O’Keefe, Reinhard & Paul is back baby, back—on its own. The 5-year-old Windy City agency has been on a tear, reporting 2018 revenue growth of 40 percent to $20.5 million from the year prior. Its success enabled the agency to buy itself back from investor Interpublic Group of Cos. In May 2018 the shop was named agency of record for Chili’s after years of project work, and OKRP’s in-house production studio, Whiskey & Bananas, churned out more than 300 pieces of content for the Illinois Lottery. It also earned a place on the roster for Nike, fielding a digital and experiential project for the sportswear giant, all while growing its collaboration with Tiffany Haddish for Groupon and turning out fresh creative for Big Lots.