Is The Wieden Lifestyle Portland’s Lifestyle?

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Staffers from Wieden & Kennedy appear in an “ad” for Portland, thanks to The New York Times’ treatment of them in an article on American cities competing for Richard Florida’s now famous “creative class.”

In Portland, Ore., employees at an advertising firm can watch indie rock concerts at lunch and play “bump,” an abbreviated form of basketball, every afternoon.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.