After the Whistle started because of a love of sports, marketing, storytelling and elevating brands and people.
We’re small but mighty and specialize in media, branding, creative services and events.
The Alliance of Women Coaches chose After the Whistle to execute their company rebrand. We aided in coming up with their new name, logo, brand guidelines, social media posts, video content and launch strategy.
WeCoach - Win
We Coach - Coaching
WeCoach - Inspirational
WeCoach - Logo animation
Mike Ditka's Gridiron Greats
Mike Ditka’s Gridiron Greats asked After The Whistle to produce their 11 honoree videos for their annual Hall of Fame ceremony in Las Vegas.
CREATIVE DIRECTION: AFTER THE WHISTLE
MUSIC SELECTION: AFTER THE WHISTLE
Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame video honoree: Franco Harris
Dave Casper : Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame video honoree
Don Horn : Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame video honoree
Mike Golic : Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame video honoree
Nate Boyer : Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame video honoree
After The Whistle was hired by Entercom-Chicago to flip its radio station 104.3 KHits to a throwback hip hop station, 104.3 Jams. ATW designed the logo, kick-off video, social and billboard campaign. We worked with photographer Chi Modu and local Chicago artist Erika Simmons for the artist representations.
104.3 Jams launch video
Extra Heartbeat Football Academy
The Extra Heartbeat Foundation hired After The Whistle to create a video promoting their annual football academy camp.
Extra Heartbeat Football Academy
The Crucible is the final challenge in the US Marines boot camp that recruits must complete in order to become a Marine. It is the culmination of 12 weeks of physical, marksmanship, firing range, and combat water survival training. The Crucible consists of drills and training with 60 lbs. of gear over 48 miles within 54 hours, given only two meals and six hours total of sleep. It’s a brutal mental and physical challenge that marks a young man’s transformation into a Marine.
As part of the Midwest Marines Educator Workshop in February, we were given rare, unbridled access to the emotional Eagle, Globe and Anchor pinning ceremony atop the Reaper, the steep 700 ft-tall mountain that signifies the accomplishment of the Crucible.
US Marines- The Crucible Trailer
Marine Week : Bayonet Training
After The Whistle is Entercom Chicago’s agency of record. Here are a few projects we have worked on with their sales staff.
Entercom - Jams & B96 are better together
Entercom 1Thing & Friends of the Chicago River
93XRT promo : Handcrafted_A
ATW works as creative consultants for Rosebud Media out of Medford, Oregon. This is a reel of some of the motion graphics we have created and directed for their station.
After The Whistle was hired by Entercom-Chicago to lead the refresh of their famous B96 top hits radio station. ATW worked with Entercom’s team designing the new logo, social and billboard campaign. As well as all the graphics for their famous Summer Bash concert.
B96 Chicago logo refresh
After The Whistle pitched the University of Colorado-Boulder on creating a new podcast series called the “InfoBuff” Series presented by CMCI, their new college of Media, Communications and Information. The idea was to have their mascot Ralphie be the mediator of each podcast. (preliminary voice examples below) She would interview CU alumni about new media, tech, industry trends, etc. We would take the best 1:30 of each podcast and bring them to life in animations similar to the example below.