"Our business is ideas. They grow and flourish best in an atmosphere of congenial collaboration.” – Leo Burnett
Chicago Creative Space recently visited our global headquarters in Chicago, IL to see how our space impacts and reflects the work we produce. We think that Leo would be awfully proud of the space we’ve built and the amazing work that has come as a result of the collaboration among the people in it.
As our CCO Susan Credle said, “If your space feels like you, you come to work feeling excited.”
See how our office is inspiring creativity in our people and our work at chicagocreativespace.com.
To ensure that we can live up to Leo's legacy of giving in today's hyper competitive non-profit environment, we have launched Leo Love.
We're giving to 6 important organizations that fit our filter of focus - Children (our future), Creativity (our talent) and Chicago (our home). And we're giving them all that we've got. We'll give them our time, by arranging volunteer opportunities. We'll give them our talent, by doing creative or strategic work for them. And we'll give them our money, by encouraging participation in the Helping Hand Program, taking a bit out of each paycheck to benefit these organizations:
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Off The Street Club
Ronald McDonald House
In 1935, a former newspaper reporter and adman founded a start-up advertising shop in a Chicago hotel room. With a staff of seven, he named it The Leo Burnett Company, Inc. Seventy-nine years later, that little start-up has really grown up — we now staff approximately 1700 people in the U.S., with 95 offices worldwide.
Keeping so many employees challenged is a big responsibility and it's important to create an environment where creativity can flourish. We do this by committing to work-life balance. Our eyes aren't always glued to a computer screen and creating the next ad, we can take a break and listen to a hit Indie band from our Artists in Residence program, stay fit at Revisions (our on-site fitness facility), or use Michigan Avenue as a "living lab" to take part in a 1000-person scavenger hunt designed to experience the tangible power of retail and digital marketing. We can even wind down after work at our in-house watering hole -- "Star Bar".
It is through the lens of HumanKind that we elaborate on our diversity beliefs:
-We believe creativity can come from anyone, from anywhere
-We believe creativity blossoms in an environment of openness and inclusion
-We believe our business and our creativity grows through diversity in our insights, our ideas, our people and our acts.
Being a HumanKind company stretches our beliefs in Diversity, Identity and Inclusion. Through DI&I, we strive to:
-Cultivate teams of individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds - Diversity
-Foster an environment in which individuals are encouraged to bring their unique perspectives, talents and personalities to their work - Identity
-Empower every employee to contribute to his or her fullest potential, and advance a culture that values understanding through honest and respectful inclusion - Inclusion
Holding a focus of who we are at the core, and celebrating this both internally and externally, is an essential element in creating the world’s best ideas bar-none.
Leo Burnett University gives our people the opportunity to hone a skill set or engage in a new area of thinking. Our courses in creative problem solving, strategic thinking, craftsmanship and communication allow our company to grow from the inside out. We offer leadership training and a digital curriculum where the goal is to arm our people with the knowledge to effectively respond to the challenges of new media and technology, and bring new innovative solutions to the client's business hurdles. After all, we are only as good as our people.
We are situated in a city that’s ripe with opportunity. Google is our neighbor, and we partner with them to provide learning and resource opportunities to help us stay ahead of the digital curve.
Recognized as one of the Top 20 programs in the country, the Leo Burnett Chicago Internship Program gives bright individuals unparalleled exposure in advertising. Leo Burnett Chicago embraces interns as contributing employees who are expected to deliver on the big ideas and campaigns that the agency is known for worldwide.
The paid 10-week program runs June 8 - August 14, and is available to college juniors, seniors and recent graduates interested in Account Management, Creative, Strategy and Production.
Applications will be accepted from January 15 - March 31 and can be accessed on our careers site.
Welcome to the land of high-quality, Leo Burnett-branded thingamajigs, thingies, thing-like objects and t-shirts with things on them. From brands like American Apparel, Moleskine and Victorinox, featuring designs from several Burnett people. Whether you're an alum, future Burnetter, or looking for something with an apple logo on it, you've come to the right place. Let's Shop.