A Water Campaign With A Good Message That’s Easy To Swallow

Call me an ignorant American, but I still sometimes have trouble getting my head around the fact that much of the world doesn’t have access to clean drinking water. To call the attention to the problem, the sheep-haters at Sullivan Higdon & Sink created a dynamic campaign for WaterPartners International. Introducing L’desh Fresh: The World’s […]

American Media Pie

The lyrics herein are brilliant: Sung to Don McLean’s “American Pie”, this 19 stanza song was written and produced in just one day by “L. McDuff”. Share

To Play Ball In China, Or Not To Play Ball In China? That Is The Question.

According to The Wall Street Journal, western manufacturers of computer hardware have some tough decisions ahead of them. China plans to require that all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 be shipped with software that blocks access to certain Web sites. The government, which has told global PC makers of the […]

What Did That Fool Say? And How Many “Friends” Does He Have?

According to the third annual Deloitte Ethics & Workplace survey, 60 percent of business executives believe they have a right to know how employees portray themselves and their organizations in online social networks. However, employees disagree, as more than half (53 percent) say their social networking pages are not an employer’s concern. That said, employees […]

Wait For It

In the spot above, Dr. Dre teases a song called “Shit Popped Off,” from his long-awaited album Detox, currently slated for a late 2009 release on Aftermath/Interscope. Dre’s last release, Dr. Dre 2001 was in 1999, which gives added meaning to the concept of slow. [via Billboard] Share

10 Years Down Cluetrain’s Single Track, And Where Are We?

If you need more acerbic wit in your blog diet than George Parker and Bob Hoffman combined can muster, try adding The Grumpy Brit to your reading list. This is the kind of thing he likes to say: Suggesting that with a bit of social media savvy brands can create relationships with their customers is […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: American Indian College Fund

Wieden + Kennedy/Portland has been working with the American Indian College Fund for 18 years. Only Nike has been with the agency longer. To see more work from the new AICF campaign and learn about special honors bestowed upon David Kennedy by the Indian people, see the W+K Blog. Here’s a brief look at the […]

Writing Is Work. And Only Saints Work For Free.

Ad Age’s “Media Guy,” Simon Dumenco caught up with New York Times media critic David Carr via Skype recently. Dumenco has known Carr since 2001 and he wants to help him move some paperback copies of his book, The Night of the Gun: A reporter investigates the darkest story of his life. His own. But […]

Semantics Killed Social Media

PORTLAND–Inside Nemo’s cavernous warehouse space on Southeast Belmont an after work crowd is gathered drinking Mirror Pond, noshing on cheese and talking shop. Amber Case is here. Uncle Nate is here. Rick Turoczy is here. Everyone’s gathered to learn the answer to this rhetorical question: Who Killed Social Media? image courtesy of Rick Turoczy Nemo’s […]

Looking For The Mouse

Clay Shirky on why interactive media is not a fad, but here to stay: I was having dinner with a group of friends about a month ago, and one of them was talking about sitting with his four-year-old daughter watching a DVD. And in the middle of the movie, apropos nothing, she jumps up off […]