Colossal Squid Rises From Lake Michigan to Sponsor 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival

Jun 28, 2010, 09:34 ET from Colossal Squid Industries

CHICAGO, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Colossal Squid Industries, an independent digital creative agency, is proud to be the first digital sponsor of the Pitchfork Music Festival on July 16 – 18, 2010 in Chicago's Union Park.

"It's not everyday that you encounter a nimble and creative company that can tailor itself to work with the different demands of a concert event," said Mike Reed, Director, Pitchfork Music Festival. "We're lucky enough to have Colossal Squid, a like-minded group, right in our own backyard! As the provider for all of our wireless and hard wired internet needs we're set to provide the attendees at the event and the webcast viewers around the world with our best."

For the last two years, Colossal Squid has been assembling a new kind of agency by uniting a world-class team of interactive pioneers. This move to sponsor one of Chicago's most popular summer music festivals will be their largest recruiting effort to date.

"Honestly, it is a natural fit for us," said Steve Slivka, Colossal Squid co-founder. The independent music scene has bred a digitally intelligent audience—and we're always looking for people who understand and want to challenge the digital space."

"We are proud to be a Chicago ad agency and Pitchfork is distinctly Chicago," added co-founder Patrick Berry. "This is a great opportunity for Colossal Squid to support an important cultural event in our West Loop neighborhood."

As part of the recruiting effort, Colossal Squid will offer festival-goers free water, t-shirts and of course, more info about the agency from employees across all disciplines. To find out more about the agency visit

About Colossal Squid

Colossal Squid Industries is a Chicago-based independent digital creative agency. They help extend brands across fragmented digital channels via interactive, social, branded games, and augmented reality. Colossal Squid clients include Kimberly-Clark, Johnson Controls, Alberto Culver, Sears, EyeWonder and Kmart. Colossal Squid is a proud member of the Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA). More information can be found at

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