During the month of December, Pepper Group is participating in a physical and virtual food drive to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository! Donation boxes are located on each floor of our office building for food donations and there is a donation page on the Greater Chicago Food Depository website. Please join us in this effort to help thousands of Chicagoans who are at risk of going hungry.
We recently hosted an Act-On user group event here at Pepper Group where resident expert David Fowler shared insights on preparing and navigating for success with GDPR, and what to do before the May 25 deadline.
What is GDPR? It’s the new General Data Protection Regulation going into effect in the European Union. If you have at least one EU contact within your databases, regardless of where you are located, you need to pay attention to your revised compliance obligations.
The secret behind doing award-winning work is having great clients that make it possible. In 2017, we've won a whopping 14 design awards from four different competitions. Here’s a detailed look:
American Graphic Design Awards
For 54 years, Graphic Design USA has sponsored competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. GDUSA honors outstanding work of all kinds and across all media. In 2017, more than 10,000 entries were submitted; a very highly selective 15 percent received Certificates of Excellence.
At Pepper Group, we appreciate our great clients who give us the freedom to solve marketing challenges from a fresh perspective.
Recently, The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts announced that we received two 2016 Davey Awards. We are honored to have won Gold and Silver awards for our video work for Omron and Swift Prepaid Solutions. We thank both of these clients for letting us create exceptional work that stands out, and for trusting our expertise to move people in fresh directions.
We’re pleased to have been featured in a recent article on the IllinoisHomes.com website. Illinois Homes is a comprehensive real estate resource that helps keep Illinois residents up to date on the latest opportunities in the area, and leading-edge businesses that make our state vital.
Graphic Design USA
GDUSA has recognized Pepper Group with three 2016 American Web Design Awards in its annual contest showcasing the power of design to enhance online communications. This year’s contest received more than 1,150 entries, and only a highly-selective 15% of entrants were recognized as winners.
Every once in a while, someone drops a huge act of kindness in your face. It happened to me while working last night ... at a much needed time. I was running audio services for a Centegra Health System event at Parabolic Midwest in Crystal Lake and there were two NFL players there to sign autographs and mingle. The headliner was former Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, and all I knew about the other guy was that his first name was Nate.
I’m not exactly sure how we got here, smack dab in the middle of winter and trying to remember what sunshine even looks like. I guess we can’t complain too much since we’ve certainly had a mild one here in Chicago, but there are still days when I long to not have to worry about crashing my bike on icy roads. In that regard, I thought I’d offer up a little “throwback” to warmer days... a homemade video that I put together over the holidays to commemorate a rather large accomplishment from this past July.