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Jon Buch is creative director @ Gigya, Inc. and a “semi-naughty photographer.” Share

Branding Is For Brands

There’s a certain abandon to Steffan Postaer’s writing. I like that, especially since it’s coming from deep inside the machine. Today, the creative leader of Euro RSCG/Chicago, takes on agency mission statements and self-promo exercises. Thankfully, he does so with abandon. Are we about ideas, client service, publicity or all of the above? In every […]

I Don’t Know What’s Better, The Game Or Your Velveeta Nachos

Americans will eat 46% more chips this Sunday and Kraft Foods intends to be there in living rooms across the land to soak it all up. Literally. According to The Wall Street Journal, Kraft hired House Party, an Irvington, N.Y. experiential marketing firm whose specialty is setting up parties to promote clients’ products. Using its […]

Self-Promo Ad #4

Commercial writing is still creative writing. Otherwise, it’s not writing at all, just empty words strung together haphazardly. And Lord knows, there’s an overabundance of such drivel passing as marketing communications. Since you’re reading this via AdPulp, not Craigslist where it originally appeared, chances are good you know the value of compelling copy. Which is […]

Today In Twitterverse: This Isn’t Junior High School

Guest Post: Jerry Ketel Spiffs His Brand

Editor’s note: Jerry Ketel is one of Portland’s leading figures in the agency business. He runs a firm with his name on the door and he’s President of the Portland Ad Fed. Recently, Ketel attended a class that moved him. Here’s his account. Instead of navel gazing, maybe it’s time to rebrand yourself. Recently, I […]

The Right Content On The Right Platform At Just The Right Moment–That’s Worth Something

Everyone’s talking about customer empowerment, but BusinessWeek has another take on things. Trapped inside an article on nervous companies eschewing untested campaigns that try to reach customers via smartphones, social networks, and other new media, is this bit: In these hard times, advertisers wield more power than ever. Packaged goods behemoth Unilever is forcing media […]

One Of Beervana’s Stalwarts Looks At Soaring Demand, Intends To Meet It

The Bulletin in Bend, OR has good news! Gary Fish, president of Deschutes Brewery needs 10 new 45-foot-tall made in Germany fermentation tanks to meet growing demand for his lineup of craft beers. While a Bend expansion is preferred, other options under consideration include: acquiring another facility on the West Coast, building a new facility […]

“Trust Me” Gets It More Right Than Wrong

I had really low expectations of “Trust Me”, so I recorded it and didn’t watch it until last night. Then, when I saw the opening scene, with two scruffy 30-something white guys with Starbucks cups in hand and laptop bags slung around their chests, I figured at least the set designers knew what they were […]

43, Hut Hut!

The New York Times commissioned designers from around the nation to make alternate Super Bowl 43 logos (because they could!). The selection above is from Draplin Design Co. in Portland, Oregon. [via BFG Blog] Share