War Dragons And Wexley Emerge Victorious At The Seattle ADDYs

Wexley School for Girls won Best Of Show at the 2017 American Advertising Awards Seattle (still known as the ADDYs) for the following War Dragons spot. Ads for adventure-focused video games tend to stay pretty straightforward, which is partially why the dark humor and unexpected twists of this spot work so well. It’s also a […]

Did You Know That CMD Is Portland’s Largest Integrated Marketing Firm?

CMD is a Portland stalwart. The shop opened its doors in 1978 as a provider of slide shows and filmstrips for business meetings and other corporate presentations. Today, the agency is one of the largest in Stump Town, employing more than 170 people and pulling in millions of dollars in revenue each year. Interestingly, CMD […]

Roundhouse Throws Caution To The Wind, And A Copywriter To The Wolves

To celebrate its 15th year in business, Portland agency, Roundhouse, is preparing to drop copywriter Lee Kimball along Oregon’s wild and scenic Lower Crooked River. Why would they do that? To see if the writer can survive one week in the wilderness equipped with only the help of the agency’s clients’ products. “All creative agencies […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Fell Swoop And Its Unique Client Mix

After living in Seattle for a few years, it’s become clear to me that many shops here struggle to capture significant business from clients headquartered beyond the west coast. Which is why seeing People, Time Inc., and Conde Nast on the roster of local agency Fell Swoop is so startling and highly refreshing. Founder Matt […]

Briefcase Tacos W+K Wins Error Error Best Mercury Meatballs Helicopter

Winners of 24th annual Radio Mercury Awards were announced last month at le Poisson Rouge in New York. Wieden + Kennedy and their client Old Spice took Best of Show for “Mandroid.” (click to listen) The Mercury Best of Show award comes with a $50,000 cash prize, making it one of the more coveted awards […]

Tillamook and 72andsunny Do Dairy Right

Cheese is good. Tillamook’s cheese is better. Oregonians know the score. Now, thanks to increased spending from the client and a new ad agency with hot new creative, more people from coast to coast can come to this conclusion on their own. John Russell, senior director of marketing at Tillamook, told Adweek, “We have an […]

The Results Are In. Video Wins Again.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: I work with Funnelbox, writing scripts for their clients and helping them convey their own brand messages. With two-thirds of firms planning to increase spending on video marketing this year, it’s imperative to get in the game with content that compels viewers to watch, and act upon the information presented. You need a […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Dare Digital for Destination B.C.

British Columbia is off the hook. Few places in the world can rival its beauty. But how does that all translate in a tourism spot? Can you get the grandeur on film? Director Sean Thonson gave it a go in this new spot for Destination British Columbia. Shot through Dare Digital in Vancouver, “The Wild Within” features […]