In Little Rock, It’s A Family Affair

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Thanks to this article in Arkansas Business, I came across news that the Cranford brothers of Little Rock, Arkansas have banded together to form a new agency called Cranford Co. If you’re not up on Arkansas advertising industry history, let it be known that Jay, Ross and Chris Cranford are sons of Wayne Cranford, who […]

The Fish And Wildlife (And The Trillion Dollar Local Economy) Benefit From Commemorative Plate Sales

I’m far from a metrics freak, but I do enjoy learning about advertising that works. Therefore, I’m interested in the Hooray for the Bay campaign for Chesapeake Bay Trust by The Cyphers Agency in Annapolis, Maryland. The campaign sought to educate about Maryland’s Bay Plate, a license plate that consumers can buy for $20 whose […]

Interactive In The Hood–River, That Is

This is another entry in AdPulp’s ongoing “Agencies In Strange Places” series. As I was kayaking near Hood River, Oregon last week, I wondered why I didn’t live out there where it’s so gorgeous and the town has such a cool feel to it. Thinking that the urban realities of the advertising business limited my […]

Winner: Belgian-Inspired Craft Brew With A Cool Name And Great Package

tbd in Bend, Oregon won a National ADDY for their package design developed for San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery. tbd was awarded a silver ADDY for 21st Amendment’s Monk’s Blood Belgian Dark Ale packaging. The winners were announced at the American Advertising Federation’s national conference in Orlando, Florida on Saturday. Only 266 ADDY awards were […]

Agencies In Strange Places: 18th In A Series

Akron is an industrial town in Northeast Ohio famous for making tires and for being home to LeBron James and The Black Keys. Akron is also home to Keathley Advertising and its new blog Rooftop Banter. According to the press release: After years of having thought-provoking conversations on their rooftop patio, Keathley Advertising’s crew decided […]

Agencies In Strange Places: 17th in a Series

Fort Wayne, Indiana. Land of RV (recreational vehicles) manufacturing and basketball rivalries. Oh, there’s also an ad agency in Fort Wayne. One with a blog, a Twitter account and a Web site where one can marker on the leaders faces. Pretty sweet.

Agencies In Strange Places: 16th in a Series

An agency that refers to its staff as “Hookers” is one to be reckoned with, in my book. Of course, the shop–located in the port city of Charleston, SC–refers to itself as HOOK USA, but still. Here’s their reason for being: Our reason for being is to help businesses do business better. Simple as that. […]

Agencies In Strange Places: 15th In A Series

Little Rock, Arkansas is home to Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, one of the largest and most established full-service communications firms in the Mid South. According to the agency’s blog, Wayne Cranford and Jim Johnson opened the doors to their new agency in 1961. In 1989, Cranford Johnson Robinson merged with Shelby and Wayne Woods’ tourism […]

Agencies In Strange Places: 14th In A Series

Ad Age looks into the glaring Fort Lauderdale sun and sees Zimmerman Advertising, a bright spot in South Florida’s agency lineup. Zimmerman Advertising launched in 1984 in a 400-square-foot space in a strip mall with used office furniture. Its expertise was pretty much limited to car-dealer ads. Mr. Zimmerman slowly grew his business, taking on […]

Agencies In Strange Places: 13th In A Series

Lewis Lazare looks north today, past Lincoln Park all the way up the north shore to the land of lacrosse, country clubs, private schools and 10,000 sf homes. Dangel Advertising in Lake Forest is the new national ad agency of record for Crate & Barrel and its sister brand CB2. The north suburban agency will […]