Spotlight On NW Creative: Steelhead Advertising

Steelhead Advertising, with offices in Portland and Ashland, OR, tries to live by its “spaw or die” mantra. It’s also one of a handful of Oregon shops that belong to the 4As, not that anyone’s counting. Here’s some copy from the agency’s Facebook: Why are you in business? What are you waiting for? Now is […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Keen on Sustainability

James Curleigh, CEO of Portland-based Keen Footwear outlines the company’s commitment to sustainability at Go Green. I like how Curleigh identifies the reason Lewis & Clark paddled canoes from St. Louis to the Pacific coast in 1804, and then how he builds on that for his own purposes. “The goal of the Lewis & Clark […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: ProtoShare

Disclaimer: The following company provides me swanky office space in return for creative services. Portland’s Site9 was recently recognized for its ProtoShare product. O’Reilly Media’s Inside RIA, named ProtoShare a “Top 50 Most Usable RIA” (Rich Internet Application). According to the company’s Blog: We are quite proud of our selection, especially considering that ProtoShare was […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Oregon Lottery

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Spotlight On NW Creative: NEMO Lands Major League Account

Major League Soccer is coming to Portland in 2011 and thanks to NEMO’s youth and sports marketing chops, the team’s advertising account stays in Portland too. The Portland Timbers selected NEMO to deliver creative services during the 2010 USL season, and the inaugural MLS 2011 season. NEMO’s category experience is deep, with work for Nike […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Danner Boots

Danner is a Portland-based boot company that’s been in business since 1932. The company invested in a series of industrial films to advance their “Crafting Higher Standards” campaign. The short films were shot by Tadd Meyers on a 5d MkII on location at Danner’s factory, sweetened by Digital One and edited by Transparent Studios. Share

Spotlight On NW Creative: A Welcome From the Mayor’s Office

Travel Portland has an easy “product” to package and sell to potential visitors, for Portland in pictures pretty much tells the “come and visit” story. [via author Donald Miller] Share

Spotlight On NW Creative: Ziba’s Sustainable Digs

Portland’s Ziba Design is a big deal. Almost as big of a deal as Wieden + Kennedy is, but in design, not advertising, circles. According to Fast Company, Ziba’s new 56,000 square foot headquarters in Portland’s Pearl District provided a chance for the firm to walk its talk and create a much more public presence […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Pacifico Beer

The Creature Blog (which is failing to provide permalinks) showcases some of the Seattle agency’s quirky work for Pacifico Beer. There’s Pacifico Alarm Clock, an iPhone app that wakes you up with the sounds of a Mexican chicken. Let the fun begin! There’s also IraLandia.com, a site where “Mexico is randomly sorted by Ira.” Witness: […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Olio United

Portland is home to lots of eco-enterprises, including several notable companies in the fashion realm like Olio United. Olio United’s mission is to carry products that are aesthetically inspiring and beneficial to people’s lives, from the maker of the product to the consumer. When Olio needed some messaging that would boldly tell the story of […]