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MANIFESTO HOSTS PORTLAND ADVERTISING FEDERATION HAPPY HOUR

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MANIFESTO HOSTS PORTLAND ADVERTISING FEDERATION HAPPY HOUR

Nothing gathers Portland creatives like free tees and beer. This past Thursday our PDX studio co-hosted the Portland Advertising Federation Extremely Happy Hour, gathering creatives for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, hand-crafted cocktails and beer provided by our friends at Widmer Brothers.

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YOU GOTTA EARN IT

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YOU GOTTA EARN IT

It’s not everyday you get the chance to disrupt culture with something that upsets the world’s ardent vegan population (sorry guys). This December Manifesto worked with Arby’s to concept a disruptive year-end earned media stunt that READ MORE...

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TABLE FOR TEN - GOSCHIE FARMS

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TABLE FOR TEN - GOSCHIE FARMS

In a season where we slow down to celebrate a bounty of harvests with hayrides and pumpkins, it often takes leaving Portland’s boundaries to immerse yourself in the agricultural industry that creates the vibrant food scene in Portland. Nestled among the scenic farmlands of the Willamette Valley, Goschie Farms provided a rich backdrop for our Fall Table for Ten event. This hop farm, which has provided hops for some of Portland’s oldest breweries, has a heritage of harvesting hops for the last 130 years. The old rustic barn, decorated with drying hops, helped inspire our theme of “breaking boundaries”. [READ MORE]

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RETHINKING BRAND EXPERIENCES IN THE REDWOODS

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RETHINKING BRAND EXPERIENCES IN THE REDWOODS

In a digitally dominated age, you’ve got to truly go back to your roots to find yourself — in this case quite literally. This past weekend, 500 social tastemakers including artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and brand marketers descended on Camp Navarro seeking respite from the world and a unique opportunity to blend culture, brands, and experience in a potent cocktail mixed among the towering Redwoods of Northern California. READ MORE...

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THANK YOU IS SPELLED I-C-E-C-R-E-A-M!

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THANK YOU IS SPELLED I-C-E-C-R-E-A-M!

On August 1st, 2017, with the help of Manifesto visionaries and treat-enthusiasts, UW-Madison began their two-month journey scooping and serving free Babcock ice cream to WI citizens at local county events in a renovated, 1957 vehicle. With a tour schedule consisting of farmer’s markets, outdoor concerts, and student send-offs all across the state, the University aimed to extend its gratitude to every corner of Wisconsin. Because what’s more essential on a hot summer’s day than a cold scoop of ice cream from a restored, vintage ice cream truck? READ MORE...

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2017 DESIGN WEEK PORTLAND RECAP

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2017 DESIGN WEEK PORTLAND RECAP

It started innocently enough. With a simple question we get often: My brand needs a manifesto, but how do I write one? While we've formed some basic rules to help guide their creation in our workshops, we thought it might be fun to take a different approach in advance of our 2017 Design Week Portland Open House. 

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LADIES NIGHT, OH WHAT A NIGHT!

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LADIES NIGHT, OH WHAT A NIGHT!

Manifesto was thrilled to recently host a night of celebration of self care with Ladies Night PDX. It was a dynamic gathering of the creative female spirit and an opportunity to share tactics and tools for wellness as we dive into 2017. The event raised awareness and supplies for Raphael House, a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence for good.

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2016 GUIDE TO INTENTIONAL GIFTING

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2016 GUIDE TO INTENTIONAL GIFTING

The holiday season has arrived, which means a re-stock of our knit sock supply, courtesy of grandma. It also means the time has come to release the second edition of our annual gift guide. The Manifesto family huddled up and handpicked nineteen brands and products near and dear to their hearts. From LSTN Sound’s headphones to Fyxation’s six-pack caddy to Truce Designs drop liner backpack- the selections reflect our quirks and interests. With both style and substance, you’re sure to find your gift grail- something combining a little swagger and a lot of social good. Our print run is small, so we cordially invite you to check out the digital edition.  Share it with anyone on your nice list (or naughty if you prefer) and give us a virtual shout out using #Manifestive!

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FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING

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FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING

Lightning strikes can happen at the least likely moments - what does it take for a lightning strike? Charged particles collide and create a spark - and boom.

Inspired by a long weekend at Summit at Sea, I couldn’t sit still anymore. Being surrounded by social entrepreneurs who were out to change the world is contagious and within a couple of weeks of the event I knew I had to make it happen. Tim and I had always dreamed of doing our own thing and running an agency together. Over the years we had worked for competitors at times, sometimes even pitching on the same business for different agencies. 

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MANIFESTO WINS 2016 EX AWARD FOR INTEL INSIDE-OUT EXPERIENCE

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MANIFESTO WINS 2016 EX AWARD FOR INTEL INSIDE-OUT EXPERIENCE

On Wednesday night May 4th at the Annual Experiential Marketing Ex Awards Gala, Purpose-Led Brand Experience Agency, Manifesto, was awarded a 2016 Ex Award for “Best Mobile Marketing Tour” from Event Marketer. The agency was awarded on behalf of the Intel “Inside-Out Experience”, a global mobile marketing tour launched simultaneously on three continents that traveled to 12 countries and 28 sites around the world.

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