Spotlight On NW Creative: NEMO Lands Major League Account

Major League Soccer is coming to Portland in 2011 and thanks to NEMO’s youth and sports marketing chops, the team’s advertising account stays in Portland too.
The Portland Timbers selected NEMO to deliver creative services during the 2010 USL season, and the inaugural MLS 2011 season. NEMO’s category experience is deep, with work for Nike 6.0, Smith Optics, MasterCraft, Bell Helmets, Globe Bicycles, STX Lacrosse, Nike Soccer, ESPN, FUEL TV and the Portland Lumberjax.
Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson said, “NEMO understands the voice of the Timbers and we’ve got great things planned to engage Timbers fans and our community.”
NEMO co-founder and general manager Trevor Graves added, “This is a great fit for us. It’s a national client on a global playing field, right in our backyard – which gives us the opportunity to experience the product and build community on a local level.”



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.