Spotlight On NW Creative: Keen on Sustainability

James Curleigh, CEO of Portland-based Keen Footwear outlines the company’s commitment to sustainability at Go Green. I like how Curleigh identifies the reason Lewis & Clark paddled canoes from St. Louis to the Pacific coast in 1804, and then how he builds on that for his own purposes. “The goal of the Lewis & Clark […]

The AdPulp Poll: Why’d You Do It?

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Spotlight On NW Creative: ProtoShare

Disclaimer: The following company provides me swanky office space in return for creative services. Portland’s Site9 was recently recognized for its ProtoShare product. O’Reilly Media’s Inside RIA, named ProtoShare a “Top 50 Most Usable RIA” (Rich Internet Application). According to the company’s Blog: We are quite proud of our selection, especially considering that ProtoShare was […]

Oliver Stone “Doesn’t Understand”

Big wigs in entertainment, advertising and Internet technology gathered at Orbita US 2009, a digital media summit hosted by Terra in New York City this week. Those in attendance got the chance to hear Oliver Stone speak. “I’ve heard the democratic argument [for the internet] and I’m not an elitist, but … a mashup is […]


Internet time moves fast. So fast, a new company born in 2003 like MySpace, is already faced with the task of brand reinvention. According to The Wall Street Journal, the soc net is intent on focusing its offering. Jason Hirschhorn, the company’s chief product officer, says, “”This is not an all-things-for-everybody portal. This is a […]

Capitalism: An Advertising Story

It’s hard to watch these stories about people who are struggling in the economy. And I get the impression that even people who are doing OK are very cautious about spending. That’s a problem for the advertising industry. When people can’t buy what we sell, we’re in trouble: We don’t need Socialism with a capital […]

Magazines Speak For Themselves

It can’t be an easy time for Magazine Publishers of America to put out self-promo pieces, but the trade group has managed to come up with “Twenty Tweetable Truths About Magazines” like this one: The top 25 magazines reach more adults and teens than the top 25 prime-time TV programs. See MPA’s site for the […]

N.F.L. Rings Limbaugh’s Bell

The Rush Limbaugh brand ain’t gonna play in the National Football League. According to The New York Times, the conservative radio announcer would face stiff opposition if his bid for ownership in the St. Louis Rams were to go forward. Commissioner Roger Goodell cast doubt on Rush Limbaugh’s viability as an N.F.L. owner Tuesday, saying […]