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. […]

You Can Learn To Innovate, Or Fall Far Far Behind

PORTLAND–Webtrends maintains offices on the top floor of a 16-story building in the heart of Portland’s business core. The analytics firm has kindly opened its conference room today to Portland Ad Fed, which is hosting a Pop Art-sponsored luncheon with Renny Gleeson, Wieden + Kennedy’s Global Director of Interactive Strategy. There are two kinds of […]

I’m Impressed By Things That Are Brown

Seattle-based Things That Are Brown is “a small, intelligent web design studio with good ideas and lots of experience.” Matt Brown works there and Tiffani Jones works there. Jones also runs her own copywriting and content strategy company, Second and Park. Both sites are impressive, beautifully designed and instructive. For instance, here’s Jones on things […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: PDX Is Feeling Lucky

Ad man about town, Jerry Ketel, invited me to join a group of Google Fiber supporters at Hopworks Urban Brewery last week for the launch of Gigabit IPA. Alas, I could not make it at the 2:00 hour, but it’s an interesting and oh so Portland way to get one’s point across. It’s almost too […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Account Wins @McBru

Editor’s Note: I recently asked agencies doing business in the Pacific NW to send us news of their account wins, important staff changes, new creative and anything else we should know. Jeff Hardison took me up on that, so his agency gets two AdPulp mentions in one day. Hey, all you need to do is […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Dave Knows Portland

So, I’m driving around town yesterday and what do I see? I see a transit ad for Dave Knows Portland, a blog about Portland. Turns out, Dave’s girlfriend Heather (who is also a Portland blogger) put the ad together and purchased the media as a gift. Nice gift. Share

Spotlight On NW Creative: Account Wins And New Creative

I took note of the email I received this morning from Portland Ad Fed, particularly the news segment. I’m glad to see some positive developments worth noting. Struck/Axiom has offices outside the Northwest, but we won’t hold that against them. Their new Newcastle Brown Ale site is definitely an interesting twist on online video. EDITOR’S […]