Flushing the Ads

In the primary election fight over Portland water, which side is using the airwaves to dupe voters? As it turns out, both.


City Hall
For a while there, it looked as if the backers of a measure to take control of Portland’s water and sewer systems from City Hall were going to flood the airwaves with campaign ads. But so far    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 AARON MESH

Prominent Portland Agency Tenfour Shuttering on February 1

Company was named Social Media Agency of the Year in 2012

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News
WW has learned that high-profile Portland advertising and marketing agency Tenfour will be shutting down business on February 1, as confirmed by company senior vice president Mark Dagg. “We marched hard, we accomplished some great things, and to the very last minute it was a hard decision to make,” said Dagg.“We just couldn’t get enough business, really,” said creative director Mark ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Wieden+Kennedy Got the Nike Slogan from Gary Gilmore?


News
He coined Nike's best slogan. Then he immediately died. In a preview of the advertising documentary Art & Copy," the New York Times revealed Wednesday that Portland ad agency Wieden+Kennedy borrowed its Nike motto "Just Do It" from somebody who wouldn't need it back: Gary Gilmore. Mr. Gilmore, the notorious spree-killer, uttered the words “Let's do it” just before a firing squad ...   More
 
Friday, August 21, 2009 AARON MESH

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