Banner Collective featured in Crain's Chicago Business / by Patrick Dahl

Crain's February 9 article

Our co-founders Dave Knickerbocker and Patrick Dahl recently sat down with Crain's Chicago Business to discuss the changing environment in the commercial industry. We think they enjoyed being in front of the cameras for once! (photo credit: Shane Collins)


Cheap gear disrupts commercial video industry


Dave Knickerbocker knew something was wrong when shrimp scampi was baked into the six-figure bill he received for a hockey commercial shoot.

A production assistant cooking shellfish on the set of a four-hour shoot at the United Center in 2009 was a sign for the former Chicago Blackhawks marketing chief: There had to be a more efficient way to spend the team's video budget.

Six years later, Knickerbocker is running Banner Collective, a video production company spun out of the Blackhawks in 2013 that's been hired by Vienna Beef, and the Chicago Cubs, among others.

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