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New York Agency to Help Make Chicago an Interactive Capital

July 1, 2008

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ — Brooklyn-based, independent interactive agency Domani Studios has announced the opening of their second office. The new agency is located in Chicago’s West Loop and provides the same integrated interactive services as the established, award-winning New York office.

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Greg Lanier, co-founder of Internet technology company Infoblox and former director at Sapient, was appointed general manager/vice president of the new office. Mitch Lawin, Domani Studios’ executive producer of film production, and a growing staff of seasoned interactive designers and developers join Lanier.

Known for developing cutting-edge integrated digital experiences like Allstate Garage (http://www.allstategarage.com/), Domani Studios joins the Chicago interactive community to help meet a growing need for high-end interactive support for Chicago’s marketing organizations and world-class advertising agencies.

“I’m thrilled about the opportunities for interactive in Chicago,” Lanier said. “There is so much talent and drive here and yet Chicago still doesn’t enjoy the same reputation for world-class digital work that you see in cities like New York and San Francisco. Domani Studios Chicago wants to work with our colleagues and partners in the city to change that.”

The Chicago office will develop and manage its own roster of clients, but Jonathan Hills, co-founder and creative director at Domani Studios, sees intense collaboration between the New York and Chicago as natural and beneficial.

“More and more of our work taps into our integrated interactive film capabilities, which includes the full in-house film production offerings housed in our Chicago office. As Chicago continues to set up house, we’ll make sure our offerings across cities are comprehensive,” said Hills. “We’ve even wired the offices so it’s easy for talent in both locations to work together as a team when the project demands that.”

About Greg Lanier, General Manager/VP, Domani Studios Chicago

Prior to joining Domani Studios Chicago, Greg was the co-founder and director of marketing communications for Infoblox, an Internet technology company that was founded in Evanston, IL but later moved to Silicon Valley after receiving funding from Sequoia Capital. Previously, Greg was a director of content strategy at Sapient and led emerging media for the John D. and Catherin T. MacArthur Foundation. Greg’s client work includes Alcoa, Allstate, the Field Museum of Natural History, Land’s End, The World Bank Group, Weyerhaeuser Company, the U.S. Department of Commerce, The Aspen Institute, World Resources Institute, Morningstar, and Nokia.

About Mitch Lawin, Executive Producer of Film Production, Domani Studios Chicago

Mitch Lawin is an award-winning broadcast and interactive film producer, principle of Evolution Engine, and strategic business partner of Domani Studios. He has produced commercial TV and web films for Budweiser, Volkswagen, Macy’s, Taco Bell, Allstate, and Burger King to name a few. He has produced film projects in more than 20 countries around the globe. Mitch’s work has been honored at a number of the top industry award shows, including Cannes.

For more information, visit http://www.domanistudios.com/.

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Domani Studios

CONTACT: Bill Fletcher, Studio Director and Founding Partner of DomaniStudios, +1-718-797-4470 x117, bfletcher@domanistudios.com

Web site: http://www.domanistudios.com/http://www.allstategarage.com/




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