Thoughts

About Current Close

Sometimes deep, sometimes light, our team is constantly reading, observing, making connections to the past, and prospecting the future. Here are some of our musings:

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Our Favorite Halloween Campaigns | 2020 Edition

The challenges of this year have led marketers to get more creative than usual with their campaigns — the results are frightfully delightful.

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Culina | Quarantine Care Package

Using design to help a growing CPG brand, Culina, to give back to healthcare workers and others at the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

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The Positive Power of Social Media

In a year that seems determined to keep people apart, social media has helped to strengthen the human spirit by bringing us together in new ways.

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[un] Field Notes: Thoughts on Working From Home

Our writer's take on working from home during a pandemic: the ups, the downs, and a few tips for maximizing productivity.

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Drawn to Culture: Must-Reads

From historical non-fiction to vintage brand standards to bedtime stories, here’s what we’re reading (and loving) at Drawn.

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Drawn to Culture: The Podcast Edition

Getting tired of listening to those same old podcasts day after day? Here’s a list of the ones we’ve been loving recently to give your ears a little something new.

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Creative Brief: Do Social Media Right in 2020

Content creators have the power to put an end to the plight of endless swiping and even change the shape of the social media landscape. Let's make it happen in 2020.

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Our Favorite Holiday Campaigns | 2019 Edition

’Tis the season for advertising creatives to pull out all of the stops. Check out a few of our favorite holiday campaigns.

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How to Speak Agency

When you're deeply immersed in any culture, you start to get a little "inside baseball" about it. For the sake of our non-industry friends (and self-awareness), here's a thoughtfully compiled selection of design and/or advertising jargon and how to interpret it.

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Overheard at the Built Oregon Festival

Nuggets of wisdom from successful, Oregon-based entrepreneurs and businesspeople at the Built Oregon Festival in Portland, Oregon.