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 […]

It’s The Size Of Your Thinking That Matters

Vancouver, BC’s Hot Tomali was recognized twice yesterday by Ad Age Small Agency Awards. The shop earned International Agency of the Year honors and was runner up in the 1-to-10 employee category. Let’s take a look at some of Hot Tomali’s work: You can learn more about the shop on Hot Tomali Blog. Dan Goldgeier […]

I See A Cyber Lion In Someone’s Future

I’ve been waiting to see what Iain Tait would bring to Wieden+Kennedy, aside from another British accent. Well, the waiting is over… Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb is giving much credit to Tait for Old Spice’s “Man on a Horse” personal video responses, which is fast becoming the social media marketing story/campaign of the year. Iain […]

CG In PDX

Portland’s Hinge Digital, a full-service 3D animation and visual effects studio, is answering the growing demand for customized high-quality computer graphics services. Founded by Roland Gauthier, Michael Kuehn and Alex Tysowsky, Hinge Digital offers over four decades of combined experience in high-quality photo-real CG and character animation at renowned studios including Walt Disney Feature Animation, […]

Tillamook Encourages Fans/Customers To Talk About Ice Cream

Steve Strauss, writing in American Express’ OPEN Forum, notes that Tillamook Ice Cream leveraged Facebook to create the brand’s new TV advertising. The Oregon dairy asked their Facebook fans what they thought of when they took their first bite of Tillamook Ice Cream. People posted some great stories, so much so that the dairy decided […]

In Portland, It’s A Material World

Ben Jacklet at Oregon Business is reporting on Portland Center for Innovation and Design, an emerging materials library for the design community. Sohrab Vossoughi, CEO of Ziba Design, is spearheading the initiative. Vossoughi says the plan is to set up a Portland branch for Material Connexion, a global design consultancy which runs a “library of […]