EnviroMedia, with offices in Austin and Portland, claims to be something other than a typical ad agency. In fact, this is how they open “the conversation.” I don’t know the answer to their rhetorical question, but I’m not sure there is a wrong answer in this case. If you dig a page deeper, there’s this: […]
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A canvasser from Working America (part of AFL-CIO) knocked on our door a few months ago. She wanted money, but she received my email address instead. Ever since, Working America has been sending me weekly updates. Today, I learned about their new site, Unemployment Lifeline, which offers online resources to people in need of help. […]
There’s a new cause in America and the cause is us. We’re bigger than all the NRAs, Greenpeaces, and PETAs combined. We’re Americans and we need help. Which is why AT&T is Investing In America, with a little help from BBDO/New York. The telcom is putting billions of dollars into network infrastructure, creating high-tech jobs […]
Alex Bogusky was in Austin on Friday to talk about B-cycle, a new bike-sharing venture from Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Humana and Trek. All three companies share one common goal: positive cultural change. It’s estimated that the U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gasoline a year by increasing cycling from 1% to just 1.5% […]
Tide’s Loads of Hope program is one of the best cause-related programs I’ve seen in a long time. Maybe ever. When Hurricane Katrina first hit New Orleans, thousands of families were left without basic comforts like clean clothes. In response, the Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry program traveled to the city, helping provide clean […]
Rob Walker drew my attention to the Obama administration’s recent branding efforts for The Recovery. Portland’s Aaron Draplin, who loves early 20th century design (appropriately enough) helped make the DOT logo.
Lighting up with a Zippo makes a statement about one’s individual style. Now, thanks to Brunner, lighting up with a Zippo makes another kind of statement that’s equally powerful in the culture today. [via Adrants]
David Kiefaber of Adfreak says the IFAW spot above makes it point in a “roundabout and needlessly abstract way.” That’s not what I’m thinking at all. I’m thinking flying elephants! Best of all, when the dreaminess of flying elephants fades, one is left with the stark reality that elephants don’t fly and that they’re best […]