Guest Post: Prepare Your Ads For The Next Dimension

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Editor’s Note: Keeping up with technological innovations is part of our job as creatives, so I appreciate this briefing on 3D from director James Stewart, and hope you do as well. 3D already dominates the world of cinema. Since 2010, 3D has driven box office sales, and statistics indicate that 45-80% of audiences choose 3D […]

Nature Valley Explores Shared Points of Interest At Three National Parks

Creating compelling content for marketing purposes, whatever the platform, comes down to utility or entertainment. That’s the opportunity for brands, and delivering on that opportunity requires a switch from the messaging approach that we’ve all grown so accustom to. Nature Valley Trail View is a new entry into the field that offers both utility and […]

Images And Audio Belong Together

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Fast Company and Forbes both like Picle, a new mobile app introduced at SXSW last week. Picle allows you to snap images and record audio at the same time, compiling your sound and visual bites into a shareable story. I just downloaded the free App on my iPhone and took a pic and audio capture. […]

Old Ad Dogs Learn New Digital Tricks

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This year, Internet advertising turns 18-years-old. And yet despite almost two decades of innovation online, digital ads are still being used to simply inform more than they’re being used to connect, engage and entertain. So The Google designed an experiment to re-imagine what advertising can be and push the boundaries of how creative ideas and […]

Shazam Now For More

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Shazam is an awesome app. It listens to songs on the radio and tells you the name of the track and artist. Technology… Apparently, Shazam will also listen to TV ads. General Mills’ Pillsbury Crescents brand is using Shazam for TV to reach busy millennial moms. When viewers see the TV spot, they can open […]

Make Media Complexities Simple, Make A Lot of Money

I’ve been reading a lot of articles about the lack of talented people willing or able to work in the fast changing advertising business these days. Here’s one point of view from The New York Times: A talent gap is growing between the skills that many new advertising jobs require and the number of people […]

Advertising Is Water. Now, That’s A New Analogy To Me.

Over at the The Atlantic, they’re rolling out a week-long look at the future of marketing. While no one has a crystal ball to determine the future of the business, the Atlantic does have some good writers, so it’ll be interesting to see where they take this. But here’s the analogy that caught my eye, […]

Tech And Advertising Need Each Other, But They Don’t Want The Same Things

You know what’s odd? According to Digiday, “there’s a tendency in tech, especially in Silicon Valley, to view advertising remotely, even look down on it.” Yet, every day there’s a new tech startup sprouting up in a loft near you with the intention of getting rich from advertising. “I frequently meet startups which believe that […]

RIP Steve Jobs

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There’s really not much to say that others haven’t said. I’ve been using Apple products for 30 years, and I’m writing this on a MacBook Pro, with an iPhone and iPad nearby. There’s very little I’ve done professionally that wasn’t created, in some way, with the help of an Apple product. If ever there was […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: W+K Goes To School With PIE

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Teressa Iezzi, former Editor of Creativity, is now working for Fast Company. Her latest piece for the newsstand pub, is a feature on Portland Incubator Experiment, or PIE, a partnership among leading brands, technology innovators, and Wieden+Kennedy. Wieden Portland just announced the winners of its PIE startup contest–nine companies ranging from a finance-focused cloud management […]