Corporate 3 Design Makes Websites That Work

I’m back in Portland today after a six day trip to Omaha. It’s good to be home, and it was good to be home. As many of you already know, I’m from Omaha and I worked there from December 2000 to July 2002. Some of the relationships formed at that time are special to me and one of those is my friendship with AdPulp Publisher, Shawn Hartley.
Shawn’s also Director of Interactive Development at Corporate 3 Design. I met him at Bozell in 2000, when he was in a similar role and I was a senior copywriter. At that time, Bozell had Mutual of Omaha, MidAmerican Energy, First National Bank and other good accounts. When Bozell lost Mutual after a 53-year run, Shawn and I were put out on the street, along with several others. That day pretty much solidified a bond between us. We picked this ball up a few years later and have run with it ever since.
But you know about AdPulp. I want to give you a bit more information on Shawn’s day job. Corporate 3 Design is located in Midtown Omaha in a well designed building, built for designers by designers (the architects who built the structure work across the hall).
One of the things Shawn and his team have done recently that I like is the construction of a custom-built content management system, which makes it easy for clients, or their content partners to add text, images, and video on the fly, and also to rework some layout elements, as needed. I’ve had the tour of the CMS and now I’m about to deploy it with Corporate 3’s help for four different Bonehook-client sites. In other words, I believe in it, and in Shawn’s work and the team at Corporate 3.
Nebraska Creative also likes some of Corporate 3’s new work for Women for Change, an activist group in Omaha.
On the hiring front, Corporate 3 is bringing Brian Kiel home from California, where he worked in interactive development at TBWA Chiat\Day and other shops. Kiel also helped to pioneer the emerging field of dynamic, behavior-targeted Flash advertising.
If you think this post is self-serving, you’re right, it is. We bring you totally free content day in and day out and have for 5.5 years, but we also need to make a living. You already know what type of content chops I offer, and now you know what kind of development skills Shawn brings. So don’t be shy. When you need your sites to hum, give us a ring.



About David Burn

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. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.