Monthly Archives: March 2013

W+Ker: Ken Rides Again

Portland’s Robin Rosenberg writes about the sometimes odd previous jobs of W+Kers, our own Ken Meyer’s history as a Zamboni driver, and how he came to drive the Portland Winterhawks’ “Fanboni” last week at the season playoffs. Continue reading

A Roundup of Our Favorite W+K Global Blog Posts, March 18-22

Last week, our global offices were making, meeting, printing, thinking and drinking. Check out the latest from Amsterdam, Delhi, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Portland and W+K12. Continue reading

Inside WK12.9: This Is 12.

The W+K blog is pleased to introduce a new series of posts, “Inside WK12.9”, by Wayne Kasserman, a member of 12.9, the newest class of W+K’s in-house advertising school, reflecting on the 12 experience.

On Tuesday night 12.9 introduced themselves to the agency with an event titled, THIS IS 12.

For those of you that don’t know, W+K12 is an experimental advertising agency masquerading as an experimental advertising school deep within the walls of Wieden+Kennedy. Started in 2004 as a way to mold and shape today’s youngest and brightest talents, the program brings together about a dozen individuals from all walks of life for 12 months of creative thinking, creative making and, of course, failing harder. This year’s class chose to focus their first project around the number 12 and its incredible and undeniable value. Continue reading

SXSW Edition: Q&A with Filmmaker Sarah Shapiro

Next week, our own Sarah Shapiro will premiere her short film “Sequin Raze” at South by Southwest.

“On the closing night of hit reality show The Hunk, jaded, once-feminist producer Rebecca Goldberg’s moral compass is tested when the lawless show psychologist gives her inside information on the contestant she is sent to mentally destroy.”

We talked with Sarah about her creative process, how to get talented actors to work for free, and how her W+K family helped make the project a reality. Continue reading