Spotlight On NW Creative: Best TV Spot of 2010

Spotlight on NW Creative is one of my favorite AdPulp features to write because it’s focused on what’s real to me now, namely my location in Portland, Oregon. I understand that AdPulp reaches a global audience, but that doesn’t negate the need for local coverage. In fact, I’d love to add more local coverage to […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Funko Bobbleheads

One man’s schwag is another man’s prized collectible. Such is the case with the miniature toy replicas of famous people, whimsically known as bobbleheads. A popular item in the 1950s and ’60s, bobbleheads experienced a renaissance after appearing as giveaways at baseball games in the 1990s, according to this Seattle Times story. Today, these fun […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Woody Goomsba

Leavenworth, WA is a tourist town known for its Bavarian-style buildings and folksy fun, according to Seattle Times. But thanks to a new promotional video from the chamber of commerce, the town may start to be known for other, more provocative attractions. “We quietly put it on YouTube on Friday,” said Nancy Smith, the chamber […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: 2010 Rosey Awards

The 2010 Rosey Awards is introducing a People’s Choice option this year. You can visit the Rosey’s site now and click through a selection of work curated by the judges and select an entry from any category that you deem worthy of a Rosey. Here’s a TV Spot from BPN in the over $50K category […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Seattle Gear, People And Music

JanSport, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1967 in Seattle, Washington. The brand has a particularly inventive Seattle ad agency on the account and they’re helping to break out Seattle indie band The Cave Singers. JanSport’s advertising campaign features footage from the brand’s first-annual Bonfire Sessions, a secret campfire concert set under […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: ISITE Design

Portland’s ISITE Design is hiring. According to Oregon Business ISITE more than tripled its revenues from 2005 to 2009, while growing from 14 employees to 53. ISITE Design president and co-founder Paul Williams said, “We get hundreds of applications for entry-level positions, but for senior-level strategists we have to go out hunting. These aren’t people […]

Oregon Retailers “Go To The Mattresses” To Save You Money

BedMart, a retailer with 18 Oregon locations, isn’t afraid to bring it. Check out this new attack spot from the company: This commercial takes a really nasty swipe at cross-town mattress purveyor Mattress World and TV pitch woman/owner, Sherry Hiner. Here’s a spot featuring Hiner doing her thing: And here’s another nightmare from BedMart: Sadly, […]

This Is The Award You Want To Win, It Comes With A Nice Fat Check

WONGDOODY scored top honors at the Radio Mercury Awards last night for its documentary-style campaign for the Washington State Department of Health titled, “Dear Me.” As the co-Grand Prize winner, WONGDOODY takes home half of the $100,000 prize. WONGDOODY’s “Dear Me” campaign targets Washington’s working poor, among whom smoking rates are the highest. Traditional efforts […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Hammy’s Pizza

Hammy’s Pizza in Southeast Portland is not the perfect place for pompous snobs to eat. Hammy’s Pizza ‘Pompous Snob Intro’ from Brian Belefant on Vimeo. Portland actor Christopher Toyne portrays the antithesis of Hammy’s target — rich, elderly, and erudite — and he tries to convince viewers that he’s far too superior to enjoy Hammy’s […]

Seattle’s Best Is Taking Their Coffee To The Canadian People

Creature has commenced an experiential road trip through Canada documenting the culture around coffee, during which the brand will share 1000 cups of coffee. The photography taken on the trip will be used in Seattle’s Best Coffee cafes all over the world. The brand’s mission is to re-contextualize the coffee world and change the conversation […]