The Tip Post

Jen Chapin folk-rocks the Tip


“Soulfully poetic” (NPR). “Worth savoring” (People). “Addictive” (Boston Globe).

That’s what the media has said about Jen Chapin. But aside from the “addict” part, they’re not words you’d normally associate with Duncan/Channon’s rollicking penthouse lounge, the Tip.

Nonetheless, there it was.

D/C’s second-ever Toast of the Tip event on July 8 featured the exquisitely nuanced, impeccably crafted “urban folk” (her words) of singer-songwriter-activist Jen Chapin and her extraordinary backing band, Rosetta Trio, featuring Liberty Ellman, Stephan Crump, and Jamie Fox (one X). A combination of both Jen originals and unusual covers (e.g., Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots)”), the private concert truly lived up to its advance billing and triggered instant demands from the wildly enthusiastic crowd for a repeat performance in the future.

Right before the musical portion of the event, Jen, who is a past chairwoman and longtime board member of the innovative anti-poverty group WhyHunger (formerly World Hunger Year), was interviewed onstage by D/C’s Bob Duncan about the world food crisis and hunger in America and how WHY approaches these issues. (Duncan/Channon is proud to have WhyHunger as its primary pro bono client.) She proved just as smart, articulate and passionate in her conversation as she was in her music. Encore, indeed.

Here’s Jen Chapin playin’:

Here’s Jen Chapin talkin’:

Work + News

Nicotine = Brain Poison = Clio

Our work for CTCP has awakened parents to the teen vaping epidemic and won a slew of awards in the process (not nearly as important, but nice). The latest is that most venerable of ad accolades: the Clio.

SGX NYC | #hairgoals

SGX NYC wanted to increase awareness around winning two Allure Best of Beauty Awards and reinforce the brand’s positioning with cost-conscious consumers looking for premium products. We hit the bullseye with three well-known #hairgoals influencers.

Citi | “Citigrammers”

Citi wanted to increase awareness and favorability on social media, particularly within the music and dining categories. We assembled a team of influential visual artists to create the sort of shareable content the brand couldn't.

Million-dollar talent from Upwork

To support COVID-19 projects, Upwork is donating a million dollars of time from their network of independent professionals. And who better to tell us about it than the pros themselves?

e.l.f. Cosmetics | Coachella

e.l.f. wanted to launch Beauty Shield, an all-new skincare line powered with antioxidants and SPF to help protect your skin against environmental aggressors. DCLA provided the perfect testing ground.

Cotteleer in Campaign US

DC’s chief experience officer speaks with Campaign about the virtual world and how COVID-19 has actually brought DC’s SF and LA offices closer.

Cotteleer talks COVID-19 in Adweek

As we seek to chart our way through the uncharted, DC’s Amy Cotteleer shares her thoughts on brands’ best course of action during the pandemic.

Empowering the pandemic parent

Amy, along with our CEO Andy, talking to MediaPost about the agency’s support plan for working parents suddenly at home with kids.