Kruse’s Ship Is Called “Brand Love”

Last August I flew to ATL to pitch a room full of high powered marketing execs on BFG’s ability to deliver exceptional content and online brand experiences. Carol Kruse, VP of Global Interactive Marketing at Coke put that meeting together for us. Here she is at Cannes speaking about some of the things that matter […]

I Am 100% Serious About This Lack of Seriousness

I don’t know what digital work Lars Bastholm and crew are recognizing with a Lion at Cannes this week. But I do know a site that deserves an award. Big time! SocialMediaDouchebag.net is not only strategically on point, it’s executed beautifully. Let me share some of the site’s pithy copy (and advice for Social Media […]

Rich Silverstein Picks Off Year To Bike Cannes

According to SHOOT, Rich Silverstein of Goodby Silverstein & Partners is making his first trek to Cannes. Up until this year, he limited his annual attendance to this part of the world to cycling’s Tour de France. An avid cyclist, Silverstein said he finally relented when it came to turning out for the Cannes Fest. […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: The Roseys

Portland Ad Fed’s Rosey Awards has a brand spankin’ new Web site for 2009’s show and call for entries. One look and you’ll see the emphasis is on spankin’. Instead of tapping into the natural desire for Portland creatives to compete against one another, the team at Ant Hill Marketing decided to take the campaign […]

The Roar of Young Lions

Creatives under the age of 28 are competing to win a trip to Cannes to take part in the Young Lions contest at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. To enter the challenge, teams were given 48 hours last week to make a commercial for Oxfam. The spots are now available on YouTube, and teams […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Ecotrust Fisheries Program

It’s good to see another Portland agency doing work for another Portland client featured in Communications Arts Interactive Annual 15. Dino Citraro, interaction director/executive producer on the project, says, “The traditional ways of presenting data, most often in spreadsheets, are typically inaccessible, hard to digest, and require serious commitment on the part of the user […]

The Right SUV for the Times

When your client wins an industry award and wants to tell everyone about it, it can be a hellish assignment because sane people tend to not like chest beating ads. Thankfully, Subaru and its agency didn’t fall into that trap here. Share

Smokin’ Bowls

thinkLA honored the best advertising produced by Los Angeles and Southern California agencies last night at the 43rd Annual Belding Awards held at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. The top Sweepstakes Award went to RPA for its Honda Musical Road, entered in the miscellaneous category. See below. Belding Bowls were also given to […]

Great Concepts Demand To Be Built (It’s Like There’s A Real Seed In the Idea)

Microsoft’s needed a way to showcase its Expression Studio and Silverlight products and sell them as integral to the creative process. So they came up with the PhizzPop Online Design Challenge and PhizzPop Tour. When the tour came to Minneapolis, Zeus Jones stepped up and won the local competition, a fact which led them to […]

Blogs Get Down To Business

I was interested to learn that The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (in association with the University of Missouri School of Journalism) includes blogs in its Best in Business awards. Greg Hinz of Crain’s Chicago Business; Ian Lamont of TheStandard.com; and Jonathan Blum of blumsday.com were recognized for excellence in blogging. As was […]