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Merging Two Chicago Powerhouses: A Visual Story of Our Moment in Time

Motion is committed to creating extraordinary moments that move people. Well, this is OUR moment to bring a unique perspective to the industry and we seized it by merging two Chicago powerhouses under one roof! Read Article


Moments That Matter to Me: A Letter From Our CEO and Founder

“I’ve always thought bigger and bolder. So, when it came time to launch Motion I asked myself ‘if not me, who? If not now, when?” An inside look at the what and why that put this agency in forward motion. Read Article


Two Leading Agencies — Motion PR & AgencyMSI — Merge to Become Motion

Motion PR, a leading public relations and digital firm in Chicago, today announced its merger with AgencyMSI, the 57-year-old, Chicago-born integrated marketing and communications agency. Effective immediately, the two companies come together as Motion. Read Article


The Art of the Elevator Pitch: Your Marketing Strategy in 30 Seconds

We all talk about it in marketing and advertising – the elevator pitch. How to sound efficient to brilliant in less than a minute. Think about yours. Can you coherently explain your product/service, skill set, ideal job/client, and how those things fit together in the time it takes to tie your shoes or floss your teeth without getting confused or out of breath? Or worse, without sounding as if you’re reciting from cue cards? Read Article


Got Glasses?

Q: Why did we make eclipse glasses at work today? A: Because we have the brightest employees. Read Article


Get Better Ideas at Your Next Brainstorm

Here we take our brainstorming seriously! But we also know that a good idea can come from anyone, anywhere and at any time of the day. So, when you are planning your next brainstorm, idea hurricane, brain dump, content create-a-thon -- it never hurts to have a few tricks and tips up your sleeve. (Hint: Don’t take them too seriously!) Read Article


How I Got Into the Crazy Business of Marketing

Sometimes in our line of work (good day or bad day), you might ask yourself, how did I even get here? We asked the people in our office for the salient details of their kickoff into the business, and found that while all roads—eventually—led to AgencyMSI, the terrain was as unique and remarkable as the talented folks who work here. Read Article


Retail Pivot: Frictionless Commerce in the Haze of the Amazon Effect

You can’t talk about retail without tripping over (or getting hit in the face with) news about Amazon and Jeff Bezos. The New York Times recently covered his pursuit of the $3 trillion retail universe by going back to the very fundamentals of retail. Brick and mortar physical locations. But this is Bezos, so you know there is a twist. Or in this case, a robot. Read Article


How to Get Big Thinking from a Small(er) Agency

Is bigger always better? What are the advantages to working with a small agency? When you work with smaller, nimble integrated agencies, like AgencyMSI, you are more likely going to get what you ask for. Read why! Read Article


Always Jamming: Introducing Our Motion Playlists

We are super excited to share our Spotify playlists! Every other Monday, we will feature a themed playlist curated by a different team member. You'll hear everything from Cat Power to Duke Ellington. We love our pop, rock, classical, jazz, punk, indie and more from all decades. Read Article