Client Service Specialist


McKenzie Wagner is pleased to announce the addition of Client Service Specialist, Gabby Gaytan to our team! Gabby graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Marketing Communications with a concentration in Advertising. She has work experience in account and … Continue reading

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Closing the Gap

I Flag illustration

We’re pleased to share this recently completed kinetic video we created for University of Illinois Athletic Department. It was created to increase awareness and support of the I Fund among their donor base and motivate those that are not yet members. Go … Continue reading

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Happy Decembuary!


In order to remain politically correct this winter season, McKenzie Wagner would like to wish you a happy end of December and a wonderful start of January.

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Goodbye Mr. Shea.


Route 66 icon Bill Shea passed away this past Saturday at 91 years of age. While working with the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau we’ve had the pleasure of knowing Bill Shea and we loved to tell his story to … Continue reading

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This might be the greatest present I ever received. A little over a year ago my grandfather gave me a watch – his watch. The watch I remembered from my childhood. The one he sported in almost every photo since … Continue reading

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Twenty Years.


Today we celebrate our anniversary. We would like to take a moment to thank all of the people who have made twenty years possible. From clients, friends, and employees both past and present we would like to say a very … Continue reading

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The RUSH is on!


The new trailer(s) for Ron Howard’s RUSH has hit the web. Why do we care? It’s chock full of BELL helmets. Talk about product placement. The Bell logo is placed in its historically accurate position on James Hunt’s chin. James … Continue reading

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2013 Illinois Excellence in Tourism


The 2013 Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism honor innovative tourism marketing initiatives that promote the outstanding destinations, attractions and events throughout the State of Illinois. We’re happy to have been honored … Continue reading

Springfield makes a splash.


The 2013 Springfield Visitors Guides were delivered yesterday and are now making their way to sites, attractions and businesses throughout Springfield and all over the world. This years guide is full of custom illustrations and bold color. Think this would … Continue reading

Congratulations Lydia!


This weekend, our very own Lydia Lencioni will marry her dashing groom Justin Seno. We wish the lovely couple all the best as they begin their lives together. It’s been a busy summer for weddings here at MW… luckily there … Continue reading

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“this is it”


Stories Like this make us so proud to be associated with the Bell Racing brand.

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Springfield gets some love from Conan.


Conan’s show has been airing from Chicago this past week, but the week before that he and his crew flew into Springfield to shoot some Lincoln clips. Pretty funny stuff.  

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Congratulations Jake!


Our very own Jake Kelley will tie the knot tomorrow. All of us at McKenzie Wagner would like to congratulate Jake and his lovely bride Lindsay on their nuptials.

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Record Store Day 2012


Get out and support your local record store and celebrate RSD 2012 on Saturday April 21st! We’ll see you at these participating central Illinois record stores: Any Frequency – Monticello; Exile On Main Street – Champaign; Waiting Room Records – Normal.

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Discover Iceland


In August of 2011, our very own Todd Jones traveled to Iceland to explore the art of DSLR photography. While video and time-lapse were the motivation for taking the trip to the ends of the earth, the excursion quickly became … Continue reading

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Mad Men Returns


We have quite a few Mad Men fans at MW. We’ll all be watching tonights season 5 premier so we can dissect it over coffee in the morning. If we were true “Mad Men” we’d be dissecting the episode over … Continue reading

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New Writer // Producer


We’re happy to announce the latest addition to MW! Todd Jones has been added to the team as a writer and producer, bringing with him a wealth of agency experience. He’s spent the better part of the last two decades … Continue reading

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McKenzie Wagner Animation Slug


Dylan spent a few hours this afternoon working on a new animation slug for our motion samples. Still some items to be added, but its looking awesome so far.

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Prairie Rivers Network Celebrating 45 Years


Has it really been that long? We began working with Prairie Rivers Network well before their 40th Anniversary (logo below) and in the time since we’ve created some great work together. As they are creeping up on the 45th Anniversary … Continue reading

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Economic Lessons


Meet “Skip” Brack, owner/tool buyer for Liberty Tool in Liberty, Maine. He gets it. It’s a safe bet that Skip is from the school of thought that values quality over quantity. A single well-made tool should last a lifetime (or … Continue reading

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A long time coming…


Here it is, the all-new McKenzie Wagner website! It’s been a long time coming to be sure. Why has it taken so long you ask? Well, to be honest, we’ve been working on our new site off and on for the … Continue reading

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