Labor’s Taking It To The Streets

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Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters is picketing Ross and Nordstrom Rack in downtown Portland. I received a leaflet in front of both stores today. The Council of Carpenters believes Ross and Nordstrom have “an obligation to the community to see that area labor standards are met for construction work performed on their projects.” The […]

Great User Experience Wins CA’s Approval

DDB Canada

We’ve all heard, and maybe told, stories about how horrible the agency Web site is. Of course, it need not be that way, but all too often it is. Thankfully, that’s not the case at DDB Canada. DDB Canada’s self-promo site is featured in this year’s CA Interactive Annual. Josh Fehr, an art director on […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Periscopic

VoteEasy

Portland-based Periscopic is a socially conscious information visualization firm, and a featured winner in this year’s CA Interactive Annual for their work on VoteEasy, a project by the nonpartisan group, Project Vote Smart. Utilizing thousands of hours of research and a vast collection of data, this voter education tool allows the general public to quickly […]

Empty Pipes Don’t Do The Pipemaker Good

The two words, “video content” are sweet music to the ears of many thousands of people who make, optimize and deliver video content, and to millions more who enjoy watching it. While indie filmmakers and small production companies rule the creative roost, when it comes to delivery of video content, YouTube’s parent company, The Google, […]

Freedom Runs On Information, And Google Loves Information

Sticks and stones make break Google’s bones, but words will never hurt her. Yet, dart-like words are flying. According to Times of India, Google denied that the US government meddles in its business decisions after Chinese state media published an opinion piece saying the Internet-search company is a “tool” of US foreign policy. Google is […]

Skinny Sneaks To Go With Your Skinny Jeans

In an effort to inspire a new generation of sneaker wearers, the 100-year-old US footwear brand – Keds – recently launched their “How Do You Do” campaign. As part of the new campaign, The Wade Brothers were asked to shot a huge range of still images as well as motion “bios” of local artists. Share

Conspire To Meet

iMeet is a simple new way to host meetings online. “For iMeet, seeing is believing,” says Cory at Muhtayzik Hoffer, “so we’ve reconstructed some of the most important meetings in history, as they might have happened in an iMeet room.” Share

What Do You Call Reality TV When It Veers From Reality? A Commercial.

“Cooking With Emeril Lagasse’s Attorney” and “Cooking With A Guy Who Looks A Bit Like Emeril Lagasse” from new Philadelphia Cooking Creme have close to one million views on YouTube. Aside from the YouTube love, Friend of AdPulp, Vinny Warren, and his team at The Escape Pod are also feeling the love from an unexpected […]

Know Your Readers, Serve Your Readers

FTcom

The New York Times, which is about to unveil its own pay wall, is looking admiringly at London’s Financial Times in an article about the power of, and fight over, data. “We’ve moved almost from the dark ages to an age of enlightenment in terms of understanding our readers,” John Ridding, the chief executive of […]

Migrating in Public

Due to a rather deep hacking incident this past Thursday, we were forced to suspend new content over the weekend and hasten our migration from Movable Type to WordPress. I’ve fended off several hacking attempts in the past on AdPulp.com, but this one was particularly deep. I have a near-OCD when it comes to data […]