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The Colonie Promotes Brian Salazar to Editor


Brian Salazar.
Brian Salazar.

The Colonie, a Chicago-based provider of creative editorial, finishing and motion design services for advertising, announced that it has promoted Brian Salazar to editor. Salazar began his career as an intern with the company in 2008. Having honed his skills as an assistant to editor and partner Bob Ackerman, he began making the transition to editor in 2010, cutting spots and other media for such brands as Levi’s, ConAgra, Kellogg’s and Pacific Gas and Electric. His latest work includes a series of web videos for ComEd‘s “Coolest Summer Ever Forever” promotion, debuting July 2014. He collaborated on the project with a creative team from Leo Burnett.

“Brian impresses me with his fresh and youthful approach to the craft of editing,” said Ackerman. “He often sees things from a perspective that I don’t have, but when I see the end result I am blown away.”

After assisting Ackerman on campaigns for Dockers, Hallmark and others, Salazar got his first chance to cut on a 2010 in-store project for Dockers and Draft FCB, San Francisco. Shortly thereafter, he cut his first broadcast ad, a spot titled “Big Sleep,” that was also for Dockers and Draft FCB. It debuted during pre-game programming for the 2011 Super Bowl. “I like cutting comedy,” said Salazar.

“I think Brian will become a cornerstone of the post industry in Chicago,” said Ackerman. “He has so much exuberance and excitement. He’s always learning and growing and he brings that to each and every job.”

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