• Cliff Freeman (Or Someone Named Cliff) Inserts Loafer in Mouth

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    Let us begin by saying this email submission to our site could have come from anyone. We have no way of tracking who sent it other than who signed it – Cliff with an email address cliff@clifffreeman.com. From the way it’s written, we suspect it came from a PR person who should promptly be dragged to the office of upper management and canned – or a local agency saddened by the account switch – or an employee (ex or otherwise). Read it verbatim for yourself.

    Hey you hot diggity dawgs at the denver egoist! Thought you would like to see the amazing job we did for the new Quiznos.com website. Originally they had gone with local agency Malenke|Barnhart, who over the past couple of years did two, I have to admit it, pretty awe-inspiring designs for the new site. But hey, you can’t win them all, and once we got our collective mits on the account we knew we were gonna hit a home run! Dontcha think! We have used web2.0 and Ajaz technologies, and a cuba refugee-boat full of drop shadows to really make this sonnabitch POP. Bo! Hope you likes it! We had almost as much fun making it as we did overcharging them for it.

    Issue #1: Spell the name of our frickin’ site right, don’t care who you are.
    Issue #2: Spell the name of the technology you used correctly – Ajax, a-hole.
    Issue #3: Don’t offend our local Denver interactive agencies, specifically Malenke|Barnhart, by claiming the new site you designed is equal to or better than what they did in the past for the same client. It ain’t. It’s a slow-loadin’, un-engaging turd. That is, if you really are Cliff.

  • Photographer Bryce Boyer's New Space

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    If you squint while watching this video, you’ll be able to see yourself shooting bikini models and sipping lattes in this space in the coming months. Bryce Boyer is stoked to get this barrel vaulted garage near downtown converted. We would be too.

  • New Hurricane Winds Illustration From Shaw Nielsen

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    This piece will appear in The Miami Herald next to a story on the affect of hurricane force winds on homes. Clearly, there’s a reason Shaw’s on our list of Recommended Talent. See his preparatory sketches here.

  • Malenke|Barnhart's Redesign of Denver.org Launches

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    Since 1908, the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) has promoted the Mile High City to convention and leisure travelers. They wanted a new website that would help them sell Denver as a premier travel destination.

    To help the DMCVB offer an immersive experience, M|B created a destination website that features large, real-world images, comprehensive information, user-generated content and useful tools to immerse potential visitors in Denver’s appeal.

    The new Denver.org website has received glowing reviews like this one from “Travelocity’s blog, IgoUgo,”: calling Denver one of ’10 US Cities with Tourism Sites to See.”

    Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

  • Two Colorado Creatives Interviewed

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    Christopher Cox from Cactus has been working on pieces to promote the Toofy Film Festival. The creators of the film festival interviewed him on the subject, which has been running on the Altitude network.

    Justin McCammon, UNC ad student and Karsh\Hagan writing intern, was interviewed on the blog Why Advertising Sucks.

    1. What motivates you to be in advertising?

    I have an insatiable curiosity and a desire to create. I am also highly motivated by happiness in life, not money, and despite what I’ve read on this blog and others, I believe advertising can make me happy. Besides, do you know how hard it is to become a professional lego builder?

    Keep reading.

  • Tuesday Rant: Too Many Cooks Spoil My Advertising >>

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    “Opinion’s are like assholes, everybody’s got one.” And this week Felix lets loose on what happens all too often in our business — when everybody’s opinion is focused on your work.

  • Even Fact Writers Get Blocked Some Days

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    Sometimes it takes a little tension to find that “Dianne you beautiful a-hole” breakthrough moment.

    (Thanks for the link, Paul)

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