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Run Spot Run
Sherwood, Oregon
Consulting and buying for traditional, new and Hispanic media.
Interests: media buying and consultation, advertising consulting, hispanic media consulting, new media consulting
Recent Activity
We're proud of being from Oregon. And nothing makes us happier to be from here than some of the fun, quirky things that happen in our area. Take, for example, the Adult Soapbox Derby. We caught this write-up on one of Portland's best blogs, Dave Knows Portland. For those of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
Last month, we received a call from a colleague that needed some help on getting the word out about saving Portland's PE programs in elementary and middle schools. Like most school districts, Portland is struggling with funding and was strongly considering ditching the program. The fact is that PE is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
"Iain Tait, Global Interactive Creative Director at Wieden, is leading the effort. 'In a way there's nothing magical that we've done here,' he explained by phone this afternoon. 'We just brought a character to life using the social channels we all [social media geeks] use every day. But we've also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
As the weather gets kind of sultry out our way, we're always on the lookout for something delicious to drink. Oregon beer is often at the top of our list, but when we want to go a different route, we seek the most refreshing. Cool Hunting had a neat post... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
This all actually seems quite logical when you think about it. Here is an Ad Age article on Google and display advertising. With all of the digital real estate still available to Google in it's owned properties/pages, it stands to reason that, at some point, it makes perfect sense to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
You may have heard of Li Ning during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. The company was founded by -- well -- Li Ning, a Chinese sports hero from the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Li Ning is huge in China, but have been making inroads here in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
Seems like we've had beer on the mind lately. Dutch brewer Grolsch is giving out fridge loaners for the World Cup in Holland. Good thing, since the Dutch made it through to the quarterfinals. There's also some interesting insight in to the idea/trend of "brand butlers" that you may want... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
Loved seeing this article from Sustainable Business Oregon on the organic beer industry doing so well. There is plenty more to come from this industry. But, we think it's a good opportunity to see and taste for yourself. If you're in Portland and dig good beer, get on out to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
As we were poking around Ad Age, looking for little Cannes nuggets to weigh in on, we scrolled to the bottom of the page and found this uplifting article about the work agency Mother does to commemorate every World Cup. This year, the passion -- and tradition -- grew. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
In case you're in to the last-minute shopping. In case you're from Portland, Portland Picks For Men may be a good place for you to look. Best wishes to all dads out there this weekend. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
We just wanted to share a bit of good news about one of our clients. Spirit Mountain Casino, a longtime sponsor of the Rose Festival in Portland, was the big winner in the Grand Floral Parade Competition. They received the Al Reser Sweepstakes Award for most outstanding Float in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
David&Goliath has created absolute winners with their Kia work. Seriously, we just can't get enough of the newest Hamster work. A toaster? A washing machine? A cardboard box? It's genius and is incredibly dead-on in so many ways. If you haven't watched it yet, here it is. Chances are you'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
We must admit, we don't know that much about soccer. But, it's really hard not to get caught up in the World Cup. Of course, it started with the Nike (and W+K) hit that swept the planet. It's safe to say that this is one of the coolest things we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
Caught this article from last December about small businesses and iPhone apps. It can be tempting to run full-speed ahead on new technology because it's kind of sexy, it's kind of fun and it's (sort of) the new thing all of the kids are talking about. The article discusses iPhone... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
Yes, we are media buyers and planners. But, we also appreciate great creativity. We came across this site with 30 unique logo designs that actually say something. These are cool to look at, but there is much to be learned about how a logo can truly do more than just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
Caught this poll on Ad Age yesterday about whether or not BP can do anything to salvage its brand. An interesting comment was made by someone about how it will suffer as long as the media covers it. Which tends to make a great deal of sense. We tend to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
We caught this article about the Tennis Channel in The New York Times recently. There's plenty in there about pure numbers and how the network can grow. But, there was one quote that stood out: “There’s room for growth, but it is a very niche network in a crowded field,”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
It's safe to say that many people have an email addiction. Email is a tether that can, on some levels, obliterate productivity. Which is somewhat ironic considering the whole idea of email was to allow people to be more productive. We caught this from Guy Kawasaki (Holy Kaw! on Alltop).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
The are equal parts social commentary, snark and sometimes just plain funny. Time's NewsFeed posted their top 10 best fake Twitter feeds. Some are cringe-worthy, others are just good, old-fashioned satire. Of course, we really like @BPGlobalPR the best, but the others a worth a look, too. Know of any... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
We always like finding cool things -- creative, innovative, well-designed. Here are a few things from Cool Hunting that caught our fancy recently. The HydraDuo Water Bottle. Holds two beverages in one container. Perfect for that gin and tonic. Crystal Dock. Just what your iPhone needs, heavy lead crystal. Excessive?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
If you haven't had a chance to see the work of this guy, you must. The disaster in the Gulf Of Mexico is nothing to laugh at, but this biting commentary (all on Twitter under the nom de plume @BPGlobalPR) on it is nothing short of genius. Shows the power... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
That's always the million dollar question. Here are some answers -- or at least ideas on when the best times to tweet are. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
Last week, we posted about how the Republican gubernatorial candidates up and let scads of money leave the state. This was just about the media buy. It didn’t cover creative. And it looks like all candidates, including Democrats, have some explaining to do, too. We did a little snooping around... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
by Robb Walther I don’t know if it’s laughable or sad. I don’t know whether to chalk it up to “politics as usual,” or an aberration. Before I get in to this topic, I want to be 100% clear: this is NOT about sour grapes at all. All I’m doing... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Run Spot Run Media
Run Spot Run is now following Denise Wakeman
May 6, 2010