Spotlight On NW Creative: Coinstar, et al

Publicis In the West is Seattle’s biggest agency. They have over 200 employees, one of whom is Chief Creative Officer, Bob Moore, formerly of Wieden + Kennedy and Fallon.
According to its Web site, the French-owned shop doing business in Seattle makes over 50 TV spots a year for T-Mobile. Moore is leading the charge on that account.
Other accounts on the roster include Coinstar, the Washington Lottery, KEXP (which rocks), Real Networks and Ben Bridge Jewelers. According to Agency Spy, the agency lost its HP business to BBDO.
Here’s a spot the agency made earlier this year for Coinstar:

By the way, Publicis In the West lists some pretty choice jobs on their site–Creative Director/Copywriter, ACD/Copywriter and Brand Planner to be exact. I’m tempted to apply, even though the postings have been up awhile and I don’t have the reel, laundry list of awards or finishing school background Moore would like.



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.