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 […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Sustainable Design

Sustainable Business Oregon, a new publication from Portland Business Journal, asked Debbie Driscoll, account director at Ziba, and Eric Park, Ziba’s creative director, to address the topic of sustainable design. Design for sustainability was almost unheard of a decade ago, but as green goes from niche to mainstream, businesses of all types are beginning to […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Barnard Griffin

Wines of Washington Promotion, an agency based in Seattle, created the above in-store advertising for Barnard Griffin, a family-owned winery in Richland, as part of Washington Wine Month. “This is a challenging time for Washington state wines. While sales are slightly up in some price categories, there continues to be downward pressure on price due […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Black Tonic

Portland startup Black Tonic is offering creative professionals exactly what they need–greater control of remote creative presentations. Black Tonic presenters can modify the presentation material on-the-fly and choose in real-time what the audience sees on the presentation web page. Co-founder David Price says, “Clients see only what presenters are putting in front of them, and […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Montana Lottery

Citrus, with offices in Bend and Portland, introduces this new animated spot for Montana Lottery’s twice-daily game called 10 Spot. The new spot is likely to be effective, but one of the things it might be effective at is making the lottery seems like child’s play. Vicevertising is typically burdened by industry regulations, but I […]