Watch Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual Proclaim Laura Desmond Day

Emanual Talks Up Starcom MediaVest CEO in Videotaped Message

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In case you're wondering what day it is, and you live in Chicago, wonder no more.

It's "officially" Laura Desmond day, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a video addressing the Chicago Advertising Federation. "Unofficially," every day can be considered Laura Desmond Day, according to Mr. Emanuel, who praised the global CEO of Publicis' Starcom MediaVest Group for "putting Chicago smarts and ingenuity on display in a different country almost every day of the year."

If you're wondering what triggered the honor now, Ms. Desmond was just named the Advertising Woman of the Year by the Chicago Advertising Federation, an honor that typically earns a video from the mayor, according to a Starcom MediaVest spokeswoman.

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