The Escape Pod

Chicago, United States

Full Service

Basic Info

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Mobile, Social Media, Marketing/Creative Services, Experiential, Branded Content/Entertainment, Market Research/Consulting, Media Buying/Planning, Branding/Product Development, Packaging/Design, Branding/Celebrity endorsement, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 2007

Employees: 72

Awards: 20

Creative Work: 30

Clients: 7


Contact Information

400 North Peoria Suite 2
Chicago Illinois 60642
United States
Phone: (+1) 312.274.1180
Email:
Website:

Norm Bilow

Norm Bilow

Managing Director & Founder
Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Mobile, Social Media, Marketing/Creative Services, Experiential, Branded Content/Entertainment, Market Research/Consulting, Media Buying/Planning, Branding/Product Development, Packaging/Design, Branding/Celebrity endorsement, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 2007

Employees: 72

Awards: 20

Creative Work: 30

Clients: 7

The Escape Pod

400 North Peoria Suite 2
Chicago Illinois 60642
United States
Phone: (+1) 312.274.1180
Email:
Website:
Norm Bilow

Norm Bilow

Managing Director & Founder

About the Agency The Escape Pod

The Escape Pod is a fiercely independent, full-service creative powerhouse known for category-changing work that drives results. The agency was founded in 2007 by ad industry veterans Norm Bilow and Vinny Warren, creator of the legendary Budweiser “Whassup!” campaign, one of Advertising Age's Top Ad Campaigns of the 21st Century. We bring our clients' brand propositions to life in the most powerful manner possible, through advertising that is strategically sound, creatively exceptional, and makes optimal use of any media. 

Languages

English

Philosophy & Competitive Advantages

What We Do Best.

The Escape Pod is known for consistently delivering fresh, original ideas that break through categories and builds brands. Our specialties include:

  • Efficiently executing breakthrough retail campaigns and promotions 
  • Re-energizing the growth and profitability of established brands 
  • Launching new products 

Pioneers.

We are bold. We are fast. We defy convention. We drive action.

We are risk takers. We are brand makers. We love what we do. 

From pioneering the first branded entertainment reality TV hit, “Schooled,” for OfficeMax to launching Wheat Thins’ “Twitterventions” viral sensation, to having NFL MVP Drew Breese retire for one day for Can-Am Spyder, and working with YouTube star Action Movie Kid for Toys”R”Us, The Escape Pod has earned its reputation for bold, award-winning work across retail, food & beverage, technology and automotive categories.

Fast. Fearless. Focused on Growth.

We are purpose-built for businesses with aggressive growth goals. Our speed, creative firepower and core belief in amplifying brands to drive action makes us the perfect partner for fast-growing companies. Our services include research, strategic planning, creative development, production, media planning and buying, experiential marketing and a digital studio creating apps, websites and connected devices. 

Featured Work

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Clients

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Brand: Ego Power Plus & Hammerhead

Category: Gardening Instruments & Products, Garden Furniture

Brand: Winn-Dixie, BI-LO, Harveys

Category: Department Stores, Supermarkets

Brand: CDK

Category: Car Dealers

Brand: Core Bars

Category: Food

Brand: Can-Am Spyder

Category: Motorcycles

Brand: Toys R Us

Category: Drugstores, Specialty Stores