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 […]

tenfour — Message Received

Daniel Timothy Wood of PMSI was one of the first ad biz friends I made in Portland, thanks to an introduction from Friend of AdPulp (FoAP) and freelance copywriter, Todd Davidson. Today, Wood sent me a notice about all the changes PMSI has been undergoing of late, including a name change, a new office and […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Long Live Beervana (Wherever It Is)

Christina Williams, a journalist working in Portland, wonders where the mythical but very real Beervana is on the map. Is it in Oregon or Washington? Clearly, Bridgeport’s answer, with the help of Portland agency R/West, is “both.” Beervana is in Oregon and Washington. Personally, I can’t argue with that assessment. R/West is also making the […]

We All Want What eROI Delivers (It’s Right There In Their Name)

I’ve met a lot of interesting and talented people since moving to Portland in 2008. On Friday, I met a builder. Dylan Boyd, Vice President of Sales & Strategy at eROI, a digital marketing agency with offices in Portland and NYC, uses his skills to build businesses and community, and that’s a very special gift. […]