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C-K Overview
Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Our friend-making mindset not only drives our ideas, it also drives our structure. We’re built without silos or competing interests to truly tap into an ever-expanding range of disciplines, from advertising to SEM/SEO to social to analytics—whatever it takes ... Read more

Mission: At C-K, our mission is simple: Make friends, not ads®. It’s how we helped Porsche’s first luxury sedan—the Panamera— become a smashing success and helped catapult Corona Extra to America’s #1 import.

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C-K CEO Peter G. Krivkovich
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    I have been working at C-K full-time (More than 10 years)


    Great work-life balance. Very flexible schedule offerings and always very understanding of life obstacles and willing to accommodate. Great benefits and vacation policies.


    Preach about cross-training, but have found it's not a reality. They also tend to favor and shine the spotlight over some departments and ignore others.

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    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at C-K (Chicago, IL).


    Had 3 interviews total. 1 Phone interview with HR, 1 interview with the Account Directors & Supervisors, 1- interview with Group Account Directors. Very conversational in tone, because they want someone who can contribute to a conversation. don't just nod in agreement add substance to the conversation on why you would make a good fit.

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    • What campaigns do you like right now?
      What are some of your success stories?
      Why do you want to work here? (research the work they've done and talk about why you liked it)
      Why did you get into advertising?  
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Company Updates

  • New work out of our New York office!

    Nikon Shares Its 'Love Letters' to New Yorkers on the 'N' Line

    Nikon is encouraging New Yorkers to share what they love about the city with a new subway and outdoor campaign that centers around "love letters" to NYC. The ads will appear along the New York subway "N" Line through billboards, posters and other out-of- home displays, and will feature images taken with Nikon cameras that are aimed at capturing the city.

  • Our work for the new Porsche Panamera is featured on Communication Arts as a Webpick. Check it out.

    The New Panamera | Communication Arts

    With design by Cramer-Krasselt, this site introduces the world to the ingenious spirit of Porsche.

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C-K Awards & Accolades

  • Most Effective Independent Agency in North America, 2014 Effie Index, 2014

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