PORTLAND, Ore., December 11, 2009, Robert Goldrich — In a year when the global economy was in disarray with profoundly negative repercussions for the advertising industry, the positive theme of coming together came together for SHOOT's Agency of the Year, Wieden+Kennedy (W+K), which realized creative and business growth in 2009, as reflected in a raft of breakthrough work. continued here
AICF creative team (l to r): Peter Wiedensmith, David Kennedy, Jeff Selis, Patty Fogarty Photo: Kurt Hettle
You may have noticed that our very own powerhouse project manager Jane Monaghan is even more chipper than normal. This could be because, after months of hard work and preparation, Jane (co-owner via spousal extension) is celebrating the opening of the finest European-style restaurant and charcuterie this side of the Cascades. Introducing Olympic Provisions. The coming together of a group of Portland's restaurant luminaries. Roughly, think two parts Clyde Common, one part Ace Hotel and one part Castagna mixed with a whole lot of local awesomeness. Even their iconic "Meat Here" sign was designed and hand-built by (WK alums) The Official Manufacturing Company (who also handled their branding and web design).
Olympic Provisions is located at 107 SE Washington Street, inside the Olympic Mills Commerce Center. The entrance is on the corner of SE 2nd and Washington.
Saturday night, Heist, our animated spot for Coca-Cola won the Emmy for Outstanding Commercial. Heist originally debuted during last year’s Super Bowl. Congratulations to the entire team including creatives, Hal Curtis, Sheena Brady, Lee Jennings, James Moslander and Marc D’Avignon, account supervisor, Ryan Peterson, producers, Matt Hunnicutt and Juliana Montgomery and to Psyop for their amazing animation.
Our own Juliana was there to accept the Emmy on behalf of W+K. Here’s what she had to say…
Excruciating describes waiting for the “Outstanding Commercial” category to be called when it’s the primary category you came to hear. It took 4 hours of the Creative Arts Emmy Ceremony on Sept 12th to get to that category and of that – I needed to use the restroom for a good 3 hours of it. So – when the fateful moment came for the “Outstanding Commercial” announcement – I spent 3-5 seconds processing that Jaime-Lynn Sigler and Jerry Ferrera (“Turtle” from Entourage), just announced “And the Emmy goes to – Coca-Cola ‘Heist’” all I could think to do is walk briskly, remember everyone’s name, don’t trip up the stairs, reach out and accept that gorgeous award!