From Vesper Lounge and Green Russell to the NoMad Bar, Adam Hodak and Alex Lerman had helmed the bar or led beverage programs for some of Denver and New York City’s most impressive cocktail outposts. Yet when they sought to collaborate on what would become South Broadway’s first true craft cocktail bar, they weren’t looking to replicate the vibe of their previous places of employ.

In developing The L Cocktail Bar, their concept was to deliver a menu of world-class drinks in an environment more suited to Denver’s low-key social scene. In particular, Hodak — a longtime South Broadway resident — wanted to craft a concept that would seamlessly blend into the neighborhood’s colorful, eccentric history.

Housed in a 100-year old, converted brick building, Hodak and Lerman personally demolished the modern drywall to expose the bones of the space. The pair then collaborated with local firm Koch | Covostos Read more

Pictured: Front (L-R): Kelsey Sullivan, Karlin McGinness; Back (L-R): Shun-Luoi Fong, Aaron Walser, Adam Skalecki, Alex Blumfelder, Brian Rogers

Advertising and strategy firm Human has named a pair of senior executives to its creative and strategy teams, as well as hiring five other executives within the last six months. 

Executive Creative Director Adam Skalecki is a multidisciplinary creative who strives to create design people love. His advertising career has straddled the nuances of digital, design, product design, branding and campaign concepting. He will work on Human’s Smartwool and Perfect Day accounts. Skalecki comes from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where his roles included head of design and creative director of the Brand and Product Invention group.

Skalecki has found creative, custom-fit solutions for growth for brands at many stages. These range from startup success stories (TomboyX and Treaty Oak Distilling) to major rebrands for the likes of Domino’s Pizza, Goose Island … Read more

On July 3, 2015, a Flight for Life helicopter plummeted from the sky outside Frisco, Colorado, violently crashing into a parking lot. Dave Repsher, a Summit County Flight for Life nurse, climbed out of the crashed helicopter engulfed in fuel and flames. Within seconds, a huge fire broke out, and Repsher suffered full-thickness burns to 90% of his body. He was given a negative chance of survival. D-REP: Fight for Life is the incredible story of one man’s fight to live and how love and a community of support helped to make the difference in his recovery.

The film was funded and executive produced by long time Denver creative director, Jeff Kosloski and his team at UCHealth with a very talented group attached to make the film. It was shot over two years in Denver and Summit County to get the story and is now screening at the Denver Film … Read more

Domino’s Pizza — the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales — will be starting the new year with a new agency of record, WorkInProgress. The agency will handle creative execution, brand strategy and digital design.

“WorkInProgress is filled with strong talent, creative minds and extensive experience in creating meaningful brand actions,” said Art D’Elia, Domino’s chief marketing officer. “The fact that they are an independent agency means they have the flexibility and nimbleness we need during these quickly changing times. This is the right agency model and team for Domino’s moving forward.”

WorkInProgress, founded in 2016, believes that every brand, and person, should be a work in progress. They are a full-service innovation and advertising agency that helps clients prove what they believe by taking action — an approach that leads to more memorable and effective advertising. Named a Small Agency of the Year … Read more

Among businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants have been hit particularly hard. With restrictions imposed on indoor dining and recommendations to stay close to home, delivery has become an essential service for both restaurants and consumers. This has also given rise to a movement to support local establishments.

To celebrate the local restaurants that are the cornerstones of neighborhoods across Canada, food delivery service DoorDash has launched a campaign to remind diners that delivery and take-out can not only support local restaurants, but their neighborhoods as well. 

Blinkink — along with agency john st. — did the spot, which takes viewers on an animated journey of miniature neighborhoods like Montreal’s Chinatown, Toronto’s Kensington Market and Vancouver’s Gastown. As a DoorDash courier cycles through “the flavourhood,” as it’s referred to in the spot, foodies can spot local mainstays like Toronto’s Kinton Ramen and original plant-based chain Fresh, … Read more