Now There’s A Tool To “Automagically” Fix Your iTunes Library

It’s a rare software product that launches with the help of Biz Markie and Andy Milonakis. TuneUp must be something special. Share

Want The Perfect Digital Partner? Get Your Process Together

Peter Weiss is a veteran account guy, having served in leadership roles for Grey and Euro RSCG around the globe. Today, Weiss runs two companies, Weiss Ideas, which provides strategic direction to brands and Weiss + Mowery, a startup agency search consultancy with an emphasis on digital. Peter agreed to meet for coffee yesterday. We […]

Help Jelly Look Good

Jelly Helm dropped a leaflet at last night’s AIGA event with Aaron Draplin. All it says is he’s seeking a design assistant. But then you click over to his site and there’s this: Share

Trade Titles Trade Owners (Here Come the Pay Walls)

Last month we noted that “Change Had Come” for Adweek, Mediaweek and Brandweek (after hearing it from Sharon Waxman). Now, the New York Times is making news of the rumors. Abandoning some of the best known names in trade publishing, the Nielsen Company said Thursday that it would shut down Editor & Publisher and Kirkus […]

One Man, Many Missions – Aaron Draplin on Life, Design and Making Things The Right Way

PORTLAND–An overflow crowd of designers, ad people, snowboarders and other Stumptown characters packed “The Cleaners” at the Ace Hotel last night to hear from Portland-based designer Aaron Draplin, 36, of Draplin Design Company (DDC). The event was hosted by AIGA and 52 Ltd. Draplin is a big man and his work is even bigger. The […]

Agency Owners (and Managers), Check This List Twice

Peleg Top of Top Design, writing in the December issue of HOW, offers creative agency owners 10 tips on what NOT to do. (Editor’s note: HOW doesn’t offer its magazine content online, or I would link to it.) Here’s his list: Mistake #1: Not having a marketing plan. Mistake #2: Not priming the pump. Mistake […]

The Climate For Change Is Heating Up

The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) is taking place at Bella Center in Copenhagen right now. To raise global awareness for the climate change issue, the UN is working with the International Advertising Association to rebrand the famous Danish city during the Conference. From December 7 -18, Copenhagen is Hopenhagen. Ogilvy, OgilvyEarth, OgilvyPR, […]

Why Make Ads When You Can Inspire Art Projects?

La Comunidad/Miami and Buenos Aires is producing 40 original art and video shorts for the pan-Latin American audience on behalf for Converse. “Art has always been a great source of inspiration in our culture. This Converse project plays to our strengths as an agency, as it gave everyone in our three offices the chance to […]

Portland’s Other Powerhouse, Ziba Design, Helping Take China’s Top Sports Brand To The Next Level

I was intrigued by a four paragraph story in The Oregonian today. Here it is, in part: Li Ning Co., China’s largest footwear and apparel maker, plans to open a Portland store in January that will be its first outlet outside Asia. Li Ning already has a research and development center in the Pearl District. […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Blackbox Republic

Portland startup, Blackbox Republic, is a new social dating site that claims it can help you, “Find people who love you back. Friends, lovers, soul-mates, and fellow booty-shakers.” According to The Oregonian, Blackbox launched its service yesterday and is “a members-only, fee-based alternative to social networking sites like Facebook and online dating sites like Match.com.” […]