Welcome to
Zoom Logo
We’re a Creative Agency
Specializing in the Ideation, Storytelling
and Strategic Planning of Branded Campaigns.
With a Sense of Imagination,
Humor, Humility and an Open Mind,
We Create Brave Work for our Clients.
Marketing Campaigns that Connect
and Inspire Brands and Communities
to Grow Together

OUR WORK

Some of the Brands We've Worked with

  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo

About us

"Hell, there are no rules here. We’re trying to accomplish something."
-Thomas A. Edison

Parturient adipiscing ullamcorper a hac gravida consectetur vivamus rhoncus a bibendum natoque hac amet a tempus natoque imperdiet parturient sapien quisque mus vivamus venenatis nisl. Cum vestibulum adipiscing fringilla mus class pretium maecenas turpis quis euismod bibendum bibendum elit praesent. Quisque sapien nibh ad vestibulum auctor condimentum est adipiscing condimentum metus et adipiscing per pharetra sagittis dictum ut est a condimentum hendrerit class. Metus condimentum condimentum elementum consectetur et placerat est a a imperdiet magnis habitasse vestibulum a litora potenti taciti nibh scelerisque facilisi curae a. Parturient a aliquam ullamcorper proin parturient scelerisque senectus ac massa nisi suspendisse posuere a nullam egestas pretium elementum torquent cras ultricies porta. Duis mi fames ac praesent eleifend elit donec pharetra diam varius posuere condimentum scelerisque montes parturient a libero vulputate bibendum aliquam suspendisse senectus fames parturient.

Facilisis a neque massa primis habitant a elit vestibulum nullam a nunc accumsan vestibulum malesuada. Vestibulum condimentum convallis auctor quis mi metus vestibulum quam mi a adipiscing diam vestibulum parturient nam. Facilisis sem iaculis augue a id dapibus at venenatis etiam at nisi eu a quisque. Suspendisse fermentum eget suspendisse a ullamcorper nisl semper suspendisse eu eu a himenaeos himenaeos scelerisque neque eleifend non. A parturient ad vitae aliquet taciti non suspendisse condimentum duis mi per volutpat fermentum condimentum ullamcorper fames rutrum a.

Our Team
Meet the People Who Make it Happen.

Jeff Halcomb
President/CEO

Facilisis a neque massa primis habitant a elit vestibulum nullam a nunc accumsan vestibulum malesuada. Vestibulum condimentum convallis auctor quis mi metus vestibulum quam mi a adipiscing diam vestibulum parturient nam. Facilisis sem iaculis augue a id dapibus at venenatis etiam at nisi eu a quisque. Suspendisse fermentum eget suspendisse a ullamcorper nisl semper suspendisse eu eu a himenaeos himenaeos scelerisque neque eleifend non. A parturient ad vitae aliquet taciti non suspendisse condimentum duis mi per volutpat fermentum condimentum ullamcorper fames rutrum a.

Mark Gross
Title

Mark started his advertising career in NYC where he got his first job at RGA designing movie titles, logos, and handling their in-house advertising. Next was Chiat/Day where Mark learned a few things from the legendary Lee Clow. There he worked on MTV, Reebok, American Express, New York Life, and The New York Lottery. Mark moved to Chicago in 1993 where he landed an Art Director position at DDB. Mark rose to Executive Creative Director creating award-winning work for multiple clients including McDonald’s, Frito-Lay, Capital One, Discover Card, Anheuser-Busch, Cars.com, and Mars/Wrigley. Mark’s most notable work is the Bud Light "Real Men of Genius" campaign, now known for being the most awarded radio campaign in advertising history. In 2012, Business Insider named Mark "one of the top 25 most creative people in advertising." His list of awards includes an Emmy, Grand Andy, Grand Clio, 3 Best of Show Radio Mercury Awards, D∓D, Art Director’s Club, New York Festivals, and multiple Cannes Lions including two Grand Prixes. Mark has been a part of more than 75 Super Bowl commercials, placing #1 four times on USA Today’s Ad Meter.

Chad Broude
Title

Unlike most creative directors who studied art or creative writing in college, Chad graduated from the University of Iowa’s Tippie School of Business. From there, Chad attended The Chicago Portfolio School where he learned how to express his business problem solving skills in creative ways. Chad launched his career by winning Best In Show at Portfolio Night, the world’s largest student advertising review. After quickly being scooped up by DDB Chicago, Chad created a top 5 Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light in his first year. Over the next five years, Chad created award-winning work for Skittles, Juicy Fruit, State Farm, Capital One, and McDonald’s, earning him the position of one of the agency’s youngest Creative Directors. His work has been awarded at Cannes, Clios, Radio Mercury Awards, Communication Arts, Archive, London International awards, and the Facebook awards. In 2014, Chad had 3 commercials from 3 different brands featured on Spike TV’s funniest commercials of the year. In 2016, Chad worked with Skittles to help create their first ever celebrity Super Bowl spot featuring Steven Tyler.

name
 

Jeff Halcomb  President/CEO

Early in his Advertising career Jeff recognized the need for a fresh new player in Chicago's retail automotive market, took a chance, secured a loan and built an agency from the ground up. More than 20 years later Zoom Advertising is a thriving full service Ad Agency specializing in tier 2 and tier 3 retail automotive. "It all starts with great people, that have great ideas, that know how to execute to get the greatest possible result." In his spare time, Jeff enjoys learning new tunes on his acoustic guitar, playing ice hockey, and sipping on a good margarita. Jeff and his wife Aimee live in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood.

name
 

Mark Gross  Title

Mark started his advertising career in NYC where he got his first job at RGA designing movie titles, logos, and handling their in-house advertising. Next was Chiat/Day where Mark learned a few things from the legendary Lee Clow. There he worked on MTV, Reebok, American Express, New York Life, and The New York Lottery. Mark moved to Chicago in 1993 where he landed an Art Director position at DDB. Mark rose to Executive Creative Director creating award-winning work for multiple clients including McDonald’s, Frito-Lay, Capital One, Discover Card, Anheuser-Busch, Cars.com, and Mars/Wrigley. Mark’s most notable work is the Bud Light "Real Men of Genius" campaign, now known for being the most awarded radio campaign in advertising history. In 2012, Business Insider named Mark "one of the top 25 most creative people in advertising." His list of awards includes an Emmy, Grand Andy, Grand Clio, 3 Best of Show Radio Mercury Awards, D&D, Art Director’s Club, New York Festivals, and multiple Cannes Lions including two Grand Prixes. Mark has been a part of more than 75 Super Bowl commercials, placing #1 four times on USA Today’s Ad Meter.

name
 

Chad Broude  Title

Unlike most creative directors who studied art or creative writing in college, Chad graduated from the University of Iowa’s Tippie School of Business. From there, Chad attended The Chicago Portfolio School where he learned how to express his business problem solving skills in creative ways. Chad launched his career by winning Best In Show at Portfolio Night, the world’s largest student advertising review. After quickly being scooped up by DDB Chicago, Chad created a top 5 Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light in his first year. Over the next five years, Chad created award-winning work for Skittles, Juicy Fruit, State Farm, Capital One, and McDonald’s, earning him the position of one of the agency’s youngest Creative Directors. His work has been awarded at Cannes, Clios, Radio Mercury Awards, Communication Arts, Archive, London International awards, and the Facebook awards. In 2014, Chad had 3 commercials from 3 different brands featured on Spike TV’s funniest commercials of the year. In 2016, Chad worked with Skittles to help create their first ever celebrity Super Bowl spot featuring Steven Tyler.

Contact us

  • Zoom Advertising
  • 820 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 525
  • Chicago, Illinois 60607
  • phone +1 312 279-2900
  • fax +1 312 279-2901
  • email info@zoomchicago.com
  • Contact Form
  • (*All Fields Required)