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Aug 4 2021

How to Cope with Pandemic Burnout

This is the third in an 11-part series of blog posts that focus on Centro’s corporate guiding principles, and how ...
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Workplace Culture Resources

CEO Spotlight: Centro's Shawn Riegsecker

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Happy 11th Birthday Centro!

Eleven years ago today Centro came to life.
I had no idea if it would be successful or a colossal failure but I felt passionately about trying to build a better type of company while also changing the advertising industry for the better.

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CIMA Entrepreneurial Event

CIMA hosted an Entrepreneurial Luncheon Panel last week. To say the luncheon was inspiring would be an understatement. Kevin Willer, President and CEO of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, moderated a panel of three dynamic Chicagoland entrepreneurs: Shawn Riegsecker, Founder of Centro; Matt Spiegel, CEO of; and Genevieve Thiers, Founder of, who all shared advice, and stories of their successes, challenges and experiences along their road to success.

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Bringing Back Advertising Magic

Last week, I experienced advertising magic. Let me paint the picture for you. It all started with a typical meeting with a collective team of experts discussing an upcoming ad campaign. All of the basics were covered including the target market, messaging, budget, reach and frequency as well as the execution logistics. While the team was excited to launch this campaign, it almost seemed too easy and even a bit predictable.

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Employee Satisfaction is Essential to Business Success

Earlier this month Centro was honored with the title of the #1 Place to Work in Chicago for the second year in a row by Crain’s Chicago Business. We would like to extend our gratitude to Crain’s for their recognition, and congratulations to all of the businesses recognized!

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Impact of the Digital Explosion and Life of a Media Planner

What do digital media planners do? Are they immersed in building creative and strategic approaches? Are they media ninjas focused on hitting an exact target for advertiser success? Where do they spend most of their time? One word: spreadsheets. The comical, yet sadly true snapshot below brings this reality to life.

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Media Technology Company Centro Named #1 Best Place to Work in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL – April 4, 2011 — Today, Crain’s Chicago Business officially named Centro Chicago’s “#1 Best Place to Work” ...

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