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 […]

Count Dollars, Not Page Views

The Field of Dreams call to action, “build it and they will come,” has turned out to be true for many Web services. However, the maxim for digital developers needs some tweaking. “Build it and they will come and pay to get in,” has a much nicer ring to it for those seeking to build […]

Armano’s Wheel

David Armano makes really nice graphics to support his points. But what you are about to read is heresy to old schoolers. “The Big Idea” is still very much alive and well–but it’s less relevant than it’s ever been. Especially big ideas that start with a top down broadcast messages first. This is campaign thinking […]

Monetizing MySearchSpace

Digital advertising at its best promises to deliver the right message to the right person at the right time. MySpace, for one, is working to fulfill this promise. Last October, MySpace launched a self-service advertising product called MyAds that allows small businesses to buy ads on its site. Today there are rumors that MySpace will […]

Brazil Or Bust

Valentina Vescovi is covering the Latin America beat for Ad Age. Today she writes about the digital lag in South American markets. She also mentions the opportunity for growth. Mauricio Mazzariol, founder of the Brazilian Bigman shop and, since last January, part of the Wieden & Kennedy team in Portland, Ore., says: “Brazil has a […]

I Can See Your Digital Aura

James Dowd believes we’re on the verge of mass customization, a shift in production that will dramatically change the manufacturing score. Everyone knows digitization screwed up publishing, music and film. You think that process is over? Oh no, the next revolution is the digitization of actual, physical stuff. The current economy is only pushing that […]

Dylan On Vinyl (Digitally)

The redesigned BobDylan.com has a tricked out record player that’s available as a pull down menu. Maybe it’s no big thing, but I like it. A lot. The scratchy man from Minnesota belongs on vinyl. Share

Be An Apple, Or Slip On A Banana

The IBM Institute for Business Value is comprised of more than 50 consultants who conduct research and analysis across multiple industries and functional disciplines. The institute has a worldwide presence, drawing on consultants in eleven countries to identify issues of global interest and to develop practical recommendations with local relevance. According to Adweek, IBM’s researchers […]

Watching The Branded Stream Flow

I have accounts at over two dozen soc nets. You can feel sorry for me or you can build me a tool to help me manage the insanity. Fallon, which “believes the future belongs to generous brands,” is doing the latter. Today the agency launches Skimmer, an Adobe AIR-based desktop application that serves as a […]

Ninja Says Download IE8

The following video from Bradly and Montgomery premieres today as part of a keynote address at MIX09, Microsoft’s developer conference in Las Vegas. Ben Carlson, Chief Strategy Officer of Bradly and Montgomery, explains the thinking behind the campaign, “Almost everything you’ve experienced on the World Wide Web in the past 15 years or so has […]