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 […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Sustainable Business Oregon

Sustainable Business Oregon is a new title from Portland Business Journal. The pub has been up and running since the start of the year. Upon my first visit to their site, I took note of the nice design, a mix of local and national news, and this Sponsored Tweet Ad Unit from Portland agency Grady […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Powered And StepChange Go To The Social

StepChange, a Portland social media agency, was acquired this week for an undisclosed sum by Powered of Austin, Tex. Powered also scooped up Crayon and Drillteam, both in New York. Crayon is a social media consulting firm, Drillteam focuses on blogger outreach and earned media and StepChange builds brand presence on social networks. StepChange will […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Blue Collar Interactive

Blue Collar Interactive in Hood River, OR has come up with a unique way of introducing themselves to potential clients and the greater business community. Via its “Open House” concept, Blue Collar is offering one local company the chance to receive $20,000 in creative services for free. The package will be awarded to the most-deserving […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: The Great Society

The Great Society was a set of domestic programs proposed or enacted in the United States on the initiative of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Great Society is also a Portland mutt–part brand consultancy, part advertising agency, part graphic design shop–with a decidedly Russian bark. Formed by people who once worked at Wieden + Kennedy, […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Bacon Masters Bring The Sizzle

Bacon tastes good. Working from that simple premise Portlanders Scott Kventon, Jason Glaspey and Michael Richardson started online retailer Bac’n as a side project last year and the site splattered grease right out of the pan. Today, Bac’n, The Oregonian and Silicon Florist reported that Coastal Vineyards of California, a gift basket retailer that has […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Blackbox Republic

Portland startup, Blackbox Republic, is a new social dating site that claims it can help you, “Find people who love you back. Friends, lovers, soul-mates, and fellow booty-shakers.” According to The Oregonian, Blackbox launched its service yesterday and is “a members-only, fee-based alternative to social networking sites like Facebook and online dating sites like Match.com.” […]