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”
Founders April Donato and Sam Lawrence — formerly Jive Software’s chief marketing officer — say they’re after quantity, but quality. “You’re not going to get scale, but you’re going to get a high fidelity experience,” Lawrence said.

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.