Austin Agency Has Some Advice For Visiting 4A’s Member

With the 4A’s Transformation conference currently in Austin, local agency EnviroMedia Social Marketing has a few words for the visitors in regards to the Federal Trade Commission’s Green Guides, which is currently under review. While EnviroMedia is not a member of the 4A’s, we have been members of AAF throughout our agency’s 14-year history and […]

Icelandic Bank Had Big Goals And A Big Production Budget

If you’re going to aim, aim high, I suppose. As BusinessInsider points out, the Icelandic bank Kraupthing eventually went under. But this is some serious branding candy: I can only imagine the company-wide meeting where they rolled out this overblown spot. I’m sure they all thought they’d change the world, one deposit slip at a […]

Labor’s Taking It To The Streets


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


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.