Winter Intern Roll Call

We are currently seeking up to three talented interns who are focused on graphic design, web development or copywriting. You will hit the ground running on day one, collaborating with multiple team members and executing work for a variety of clients. The work is diverse and we know you’ll learn a ton!   A couple things … Continued

88 Summer Party

88’s 2015 Summer Party was far different from any that have come before it. Instead of bringing the team to a single place for some fun and sun, the crew was split into five separate groups and sent on a scavenger hunt around the city. While on the hunt, the teams competed against each other … Continued

Bye Bye, Brian

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Brian Crowley, one of 88’s longest-serving employees, and someone who helped build the company into what it is today. Brian has worn a variety of hats in his nearly two decades with the agency, some donned out of necessity and some by preference. All were taken on because … Continued

Meet 88’s new ECD, Joe Popa

Joe believes in the power of ideas and the influence of design. Over a twenty-plus year career he has been a creative leader with some of the most exciting and innovative agencies in Chicago. He has inspired teams to craft powerful ideas into effective creative solutions for brands including Jaguar, M&Ms, CVS, Kerrygold, Kellogg’s, Volvo … Continued

Making a “Racquet” at the Windy City Open

Sponsoring a niche sports event like the Windy City Open squash tournament, there’s the traditional way to promote your agency sponsorship in the official program—thanking the participants, using squash related metaphors, etc.—and then there’s the 88 way. Since fans were only focused on squash, we took this opportunity to have a little fun with their … Continued

Building a Stronger Future for Today’s Youth

After Chicago Bears great Desmond Clark hung up his cleats and retired from the NFL, he quickly set his sights on giving back to his local Florida community. His goal: help all types of teenagers achieve greater success in school and in life through group mentoring. 88 Ways Youth Organization was born. When Dez started … Continued

Helping Urbanbelly Feel Right at Home on Foodie Row

Uprooting your first restaurant from the neighborhood it called home since debuting in 2008 can seem like a pretty daunting task. Fortunately for Chef Bill Kim and his Urbanbelly crew, they already had the ideal spot picked out, right alongside their sister restaurant bellyQ. 88 Brand Partners was given free rein to design their new … Continued

We’re 25 years old. Let’s Celebrate!

June 13th, 2013 was a day all of us at 88 Brand Partners will not soon forget. After all, as you can see from the images below, our 25th anniversary party was a night filled with laughter, champagne toasts, killer eighties music, and a lot of time spent in front of the photo booth. But … Continued

88 is 25

Hard to believe, but it’s true. We first opened our doors for business twenty-five years ago this month. The proof is right there in our agency’s name, the year of our founding. You can approach a milestone like this any number of ways. You can wax nostalgic about our humble beginnings. Or you can marvel … Continued