The Portland Egotist is alive and kicking. So don’t look here, look there. By the end of the day, there will be a collection of 10 posts about Portland’s perfect climate for creative pursuits.
Henry Jones at Web Design Ledger is fascinated with great looking business cards. So much so he revently launched a new site called Card Observer. Card Observer showcases only the best business card designs. They do this for a couple of reasons: to shine the spotlight on the talented designers who create these beautiful cards, […]
Abbey Klaassen at Ad Age notes that LinkedIn is well positioned to capitalize on the downturn in the economy. The professional networking site hit 36 million members last Monday and is adding them at a rate of about one member per second. According to ComScore, it’s gone from about 3.6 million unique monthly visitors a […]
Would you like to reach a sophisticated audience of people working in advertising agencies, marketing departments and media companies? Great! We’ve spent the past four and half years creating content for this crowd, and it’s a crowd with money to spend. Yes, even today. Here’s a quick list of people, or firms, that stand to […]
W+K/London gave birth to a new agency site to showcase their work. In a sea of bad agency credentials sites, this one is exceptional. One minus…there doesn’t appear to be any embed code for the series of videos that showcase the campaigns. But click through and watch this Nokia case study. A standard gallery and […]
Marin County’s San Francisco’s Duncan Channon (Birkenstock’s agency of record) reminds us to “always oil our stones.” Probably good advice.
I’ve spent many years working closely with brand managers at Coors, Diageo, Camel, and other top tier consumer brands. Which is great. But now I’d like to apply my knowledge in a slightly different arena. I want to help my friends who run businesses (and other people who run businesses that I’d like to be […]
There’s a certain abandon to Steffan Postaer’s writing. I like that, especially since it’s coming from deep inside the machine. Today, the creative leader of Euro RSCG/Chicago, takes on agency mission statements and self-promo exercises. Thankfully, he does so with abandon. Are we about ideas, client service, publicity or all of the above? In every […]
Commercial writing is still creative writing. Otherwise, it’s not writing at all, just empty words strung together haphazardly. And Lord knows, there’s an overabundance of such drivel passing as marketing communications. Since you’re reading this via AdPulp, not Craigslist where it originally appeared, chances are good you know the value of compelling copy. Which is […]
Editor’s note: Jerry Ketel is one of Portland’s leading figures in the agency business. He runs a firm with his name on the door and he’s President of the Portland Ad Fed. Recently, Ketel attended a class that moved him. Here’s his account. Instead of navel gazing, maybe it’s time to rebrand yourself. Recently, I […]