know Jack was one of the biggest hits in gaming. Then the team behind it nearly lost everything.

Adweek Puts a Spotlight on Chicago, the Brand Hub That’s Become a Capital of Culture

From rising brand stars and destination dining to the Cubs and craft beer, we look at the trends and personalities driving the city forward.

How the Cubs’ Marketing Evolved as the Team Went From ‘Lovable Losers’ to World Series Champs

After rebuilding the team, the organization needed a new brand message to highlight everything that makes Cubs baseball great.

Why the Disintegration of Chicago’s Most Iconic Media Brand Is Such a Big Blow to the Windy City

The end of local ownership of the Tribune means the loss of something more.

These Companies Are Helping Put Chicago on the Cutting Edge of Emerging Tech

Their work includes innovating in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, Internet of Things and voice recognition.

These 3 Iconic Food Chains Are Staying True to Their Chicago Roots as They Grow Nationally

Gino’s East, Giordano’s and Portillo’s have successfully taken their cheesy, meaty concoctions into new markets around the country while staying true to their Windy City roots.

With Nearly 200 Breweries and Counting, Here’s How Chicago’s Crowded Beer Scene Is Adapting

Competition for shelf and tap space is becoming fierce.

20 Rising Brand Stars Who Are Helping Make Chicago a Hub for Marketing, Tech and Culture

From McDonald’s and the Cubs to the newest Iron Chef, these emerging leaders are shaping Chicago's multifaceted business identity.

What a Chicago Museum and Agency Learned by Creating One of the World’s Favorite Ads

The Art Institute of Chicago and agency Leo Burnett reflect on the lessons of Van Gogh BnB and "the power of simplicity."